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  1. Aesop's fables: an introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Aesop’s fables have been used through history to clarify important issues within society. Investigate their perseverance through history and why they continue to be relevant today.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  2. Great works: Rhapsody in Blue
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    100 years ago a 26-year-old New York songwriter realised that his name appeared on a concert poster advertising An Experiment in Modern Music, featuring a piece composed by him. He had five weeks to complete it, and the result was Rhapsody in Blue.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  3. Great artists: Leonard Bernstein
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was a brilliant conductor, composer, and educator, and a sometimes controversial public figure. We explore his music in the context of the arts in America, looking especially at his effortless assimilation of popular and classical styles.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  4. Feldenkrais: happy healthy feet
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Charlotte Seirberg
    Learn how to integrate the function of your feet more effectively into daily activities, performance or work. Find more support, strength, and springiness in your feet, and notice improvements in your posture, breathing and balance.



    This course is delivered in-person at City Lit.



    Please ensure you have read the Health Declaration below and email the department on Health@citylit.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  5. Calligraphy: decorated letterforms
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sharon Shaw
    Gilded initials make perfect gifts for family and friends. You’ll learn painting techniques and how to apply a PVA mordant and use real leaf. You will be provided with a number of decorative alphabet templates and then taken step-by-step through the stages of drawing, painting and applying real gold to create your own illuminated decorated letterform.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
  6. Classic albums 1966–1973: The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie and Pink Floyd
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Toby Manning
    Explore the making and meanings of four classic albums released 1966–1973 that reflect and define their era: The Beatles’ Revolver, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  7. Opera appreciation: an introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What is opera? And how do you approach watching and listening to it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  8. Japanese Film Night: Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan while expanding your knowledge of Japanese life, history and art.



    Zatoichi is directed by Takeshi Kitano, who drew on his background as a comedian, entertainer and established filmmaker to win the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion award for best direction in 2003.







    The film is set in the Edo period and is based on a popular fictional character (named ‘Zatoichi’) from Japanese film and television.The character is distinctive for being a blind person who makes his living as a masseur and gambler while secretly fighting the forces of evil as a highly skilled blade master.



    The Edo period was characterised by local feuds between rival gangs, often captured in the popular dramatic genre of ‘Jidaigeki’ that typically showcases samurai, farmers and merchants engaged in outlandish sword fights. Zatoichi follows some of the same violent



    conventions from ‘Jidaigeki’ drama, but with the inclusion of more comic and stylized elements. At the heart of the film is the classic story of a wandering hero who, trying to help the innocent overcome injustice, gets caught up in a bloody tussle for revenge. Kitano’s genius turns this narrative into an empowering film that ultimately offers a very Japanese celebration of humanity.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £9.00
  9. Afro-centric drumming
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    Explore your enthusiasm for drumming with African rhythms and their variations. Enjoy improving your individual and group playing skills and learn how to apply a variety of percussive instruments in any musical style or setting.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  10. Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
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  11. Wax carving for the foundry: cast your sculpture in bronze
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Merlo
    Carve, melt and form wax to create a small figurative or abstract bronze sculpture. The wax will be cast in bronze at the Castle Arts Foundry and returned finished.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
  12. Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Steven Faerber
    Do you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in emergency first aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.







    Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.







    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
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