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  1. Philosophy and the self
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ariel Kernberg
    Who am I? Is there such a thing as “my true self”? These and related questions will be looked at from various philosophical perspectives.



    NB There will be no class on 28/05/24.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £155.00
  2. Drawing and mindfulness
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore how mindfulness can enrich drawing and lead to new ways of relating to it. A practical drawing course from observation, and the imagination. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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  3. Drawing and painting from the imagination
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises. The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the imagination in drawing and painting and to explore new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. A history of piano music
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Razumovskaya
    Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Break week: 31 October 2024.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
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  5. Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
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  6. Chinese 5: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Learn Chinese Mandarin on this lively online course.







    For advanced learners ( Citylit advanced level) of Mandarin Chinese to improve their speaking, listening and command of the Chinese language at a higher level (equivalent to HSK-4). Suitable if you have studied Chinese part-time for at least 5-6 years/ full-time for more than two years and have been self-learning and using Chinese occasionally in life/work or if you have passed HSK level-3 or equivalent (1500 vocabulary items or more).Students should be able to read Chinese characters.



    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 £219.00 Concession £142.00
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