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  1. City Lit at the BFI: Italian Neo-Realism - The cinema of everyday life
    Course start date:  Wed 8 May 2024

    Location on this date:  BFI Southbank

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    The filmmakers associated with Italian Neorealism are celebrated for their commitment to representing post-World War 2 Italy as realistically as possible and their influence has been significant. In this 6-week course, Dr Paul Sutton will examine the richness of this ‘movement’ and consider the reasons for its enduring legacy, while countering some of the myths that have grown up around it on the way.

    Please note that this course takes place in The Studio at the BFI Southbank.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  2. London photography: River Thames
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Explore and discover London through 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
  3. 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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  4. Sketching at the museum: Tate Britain
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Mario Lautier Vella
    Explore the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks: learn and improve your drawing skills and ‘ways of seeing’ and understanding by working from some of the iconic artworks at Tate Britain.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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