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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.
We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden.
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If you can't decide which subject to study, why not try some of our short taster courses?
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- Self defence and personal safety for womenCourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carla DraytonExplore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
- Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Steven FaerberDo you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in emergency first aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.
Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.
Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
- A sense of place: Constable’s HampsteadCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneExplore Georgian and Regency Hampstead walking in the footsteps of John Constable and seeing places he painted and quotes about his thoughts and feelings on Hampstead and his art.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
- Comedy writing and performing: tasterCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Alan NixonExplore your comedy writing and performance potential under the guidance of an Emmy-award winning comedy producer/director. Alan Nixon shares the skills behind creating powerful comedy using classic and modern techniques.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
- Mindful self-care for mind and bodyCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hilary LyonsHow often do you make time to take care of yourself? This session provides simple, practical tips and techniques that will help you take better care of yourself. Learn ways to relax your body, calm your mind and enhance your well-being.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- ‘Making Connections: Reviewing Film Remakes’Course start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul SuttonFilm remakes often get a bad press, but there is frequently more to them than meets the eye. Whether a remake of an older classic, as in the case of Gus van Sant’s reworking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, for example, or the Hollywood remake of a cherished European film, these types of film reveal a set of complex cultural, national, industrial and perhaps even psychological connections. Join us to explore what makes a remake and to critically analyse some filmic examples.
This session is part of the 2023 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- Holistic massage: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 16 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsInterested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic massage techniques to use on friends and family.
- Art history tasterCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 14 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sarah JaffrayCurious about art history? Join us for this taster session where we explore different ways into visual art and its histories, from the ancient to the contemporary.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Constable and the British landscape traditionCourse start date: Tue 17 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneDiscover the development of the British Landscape tradition from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Victoria and Albert Museum has the largest collection of John Constable sketches in the world, and we will discuss the works on display in detail and compare with works by J.W.M Turner and other artists on display.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
- Reflexology: taster workshopCourse start date: Tue 31 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Janet WhiteheadExperience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress. Please wear comfortable clothing.
- Massage: workshopCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsDiscover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress to more advanced courses.
- Aromatherapy: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Antonello BrunettiPut your sense of smell to test with this experiential aromatherapy taster workshop! An introduction to nature's very own pharmacy.
- Shiatsu: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Fernando CaboShiatsu is a Japanese healing art, deeply rooted in the philosophy and practices of traditional Chinese medicine. This therapeutic form of body work involves applying pressure to the body using a practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. Discover the basics of how to give this relaxing and therapeutic pressure point massage.
- The Sydney Opera House at 50: a musical historyCourse start date: Tue 12 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trish ShawThe Sydney Opera House is one of the architectural wonders of the modern world, with its dramatic white sails soaring above the sun-dappled waters of Sydney Harbour. 50 years after the Opera House's official opening in October 1973, come and learn how this magnificent structure came into existence, and what is means to musical culture in its own country and throughout the world.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
- Indian Head massage: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Janet WhiteheadDiscover the ancient practice of Indian Head Massage. You will learn the basics of how to give and receive this highly therapeutic and relaxing form of massage.
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