Weird and wonderful City Lit

Weird and wonderful at City Lit brings you a collection of fabulous, fascinating and unusual courses that you may never have thought about studying.

From writing fairytales to chakra balancing and witchcraft to comic book art, embrace the unusual to find your niche or unlock a secret talent.

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  1. Writing fantasy stories

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    In the quest to write fantasy fiction, the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. Whether you've spent the last eight years binge-watching Game of Thrones or favoured the Earthsea trilogy over revision text books in your teenage years, this fun short course offers the perfect introduction for those with a passion for writing fantasy stories.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  2. Liars, heaps and surprise tests: an introduction to paradox

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A paradox is an apparently absurd conclusion derived from seemingly uncontroversial premises through supposedly valid reasoning. This course will introduce you to six major philosophical paradoxes and some of the attempts to solve them.



    NB: The dates of this course are Thursday 24 Sept, Wednesday 30 Sept, Thursday 8 Oct, Thursday 15 Oct, Thursday 22 Oct and Thursday 29 Oct.

    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: £54.00

  3. British and Irish folk music

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop a knowledge and repertoire of the folk music of Britain and Ireland. This is an intermediate-level online course for any instruments: lectures, demonstration, ornamentation, and ensemble repertoire with your teacher in a group setting online. You should have one to two years' experience on your instrument and play at grade 2 to 3 standard.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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

  5. Muds and clays for healing and rejuvenation: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For millennia, clays have been used to neutralise poisons. This course will introduce you to the healing powers of muds and clays and show how you can start using both of these mineral substances at home to help with common health issues, increase vitality, and improve appearance and general wellbeing.

    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

  6. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to Lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.



    This course will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £73.00
    Concession: £52.00

  7. Writing and rewriting fairytales

    Writing and rewriting fairytales

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit day 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  8. Deaf history part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of BSL. This fascinating course is taught in BSL. Hearing people with a minimum of level 2 BSL are welcome.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  9. Improvising in classical instrumental music

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A rare opportunity to explore improvisation in a supportive and playful online environment. Open to musicians who have completed two years of tuition on a single line instrument (sorry not keyboard/guitar). Find creativity and freedom as you follow the works of great composers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Colour therapy: taster workshop

    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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    Stargazing at home: From your window to the Universe (October)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 14 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Two urban astronomers – Rad and Tom, formerly of the Royal Observatory Greenwich – will take you on a topical tour of the seasonal night sky, going beyond the veil of light pollution to explore the cosmic sights that we can all find from home. We will show you how to plan your stargazing session from maps to apps, and find the things that most people miss. We’ll also teach you how to capture the stars with the cameras you already own.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  12. Game design: a detailed introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to make your very own 2D video game with Construct 3. This is for anyone who is interested in making a game. No coding skills required.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Heavenly journeys

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore imaginative literature from the ancient world concerned with ‘souls journeys’ and the experience of otherworldly journeys and visions in Jewish texts arising form the Hellenistic period and the Greco-Roman world, as well as early Christian and Muslim texts.

    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: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. Basketry taster: Burkina Faso technique

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is designed to give you a taste of possibilities enabling you to complete a number of small baskets demonstrating these this technique. These could be pieces in their own right or samples for future experiments or inspiration for developing projects. You will use the traditional British basketry materials rush and willow and maybe some others such as paper, strings and cane.

    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. World music: Klezmer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to play traditional Eastern European Jewish wedding tunes that have inspired so many musicians and listeners. We will play Bulgars, Horas and Freylekhs, with a little Yiddish thrown in. The tunes can be complex, so this course will suit intermediate and advanced instrumentalists.Learning will be in the aural tradition, though music will be provided. Sessions will be conducted online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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