History, Culture & Writing Courses in London
We offer an extraordinary range of courses during the day, in the evening and at weekends, from the most popular subjects to the completely unique, including film studies, creative and non-fiction writing courses and American history courses. Many of our tutors are nationally recognised in their fields, including published authors, and practising professionals in the media. As a learner you can also benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as the British Film Institute and close links with The British Museum, the London Transport Museum and many others.
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Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetOne year before 2017, few believed Macron could become president. Since then his reforms have been both welcome and rejected. At the forefront of the opposition is an unforeseen and unprecedented movement: the Gilets Jaunes. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £20.00
Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe course is about exploring Muslim history: What is Islam? Who is a Muslim? Explore these questions through a study of the Quran, the Prophet and the socio-political and religious developments in the early history of Muslims. You may discover that there is more than meets the eye.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £30.00
Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetGive creative writing a try on this fun and supportive one-day course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £24.00
Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTurn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. Through a series of inspiring exercises, you'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end in two days. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £99.00Concession: £40.00
Course Date: Sun 8 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetYou've written and workshopped your poetry, and now you're ready to create your first collection. But where do you begin with that process? This day workshop offers instruction and advice on putting together your first poetry collection.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £24.00
Course Date: Sun 8 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHave you got a script idea but not yet put pen to paper? Or a script you started long ago but never finished? This intensive one-day course is like a dramaturgy bootcamp. You’ll inject some new energy into your idea – and get a headstart at writing it. A perfect motivator to finally fulfill those playwriting resolutions, suitable only for those with playwriting experience.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £24.00
Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetChristmas was of limited significance in the 1830s but that changed fundamentally during Queen Victoria’s reign. We explore why this was so together with the origins of all that made/makes for the traditional Christmas season.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Wed 8 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666. Discover how London recovered from one of the great disasters and became a centre of commerce and the heart of a great empire. We follow in the steps of some of its best known characters like Doctor Johnson and Samuel Pepys and some lesser known including William Lilley and Thomas Chatterton.
London guide: Paul Sinclair. The course follows on from the HLW06 The City of London; the square mile, but new students are welcome.
The first meeting point will be Chancery Lane tube, outside number 150 High Holborn.
London guide:Paul Sinclair.Full fee: £159.00Senior fee: £127.00Concession: £70.00
Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteLondon luxuriates in literary references. We follow the footsteps of the authors, poets and playwrights, and some of
their creations, as we walk a brand new neighbourhood each week, exploring the literary connections.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson. First meeting point (10/1/19) at Green Park tube station, street level, Piccadilly South side.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £57.00
Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore some of the themes you can expect to encounter on City Lit film classes. This taster of forthcoming classes offers you the chance to decide which course to take while discussing the value and impact of film study.Full fee: £19.00Senior fee: £19.00Concession: £10.00
Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDo you want to find out how to go about understanding a poem or how to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and find out what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.Full fee: £19.00Senior fee: £19.00Concession: £10.00
Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHave you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.Full fee: £19.00Senior fee: £15.00Concession: £10.00
Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
Location on this date: International HouseWant to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? This course is designed to help you tap into your creativity and find your unique writing voice. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience of creative writing who identify as having dyslexia.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £52.00
Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetGreat poetry and prose begin when the writer puts the right words in the right places. Learn how and why the rules and conventions of language matter in this course, which combines creative writing with opportunities to learn/revise essential points of grammar and useful literary concepts. Suitable for beginning writers looking to build confidence, and those with more experience who would like to practise these essential skills.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £209.00Concession: £84.00
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