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  1. Royal Hospital Chelsea photography project
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Location photography project at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Experience a unique opportunity to photograph the interiors, exteriors, extensive grounds and meet the famous residents of the Hospital, the Chelsea pensioners.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Sketching at the museum: William Morris Gallery
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Ute Kreyman
    Explore the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; practice and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding by working from a fascinating range of objects and artifacts in The William Morris Museum.



    Meet in main entrance Lloyd Park House, 531 Forest Rd, Walthamstow E17 4PP.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  3. The art of burial
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marilyn Greene
    Explore the V&A’s collections and discover amazing objects associated with burial practices in world faiths from ancient Chinese and Buddhist burial practices, to more recent objects associated with Christianity and Islam,



    NB: This course will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  4. Sketching at the museum: Tate Modern
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Martin
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; learn and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an exciting range of artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  5. Two levels of South London: Dulwich and Crystal Palace
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Apr 2024

    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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  6. Study trip: Caravaggio in Rome
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marie-Anne Mancio
    Join us to explore Caravaggio’s Rome, Italy’s most historic city. This three-day tour with an expert art historian will reveal another dimension to Caravaggio’s practice, showing you some stunning baroque artworks. Maximum 14 places.
    Full fee £469.00 Senior fee £469.00 Concession £469.00
  7. An introduction to European decorative arts at the V&A
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Andreas Petzold
    The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of European decorative arts in the world. This course aims to provide an introduction to these rich collections. It will focus on the period 1500 to 1900, but references later developments. The main media will be explored including textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and silver.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  8. Tree walks in Golders Hill Park
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    Join Letta Jones for 2 Saturday morning tree walks, meeting in Golders Hill Park in North London.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  9. London photography: bridges in the city
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Explore london and capture the beauty of the capitals bridges that span the Thames. This off-site photographic course will have you down to the river with your camera, exploring the diverse architectural designs and structures of bridges on the Thames that connect London. Learn about their history whilst learning the secrets to successful architectural and location photography.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  10. Shinrin-yoku: nature therapy
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 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 meet in Richmond Park. We will NOT meet at the City Lit.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  11. Village London
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Paul Sinclair
    London is made up of a series of villages, each with its own individual characteristics. Explore Shoreditch, Mayfair, Bermondsey, Notting Hill, Clerkenwell, Islington, Harrow on the Hill and Wapping,in 8 guided walks.



    First meeting place:meet at Shoreditch High Street station.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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  13. Mews, monuments and museums: exploring SW7
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 28 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Marilyn Greene
    This circular walk explores the alleys lanes, squares and delightful mews houses and passes a disused tube station in the mainly in the Knightsbridge conservation area and contrasts with the grand museums, institutions and monuments built in South Kensington (Albertopolis) developed with profits of the Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park in 1851.



    Meets outside the main entrance to the V&A ends outside the Natural History Museum. Meets outside the main entrance to the V&A ends outside the Natural History Museum.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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