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  1. How to read a film: a beginners' guide to cinema
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This course will develop your critical appreciation of the cinema by teaching you how to read and understand film texts. We will look at the elements that underpin film form – narrative, mise en scène, cinematography, editing and sound – alongside its historical development. We will consider film style by exploring classical, post-classical and art cinema and we will examine influential critical modes of analysis, such as genre, authorship and spectatorship.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  2. Gentle movement for healthy living
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eveltos Pagdades
    Do you want to live a healthier life and you are not sure where to start? You will learn and practise a variety of exercises to improve your fitness, flexibility, balance and general health. This course is fun and inclusive, whatever your level of fitness.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  3. Jazz today
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Albi Gravener
    An exploration of jazz music as we find it today and as it has developed over the past forty years.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
  4. Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  5. Ancient Greek 5
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Sep 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Doukissa Kamini
    In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by ancient Greek authors to deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of their work.



    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
  6. The concept of the musical work
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Karl Lutchmayer
    At the beginning of the 19th century the concept of a ‘musical work’ that was created solely by a composer and then performed in a spirit of obeisance appeared to become ubiquitous. However, many musicians, particularly pianists, continued the Baroque tradition of adding to and recreating the score in such a way that they themselves retained what amounted to an authorial role even though they considered themselves to be only interpreters of the work. This course explores this dichotomy, tracing its history, the concepts surrounding it, and the recent resurgence of re-working pianists.



    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 £90.00
  7. Spanish 3 conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you have an intermediate level of Spanish, are doing 'Spanish 3 lower', 'Spanish 3 upper' or have an equivalent level (B1 level).



    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 £129.00 Concession £84.00
  8. Spanish 4/5: Cuentistas españoles y latinoamericanos – Silvina Ocampo ‘Las invitadas’
    Course start date:  Mon 14 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Este curso es para aquellos estudiantes que han estudiado unos cinco años de español y desean obtener un conocimiento más profundo de la lengua y cultura del mundo hispanohablante. En este módulo se leerá y analizará un libro dentro de su contexto histórico.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in 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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  9. French 3 lower: conversational French
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Avram
    Consolidate your lower intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 lower, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 lower class or have an equivalent level of the language.



    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
  10. French 4/5 : Cinq semaines, un livre: La Première gorgée de bière
    Course start date:  Mon 28 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Would you like to read a contemporary book in French? Join this class and delve into the world of a French author while simultaneously expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and appreciating a writing style.



    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
  11. Miles Davis: from bebop to hip-hop
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Albi Gravener
    An in-depth exploration of the music, life and times of this frequently innovative, often controversial but always influential artist. There is so much more than Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
  12. Spanish 4: lengua y literatura
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Nov 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Este curso es para aquellos estudiantes que han estudiado unos cinco años de español y desean obtener un conocimiento más profundo de la lengua y cultura del mundo hispanohablante. En este módulo se leerá y analizará un libro dentro de su contexto histórico.



    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
  13. Foreign films: European cinema from the fifties
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Feb 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Wischmeyer
    They were called ‘foreign films’ in the fifties, the first films to emerge from Europe and further to a wider British and American audience: Bicycle Thieves (1948 Vittorio De Sica) Rashomon (1950 Akira Kurosawa), Pather Panchali (1955 Satyajit Ray), Seven Samurai (1954 Akira Kurosawa), The Seventh Seal (1957 Ingmar Bergman), Plein Soleil. They played at The Academy Oxford Street or The Everyman Hampstead. Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you discover a whole world of amazing films. Too many filmgoers are scared off by the notion of international cinema. In cultural shorthand, ‘foreign film’ was a euphemism for snootiness, a stereotype that kept audiences from experiencing some of the greatest movies ever made. Once you open yourself up to them you’ll find there’s nothing to be intimidated by.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
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