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- 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
- 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
- Agile methodologies: introductionCourse start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Kate ScottA practical introduction to Agile project management methodologies.
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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Basketry: cordage, simple looping and nettingFull fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
- Accelerating cultures: technology and form from the 19th century to nowCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Harriet ThompsonDo you ever get the sense that things are constantly speeding up? Well, you’re not the only one! Since industrialisation, writers and artists have explored the accelerating effect of technological advancement. From the new perceptions of space and time produced by the railways to Marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurism, art and culture has always been in dialogue with new technologies, and the new subjective experiences they produce has likewise influenced literary and artistic form. In this course we will explore a range of materials (literature, art, photography, film) from the last 200 years to consider how cultural representations of gathering speed continue to help us to negotiate the now.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
- Art and environment in Ice Age EuropeCourse start date: Thu 25 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Simone ChisenaDiscover the artistic treasures of our most remote past, when our ancestors in the Ice Age created beautiful cave paintings and astounding sculpted works.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Fin de siecle writers: Oscar Wilde to Olive SchreinerCourse start date: Mon 29 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Megan BeechThis online course will look at the unique style of writers who emerged at the end of the nineteenth century. We’ll explore fin de siècle writers who were grappling with new questions of modernity. Using the exciting backdrop of the 1890s, this course explores the cultural innovations of the period alongside the works of Oscar Wilde and other writers of this period.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
- 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
- Lunchtime lecture: Ellen Gallagher, drawing the archiveCourse start date: Wed 7 Feb 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sarah JaffrayExplore the artistic practice of contemporary artist Ellen Gallagher and how the research of history is at the core of the art she creates. This lecture will focus on her drawing practice, emphasising works in the collection of the British Museum and shown recently in London at the Tate, Hayward Gallery and Royal Academy.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £7.00
- Learn NumPy: introductionCourse start date: Wed 7 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: 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.
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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
- Working with the Arts in Counselling: an IntroductionCourse start date: Fri 9 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Vyvian ShawAn CPD course opportunity for those who have some level of counselling theory, Level 3 qualification or in Level 4 training or are qualified counsellors to experience and learn about the power of using the creative arts in therapy.Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £188.00
- Web development: introduction to ReactCourse start date: Mon 12 Feb 2024
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 £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- 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 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
- 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
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