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  1. Writing flash fiction: getting started
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lucy Popescu
    A sideways glance: succinct, powerful. This short workshop on the essential components of flash fiction will teach you to tell a complete story in very few words. Please note: this course will have a 2-hr break from 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
  2. Deaf history: one-day course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    A brief introduction to the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.



    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 £89.00
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  3. American Hitchcock double bill: Shadow of a Doubt and Notorious
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    During the 1940s Hitchcock found himself working with a range of Hollywood studios and producers on projects suited to his particular storytelling interests, with perhaps the two most successful and striking of these being the focus of this course. We will explore their production, structure and critical reception, while also noting significant differences between the two in terms of their tone.



    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
  4. Nutrition to slow down ageing: part 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellie Holly
    Learn which foods and drinks slow down ageing and protect your body from the diseases of older age and which foods you should be avoiding. Gain a proper understanding of why some foods are so good for us, and why some are so damaging to our bodies. This is a relaxed and friendly class where questions are welcomed. It is packed with information and you should leave it feeling inspired to make healthier decisions about what you do and don’t eat and drink.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  5. Writing and rewriting fairytales
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Victoria M. Adams
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit workshop all about writing fairytales. The quest: to inspire writers to pen stories of love, fear, forests, revenge, dragons, witches, kings, queens, frogs and magic.



    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 £40.00
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  6. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew Weale
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories, develop their ideas and technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  7. Creating your author platform online
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lisa Goll
    Increasingly publishers are looking for authors with an impressive online presence, as well as a sparkling manuscript. On this practical and interactive course, you'll learn how to start and grow your author brand, gain a following and build a readership.



    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 £40.00
    Rating:
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  8. Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £40.00
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  9. The ghost story on the television and the big screen
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    Explore and enjoy the ghost story through big screen classics such as The Uninvited (1944), The Innocents (1961) and The Haunting (1963), and small screen dramas such as The Stone Tape (1972) and the BBC's Ghost Story for Christmas tradition - for example, The Signalman (1976). We will also consider the genre's key themes and storytelling styles along with its relationship with horror generally.



    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
  10. Conversations in K-drama
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Heeyun Choi
    Improve your speaking and listening skills in Korean through the joy of watching popular K dramas in this online workshop.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 1 Dec 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    The people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. Learn how to live in the moment and pursue your purpose and passion.



    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 £99.00
    Rating:
    70% of 100
  12. Optimum nutrition for vegans and vegetarians
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellie Holly
    Would you like to develop a healthy and balanced vegetarian or vegan diet? Discover how to devise a nutritious diet, with optimum intake of proteins, vitamins and minerals, including soya and dairy alternatives.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  13. From late Silent to early Sound cinema
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    With films such as Metropolis (1927) and Sunrise (1927) many critics felt that silent cinema had attained a level of sophistication that could not be surpassed by the 'talkies', but the imaginative use of sound and dialogue, in, for example, Blackmail (1929) and M (1931), could not be denied. Explore this exciting, transitional moment in cinema through these and other key films of the period.



    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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