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  1. Great works: Stabat mater from plainchant to Pärt
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Shaw
    This course examines a core Latin Christian hymn text, Stabat mater dolorosa, which has received dozens of musical settings over eight centuries, from the 13th century to the present day. Why does this particular text hold such fascination for composers, and how has its meaning been interpreted through music?
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  2. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Experience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress using basic reflexology techniques.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  3. Shinrin-yoku: nature therapy
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Connect with nature for health and wellbeing. This scientifically backed Japanese tradition of forest bathing has been shown to improve physical and mental health. A slow, guided, mindful walk near trees reduces stress levels and boosts your immune system. We will meet in Richmond Park. We will NOT meet at the City Lit.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  4. Sketching at the museum: Tate Modern
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Steve Wright
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an exciting range of artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  5. Reiki: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Reiki 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
  6. Sketching at the museum: V&A
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Heidi Wigmore
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from a fascinating range of objects and artifacts in The Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  7. Indian head massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 5 May 2024 (and 2 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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  8. Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 May 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Steven Faerber
    Do 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
  9. Drawing and the art of mindfulness: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 31 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    An introduction to drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence and creativity in drawing. Through a variety of guided exercises, explore how the two disciplines relate and how each can enrich the other. This course is suitable for beginners to drawing and/or mindfulness.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  10. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Explore 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.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
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  11. Sanctuary in the city – public art by refugees and immigrants
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marilyn Greene
    Come on a walking tour of public art through the City of London created by Refugees and Immigrants. We will explore artworks such as the 17th century carvings on the Monument and a Victorian plaques relocated on to the post Modern Number One Poultry by economic immigrants to the country as well as looking at mainly works by 20th century artists from refugee backgrounds who were either commissioned to make art works for site specific places or their works have been bought or moved to their locations.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  12. Become more lipreadable
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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