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  1. Pottery: evening course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Spence
    For those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals, or for beginners who want to learn hand-building and throwing processes. We will also cover glazing and surface decoration.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00 Concession £389.00
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  2. In the footsteps of London's rebels
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rosenberg
    Explore London's places of protest and discover the stories of radicals, agitators and campaigners who fought for social justice, equal rights and better lives for all from the 1830s to the 1930s.



    The first session will be in the classroom at Keeley Street followed by 11 guided walks.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
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  3. Carving in wood
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexandra Harley
    Have you ever fancied having a go at sculpting in wood? Or perhaps you are experienced at it but would like expert guidance to develop your ideas? This comprehensive course encourages wood carvers of all levels to bring along their ideas and see how they can be developed. You will be taught how to make models of your designs, upscale and transpose these, and use professional carving tools to produce beautiful pieces in wood.
    Full fee £529.00 Senior fee £423.00 Concession £344.00
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  4. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Helen Rennie
    Considering massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage at a professional level. City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Massage and Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the massage sector. If you’ve applied for this course and not heard back from us, please email us on health@citylit.ac.uk, or call us (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00) on 020 8142 4577.



    The application process is open until 15 Sepember 2023.



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £1599 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Health & Wellbeing on 020 8142 4577.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  5. English for deaf people: Word classes (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Apr 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The aim of the course is to help you to develop your language awareness and knowledge of English grammar in terms of word classes and their functions. You will learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, determiners, prepositions and connectives. You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. 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.
  6. 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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  7. Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  8. Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £125.00
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  9. Tap dance: improvers
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    Practice and improve your basic tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  10. Piano/keyboards 5A
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  11. Starting your novel
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £120.00
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  12. Folk and pop guitar 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    For experienced players, our third year of study will develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitar.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  13. Classical guitar 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    For graduates of the level 2 course and other experienced players of Spanish classical guitar. This class will work on scales and arpeggios at grades 4 and 5, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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