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  1. Art and society in the early modern Netherlands
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Thomas Balfe
    This course focuses on Flemish and Dutch (Netherlandish) art of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The course will examine well-known artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt and Vermeer, as well as the role of artworks and visual images in the formation of religious, class, gender and national identities, in early science, and in cultures of collecting.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  2. Representing nature in early modern Europe
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Thomas Balfe
    Explore the links between the visual image and ideas of nature in early modernity (c.1500-1750). At this time, tools like the microscope were visualising nature in new ways, changes were afoot in how humans related to animals, and the environments of Asia and the Americas were becoming more familiar to Europeans. We will focus on how artists and skilled artisans engaged with these subjects.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
  3. Directing theatre: improvers
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Bowen
    Broaden your skills and explore your director's voice in greater depth. Work on various modern and classical pieces, and select your own material.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. Philosophy and cinema encounters
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Daniel Weizman
    We explore the intersection of film and philosophy, engaging with the works of influential thinkers and film makers. Together, we discover how cinema opens new possibilities to examine enduring philosophical questions concerning the mind, reality, identity, and ideology.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  5. Using your voice for audio books and talking newspapers: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Thorpe
    Would you like to narrate audio books? Are you interested in community work such as talking newspapers for the blind? This Improvers' course will explore a variety of essential voice techniques such as engaging storytelling, clear and precise articulation and subject-appropriate intonation. Additionally the course looks at how to differentiate your reading styles between audio books and talking newspapers.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  6. Presenting on the spot: advanced
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Lunn
    To gain greater credibility through improving your communication skills and confidently achieving a public presentation with very little time to prepare. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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  7. Becoming confident in file management and Windows 11 on your PC (beginners)
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you able to find the files you need on your PC or on your work's shared drive? Do you know how to search for



    missing files? Have you got a system to organise your work or home files? Files are the essential components of



    computer use and it is vital to manage them well, especially as cloud use becomes more common. On this course you will learn how to navigate Windows 11, essential to good file management, as well as discover more about files, become confident with the terminology and develop strategies for saving, organising, navigating and searching files of all types. You will also learn how to back up your files so you never lose them!



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  8. Tai Chi Chuan: Beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    This course will look at Tai Chi movements and principles as taught in the form and their application to daily life.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  9. The City in Literature: freedom and flappers in the bohemian city
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Fairbairn-Dixon
    Join us to explore three works of life writing set in Paris and Berlin between the wars, where café culture, the adventure of the streets, bohemian life, and nocturnal temptations offer opportunities for artistic, personal, and sexual freedom. Set in post-WW1 Paris and pre-WW2 Berlin, writers, artists, and adventurers find themselves entangled within the moving fabric of unpredictable social and political changes. Writers include Ernest Hemingway, Jean Rhys and Christopher Isherwood.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  10. Pilates mixed level
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Monica Willett
    Practice Pilates exercises to improve core strength, balance, posture and relaxation. Develop your technique, use small equipment and progress your moves. A certain basic experience in Pilates is required.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  11. Tai Chi Chuan: mixed levels
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Continue to refine and develop the gentle, graceful movements of T'ai Chi in classes designed to help you develop clear, powerful and effective practice. Build on your experience with more advanced sequences.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  12. Narration for podcast and documentary
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Spencer
    A fun and intensive course about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes podcasts, e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice! The course will be delivered in the media studio.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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