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- Self defence and personal safety for womenCourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carla DraytonExplore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
- Wildlife photography: London locationCourse start date: Sat 30 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Rachel WeghWidllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest open spaces whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.
- Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Steven FaerberDo you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in emergency first aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.
Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.
Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
- 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.
- The Bicycle Thieves at 75Course start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Graham RinaldiIn the inaugural 1952 Sight and Sound greatest film of all time poll, Vittorio De Sica’s neo-realist The Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) was voted in first place. Seventy-five years after its initial release, we will celebrate and analyse the film’s enduring popularity with both audiences and critics alike.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- 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.
- Feldenkrais: mind-body connection through gentle movementCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charlotte SeirbergLearn how to reduce tension and move with more ease, and notice improvements in your mobility, posture, breathing, balance, coordination and quality of life. This course helps you to reconnect with how your body moves. This session is part of the 2023 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- Autobiography into fiction: getting startedCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Vicky GrutLearn how to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction in this fun short course for fiction-writing beginners and experienced writers. Develop your writing skills and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into strong narratives.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
- Looking together: art as communal spaceCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Sarah JaffrayExplore art as a communal space of conversation. Join this workshop to develop or deepen your art interpretation skills by listening and thinking about the meaning of an artwork collaboratively. This session is part of the 2023 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- City Lit Mental Wealth Festival: upcycled textile jewelleryCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tanvi KantLearn how to hand twist your own colourful bracelets from fabric remnants, ribbons, shoelaces, or that old tee-shirt! Be inspired by this workshop led by textile artist Tanvi Kant who will show you how to repurpose textiles at home into something special to gift to yourself or a loved one. You will experience how acquiring new skills creatively helps you focus to maintain general well-being.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- Nature photography: London locationCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Rachel WeghThis is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, flora and fauna of some of London’s finest parks, canals and squares, whilst learning photography skills long the way. Suitable for all levels.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
- Interpreting the Bible: key skills and textsCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrew GreyDiscover and explore key principles, knowledge and skills for interpreting the Bible, and apply them to select texts from the Old and New Testament.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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