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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.

We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden

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  1. Etching workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kath Castillo
    An exciting introduction to the basic processes and principles of etching. Using zinc plate, create beautiful images with line, texture and tone, and experiment with printing your image in both monochrome and colour.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. The men who built London
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Jackson
    London was shaped by its architects, engineers, bricklayers, navies etc. Our lecture and walks examine London’s buildings and the men (and women) who worked throughout history to create this eclectic and wonderful city.



    London guide: Eleanor Jackson



    First lecture will be delivered via zoom followed by 8 guided walks.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  3. City of words: London's literary landscape
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Jackson
    London has been muse, magnet and mecca to writers for 400 years, home to Shakespeare's successes, Dickens' dramas and Wilde's witticisms. After an introductory lecture (via zoom) we walk a different London neighbourhood each week exploring its literary connections. Initial lecture is on zoom . This is followed by 7 guided walks.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. String ensemble
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least two years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above. To apply for the ensemble please click the pink 'Start your interview' button and someone from the music department will be in touch. No break week for this course.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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  5. Stanislavski: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
  6. Digital skills for the workplace: using Excel (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to learn how to use Excel for the office or to keep track of your finances? Do you want to be able to handle, present data and make calculations inside and outside of work? This course is perfect for anyone who needs a good foundation on the basics of Microsoft's popular spreadsheet program. On this course, you will learn how to enter and present data and make it visually appealing, readable and usable through changes of font, style, use of tables and other formatting features. You will practise making calculations, using functions and formulae, modifying links between worksheets, as well as creating basic charts and graphs - a great way of visualizing data!



    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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  7. Gentle movement for healthy living
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 3 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
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  8. Chi Kung five elements: moving from the centre: all levels
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Heike Clarke
    Would you like to add some stillness to your existing chi kung practice?



    In this weekly course we will follow the support cycle of the five elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire. With a focus on earth and metal. We will slow down and connect to stillness, become more grounded, centred and relaxed, get a better energy flow and become more aware of ourselves, others and our surroundings. We will also do some standing and sitting meditation.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
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  9. Gentle Pilates
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathy Norris
    Improve your everyday health with this gentle Pilates body conditioning to aid your posture and balance whilst improving your strength and flexibility. Relaxation practice leaves you feeling rejuvenated and energised.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
  10. Pilates mixed levels
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathy Norris
    Learn unique Pilates exercises to improve your core strength, muscular strength, balance, posture and relaxation. Develop your technique, use small equipment, and progress your practise. Include these enjoyable exercises into your daily routine for improved health.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
  11. T'ai Chi Chuan: mixed levels
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Learn, refine and develop the gentle, graceful movements of T'ai Chi in classes designed to help you develop clear, powerful and effective practice. Those with experience can build on their foundation with more advanced sequences.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
  12. Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you been learning English for a long time but your writing just doesn’t seem to be improving? Are you quite a fluent speaker but find formal speaking difficult? Do you feel ‘stuck’. This course will release you! You will focus on how to improve the structure of your writing both the whole text, paragraphs and sentences. You will work on understanding the grammar of the language, and the skills you learn to develop your writing will help you improve your more formal speaking whether this is for job interviews, meetings at work or giving presentations. This course is ideal if you have been living in the UK for several years, feel quite comfortable in speaking English as a second language, but lack confidence in your literacy skills.



    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





    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

    Full fee £152.00 Senior fee £122.00 Concession £76.00
  13. Yoga: intermediate
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bram Williams
    Deepen and explore your yoga practice with this practical and clear approach to working with the body, breath and mind.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
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  14. Chess for pre-intermediates: develop your game
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course is for people who are familiar with the basics of chess and are beginning to develop their understanding of the game, but who need help and practice navigating its rich complexity. It is suitable for those who already have the skills listed in section 4 below, but who may not have done a chess course before. It is also an ideal follow-on course for those who have completed City Lit’s Chess for Improvers courses, but who feel they need more practice before moving on to our intermediate level courses.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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