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  1. That's entertainment
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rachel Kolsky
    This series of walks profiles entertainment in London, past and present. Discover the theatrical and musical heritage of Soho, Covent Garden, Camden and Marylebone together with London landmarks used as popular film locations.



    22nd February : Beatles London - inside Marylebone Station near the tube entrance



    1st March : Theatreland - outside Covent Garden tube, on Long Acre on corner of Neal Street



    8th March: Musical Soho - outside Dominion Tottenham Court Road



    15th March: London on Film - outside Barbican tube.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  2. A stroll through British art: 1500-1850
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Eyres
    On this informal gallery-based course you will explore and discuss the history and characteristics of British art from the 16th century to the mid-19th century. The course will take place offsite at both the National Gallery and Tate Britain.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  3. Landscape painting weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diane Martin
    Have you always wanted to draw landscapes in a sketchbook?



    On this course, you’ll learn basic techniques for landscape studies, in two different locations near to the City Lit.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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  4. Two levels of South London: Dulwich and Crystal Palace
    Course start date:  Tue 9 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Richard Watkins
    Through 4 walking tours explore the development of 2 south London areas: Dulwich and Crystal Palace.



    First meeting place: The College Old Gates, the intersection of Dulwich Village, Gallery Road, College Road. West Dulwich and North Dulwich stations nearby also served with local buses.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  5. Study trip: art highlights of Lisbon
    Course start date:  Fri 19 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marie-Anne Mancio
    Join us to explore the art of the beautiful city of Lisbon, a magnet for artists in recent years and fast becoming gentrified. This three-day tour with an expert art historian takes you to its many artistic highlights from ancient to contemporary and includes day trips to Belem and the pretty seaside resort of Cascais. Max places: 14.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £429.00 Concession £429.00
  6. Trees in summer
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    Three tree identification walks in Regent’s Park looking at common trees while focussing on bark, twigs, leaves, outline, seeds and fruits aiming to give you the confidence to get to know trees better.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
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  7. London photography: River Thames
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Explore and discover London through daytime photography walks around locations rich in photographic potential.



    The walks revolve around photographing views along the River Thames, from the Aldwych area eastwards to the City, from London Bridge to the Southbank and from Westminster to the newly developed Nine Elms area. Bring your own camera and comfortable walking shoes as you capture places, spaces, objects and people.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  8. Introduction to the Wallace Collection
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Each week, we'll explore a different aspect of the Wallace Collection looking at its fine and decorative art objects, including paintings, furniture, porcelain and even arms and armour. #wallacecollection #arthistory.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  9. Study trip: glories of the Florentine Renaissance
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marie-Anne Mancio
    Join us to explore Florence, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This three-day tour is an opportunity to see some of the most famous Renaissance paintings, sculptures and buildings in context, with an expert art historian.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £429.00 Concession £429.00

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