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- Blogging: build your own blog using WordPressCourse start date: Sun 16 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea MarzanoLearn to create your own blog with this beginner’s course using WordPress and raise your online profile.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
- Astronomy: a gentle introductionCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Roger O'BrienA leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.
- Build a website in a day with WordPressCourse start date: Mon 2 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Julian HoldenWordPress 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.
- Writing and rewriting fairytalesCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Victoria M. AdamsOnce 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.
- Exploring art cinemaCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Jon WisbeyEstablishing itself in the immediate post-war period, initially in Europe and later in world cinemas, art cinema is characterised by distinctive film styles and narrative structures that set it apart from popular forms of cinematic practice and representation. This course will consider its origins and development, its key films and filmmakers, and critical accounts of the concept art of cinema.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £59.00
- The Bicycle Thieves at 75Course start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Graham RinaldiIn the inaugural 1952 Sight and Sound greatest film of all time poll, Vittorio De Sica’s neo-realist The Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) was voted in first place. Seventy-five years after its initial release, we will celebrate and analyse the film’s enduring popularity with both audiences and critics alike.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Poetry of the 30s: T.S. Eliot to Dylan ThomasCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Phoebe BraithwaiteWedged between the two wars, the poets of the 1930s were drawn to forces larger than themselves. For poets such as W.H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, war, revolution and the allure of communism dwarfed mere personal anxieties. Others – such as William Empson, Kathleen Raine and Dylan Thomas – found a seam of spiritualism in other, more mystical, even Romantic antecedents. Our course traces these discrepant paths through the decade.
- Alexander technique: workshopCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cristina Codina LlavinaDiscover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in two sessions.Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £55.00
- Introduction to geologyCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Charles ClarkeGeology, the study of solid Earth, rocks and the processes by which they change, is a vast subject covering billions of years of history and offering insights into areas such as past climates and the history of life. Discover more about the underlying principles of this important science such as plate tectonics, how rocks are made and the evolution of life.
- Jewellery: understanding rubies, sapphires and emeraldsCourse start date: Sun 15 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Judith Crowe, Derek JhinnooJoin this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the trade of rubies, sapphires and emeralds, different types of these precious stones on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
- Art and creative thinking with Rod JudkinsCourse start date: Sun 4 Feb 2024 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rod JudkinsArt is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.
This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making. You will receive a signed copy of Art and Creative Thinking when you attend this course.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Screenprinting in a dayCourse start date: Sun 28 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam HogarthIn this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Introduction to artificial intelligenceCourse start date: Sun 22 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Liv Helen VageStephen Hawking and Elon Musk say it's humanity's biggest threat, but you use it every day. Learn what artificial intelligence is, what it will become, and how it works.
- Self-publishingCourse start date: Sun 22 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Helen CoxWant to keep full creative control of your writing project? Learn more about self-publishing and how to give your book (poetry, fiction or non-fiction) the best chance of achieving high sales.
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
- Generative AI: a short introductionCourse start date: Fri 15 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate ScottThis is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £0.00
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