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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. Spanish 1 fast-track: module 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn Spanish on this intensive course for beginners, with the emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Writing through the Harlem Renaissance: Cane & The Invisible Man

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Weaving history, diverse traditions and a collage of voices, we will explore the struggle and celebration of black experience through Jean Toomer’s Cane and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, both growing out of the explosion of Black art during the Harlem Renaissance.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  3. Latin literature in translation: a survey course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of the texts and authors of Roma literature which are central to Western culture and thought.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00

  4. Arts of the golden age of the Ottoman Empire

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at how the vision of the Ottoman Sultans was crafted from diverse sources during a period of maximum growth, this course will focus on the architecture, arts and crafts of the early Ottoman Empire.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Italian 2 upper early-bird: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your lower intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  6. The 'superfluous man' in 19th century literature

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This class explores the subject of the superfluous man in nineteenth-century literature, investigating the origins of the subject in the Romantic movement, its flourishing in masterpieces of nineteenth-century Russian literature, and variations on its character and ideas in European and American literature up to the turn of the twentieth century.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Writing on the walls: London prose in the late 20th century 1989-2000

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Centring on two of the most significant late twentieth-century London novels, Martin Amis’s London Fields (1989) and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth (2000), this course explores both their wider and more immediate contexts while considering their approach to characterisation, narrative and the on-going relevance of the novel form.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  8. Music in wartime 2: émigré musicians abroad

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the 1930s onwards, a huge number of composers, performers and scholars found themselves displaced by political events in mainland Europe. From desperate flights to safety in Britain and the United States, to pre-emptive departures before regulations tightened, we consider the music of those men and women who were forced to learn to sing their songs in a foreign land. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website]

    This course has a scheduled break week: 18th February 2020.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. World music: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Explore a range of musical traditions from around the world: Indian raga and Bollywood; Ghanaian and South African grooves; Ottoman makam and Klezmer; Samba and Salsa. Listen for characteristic features and learn about the cultural settings in which they are produced. break week: Tues 18 Feb 2020.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for experienced students to work on individual projects such as fine binding, box-making, book conservation or alternative book structures. Complete all those unfinished pieces or create something new. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  11. Photography workshop: Adobe Lightroom

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for an alternative to Photoshop for managing and editing your photos? Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use cross-platform photo management and editing software with many advantages over other software. Learn how to use it effectively to catalogue, process and showcase your images: an invaluable asset for photographers at all levels.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  12. Unreal city: the history of London through literature from 1800 to today

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fiction writers are often the first to identify and analyse a social phenomenon. We will examine two centuries of London history through the eyes of novelists and poets, from William Blake to Zadie Smith.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Experimental screen printing for textiles

    Experimental screen printing for textiles

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop painterly approaches to textile screen printing using open screen techniques, monoprinting, and direct painting on to screen and cloth with dyes. Imaginatively explore dye and pigment, mark, colour, texture and surface.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  14. No sleep for two years by Phil Hatcher

    Portraits and people photography course

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Contemporary dance: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Push your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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