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  1. Indian head massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Discover the ancient and highly therapeutic practice of Indian head massage. Learn how tension is held in the neck and shoulders and how to alleviate this in family and friends by practising a basic routine.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  2. The physics of time
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Retallick
    An opportunity to explore the various different conceptions of time within modern physics - from the absolute time of Newtonian mechanics to the relativistic time of Einsteinian gravity - and to consider the emergence of time in the big bang, the direction of time, and the possibility of time travel.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  3. Feldenkrais: freeing your neck and shoulders
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to ease tension in the neck and shoulders by re-educating the neuromuscular system through gentle structured sequences of movement.



    This course is being taught as online and in-person. This is the in-person course, taught in the main City Lit



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    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  4. Satan and the Devil: a cultural eye view through text, image and tradition
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ann Jeffers
    The figure of Satan/devil has pervaded many centuries of the cultural imagination of the Western world. The course will examine the literary and iconographic sources for this enduring phenomena and will ask why ideas about the devil have continued to both frighten and fascinate and why its long-lasting association with sexuality and deceit continues to make it an attractive theme in contemporary culture.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  5. Jewish characters in Italian 20th century literature: Svevo, Bassani & Ginzburg
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    Discover how some Jewish characters have been portrayed by Italian novelists of the 20th century. We will read and comment on extracts from Italo Svevo, Giorgio Bassani and Natalia Ginzburg.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  6. Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore post-colonial Africa's political, economic, and social journey since independence. Gain insights into state building, governance, development, and identity, fostering a holistic understanding of Africa's evolution.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  7. Alexander technique: workshop
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 17 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cristina Codina Llavina
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in one Sunday workshop.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  8. Shrinks on screen: psychologists on TV and Film
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mary Wild
    In this course, we will look at examples of ‘shrinks on screen’—portrayals of mental health professionals (psychiatrists, social workers, psychoanalysts, etc.) in cinema and TV. We will critically examine ‘head doctors’ tropes, and identify iconic psychotherapy sessions in movies and television that convincingly represent the challenges and effectiveness of the so-called ‘talking cure’.







    Mary Wild is a film lecturer and podcaster with an academic background in psychoanalytic theory. Her research interests include cinematic representation of the unconscious, surrealism, mental illness, feminine subjectivity, the horror genre, and auteur studies. In addition to teaching at City Lit, she is a regular speaker at Freud Museum London.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  9. Tai Chi One Day Workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kamal Thapen
    We will be working on Tai Chi Yang Style Short Form, Tian Xiao, Ba Duan Jin and Sitting/Walking Meditation. We will explore martial applications of some of the Tai Chi moves and practice them with others.







    This workshop is ideal for anyone who has some experience of Tai Chi Yang Style who would like to deepen their understanding of the Form, to feel calmer and at ease, to become aware of and improve breathing, move with ease and grace, and meet others who are interested in Tai Chi and meditation.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  10. Jazz vocal improvisation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Zakian
    Learn some approaches to improvisation over jazz tunes, what to listen for and what to study. You should already be accustomed to singing in the jazz idiom. Develop confidence and 'know how' that will enable you to enjoy improvising. A vital supplement to the jazz singing courses.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £167.00
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  11. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    This Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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  12. South Asia after independence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mirza Jaffer Abid
    The course surveys the political, social and cultural history of South Asia since 1947, paying proportionate attention to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  13. Art in the age of Napoleon: politics, painting & propaganda
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Sanders
    Explore the art of Napoleonic Europe via issues such as political and social upheaval, Neo-Classical priorities, and the rise of Romanticism, in the work of artists such as David and Goya.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  14. Looking at design: Arts and Crafts to Art Deco
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Sanders
    Study the design reform movements – Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco – and analyse a wide range of products, including fashion and textiles, graphics, furniture and architecture within their social, historic and artistic context. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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