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  1. Superpowers with elephants: the battle of Raphia, 217 BCE
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Bloomfield
    The decisive battle fought at Raphia in 217 B.C. between the two Hellenistic kings Ptolemy IV of Egypt and Antiochus III of Syria saw the clash of armies drawn from across the ancient world, with elephants and cavalry, transforming the world order.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  2. French 1/2: sing to improve your French
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Summer and the holidays are coming! Let’s sing in French to celebrate.







    Sing your way to better French pronunciation, grammar and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children. Suitable if you have recently started studying French or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  3. Korean workshop: perfecting your pronunciation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jiyeon Kim
    Join us and unlock the door to fluent, natural-sounding Korean speech in our immersive two-hour workshop designed to elevate your language skills to the next level. Suitable for students who have attended Korean beginners or equivalent (1 year of learning).
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  4. Pilates: Foam Roller Workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Caroline Ings-Chambers
    The foam roller is a convenient and versatile piece of equipment for mobilising and toning the whole body. By the end of this workshop, you will have the basic skills to exercise effectively using a foam roller.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  5. Korean Calligraphy Workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jiyeon Kim
    Join us for an enriching experience where you'll not only hone your artistic skills but also deepen your understanding of Korean culture through the timeless art of calligraphy. You'll learn the fundamental strokes, brush handling techniques, and explore the graceful balance of form and expression that defines Korean calligraphy.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  6. Learning Korean through K-pop Songs
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jiyeon Kim
    Dive into the vibrant world of K-Pop music in our exciting two-hour workshop, where you'll explore the infectious beats and captivating melodies that have taken the world by storm.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  7. Retirement for beginners: volunteering - a world of opportunity
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Bardwell
    If you are not sure how to find your ideal volunteering role, but want to pass on some of your hard-won skills, experience and knowledge, this course will give you some ideas and contacts for further exploration.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  8. French 1/2: le 14 juillet en chansons
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Come to celebrate 14th July with songs. From La Marseillaise to La Carmagnole, enjoy singing and learning famous revolutionary French songs. Any level welcome.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Yoga retreat afternoon
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Madlyn Ray-Jones
    Treat yourself to an afternoon of yoga to move, restore, and deeply relax and create more ease in the body and the mind. Practice asanas, meditation, mindfulness, breathing practices, and Yoga Nidra. Everyone is welcome.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  10. Introduction to global literature
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you curious about reading literature from across the world? Would you like to encounter some of the world’s finest literary works, reading across cultures and national borders, and in translation? This in-college session will give you a flavour of what it’s like to study and explore what global literature is, reading excerpts from major works.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  11. An introduction to poetry
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    Always wanted to read and discuss poetry? Enjoy this introduction to a range of poetry from the last 400 years and explore how the poets shape our responses.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
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  12. Japanese calligraphy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. Japanese calligraphy: Shodo / peace and harmony
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and experience the calming effect of writing Japanese with a brush on a large scale. Shodo is an aesthetic and artistic calligraphy skill used to write the Japanese language. You need to have basic knowledge of the Japanese writing system.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  14. Emily Dickinson – ‘Open me carefully’
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    We explore how the myth of Emily Dickinson’s solitary life was shaped by others. The course investigates the reality behind the myth through letters and poems written to and shared with her great friend and confidante, Susan Gilbert, over many years. We also look at how and why her first editor, Mabel Loomis Todd, set about excluding Susan from the record, establishing Emily as a recluse, writing for herself alone.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  15. Japanese through Origami
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rie Tsuruta-Barratt
    Come and learn origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into a sculpture without using glue or scissors.



    Origami allows you to create your own piece of art anytime, anywhere even in a busy schedule. Ideal if you want to create personalised cards for Christmas.



    This is a relaxing Saturday morning course, so time to be hands on! The instructions will be given in Japanese and English.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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