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  1. Yoga for a healthy back
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    Learn simple yoga techniques to relax, stretch and strengthen your back, neck and shoulders safely. You can alleviate pain and discomfort, increase your mobility and generate a feeling of wellbeing.



    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 £111.00 Concession £97.00
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  2. Ways into creative writing: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Feb 2023 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yvonne Singh
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. Picture book writing
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Lou Kuenzler
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories; a starter course to develop both your ideas and your technique.



    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 £99.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. The art of negotiating
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes. The course will be taught online.



    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 £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  5. French 1: revisit your elementary French
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    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 £90.00
  6. Exploring medieval literature: late medieval drama
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 15 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Thomas White
    Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre loom large in the history of drama in England. But what came before the Bard? What is the history of drama in the period before named playwrights were producing scripts for professional actors to perform in front of paying audiences? This course will cover the dramatic works of the late medieval period (c. 1350-1550), their fascinating cultural, social, and political contexts, and their influence on the development of drama in England.



    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
  7. Chinese beginners: a basic introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 15 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    If you are planning to visit a Chinese-speaking area and would like to grasp a few daily survival Chinese sentences, or if you have Chinese family or friends and would like to understand a bit more about their language and background, perhaps you are just interested in Chinese culture and would like to have a taste of the Chinese language, this course is for you.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  8. Ballet at the barre: online
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    An online barre class from the comfort of your own home. The work you do at the ballet barre is the foundation for all the other work you do as a dancer. Improve your strength, balance and coordination. Not suitable for complete beginners. This course is online.



    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 £64.00
  9. German beginners consolidation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 15 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    Improve your elementary German on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on consolidating chapters 1-8 of the course book Willkommen by Hodder &Stoughton and increase confidence in communication.



    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 £99.00 Concession £64.00
  10. Russian reading group 1/2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    The course aims to develop students` basic reading skills in Russian.



    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
  11. Beowulf and the challenges of translation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Thomas White
    Beowulf is one of the foundational works in the history of English literature. It is at once familiar and strange: its story is well-known, but critics continue to debate its origins and its language and form have long challenged modern readers and translators. This course will explore the poem and its original language, and recent attempts to render that language into modern English.



    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 £99.00 Concession £64.00
  12. A mile in my shoes: how to tell a story (level 1-2)
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    “I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes.....” What would it feel like for someone else to walk in your shoes so that just for that one moment they could be you? This course will help you find out. On this course you will work on creating and telling your own digital story. You will turn an event in your life into a story which you will record digitally. You will then invite other people to wear your shoes (literally), walk and listen to your story. This will be part of a small exhibition within City Lit! This is a unique opportunity to develop your English – your speaking, listening, vocabulary, range of expression, grammar and overall communication skill - as well as learn how to create an engaging and impacting story.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00

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