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 Japanese culture and stargazing to comic book art, embrace the unusual to find your niche or unlock a secret talent.

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  1. Korean beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes, which emphasise the practical use of the language.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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  2. Introduction to Charles Booths’ London
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarah Wise
    During this six-week course, we will explore aspects of Charles Booth’s landmark survey ‘Life & Labour of the People in London’, published in 17 volumes between 1889 and 1903.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £70.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Swedish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Lisa Strid
    Learn basic Swedish in a fun and interactive way.



    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  4. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  William Brady
    Suitable for complete beginners wanting to learn this beautiful language.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  5. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
    Rating:
    70% of 100
  6. Introduction to machine learning
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mohamad Marouni
    One of the great advances in technology is that machines can learn without humans teaching them explicit rules – e.g. letting machines train on samples of speech allows Siri to recognise your commands. Machine learning is a large part of artificial intelligence, and a mystery to most of us. This practical course teaches you how to program learning algorithms in Python. We will cover fundamentals of classification, natural language processing, financial predictions and much more. You will learn elements of data mining, how to choose a learning algorithm, and how to tweak parameters of the algorithm. We will briefly cover the theory behind the algorithms, so some maths knowledge is useful, but not required. To enrol, you must have experience with Python or a similar programming language, e.g. have taken City Lit’s Introduction to Python or Introduction to R programming course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. Build a website in a day with WordPress
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Marzano
    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 £64.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  8. Writing and rewriting fairytales
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mary Victoria
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit 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 £35.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  9. Deaf history part 1
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    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 £139.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    This practical course is aimed at people who would like to use social media marketing to promote their business. This class is ideal for those with some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    70% of 100
  11. Introduction to Lipreading
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    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 taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    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 £84.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  12. From Page to Screen: Frankenstein and the Phantom of the Opera
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Cheshire
    They say ‘never judge a book, by its movie’. In this spooky Halloween inspired double bill we will explore two classic Gothic novels Frankenstein (1818, Mary Shelley) which could also be considered one of the first science-fiction novels and The Phantom of the Opera (1910, Gaston Leroux). We will have a look at how these two novels have been translated from page to screen by various filmmakers from the past 100 years or so of filmmaking.



    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 £38.00
  13. Introduction to cyber security essentials
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Collett
    Learn how to protect your personal or business data from cyber security attacks in this short course. You will learn how to deploy basic technical controls into your personal or organisation data information systems to ensure that basic technical security measures are in place.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  14. 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
  15. 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

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