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  1. Classical singing workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trevor Alexander
    A lively workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
  2. Piano workshop 5
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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  3. Stories from Europe
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Aamer Hussein
    Freshly translated or newly rediscovered gems of European writing from the second half of the 20th century include Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante (Italy), The Last and the First by Nina Berberova (Russia), The Inseparables by Simone de Beauvoir (France), Train was on Time by Heinrich Boll (Germany), Forty Lost Years by Rosa Maria Arquimbau (Catalonia/Spain) and The Man From London by Simenon (Belgium).
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  4. The long 19th century I: Romantics, poets and virtuosos
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    Discover the roots of Romanticism and its musical pioneers, from Beethoven and Schubert to Meyerbeer and Paganini, as we explore the rich interaction of poetry, art and composition in the early 1800s. Break week: 26 Oct 2022.



    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 £175.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  5. Recorder ensemble: advanced
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Wendland
    If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles. Break week: 26 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  6. German beginners intensive: module 1 + 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carola Kornfeld
    Suitable for complete beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-5 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 3 hours per week over 6 weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £214.00
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  7. The Long Weekend: politics, culture and society in Britain and Ireland, 1922-1939
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Street
    An exploration of interwar Britain and (divided) Ireland. Aspects covered include the aftermath of (Civil) War, economic dislocation, political re-alignment and constitutional crises together with foreign policy. Leisure, the Arts/popular culture and ‘Modernity’ also feature.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £110.00
  8. Introduction to clothes making
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Silvia Sacrestano
    Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. We start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  9. The City of London: the Square Mile
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Paul Sinclair
    Explore the City’s development from Roman and medieval times through to the Tudors and Stuarts.



    This course will comprise of 10 walks starting with Roman London. First meeting place at Monument station on the Monument side.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £105.00
  10. Writing and photography: text and image workshop
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Christina Dunhill, Shirley Read
    Whether you are a photographer or a writer this short course will give you ideas for combining words and images to discover new approaches and create new work.



    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 £175.00 Concession £142.00
  11. Adobe InDesign: stage 1
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gita Hahn
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this stage 1 course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisements and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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  12. WordPress: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    Take your basic WordPress skills to the next level by using plugins and widgets to add new functionality, and by editing and creating theme files to customise the look of your site.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  13. Online marketing: a detailed introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022

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

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    A popular course that provides an in-depth look at the tools and techniques you can use to market your business on the internet. Examine Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), web advertising with Google AdWords and social media marketing among other topics, along with the management tools needed to measure success.



    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  14. Life painting: focus on light and shade
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Hull
    A great introduction to tonal painting working directly from the nude model. Using simple projects, you will



    explore different ways to represent the human form through light and shade in paint, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
  15. Psychology of Jung: explore your shadow
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carmen Ogando
    The Swiss psychiatrist CG Jung was a pioneer of the soul and a great scholar of the 20th century. We will learn about his concepts and how they can help us in a quest for self-understanding and healing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
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