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  1. Afro-centric drumming
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    Explore your enthusiasm for drumming with African rhythms and their variations. Enjoy improving your individual and group playing skills and learn how to apply a variety of percussive instruments in any musical style or setting.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  2. Return to German advanced
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tim Matschak
    Vertiefen Sie Ihre Deutschkenntnisse durch eine Auswahl an aktuellen Materialien, Texten, Videos und Hörverständnissen. In diesem Kurs können Sie auch Ihre Diskussionfähigkeit, Ihre Grammatik und Ihren Wortschatz erweitern. This is an advanced German course and will prepare you for LG017 German intensive: advanced.



    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 £69.00 Concession £45.00
  3. Physics unravelled: navigating the maze of string theory
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Retallick
    With its promise of answering questions about black holes, gravity and dark matter/energy, string theory has captivated many physicists for the past 50 years. In this course, we will look at string theory in a non-technical way and consider what the prospects are for this remarkable theory.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  4. Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £40.00
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  5. The ghost story on the television and the big screen
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    Explore and enjoy the ghost story through big screen classics such as The Uninvited (1944), The Innocents (1961) and The Haunting (1963), and small screen dramas such as The Stone Tape (1972) and the BBC's Ghost Story for Christmas tradition - for example, The Signalman (1976). We will also consider the genre's key themes and storytelling styles along with its relationship with horror generally.



    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
  6. From late Silent to early Sound cinema
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    With films such as Metropolis (1927) and Sunrise (1927) many critics felt that silent cinema had attained a level of sophistication that could not be surpassed by the 'talkies', but the imaginative use of sound and dialogue, in, for example, Blackmail (1929) and M (1931), could not be denied. Explore this exciting, transitional moment in cinema through these and other key films of the period.



    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
  7. The Quakers: an introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Bruce Johnson
    Quaker 'discernment' is used by big business for consensus decision-making, while Quakers are often invited to areas of conflict as mediators and peace-builders. This introduction to Quakers tries to explain why.



    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
  8. The British Heritage film
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    Emerging in the 1980s, and promoted as a prestige cinema, the British heritage film is typified by high production values, period settings and, often, a canonical literary source. We will view films such as A Room with a View (1985) and The Remains of the Day (1993) and discuss their appeal for both domestic and international audiences, while exploring the critical debates around heritage cinema.



    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
  9. French 3/4: improve your pronunciation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Having difficulties pronouncing your French ‘r’s and ‘u’s? Practise some difficult sounds on this lively course and impress your French friends!
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. Spanish 3/4 - Spanish cinema: Almodóvar en el siglo XXI
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Descubre los elementos que hacen el cine de Almodóvar único e internacionalmente reconocido. El curso explora la rimbombancia de su estilo a través del estudio de técnicas cinematográficas y artefactos culturales. 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. 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
  11. A star is born: the birth of Hollywood stardom
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ann-Marie Fleming
    Once cinema began to develop, Hollywood began to promote stardom. Starting with Florence Lawrence, the industry began to capitalise on star personalities and encourage fandom. This course will examine how the Hollywood star system began and evolved. The course will begin by examining the ‘picture personality’ in 1912 through to the collapse of the traditional star system in the 1960s.



    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
  12. European design 1915-1935: designing utopia
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Sanders
    Study the dominant design aesthetic of the twentieth century, considering its development, successes and failures. Movements will include Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus and Purism. Design practices will include graphics, furniture and architecture.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  13. Two British film noirs: The Third Man and Get Carter
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    From the shadows of post-war Vienna to the bleak north east of England, a chance to explore two film noirs: The Third Man (1949) from the style's golden age, and Get Carter (1970), a gritty neo-noir. We will be thinking about the contrasting styles of two these two celebrated crime films through a range of key scenes, and assessing their status as film noirs along with their critical reputations.



    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
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