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  1. Communicating effectively at work
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Mulquin
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people both in person and in online meetings and interviews? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and communication skills for business meetings. This 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
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  2. Meditation made easy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sally Page
    Learn all about meditation and learn how to make it easy, simple and enjoyable. 10 sessions will take you through the basic theory and a step by step meditation practice which we build as the course progresses. Includes mantra, breath and visualisation meditation techniques.



    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 £119.00 Concession £104.00
  3. Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. Presenting on the spot
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Learn key vocal techniques and public speaking strategies that will support you when you need to give a memorable impromptu presentation or speech with gravitas and confidence. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
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  5. Using your voice for audio books and talking newspapers: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Thorpe
    Would you like to narrate audio books? Are you interested in community work such as talking newspapers for the blind? This Improvers' course will explore a variety of essential voice techniques such as engaging storytelling, clear and precise articulation and subject-appropriate intonation. Additionally the course looks at how to differentiate your reading styles between audio books and talking newspapers.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  6. Storytelling (intensive)
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ariella Eshed
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence, both in the workplace, and in contemporary performance. Gain confidence and experience in storytelling on this intensive summer course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  7. Writing for magazines
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Phyllis Richardson
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.



    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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  8. Comedy improvisation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Phoenix
    Have fun acting, with theatre games and character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people while you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing improvised comedy scenes.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  9. City Lit evening reading group
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Allen
    Share thoughts and ideas about what you are reading, with books chosen by the group. Please come to the first session with suggestions (contemporary fiction in paperback) and having read The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed. Monthly meetings on 25 Sept, 23 Oct, 27 Nov; 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 18 March, 29 April, 10 June, and 08 July.



    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
  10. 20th & 21st Century Black British Literature
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rebecca Balfourth
    Explore some important names in Black British Literature – from Booker-winning novelist Bernadine Evaristo to T.S. Eliot Award-winning poet Roger Robinson, through to new and exciting work by Okechukwu Nzelu, who was longlisted for the 2023 Jhalak Prize, and non-fiction by Zadie Smith. Read, analyse and discuss this literature in context to earlier examples of writing by Black people in Britain, including pioneering feminist, poet, playwright, and broadcaster Una Marson and novelist and short fiction writer, Sam Selvon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  11. Portrait drawing: expression in the face
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This short course will develop your existing knowledge and skills in drawing portraits to meet the challenge of creating expression. Bring your portrat drawing to life by exploring character, personality and emotion in the face of your subject.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  12. Using your voice for audio books and talking newspapers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Giles Abbott
    Would you like to narrate audio books? Are you interested in community work such as talking newspapers for the blind? Explore vocal skills and techniques required in these areas and identify what style works for you. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
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    100% of 100
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