Our top-rated courses

Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, pick up a hobby or progress in your career then City Lit is the perfect place to start. Try one of our top rated courses as chosen by our students.
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  1. Write a short story in a weekend

    Write a short story in a weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. Through a series of inspiring exercises, you'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end in two days. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  2. Introduction to Python

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Orchestra workshop

    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, intensive workshop for players of orchestral instruments of Grade 6 level upwards, with good music reading skills. Please click the 'Start assessment' button, which will lead you to a short application form. Once we review your form we will be in touch. Paul Sarcich (conductor), Robert Puzey (leader).
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £40.00

  4. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Course Date: Wed 11 Dec 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. BSL level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.



    You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £639.00
    Senior fee: £639.00
    Concession: £470.00

  6. Gentle movement for healthy living

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to live a healthier life and you are not sure where to start? You will learn and practise a variety of exercises to improve your fitness, flexibility, balance and general health. This course is fun and inclusive, whatever your level of fitness.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  8. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  9. Tap dance: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 1 module 2.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00

  12. Ways into poetry

    Ways into poetry

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  13. Classical ballet: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable Ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. The classes will also help to improve any other dance styles you might be practising.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 14 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark-making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  15. Contemporary dance: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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