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  1. Opera appreciation: an introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What is opera? And how do you approach watching and listening to it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  2. Jazz: play the music of Wayne Shorter
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    In this practical course for all instrumentalists, we will delve into the wonderful music of the great composer and improviser, Wayne Shorter. Explore some of his vast back catalogue that includes compositions written when he was working as part of Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers (he eventually became their primary composer), the Miles Davis Quintet, and Weather Report. Learn how to negotiate the interesting harmonic twists and turns of his music while learning some of his wonderful and distinctive melodies. N.B. bass and drum places taken.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  3. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  4. German intermediate: Fokus Sprechen
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claudia Voigt
    Come and improve your speaking in this upper intermediate German course. Suitable if you have studied the language for four years (1.5 hours per week) or 2 years (3 hours per week). 2 hours per week over 2 weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  5. Gentle Yoga
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Eleanor Shearn
    Stretch, relax and feel good! This course is suitable for those who wish to enjoy the benefits of yoga at a gentle pace. Alternatives are offered if a student finds any particular postures (asanas) uncomfortable.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
  6. Italian 4/5: cultura e attualita'
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Attraverso attività basate su articoli, servizi di programmi, interviste ecc., questa classe ti offre la possibilità di dibattere e approfondire argomenti riguardanti l’attualità italiana e la cultura del Paese in generale. Praticherai e perfezionerai diversi punti grammaticali e accrescerai il tuo vocabolario. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 4 o 5 oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua.







    Attenzione: le lezioni si svolgeranno a settimane alterne.



    Please note that this course takes place on alternate weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  7. Voice masterclass: the Patsy Rodenburg method
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Extended by popular demand into twice its original length, we will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of the leading voice practitioner Patsy Rodenburg in these two three-hour workshops delivered in the college.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  8. Colour therapy: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Curious about colour and its uses in healing? Explore colour as living phenomenon and begin to expand your awareness and practice of this unique form of energy healing.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  9. Spanish 4/5: Culturas de Resistencia Negra en América Latina y el Caribe
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pilar Villanueva Martinez
    Explora la fascinante historia de los movimientos de resistencia negra frente a la esclavitud, el colonialismo y otros sistemas de poder en América Latina y el Caribe. Analiza expresiones culturales y desarrolla herramientas analíticas para comprender mejor su trayectoria y legado en este estimulante curso.







    Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).







    This course will be delivered online in Spanish. It is open to students with an advanced level of Spanish and native speakers. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in the course details for more information.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  10. French 2/3: Improve your speaking at a gentle pace
    Course start date:  Thu 31 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Estelle Hélouin
    Are you taking a gentle pace course but still struggle with speaking in groups? Would you like to improve your confidence and make more contributions in conversations? This gentle pace short course will give you the foundations to become a more fluent speaker.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  11. Great works: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sophie Oxenham
    This course explores Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Frankenstein. We will consider the novel’s literary, socio-political, philosophical, and scientific contexts, alongside thinking about its narrative themes and techniques. We’ll also touch upon its rich ‘afterlife’, thinking about some of the ways the novel has been reimagined in later adaptations, and asking why this story continues to have such resonance today.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  12. French 4/5: art et philosophie
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stefano D’Egidio
    Explore key philosophical concepts related to art and freedom and engage in fascinating discussions while also developing and practising your advanced French.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  13. German advanced: Deutsche Weihnachtsstädte
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Annette Kossow
    Explore famous German cities and their Christmas traditions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  14. Great works: Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sophie Oxenham
    This short online literature course will explore Henry James’s novel ‘A Portrait of a Lady’ (1881). We will consider



    James’s narrative methods and concerns, and also engage with contextual and critical material to inform our reading.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  15. Partition in Palestine
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Martin Jorgensen
    Palestine has a long history. Join us in this short course to explore the most recent Palestinian history from the late Ottoman era through the British Mandate era and Al-Nakba to our own moment.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
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