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  1. Calligraphy: modern copperplate variations
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand, which is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones.This fun class is an introduction to Spencerian script and its connection to basic strokes and letterforms. You will also learn the history of Spencerian script and it will give you some new knowledge of penmanship. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    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 greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience. This course will be delivered online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  3. Chi Kung five elements: moving from the centre: all levels
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Heike Clarke
    Would you like to add some stillness to your existing chi kung practice?



    In this weekly course we will follow the support cycle of the five elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire. With a focus on earth and metal. We will slow down and connect to stillness, become more grounded, centred and relaxed, get a better energy flow and become more aware of ourselves, others and our surroundings. We will also do some standing and sitting meditation.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £125.00
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  4. Pilates mixed levels
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathy Norris
    Learn unique Pilates exercises to improve your core strength, muscular strength, balance, posture and relaxation. Develop your technique, use small equipment, and progress your practise. Include these enjoyable exercises into your daily routine for improved health.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
  5. Shakespeare: King Lear and The Tempest
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie Oxenham
    Join us to explore two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, his tragedy King Lear, and his late ‘romance’, The Tempest. We’ll consider the connections – and differences - between these works, thinking about Shakespeare’s use of genre and language, the historical contexts, changing critical perspectives, and aspects of the plays in performance.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  6. Reading Shakespeare: a director's perspective - Romeo and Juliet and the Taming of the Shrew
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    Take a fresh look at Shakespeare, exploring selected plays in the company of an experienced theatre director. With performance in mind, we will examine the language and themes of two plays and discuss the extraordinary variety to be found within Shakespeare’s work.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Writing from the Margins: Great Expectations, Jude the Obscure and Makeshift
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fiona McCulloch
    This online course will introduce and discuss a selection of novels depicting British society from the Victorian period to the 1920s. This allows us to make links between literary texts and social context to consider how fiction might be influenced by and influencing the real world beyond its covers. As we explore each novel, we will consider the characters as outliers in relation to social pressures and stigmas, as perceived through these literary and social perspectives.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Physics: from particles to the universe and beyond
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Radmila Topalovic
    Explore fundamental aspects of physics such as the nature of light, matter and energy and the physical laws governing our universe. Learn about the revolutionary discoveries of the world around us.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  9. Art & memory: culture and politics in modern and contemporary art
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Stuart-Smith
    How have artists since 1960 engaged with the recent history and memory of political conflict? What role have artists had in remembering a difficult or traumatic past? What are the connections between memory and national identity in their work?
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  10. Renaissance art: making, locating and viewing
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Emma Rose Barber
    This course explores the Making, the Locating and the Viewing of Renaissance paintings in the collection of the National Gallery. This course takes place at the National Gallery.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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