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  1. Japanese Film Night: Nabbie's Love
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Explore alternative cinema that captures the spirit and culture of Japan, whilst expanding your knowledge of Japanese life and art. Introduction by Chikako Nakagawa, Japanese tutor at Citylit.The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £5.00
  2. Pilates beginners with Eleanor Shearn
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Shearn
    Discover the difference Pilates can make to your life. Develop your core control, tone muscles and improve strength and posture. Ideal if you are new to Pilates or if you want to work at a more gentle level.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £33.00
  3. Gentle movement for healthy living
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eveltos Pagdades
    Do you want to live a healthier life and you are not sure where to start? You will learn and practise a variety of exercises to improve your fitness, flexibility, balance and general health. This course is fun and inclusive, whatever you level of fitness.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £33.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  4. Zumba gold
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Shearn
    Learn dance fitness moves and enjoy a fun workout to help with cardiovascular fitness, muscular conditioning, flexibility, co-ordination and balance. Suitable for beginners, active older adults and those who prefer easier to follow routines.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £33.00
  5. Cardio core, strength and more
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eveltos Pagdades
    A great way to start your day with a low impact cardio moves with music that will lift your mood and energise.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £33.00
  6. Borderlines of Madness in 19th century fiction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 May 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Sarah Wise
    We will explore various themes related to insanity and altered states of consciousness by examining a number of 19th-century works of fiction. Novelists and poets often had the greatest insights into the workings of the mind, and many Victorian psychiatrists cited works of fiction in their case studies. Among the authors we will cover are Charlotte Bronte, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Gogol, Herman Melville and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
  7. Social media content strategy
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Jun 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  8. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Jun 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  9. Instagram for business: intermediate
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Dual Mode (Online or In Person)

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: introduction', and is designed to expand your skills in using Instagram for business even further.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. English, maths and digital skills for life (entry 1-entry 2)
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Mixed Mode (Online and In Person) (other locations are available)

    Do you want to improve your reading and writing of English and develop your communication skills? Would you like to practise your computer and digital skills at the same time? And work on your maths? In this class you will develop all of these skills so you can express yourself confidently when talking, writing and using the computer. You will learn how to read and write full sentences in English about important events and topics that interest you, how to fill in forms on paper and on the computer, how to understand and write important letters and emails land make appointments. You will become confident in your spelling, vocabulary, using capital letters, full stops and expressing your thoughts and feelings. You will practise searching for information on the Internet. And you will learn the maths you need for everyday life such as adding up your shopping costs and calculating your weekly budget.This course will help you learn all the most important skills you need in life.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. English and maths for life (pre-entry)
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Mixed Mode (Online and In Person) (other locations are available)

    Do you need help with reading and writing English? Can you write the letters of the alphabet or do you need to practise? Do you need to improve your spelling? Can you use numbers and count up to 100 or do you need help? On this course we will help you with your English and maths. You will learn how to write individual letters, spell whole words, write simple sentences, read whole words, read simple sentences and understand notices. You will become confident in your speaking. And you will also practise the maths you need for everyday life so you can shop, use money and measure things correctly.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. Looking at artists: colour and composition
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Benjamin Senior
    This course will give you guidance on how to choose, mix and arrange colours successfully. We will explore approaches to harmony and composition through a series of small scale watercolour exercises which can be collected for future reference.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  13. Get together and read
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Claire Allen
    Enjoy talking with other people about the things you have read? Want to share great stories, poems and drama? Come along and join the conversation. The group is led by a shared reading practitioner trained by The Reader Organisation.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Jun 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Does your smartphone confuse you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? This short course will help you understand your Android smartphone, troubleshoot problems and use some of the most popular apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use you’re the key features of your phone.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  15. Japanese: writing for beginners part 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of the Japanese writing system, Kanji. Suitable if you have completed Japanese writing for beginners: part 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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