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  1. Podcasting: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Mar 2023 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  2. Focus on: Lucian Freud - paint as flesh
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Lucian Freud was a key figure in British Art for nearly seventy years. Uncompromising, ferociously unsentimental with a “cruel” gaze – a realist or painter of the truth? Explore Freud’s fascinating career through his paintings, etchings and drawings.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
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  3. Climate change: a brief introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Martin Jorgensen
    We hear and read about climate change every day. Combining lecture and seminar elements, this short introductory course will explore the history and basics of the climate changes most climate scientists agree are taking place (session 1) as well as engage in a discussion about how these manifest themselves in global challenges and humanity’s responses to these against the backdrop of global politics (session 2).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £25.00
  4. The Mid-terms results
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Malcomson
    US elections are always important. Join City Lit's Principal, Mark Malcomson, for analysis of the results.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £10.00
  5. Friday lates: land art, an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesca Curtis
    Learn how and why early environmentalist artists sculpted with lightening, sun and earth. Join us for an introduction to land art.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  6. Introduction to Python
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  7. Craft focus: voice in fiction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Tasha Kavanagh
    All fiction must speak to us as readers. It must communicate atmosphere and plot, character and layers of meaning with a unique 'voice'. In this one-day course learn what 'voice' really means in fiction and how to develop this complex identity for your story.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Emily Dickinson – ‘Open me carefully’
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    We explore how the myth of Emily Dickinson’s solitary life was shaped by others. The course explores the reality behind the myth through letters and poems written to and shared with her great friend and confidante, Susan Gilbert, over many years. We also look at how and why her first editor, Mabel Loomis Todd, set about excluding Susan from the record, establishing Emily as a recluse, writing for herself alone.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  9. Jump start your play
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Brian Mullin
    Have you got a script idea but not yet put pen to paper, or a script you started but never finished? This intensive short course will help you inject new energy into your idea – and get started writing. Only suitable for those with playwriting experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  10. Film Studies Taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 11 Dec 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This taster of forthcoming film courses at City Lit in 2023 offers you the chance to think about which ones to take while also providing an opportunity to explore some of the key areas in film studies more generally.



    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit film studies class.



    We will view clips from a wide variety of films, exploring themes and technique in British cinema and modern American cinema. There will be a chance to review term two film courses at City Lit (January - July 2023).



    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 £10.00
  11. Writing great child characters
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Write your way to compelling and convincing child characters that truly connect with your readers, in this fun, interactive course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  12. Autobiography into fiction: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Nick Barlay
    Learn how to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction in this fun short course for fiction writing beginners and experienced writers. Develop your writing skills and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into strong narratives. This course has a 2-hr break (12:30-14:30).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  13. Arabic Regional Dialects-Morocco
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  14. Level 1 awareness of mental health and well-being
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives. That's why the right support needs to be available to allow those with poor mental health to get back to being their best selves. This course is for people who want to find out more about mental health and well-being, in relation to their own mental health and others they may wish to support or work with. We highly recommend taking this course if you are thinking about applying for the understanding working in mental health course (KMA12).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £0.00
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  15. Write a short story in a week
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yvonne Singh
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. Through a series of inspiring exercises, you'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace.



    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 £40.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100

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