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  1. Tai Chi Chuan: mixed levels
    Last Few Places
    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
  2. Get together and read
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Allen
    Enjoy talking with other people about the things you have read? Want to share great stories, poems and drama? Come along and join the conversation. The group is led by a shared reading practitioner trained by The Reader Organisation.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting soon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Struggle to be heard: Rimbaud, Cavafy, Tsvetaeva, Binta Breeze
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    We look at four poets who struggled to be heard or accepted because their work was so different from what their society expected. What were the barriers they had to overcome and how did they win through to become admired and highly regarded? What made one of the poets stop writing at the age of 21 and the other three continue for the rest of their lives? What makes the poetry of all of them so original, and what can we learn from their resilience?
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
  5. Before the election: the essentials of British politics!
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ian McGarvie
    This essentials course will give you the foundations of the political system in the United Kingdom, whilst also enabling you to use your newly acquired knowledge to discuss and debate current affairs matters in real time.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  6. Spectacles of the Ancient world
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Bloomfield
    This course explores some of the most elaborate and powerful displays of the Graeco-Roman world. Designed to entertain, inform, and elicit support, often at times of great political or religious significance, they were unforgettable, and have long exercised an influence on our own understanding of the nature of power.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  7. French 3 upper: conversational French
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this lively and interactive class. You will consolidate and further practise the main topics and grammar points studied on a level 3 upper course, through a variety of speaking and listening activities. The course is suitable if you are attending a level 3 upper course or if you have an equivalent level of French.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  8. Beckett and The Divine Comedy: a lifelong influence
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Winfield
    Explore the intimate relationship between Beckett’s universe of unbelief, presided over by a Godot who never comes, and Dante’s poem, the most exalted, vastly influential literary expression of medieval Christianity, whose presence can be felt everywhere in the Irishman’s long oeuvre, in every genre – in his plays, novels, stories, poems, essays - and at every stage of his career. What brought them together, and what were the results?
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  9. Opera appreciation: an introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What is opera? And how do you approach watching and listening to it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  10. Voice masterclass: the Patsy Rodenburg method
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Extended by popular demand into twice its original length, we will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of the leading voice practitioner Patsy Rodenburg in these two three-hour workshops delivered in the college.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  11. Colour therapy: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Curious about colour and its uses in healing? Explore colour as living phenomenon and begin to expand your awareness and practice of this unique form of energy healing.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  12. French 4/5: art et philosophie
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stefano D’Egidio
    Explore key philosophical concepts related to art and freedom and engage in fascinating discussions while also developing and practising your advanced French.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  13. Great composers: Arnold Schoenberg
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Shaw
    Arnold Schoenberg was born in 1874, and his career spanned the period from high Romanticism through Modernism to the post-1945 avante garde. Come and learn how this fascinating and eclectic composer was part of, and a huge influence on, Western classical music during his lifetime and beyond, and learn to appreciate his music for its own sake.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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