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  1. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison, Billie Manning
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  2. Tap dance: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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  3. Silver Swans ballet class improvers
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Abigail Bulfin
    This improvers course will focus on expanding existing knowledge of ballet technique and vocabulary and is designed to enable you to learn and execute more varied and complex movement sequences. There is an emphasis on delivering ballet technique to facilitate healthy joints, flexibility, movement quality and core strength.



    Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s and the improvers course is suitable for older leaners with at least 1 year of foundation ballet or Silver Swans experience.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  4. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    This Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  5. How to read a film: a beginners' guide to cinema
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This course will develop your critical appreciation of the cinema by teaching you how to read and understand film texts. We will look at the elements that underpin film form – narrative, mise en scène, cinematography, editing and sound – alongside its historical development. We will consider film style by exploring classical, post-classical and art cinema and we will examine influential critical modes of analysis, such as genre, authorship and spectatorship.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
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  6. Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you been learning English for a long time but your writing just doesn’t seem to be improving? Are you quite a fluent speaker but find formal speaking difficult? Do you feel ‘stuck’. This course will release you! You will focus on how to improve the structure of your writing both the whole text, paragraphs and sentences. You will work on understanding the grammar of the language, and the skills you learn to develop your writing will help you improve your more formal speaking whether this is for job interviews, meetings at work or giving presentations. This course is ideal if you have been living in the UK for several years, feel quite comfortable in speaking English as a second language, but lack confidence in your literacy skills.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here





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

    Full fee £152.00 Senior fee £122.00 Concession £76.00
  7. German beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tim Matschak
    Get ready for a summer in a German speaking country and start learning German. This is an intensive course for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  8. Forensic Science: Part I
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have you ever wondered how crimes are solved? How can you prove a suspect is guilty or innocent? From the history of the crime scene to contemporary evidence, using practical activities and case studies, in this course you will discover the crime scene and how it is processed, reconstructed and investigated by forensic scientists.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  9. French 4: conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Venez discuter d'une diversité de sujets dans ce cours vivant et créatif qui vous aidera à renforcer vos compétences orales.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  10. Ballet pointe: beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Abigail Bulfin
    This short course offers you the opportunity to get introduced to pointe work at a pace that allows you to understand how to execute the basic exercises correctly. Working with correct alignment and safely are a focal point and to address any issues and concerns you may have. To get the most out of this course you should have attended regular ballet classes for at least 6 to 12 months.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00
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  11. Poetry workshop: intensive
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Irigaray
    Want to have your poems critiqued in a supportive environment? This intensive poetry workshop focuses on offering feedback to poets who have already written a selection of poems and are looking to push their writing further.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
  12. Exploring the music of Anton Bruckner
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    Composer of vast symphonies, virtuoso organist, mystic… simpleton? Anton Bruckner’s remarkable catalogue of works and unorthodox career path – not to mention his seeming lack of confidence in his own abilities, even as a senior musical figure – have long been a subject of fascination. Come and discover more about this brilliant, unusual figure and his music.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
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