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- Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)Course start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Annie VincentDo 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
- Art history tasterCourse start date: Wed 6 Dec 2023 (and 11 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.
- Film studies tasterCourse start date: Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jon WisbeyLearn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (January - March 2024).Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Christmas crooningCourse start date: Mon 11 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard Hartley WilsonDon your sparkly jumpers and get into the Christmas spirit as you sing along to some Christmas classics!
- Christmas carols sing-a-longCourse start date: Thu 14 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan BlakeTransport yourself into a joyous frame of mind and festive spirit as you sing through some of the most beautiful settings of medieval carols. Explore harmonic textures, musical interpretations, get technical tips for tricky corners and enjoy singing these wonderful pieces with others!Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
- Reiki: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 8 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Oge OkohReiki means 'universal energy'. Learn the basic philosophy of this gentle system of healing, according to the tradition of Dr Usui.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Feldenkrais: freeing the hips and lower backCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charlotte SeirbergImprove your body's performance by becoming aware of limiting habits. This class focuses on the hips and lower back, re-educating the nervous system through gentle, carefully structured sequences of movement.
This course is delivered in-person at City Lit.
- A women’s history of modern ChinaCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetDiscover the untold stories and hidden legacies of women in modern China in this illuminating one-day course. Traverse time, from the late Qing Dynasty to the present, to examine how women have shaped and been shaped by social, political, and cultural currents.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Pilates: Foam Roller WorkshopCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Caroline Ings-ChambersThe 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
- Ghetto uprising 1943: Jewish life and death in WarsawCourse start date: Sat 20 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David RosenbergIn April 1943, some 40,000 starving people were still incarcerated in terrible conditions within the Warsaw Ghetto. A few hundred among them – predominantly young people – led an armed rebellion against the Nazis. This course conveys the incredible story of their uprising but also reveals the background of Warsaw's vibrant but increasingly endangered Jewish life in the decades before the uprising. It describes the many forms of resistance that took place after the Nazi invasion, highlights key individuals who played a role, and provides an opportunity to reflects on different aspects of this tragic but inspiring episode during the Holocaust.
- An introduction to poetry: W. H. Auden and Elizabeth BishopCourse start date: Sat 20 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laurie SmithCome and join an introduction and exploration of the poetry of W H Auden and Elizabeth Bishop. We will read, discuss and enjoy a selection of their poetry and consider how the poets shape our responses.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
- Partition in India and PakistanCourse start date: Sat 20 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mirza Jaffer AbidIn 1947 British India was partitioned. This resulted in an estimated one million deaths, the largest migration of people in modern history and the formation of India and Pakistan. What were the forces which led to Partition? When did the political and cultural factors that precipitated Partition emerge and accordingly, when did partition begin?Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
- The Coen brothers: road trips through HollywoodCourse start date: Sun 21 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John WischmeyerThe Coens’ Blood Simple (1984) was a new kind of film noir set in Texas. A career later they returned to post-Civil War Texas to re-make True Grit (2010). This map of their USA trips through Raising Arizona (1987), then mainstreams to Fargo (1996), but somehow never far from Hollywood and its genres: Barton Fink (1991), O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000), or Hail, Caesar (2016). If their America was No Country For Old Men (2007), then where art they now? (See separate but related courses on Once Upon a Time in New Hollywood, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, and David Lynch).Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- The holistic voiceCourse start date: Sun 21 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueYour voice should be an extension of your character. This Sunday workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and holistic connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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