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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
- A sense of place: Constable’s HampsteadCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneExplore Georgian and Regency Hampstead walking in the footsteps of John Constable and seeing places he painted and quotes about his thoughts and feelings on Hampstead and his art.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
- Comedy writing and performing: tasterCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Alan NixonExplore your comedy writing and performance potential under the guidance of an Emmy-award winning comedy producer/director. Alan Nixon shares the skills behind creating powerful comedy using classic and modern techniques.Full fee £29.00
- 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.
- Constable and the British landscape traditionCourse start date: Tue 17 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneDiscover the development of the British Landscape tradition from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Victoria and Albert Museum has the largest collection of John Constable sketches in the world, and we will discuss the works on display in detail and compare with works by J.W.M Turner and other artists on display.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
- Generative AI: a short introductionCourse start date: Wed 25 Oct 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate ScottThis is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
- Reflexology: taster workshopCourse start date: Tue 31 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Janet WhiteheadExperience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress. Please wear comfortable clothing.
- Massage: workshopCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsDiscover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress to more advanced courses.
- Learn Pandas: introductionCourse start date: Sat 18 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Arda BalkirIn this introductory course on Pandas you will learn Python's most powerful library for managing and manipulating data. Crafted for beginners, this course aims to build a robust foundation for those wish to step into the arena of data science or anyone interested in analysing data.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
- 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.
- 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 (and 1 other date)
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.
- Mindful self-care for body and mindCourse start date: Tue 12 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsDiscover ways of getting in touch with yourself - your wants, needs, passions and priorities. Learn ways in which to work with the stress and pressure in your life that may be causing you to feel physically, mentally or emotionally out of balance.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
- Shinrin-yoku: nature therapyCourse start date: Tue 23 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Hilary LyonsConnect with nature for health and wellbeing. This scientifically backed Japanese tradition of forest bathing has been shown to improve physical and mental health. A slow, guided, mindful walk near trees reduces stress levels and boosts your immune system. We will meet in Richmond Park. We will NOT meet at the City Lit.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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