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. Spanish 3 lower taster
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Come and discover what an lower intermediate Spanish class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for about 3-4 years recently.



    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
  2. French taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Get a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Saxophone taster
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Discover how a saxophone class works, and learn about embouchure, breathing, and fingering. Bring your tenor or alto saxophone to this session.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  4. Violin and viola taster
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn how to hold the violin/viola and bow, how the instrument works, and play some simple tunes by the end of the session. Please bring your own instrument.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  5. Folk and pop guitar taster
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jeff Rodrigues
    Learn the essential chords that will begin your guitar career, and develop the motor skill to strum pop songs. Please bring an acoustic guitar.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  6. Picture book writing: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

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



    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
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  7. Classical guitar taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jeff Rodrigues
    Enjoy this introduction to playing classical guitar. Please bring a nylon-strung guitar.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  8. Swedish beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 3 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jack Pulman-Slater
    Come and discover Swedish on this lively online taster.



    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. Welsh beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 4 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jack Pulman-Slater
    Come and discover Welsh on this lively online taster.



    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. Scottish Gaelic beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 5 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Morag Traynor
    Come and discover Scottish Gaelic in this lively online taster.



    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. Japanese beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 5 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and discover Japanese in this lively taster.



    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
  12. Try it out calligraphy: modern copperplate
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    This short workshop will guide you through the basics of Modern Copperplate Calligraphy, as influenced by historical copperplate handwriting. Once the artform of expert craftsman, calligraphy is now a popular artistic outlet, flexible enough to reflect the personality, style, and creativity of every individual – everyone can learn it and have a lot of fun while doing so! Suitable for left-handers and right-handers.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  13. German beginners taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katja Parmar
    Come and discover German in this lively taster.



    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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