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- Great works: White ChristmasCourse start date: Mon 4 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneHow did we all become so obsessed with snow in December? From Irving Berlin’s song to its use in several films and on stage, we look at the huge impact of this little ditty which has become the defining image of Christmas for many.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
- Post-colonial cinemasCourse start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jean-Baptiste de VaulxThis course will examine a crucially important but often neglected area of film history, namely the responses to and against colonialist legacy made by many different strands of filmmaking around the Global South, from films like The Battle of Algiers, to Latin American Third Cinema, via Sub-Saharan African filmmakers such as Sembene or Mambety, in order to enrich the canon of world cinema.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
- Contemporary life and its discontents: paradoxes of the presentCourse start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Katie GossTwenty-first century culture is becoming increasingly strange: from conspiracy theories and climate anxiety to compulsive doom-scrolling and the meme-ification of everyday life. This course will explore these and other phenomenon endemic to the present, analysing and exploring their significance through texts, films, artworks, cultural objects and psychoanalytic theory.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
- Basketry: cordage, simple looping and nettingFull fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
- Exploring literature: Irish Poetry in the 20th CenturyCourse start date: Tue 30 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Niall CulliganIn this introductory course, we will read and discuss Irish poetry from across the twentieth century, examining how poets responded to cultural and political issues, such as Irish Independence, religion, and the Troubles. Poets will include: W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Louis MacNeice, Patrick Kavanagh, Derek Mahon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and many others.
- Innovation and Problem Solving at WorkCourse start date: Wed 31 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ketan VariaAre you using your full potential to be innovative at work? Utilizing your creative skills can mean improvements in your products and services, solving problems quicker and making strides in developing your business.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
- Learn NumPy: introductionCourse start date: Sat 3 Aug 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Arda BalkirIn this introductory course on NumPy you will learn Python's most powerful library for numerical operations. Crafted for beginners, this course aims to build a robust foundation for mastering numerical computations using Python.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
- French pronunciation through songsCourse start date: Thu 15 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Estelle HélouinWhether you are a shower singer, an experienced singer or just like listening to songs in French, this course is for anyone who would like to improve their French pronunciation while enjoying beautiful songs from different French speaking countries.Full fee £49.00
- Introduction to Egyptian and Arab cinemaCourse start date: Tue 20 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gillian McIverAre you curious about world cinema? Do you want to learn more about a dynamic but often neglected region of cinema culture – the Arab world? This course will introduce you to some of the classic films of the of the Egyptian cinema and its stars like Omar Sharif, including The Land (1970) and Cairo Station (1958), alongside recent films such as Chaos, Disorder (2012) and Lebanese film Capernaum (2018). Each session will include a film screening, short lecture and group discussion.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
- The Kurosawa-effectCourse start date: Wed 21 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jean-Baptiste de VaulxAkira Kurosawa is one of the leading figures of Japanese cinema with a career – from Shanshiro Sugata (1943) to Madadayo (1993) – as varied as it was influential. Most famous for directing a series of iconic samurai films, including Yojimbo (1961), Hidden Fortress (1958) and Seven Samurai (1954), his filmography also includes crime dramas and police thrillers (Stray Dog 1958), literary adaptations (Throne of Blood 1957) and profound meditations on life and death (Ikiru 1952). This six-week course, led by Professor Stacey Abbott, will examine the richness of Kurosawa’s work and his lasting global legacy through his dynamic visual style; innovative storytelling; revitalised approaches to genre and adaptation; and preoccupation with themes of family, society, and honour.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
- Ways into advanced art history: historiographyCourse start date: Wed 21 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah JaffrayDevelop a greater understanding of art history and how to analyse the cultural meaning of an artwork by going in-depth with the ideas of prominent art historians. This course looks at the history of art history – the history of interpretation.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
- Feminism for the 21st century: many genders and even more troubleCourse start date: Fri 23 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Katie GossIn the twenty-first century, feminist theories of othering and oppression, identity and relation, sex and sexuality come into new life. From trans-medicine and Artificial Reproductive Technologies to climate crisis and internet activism, feminism remains at the forefront of struggles for a more just and inhabitable world. This course will explore how feminist thought is undergoing interesting transformations to meet these and other challenges of our times.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Learn to laser cutCourse start date: Fri 23 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeA short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to create your own laser cut samples.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Learn to print digital textilesCourse start date: Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeUsing Floral design as the focus, learn how you can develop and print digitally printed textile designs on this introductory course. This course is taught in our digital lab at City Lit. Please note that we use macs and adobe creative cloud software on this course. Some experience in using IOS and Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop will be beneficial for this course.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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