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.
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- The New Wave, realism and genre: British Cinema in the 1960sCourse start date: Sun 16 Jun 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Jon WisbeyDuring the 1960s British cinema re-established itself as a leading producer of films, including realist, contemporary dramas such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), and action and adventure fantasies with the popular James Bond films. This course explores these developments through a number of lines of approach and the way in which they contributed to a revitalised British cinema.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Poetry masterclass at Keats House, HampsteadFull fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
- Poetry and the moving imageCourse start date: Sun 21 Jul 2024
Location on this date: OnlineBoth film and poetry explore imagery and have the capacity to capture and expand a single moment in time. On this fun short course you will learn how write poems inspired by the world of film and 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
- Writing the cityCourse start date: Sun 28 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rowan Hisayo BuchananThrough a combination of close observation and texts both old and new, you'll explore the depiction of inner city life in fiction, and write your own fiction inspired by the urban landscape in this short course.
- Creative nature writingCourse start date: Sun 4 Aug 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jennifer WongDo you enjoy being in nature and want to capture that on the page? Learn how to write about the natural world in this fun course, which encourages you to step outside into the urban 'wild' to seek inspiration for your poetry or prose.
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