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- Astronomy: a gentle introductionCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Roger O'BrienA leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.
- Introduction to PythonCourse start date: Wed 13 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Timothy MarleyWant to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Adobe Photoshop: a detailed introductionCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea MarzanoThis course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- Ways into creative writingCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 15 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Henry MartinWant to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
- Build a website in a day with WordPressCourse start date: Mon 2 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Julian HoldenWordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
- Agile methodologies: introductionCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Kate ScottA practical introduction to Agile project management methodologies.
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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Japanese woodcut printmakingCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carol Justin WilhideAn introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Poetry of the 30s: T.S. Eliot to Dylan ThomasCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Phoebe BraithwaiteWedged between the two wars, the poets of the 1930s were drawn to forces larger than themselves. For poets such as W.H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, war, revolution and the allure of communism dwarfed mere personal anxieties. Others – such as William Empson, Kathleen Raine and Dylan Thomas – found a seam of spiritualism in other, more mystical, even Romantic antecedents. Our course traces these discrepant paths through the decade.
- Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy lifeCourse start date: Mon 9 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hilary LyonsThe people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a hap-pier, more fulfilled life. Explore your existing talents and future potential within a framework of purpose, vo-cation and passion.
- Drawing 2Course start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyDevelop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
- Transcribe jazz solosCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tim RichardsA study and sharing group for experienced jazz players with a good working knowledge of harmony and experience of improvising. We will focus on in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples by jazz musicians. Sessions will include demonstration and performance opportunities. Course dates: 15 October, 12 November, 3 December, 21 January, 18 February, 17 March 2023.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
- Introduction to geologyCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ClarkeGeology, the study of solid Earth, rocks and the processes by which they change, is a vast subject covering billions of years of history and offering insights into areas such as past climates and the history of life. Discover more about the underlying principles of this important science such as plate tectonics, how rocks are made and the evolution of life.
- Alexander technique: workshopCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cristina Codina LlavinaDiscover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in two sessions.Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £55.00
- Introduction to bezel settingFull fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Chamber music: advancedCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerDiscover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 5/6 or above. Due to the demanding nature of most piano parts, pianists should play at Grade 8 level or higher. Good sight reading skills and experience in chamber music are required.
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