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Make the most of your winter with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Glazing your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. 'Dominance, decline and discovery': a social, economic and cultural history of rural Britain, 1815-1914

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive lecture course traces the varying fortunes, diversity and changing significance of 19th century rural Britain alongside the problems, prospects, life and leisure of those which it supported – from the country house to the work house.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  4. Violin and viola 4A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have been learning for three to four years, are fluent in 1st and 3rd positions (grade 3-4), come and study higher positions, vibrato and more variety of bow techniques. This course continues with Violin and Viola 4B next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Irish Gaelic 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on foundations set in Irish 1, students will explore a variety of topics, using a variety of tenses, with a continuing emphasis on the spoken language.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. The Stalin Regime: 1928-1941

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is an introduction to the history of the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union between 1928 and 1941. Students will learn about key events during the Stalin years and how historians approach them.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Modern Irish and British drama

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read and discuss some key drama texts from the last 50 years in terms of theme, character, language and as performance texts. Plays studied will include 'Betrayal' by Harold Pinter, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill and Translations by Brian Friel.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills. For players at Grade 5 and above.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa A

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing and aural perception to develop your general musicianship. Gain a deeper understanding of different tonalities, develop your ability to pick out notes in chords, write down melodies that you hear, and improve your rhythmic accuracy. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part B next term. Break week: 21 Oct.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Chinese beginners made easy: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Never learnt Mandarin before? Or have you tried and found it a challenge? Then try this class! Start from the very beginning at a gentle pace, and gain confidence in a friendly and relaxed group.Learn to speak Mandarin, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Sing jazz 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Continues to Sing jazz 2 next term.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  12. Drawing the moving figure

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to respond quickly to the moving figure via a range of exciting quick sketching techniques. You will explore expressive mark-making to produce dynamic intuitive drawings from life.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Afternoon cinema: Alfred Hitchcock & Christopher Nolan - are you watching closely?

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compare two British directors (Hitchcock/Nolan) who found fame and fortune in Hollywood: is Christopher Nolan is a modern day Hitchcock? Expect dreams, obsessions, and unreliable narrators in Memento, Vertigo, The Prestige, The Lodger, Inception, and Blackmail. Also, a weekly ‘what’s on’ and the latest film gossip.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  14. City Lit tasters: Crystal Healing

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to start sensing energy in yourself and in others. Explore the chakras and practice using crystals to balance your energy centres.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Clarinet 2A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played Bb clarinet for at least a year, come and improve your technique and performance skills, and explore a variety of styles and repertoire. Continues to Clarinet 2B next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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