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Taster courses

Experience the best of City Lit with our range of taster courses from only £10 each.

We understand that finding time to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill can be a challenge. Our taster courses are the perfect way to try something new and find out if a course is right for you. So whether you fancy exploring art history, creative writing or singing, we have the course for you.

If you've loved our courses this year then why not share the experience with your family and friends. With our online courses you can even learn together wherever you both are in the country!


Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Nov 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Would you like to find out about the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy? Come along to this session and have a go at writing both styles. Beginners and improvers welcome.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  2. Flamenco: taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  3. Introduction to diamonds
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Join this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  4. Upcycled textile jewellery: twist
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to hand twist your own colourful bracelets from fabric remnants, ribbons, shoelaces, or that old tee-shirt! Be inspired by this workshop led by textile artist Tanvi Kant who will show you how to repurpose textiles at home into something special to gift to yourself or a loved one. You will experience how acquiring new skills creatively helps you focus to maintain general well-being.



    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
  5. A Festive taste of Finnish
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come to celebrate Finland National day with Lotta !



    You will learn how Finnish people celebrate their National day and the festive season while learning basic Finnish sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    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
  6. A Festive taste of Swedish
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    It will make you feel festive!



    Come to learn how Swedish people celebrate the festive season while learning basic Swedish sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    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
  7. Christmas crooners
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Sparkly jumpers, snow and tinsel, a stool, a mic, and a crooner: join me in exploring the singers, arrangers and repertoire of sentimental but strangely compelling festive schmaltz, just in time to join in ourselves. This course is linked with Christmas Crooning [external website].



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £18.00
  8. Hindi through Bollywood singing
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasizes the practical use of the language via singing. 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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  9. A Festive taste of Irish
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    It will make you feel festive!



    Come to learn how Irish people celebrate the festive season while learning basic Irish sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    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
  10. The grammar of ancient languages
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Become familiar with some grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your knowledge of English and the learning of other languages.



    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. Singing online (beginners): taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Would you like to like to join a singing class but are not sure what is involved and how a singing class can work on zoom? This fun and interactive taster for complete beginners will give you a chance to find out before committing to a longer course.



    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
  12. A taste of Ancient Greek literature
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a flavour of the works by authors such as the poets Homer, Sappho and the historian Herodotus. No knowledge of Greek required.



    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
  13. A Festive taste of Dutch
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    It will make you feel festive!



    Come to learn how Dutch people celebrate the festive season while learning basic Dutch sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    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
  14. Creative non-fiction: a taster
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you had experiences that will move, delight or entertain readers? This taster session in creative-non fiction explores approaches to capturing your most poignant moments and crafting them into inspiring pieces of literature.



    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
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  15. Children's writing: a taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Find out more about writing children's stories in this practical and interactive, short taster session.



    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

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