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- 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
- Holistic massage: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 16 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsInterested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic massage techniques to use on friends and family.
- Aromatherapy: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Antonello BrunettiPut your sense of smell to test with this experiential aromatherapy taster workshop! An introduction to nature's very own pharmacy.
- Reiki: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 27 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Oge OkohReiki means 'universal energy'. Learn the basic philosophy this gentle system of healing, according to the tradition of Dr Usui.
- Shiatsu: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Fernando CaboShiatsu is a Japanese healing art, deeply rooted in the philosophy and practices of traditional Chinese medicine. This therapeutic form of body work involves applying pressure to the body using a practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. Discover the basics of how to give this relaxing and therapeutic pressure point massage.
- Pioneering women at the National Portrait GalleryCourse start date: Mon 29 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julie BarlowMeet some of history's most inspiring women, not only well-known pioneers but also women over the past five hundred years whose stories have been forgotten. Discover and celebrate their achievements.
- Indian Head massage: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Janet WhiteheadDiscover the ancient practice of Indian Head Massage. You will learn the basics of how to give and receive this highly therapeutic and relaxing form of massage.
- Colour therapy: taster workshopCourse start date: Mon 8 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Janet WhiteheadCurious 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.
- London photography: bridges in the cityCourse start date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Michael HardingExplore london and capture the beauty of the capitals bridges that span the Thames. This off-site photographic course will have you down to the river with your camera, exploring the diverse architectural designs and structures of bridges on the Thames that connect London. Learn about their history whilst learning the secrets to successful architectural and location photography.Full fee £99.00
- The old Jewish East EndCourse start date: Mon 6 May 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Diane BursteinToday the London Jewish community is associated with areas to the North West and North East of London but this tour explores the area where Jewish people settled from 1656 onwards. Take a guided walk through the streets of the East End to reveal old synagogue buildings, a soup kitchen , markets, shops, businesses and homes associated with London’s Jewish community. We’ll hear about some of the personalities associated with the area from philanthropists to performers.
Meets outside Liverpool Street Station , Liverpool Street Exit outside the upper concourse of the stationby the Kindertransport Memorial next to McDonalds.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
- Crime and punishment in Old LondonCourse start date: Mon 10 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Diane BursteinTake a guided walk through the old City and its borders taking in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, tales of cutpurses and con men, the rise of prisons and the ghastly punishments that were meted out to wrongdoers. We go on a journey to Newgate Gaol, the Bridewell Prison and the places of execution including the notorious Tyburn Tree to hear tales of brutality, escapes and the bloodthirsty crowds who watched executions. Our tour includes London’s atmospheric legal quarter taking in the Old Bailey, The Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court to discover how London’s legal system developed .
Meet outside St Paul’s Cathedral by the Statue of Queen Anne.Full fee £19.00
- A day at the V&A: an introduction to the collectionsCourse start date: Mon 1 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Elizabeth EyresSpend a fascinating day at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum exploring a range of galleries. We shall be looking at the decorative arts, paintings, sculpture and design from across the world and across the centuries in this remarkable museum.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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