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  1. Sanctuary in the city – public art by refugees and immigrants
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marilyn Greene
    Come on a walking tour of public art through the City of London created by Refugees and Immigrants. We will explore artworks such as the 17th century carvings on the Monument and a Victorian plaques relocated on to the post Modern Number One Poultry by economic immigrants to the country as well as looking at mainly works by 20th century artists from refugee backgrounds who were either commissioned to make art works for site specific places or their works have been bought or moved to their locations.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  2. Shinrin-yoku: nature therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Connect 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 NOT meet at the City Lit.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  3. Excel: analysing your spreadsheet with pivot tables
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn how to create and edit pivot tables to analyse large lists of data with multiple views and calculated fields using drag and drop. You should have a good understanding of Excel.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  4. Mindfulness sketchbook walk
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Joe Richardson
    Join us for a sketchbook walk around Central London to observe, record and engage with the busyness of urban life. Using mindfulness techniques combined with drawing we will be examining our experience and opening up to the magic and surprises that the city has to offer.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  5. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Interested 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.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  6. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Fernando Cabo
    Shiatsu 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.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  7. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Discover 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.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  8. Pioneers of modern art
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 13 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marilyn Greene
    Discover how in the first half of the 20th Century, Hampstead was home to or the social scene for pioneering artists and designers. We walk in the footsteps of both Slade School artists who studied together around the time of the First World War and the Modernists who thrived in Hampstead in the 1930s. We will also pass by the Isokon Flats near Belsize Park which housed some of the most famous Bauhaus designers for a few years.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Islamic art at the British Museum
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 17 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Anita Chowdry
    Take a Sunday afternoon to explore the British Museum’s newly refurbished Islamic galleries and learn the stories behind one of the world’s great collections of Islamic art.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  10. Textiles at the V&A
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Eyres
    This session takes place in the V&A’s remarkable collection. It can be taken as a stand-alone visit (no previous knowledge required, all welcome) or a final lesson for the six-week online course VB699 Textiles: An International History. You will see a wide range of woven, printed and embroidered cloth from around the globe and explore the roles these have played in the world’s material culture.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
  11. London's smaller galleries: Apsley House
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Explore the home and art collection of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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  12. Art Deco London walk
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Burstein
    Travel back to the 1930s to explore the Art Deco style that influenced a variety of designs, from radios and cutlery to places related to travel, entertainment and commerce. In addition to looking at the architecture of the period, your guide will tell stories of life in London from the time these buildings were being erected.



    Meeting outside St James’s Park tube station (Broadway exit) and finishing at the coach station. Meeting outside St James’s Park tube station (Broadway exit) and finishing at the coach station.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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