Explore History, Culture & Writing
Explore our extraordinary range of History, Culture and Writing courses and lectures. We offer both introductory and specialist in-depth courses to suit all levels of interest and experience, from ‘How to read a film’ and World literature, to Creative non-fiction writing courses and American history and Politics courses.
Our tutors are experts in their fields and experienced educators; many have published, teach in universities or share their expertise in the media. Tutors share their knowledge and passion through presentations, readings, interactive discussion and exercises, analysis, and other activities.
Many students return to take more courses, telling us they enjoy being part of our City Lit Learning community.
Our popular courses often sell out quickly, so we invite you to browse and book your place now.
- Haiku for wellbeing at the National GalleryCourse start date: Mon 9 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Pearl MayWriting Haiku poems can provide a peaceful distraction from challenges to wellbeing through focusing on creative writing and bringing awareness to our surroundings. Working in Haiku form can support us to get in touch with ourselves and the world around us, help show our place within it, as well as generate a feeling of achievement. This workshop will take place in the National Gallery as part of the Mental Wealth Festival 2023.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- Art history tasterCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 13 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah JaffrayCurious about art history? Join us for this taster session where we explore different ways into visual art and its histories, from the ancient to the contemporary.
- Film studies tasterCourse start date: Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul SuttonLearn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (January - March 2024).Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Van Eyck and the Pre-RaphaelitesCourse start date: Mon 8 Jul 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Emma Rose BarberExplore the work of Van Eyck in relation to Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelites more generally; consider how this 15th century painter influenced artists some 300 years later.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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