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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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  1. Philosophy and wellbeing: a taster
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Join us for an introductory course on the concept of well-being, exploring the ancient wisdom of Aristotle and the enlightening perspectives of Buddha. We will elucidate key ideas from both philosophies and draw connections to the contemporary world, providing ample opportunities for you to engage in debates and reflect on your own thoughts.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  2. Spanish 3/4: Celebraciones en España: la Semana Santa en Andalucía
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elisabet Rodriguez
    Vive la pasión de Andalucía con este emocionante curso sobre ‘La Semana Santa en Andalucía’ y descubre el entusiasmo, la historia y la cultura que rodean a esta tradición única.











    Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel intermedio y avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).







    This course will be delivered face to face in Spanish. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in the course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  3. Elena Ferrante
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Elena Ferrante is the author of the Neapolitan novel series, whose global success has established her as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary world literature. Her identity, however, is still one of the greatest mysteries in modern literature. In this workshop we will explore why the novels have attracted such interest and passion and we will look at the various hypotheses advanced in the Italian and foreign press as to her real identity.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that this is an in-person course and will take place in our college in covent Garden. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  4. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Mar 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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    84% of 100
  5. 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
  6. Art and refugees in Hampstead
    Course start date:  Tue 21 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marilyn Greene
    Come on a walking tour of Hampstead discovering where refugee artists from the Second World War lived and the people and institutions which made great efforts to save and support them.
    Full fee £19.00
  7. Stay safe online
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Terry Myers
    What does identify theft entail? What risks do you run? Learn how to protect yourself from identify theft on this course.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  8. 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
  9. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Fernando Cabo
    Shiatsu 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.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  10. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Discover 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.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  11. the Cyrillic alphabet: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  12. 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
    Rating:
    93% of 100
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