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  1. Ways into screenwriting: getting started
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Want to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on this short online course that will help you shape your ideas and get your story going.



    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 £69.00 Concession £35.00
  2. Japanese: writing for beginners part 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of the Japanese writing system, Kanji. Suitable if you have completed Japanese writing for beginners: part 1.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  3. London's smaller galleries: Apsley House
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Explore the home and art collection of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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  4. Spanish taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Apr 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure in this lively taster course. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  5. French taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Get a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  6. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  7. Pioneering women at the National Portrait Gallery
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Meet some of history's most inspiring women, not only well-known pioneers but also women over the past five hundred years whose stories have been forgotten. Discover and celebrate their achievements.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
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  8. Bird identification by sight and song
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Verity Miles
    Sometimes we hear birds before we see them. Find out more about identifying birds by sound as well as sight. Refresh your knowledge of the natural history of birds and what to look for to distinguish different species by sight, song and behaviour.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  9. The old Jewish East End
    Course start date:  Mon 6 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Burstein
    Today the London Jewish community is associated with areas to the North West and North East of London but this tour explores the area where Jewish people settled from 1656 onwards. Take a guided walk through the streets of the East End to reveal old synagogue buildings, a soup kitchen , markets, shops, businesses and homes associated with London’s Jewish community. We’ll hear about some of the personalities associated with the area from philanthropists to performers.



    Meets outside Liverpool Street Station , Liverpool Street Exit outside the upper concourse of the stationby the Kindertransport Memorial next to McDonalds.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  10. Wildlife photography: London location
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rachel Wegh
    Widllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest open spaces whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.
    Full fee £69.00
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  11. Art Deco London walk
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Burstein
    Travel back to the 1930s to explore the Art Deco style that influenced a variety of designs, from radios and cutlery to places related to travel, entertainment and commerce. In addition to looking at the architecture of the period, your guide will tell stories of life in London from the time these buildings were being erected.



    Meeting outside St James’s Park tube station (Broadway exit) and finishing at the coach station. Meeting outside St James’s Park tube station (Broadway exit) and finishing at the coach station.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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