Taster courses

Experience the best of City Lit with our range of taster courses.

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!


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  1. Essenian Healing: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Antonello Brunetti
    Discover this ancient form of Spiritual-Energy Healing. Learn Auric Reading techniques using the Anatomy of physical and subtle bodies. Identify the emotional reasons behind illnesses, promoting a deeper understanding of the root causes. Perform Energy Healing therapies using Vibrational Sound, Acupressure and Essential Oils.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  2. Instagram for business: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: introduction', and is designed to expand your skills in using Instagram for business even further.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  3. Alexander technique: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brita Forsstrom
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in two sessions.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £69.00
  4. Colour therapy: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Curious about colour and its uses in healing? Explore colour as living phenomenon and begin to expand your awareness and practice of this unique form of energy healing.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  5. Stay safe online
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Terry Myers
    What does identify theft entail? What risks do you run? Learn how to protect yourself from identify theft on this course.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
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  6. The holistic voice
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    Your voice should be an extension of your character. This short workshop offers an introduction to accessible and empowering mind-body techniques that can deepen your awareness and connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention. This event is part of the 2022 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  7. Sketching at the museum: National Gallery
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Martin
    Explore the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks: learn and improve your drawing skills and ‘ways of seeing’ and understanding by working from some of the iconic paintings in the National Gallery.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  8. Troubleshooting your Apple Mac: tips and tricks
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to stay safe online, tame the clutter and keep your Mac running smoothly.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  9. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Interested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic massage techniques to use on friends and family.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  10. Art history taster
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Oct 2022 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    Curious about art history? Join us for this taster session where we explore different ways into visual art and its histories, from the ancient to the contemporary.



    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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  11. Excel: tables and charts
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn essential skills in how to create effective tables in Excel 2016, the benefit of formatting as table and to chart your data on this short course.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  12. Pivot Tables: intermediate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    Have you always wanted to enhance your understanding of Excel pivot tables in order to gain new insights on your data? Learn how in this short course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  13. Introduction to email marketing with MailChimp
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Learn to use the power of email to communicate with your customers and prospects, with this popular email platform.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  14. Social media content strategy
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  15. Introduction to acting
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gemma Kerr
    A fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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