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  1. French taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Saxophone taster
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Discover how a saxophone class works, and learn about embouchure, breathing, and fingering. Bring your tenor or alto saxophone to this session.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  3. Folk and pop guitar taster
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jeff Rodrigues
    Learn the essential chords that will begin your guitar career, and develop the motor skill to strum pop songs. Please bring an acoustic guitar.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  4. Classical guitar taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jeff Rodrigues
    Enjoy this introduction to playing classical guitar. Please bring a nylon-strung guitar.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  5. Film studies taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Learn 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 (September - December 2024).



    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. Literature taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Patricia Sweeney
    Do you want to explore how to go about understanding a poem? How to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and find out what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.







    The course also presents an overview of our literature offering for term one in fiction, poetry, drama and literary non-fiction (September- December 2024).
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. French beginners: taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    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.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  8. Introduction to global literature
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Jones
    Are you curious about reading literature from across the world? Would you like to encounter some of the world’s finest literary works, reading across cultures and national borders, and in translation? This in-college session will give you a flavour of what it’s like to study and explore what global literature is, reading excerpts from major works.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Yoga retreat afternoon
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Madlyn Ray-Jones
    Treat yourself to an afternoon of yoga to move, restore, and deeply relax and create more ease in the body and the mind. Practice asanas, meditation, mindfulness, breathing practices, and Yoga Nidra. Everyone is welcome.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  10. ESOL for cleaners E1 Saturday
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Full fee £0.00
  11. French: Sing for happiness
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Let’s sing in French with a smile! Combine your love of singing with the French language in this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children.You do not need to speak French. This session is part of the 2024 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  12. An introduction to poetry
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    Always wanted to read and discuss poetry? Enjoy this introduction to a range of poetry from the last 400 years and explore how the poets shape our responses.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. The life and times of Ignatius Sancho: slave, composer, man of letters, grocer and first Black British voter
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  William Sterling
    Explore the life of the 18th century black Londoner, Ignatius Sancho. Orphaned on a slave ship bound for South America he had many lives in London: in service to noble family in Greenwich, a businessman, elector, correspondent with Laurence Sterne and others and composer of music. After his early death many of his letters were published and helped to raise awareness of the plight of black slaves and ex-slaves and fuel the drive to the abolition of slavery.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  14. Japanese calligraphy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
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