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  1. The beauty of the medieval manuscript
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Emma Rose Barber
    It is generally accepted that medieval illuminated manuscripts are very beautiful things. Something to do with all that gold-leaf maybe. While we cannot hold them in class, close-up digital reproduction will allow us to see if they really are as beautiful as we are told. Indeed, are none of them ugly? Join this course to find out.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  2. Beckett and The Divine Comedy: a lifelong influence
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Winfield
    Explore the intimate relationship between Beckett’s universe of unbelief, presided over by a Godot who never comes, and Dante’s poem, the most exalted, vastly influential literary expression of medieval Christianity, whose presence can be felt everywhere in the Irishman’s long oeuvre, in every genre – in his plays, novels, stories, poems, essays - and at every stage of his career. What brought them together, and what were the results?
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Tai Chi Chuan: mixed levels
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Continue to refine and develop the gentle, graceful movements of T'ai Chi in classes designed to help you develop clear, powerful and effective practice. Build on your experience with more advanced sequences.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  4. Flash photography with speedlight
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flash techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  5. Opera appreciation: an introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What is opera? And how do you approach watching and listening to it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  6. Get together and read
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Allen
    Enjoy talking with other people about the things you have read? Want to share great stories, poems and drama? Come along and join the conversation. The group is led by a shared reading practitioner trained by The Reader Organisation.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  7. French 3 upper: conversational French
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Radet
    Come and practise your intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French television, radio news and newspaper articles.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Colour therapy: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Curious about colour and its uses in healing? Explore colour as living phenomenon and begin to expand your awareness and practice of this unique form of energy healing.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  9. Great works: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sophie Oxenham
    This course explores Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Frankenstein. We will consider the novel’s literary, socio-political, philosophical, and scientific contexts, alongside thinking about its narrative themes and techniques. We’ll also touch upon its rich ‘afterlife’, thinking about some of the ways the novel has been reimagined in later adaptations, and asking why this story continues to have such resonance today.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  10. French 4/5: art et philosophie
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stefano D’Egidio
    Explore key philosophical concepts related to art and freedom and engage in fascinating discussions while also developing and practising your advanced French.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Makers not muses: Claude Cahun, Eileen Agar and Isabel Rawsthorne
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chantal Condron
    Explore the work of three radical artists whose work and practice defied convention in modern art from the 1920s to 1960s. Discover how each artist challenged and transcended society’s expectations of being a ‘muse’ by living freely and making art in a variety of media, from painting and sculpture to collage, photography and performance.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  12. Great composers: Arnold Schoenberg
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Shaw
    Arnold Schoenberg was born in 1874, and his career spanned the period from high Romanticism through Modernism to the post-1945 avante garde. Come and learn how this fascinating and eclectic composer was part of, and a huge influence on, Western classical music during his lifetime and beyond, and learn to appreciate his music for its own sake.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  13. Before the election: the essentials of British politics!
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ian McGarvie
    This essentials course will give you the foundations of the political system in the United Kingdom, whilst also enabling you to use your newly acquired knowledge to discuss and debate current affairs matters in real time.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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