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  1. Indian head massage: workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Discover the ancient and highly therapeutic practice of Indian head massage. Learn how tension is held in the neck and shoulders and how to alleviate this in family and friends by practising a basic routine.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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  2. The physics of time
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Retallick
    An opportunity to explore the various different conceptions of time within modern physics - from the absolute time of Newtonian mechanics to the relativistic time of Einsteinian gravity - and to consider the emergence of time in the big bang, the direction of time, and the possibility of time travel.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  3. A star is born: the birth of Hollywood stardom
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ann-Marie Fleming
    Once cinema began to develop, Hollywood began to promote stardom. Starting with Florence Lawrence, the industry began to capitalise on star personalities and encourage fandom. This course will examine how the Hollywood star system began and evolved. The course will begin by examining the ‘picture personality’ in 1912 through to the collapse of the traditional star system in the 1960s.



    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
  4. Public enemies, screen heroes: the gangster film
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    Although primarily associated with American cinema, the gangster film is also a major genre in British and French cinema. Explore gangster cinema in each of these three production contexts, looking at themes such as the representation of the gangster, violence, masculinity and style - particular that of the film noir - while considering the ways in which it has evolved at key historical moments.



    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
  5. Chess for intermediates 3
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rowson
    The aim of this course is to develop the participants’ general understanding of chess. It includes evaluating and analysing positions to help with the development of planning skills, and practice in essential tactics including checkmates. We also explore key ideas from the opening, middlegame and endgame.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  6. Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  7. Spanish 4/5: Música y protesta en América latina
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pilar Villanueva Martinez
    Descubre el vínculo entre la música y las protestas de América latina en este impactante curso que estudia y analiza diferentes estilos musicales, con una variedad de artistas de México, Guatemala, Chile, Puerto Rico, Colombia y más.







    Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).







    This course will be delivered online in Spanish. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in the course details for more information.



    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 £45.00
  8. Joke writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kate Smurthwaite
    Uncover the workings of the classic one-liner, practise joke writing and find out what makes a good joke. Learn how to refine and develop your own writing skills for stand up, comedy writing and pleasure.



    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
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  9. Writing autofiction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Natasha Bell
    Blurring lines between fact and fiction, blending the 'real' and 'imaginary', autofiction is a rich playground for writers. In this short advanced taster course, learn what 'autofiction' is, how it differs from other forms of life writing, and explore how to write it.



    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
  10. Japanese beginners: holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Make the most of your visit to Japan with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and to have a friendly chat with the locals!



    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 £69.00
  11. Spanish 3/4 - Spanish cinema: Almodóvar en el siglo XXI
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Óscar Salgado Suárez
    Descubre los elementos que hacen el cine de Almodóvar único e internacionalmente reconocido. El curso explora la rimbombancia de su estilo a través del estudio de técnicas cinematográficas y artefactos culturales. Este curso es para estudiantes con nivel avanzado de español (si has estudiado español al menos durante 5 años).



    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 £55.00 Concession £45.00
  12. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This 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.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  13. Creative writing: getting started
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Suzannah V. Evans
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive online short course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.



    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:
    95% of 100
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