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  1. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  2. Screenprinting in a day
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Aug 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    In this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  3. Great composers: Ferruccio Busoni
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karl Lutchmayer
    Explore the music and ideas of Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924). Learn about his journey from Romantic pianist to Modernist composer and aesthetician, and how his music fits in with other early-20th century composers such as Schoenberg, Bartók and Stravinsky. Listen to some live performances of his most important piano works.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  4. Build a website with WordPress
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 11 Aug 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Christine Robertson
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  5. Tai Chi Chuan: Beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Learn the Yang-style Tai Chi form. This flowing movement sequence contains the basic movements of Tai Chi which will help you to develop and practice smooth movement, good alignment and improved balance. Develop good personal practice that will enable you to fully realise the benefits of this absorbing Taoist art.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
  6. Charleston: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    The Charleston is a fun, easy and uplifting dance and this solo dancing course will have you moving with speed, vitality, and expression. With toe tapping Jazz music from the 1920s and beyond you will learn original Charleston dance steps and moves, improve your musicality and improvisation. A great way to get fit whilst learning a unique and impressive new skill.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
  7. 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
  8. Learn English - learn about London (entry 2-entry 3)
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your English and learn about London at the same time? This course will help you feel more confident about living in London and using your English. You will visit interesting places and learn about the history of the city and the people who live there. You will also learn about important events in the city in the past and now. You will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will learn a lot of new words to describe people and places and how to express yourself fluently and correctly.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  9. Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  10. Great composers: Arnold Schoenberg
    Course start date:  Tue 3 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Shaw
    Arnold Schoenberg was born in 1874, and his career spanned the period from high Romanticism through Modernism to the post-1945 avante garde. Come and learn how this fascinating and eclectic composer was part of, and a huge influence on, Western classical music during his lifetime and beyond, and learn to appreciate his music for its own sake.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  11. Masters of cinema: Christopher Nolan
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Apr 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Christopher Nolan is that rare thing: a director working in Hollywood who makes cerebral big budget blockbusters. You will doubtless know him for Oppenheimer (2023), Tenet (2020), Dunkirk (2017), Interstellar (2014), Inception (2010), Batman Begins (2005), and Memento (2000). But it wasn’t always thus. There was a time when Nolan was a UK-based filmmaker and scriptwriter producing rather different cinematic fare. Join us as we chart Nolan’s journey to the Hollywood big time. We will explore his key films and consider the aesthetic and intellectual legacy of his oeuvre.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  12. Music in the 21st century: the first 25 years
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Apr 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    We are now 25 years into the 21st century. This course is a guide to concert music and new composition of the century so far.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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