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  1. Return to Spanish (lower intermediate)
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elisabet Rodriguez
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your lower intermediate Spanish. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 upper course in September.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  2. Ways into advanced film studies: film theory
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This advanced level film studies course will introduce you to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of film. It will consider some of the earliest attempts to think about film, studies that borrowed methodologies from other disciplines. As early as 1915, for example, writers were applying psychology to film analysis, exploring the emotional responses of audiences to this still new medium. Early theorists argued for film as a distinct art form, and we will examine a number of their key texts. In the 1960s, film studies began to develop as a specific subject of study in universities in the US and the UK, once again deploying perspectives from other subject areas. We will examine a number of these theories and consider their continued importance for the analysis and understanding of film today.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore post-colonial Africa's political, economic, and social journey since independence. Gain insights into state building, governance, development, and identity, fostering a holistic understanding of Africa's historical evolution.



    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
  4. The criminalization of protests and democracy in Western Europe
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Salome Ietter
    This course looks at the responses of Western European governments to recent protests and asks what the increasing criminalisation of protests means for the state of democracy in these countries.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  5. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Get a short introduction to the Arabic language and discover aspects of Arabic language culture in these face-to-face communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  6. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Learn Japanese with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  7. Charleston: general level
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    The Charleston is a fun, easy and uplifting dance and this solo dancing course will have you moving with speed, vitality, and expression. With toe tapping Jazz music from the 1920s and beyond you will learn original Charleston dance steps and moves, improve your musicality and improvisation. A great way to get fit whilst learning a unique and impressive new skill.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  8. Chinese beginners: holiday kit
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Joyce Lee
    Join this lively course to learn basic Chinese. Ideal if you are going on holiday to China.



    Suitable for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  9. India and Pakistan: The histories, memories and legacies of Partition
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Martin Jorgensen
    Join us to gain an understanding of the partition of British India in August 1947 from the perspective of history (written and oral), literature and film.



    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 £69.00
  10. Left populism and socialism today
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Salome Ietter
    This course will provide an overview of the politics of ‘Left populism’ in their historical perspective and contemporary manifestations as well as in their relation to socialist politics.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
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  12. Taste Japan
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    From street food to monks' food, come and explore the richness of regional Japanese cuisine across the seasons in this exciting workshop.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  13. City Lit wind ensemble: summer season
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pamela Pecko Smith
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble in an intensive workshop. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument at grade 5 standard or higher. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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    93% of 100
  14. Guitar fingerpicking: American folk styles
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    Explore how to play the acoustic guitar styles and techniques that became the sound of the American folk revival. Learn what makes American folk picking tick, and how the techniques continue to be heard in contemporary guitar. Suitable for guitarists with a basic grasp of picking and preferably able to read guitar tablature.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
  15. French 2: revision course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Revise and consolidate your lower intermediate French speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have recently studied French for two to three years.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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