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  1. Chi Kung for balance and relaxation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  2. Summer Astronomy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roger O'Brien
    Have you heard of the Summer Triangle? Now is the time to see it - and so much else in the summer evening skies! This one-day course will help you prepare to make the most of the astronomical splendours available to those who know where and when to look at the sky.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £32.00
  3. Drawing and mindfulness: an introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    An introduction to drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence and creativity in drawing. Through a variety of guided exercises, explore how the two disciplines relate and how each can enrich the other. This course is suitable for beginners to drawing and/or mindfulness.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  4. Iyengar Yoga workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Irina Baillie
    Reclaim balance and strength by treating yourself to an Iyengar yoga workshop.



    The workshops will give you rich and immersive yoga experience with focus on alignment principles, helping you understand how to properly engage muscles and align bones to achieve maximum benefit and prevent injury.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  5. The Search for Life Beyond Earth
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 7 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Radmila Topalovic
    The origins of life continue to elude us here on Earth but maybe we can gain insights into the rarity of life by looking at our planetary neighbours, their moons and the vast population of exoplanets throughout our galaxy, the Milky Way.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £32.00
  6. Cultureplex ciné-club taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Come and join us for a taste of what happens at the Cultureplex Ciné-Club. For one day only, and during a compressed hour and a half, we will watch and discuss a short film replicating the structure of the upcoming Cine-Club course, where we watch and discuss full-length feature films. The Cultureplex Ciné-Club course takes its cue from the famous Parisian Ciné-club set up by the celebrated critic and writer, André Bazin, however, this incarnation of the film club will offer an opportunity not only to have a taste of what the full Cine-Club course (running throughout next year) has to offer, but it will also allow for the viewing of a short film, followed by detailed discussion and debate. The film will be introduced, placed in both its cinematic, cultural and historic context as well as being situated within the director’s body of work. In sharing our viewing in City Lit’s premier screening room, the Cultureplex, we will approximate the experience of watching film in the cinema, one that is intense and fully focussed in a way that other modes of viewing often are not. After the screening we will devote the rest of the class to a collective exploration of the film, led by the tutor, but involving everyone in a participatory discussion that will allow all to express their responses, their views, their thoughts on the film screened.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  7. Film studies taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 8 Dec 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This taster of forthcoming film courses at City Lit in 2025 offers you the chance to think about which ones to take while also providing an opportunity to explore some of the key areas in film studies more generally.



    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit film studies class.



    We will view clips from a wide variety of films, exploring themes and technique in British, European and modern American cinema. There will be a chance to review term two film courses at City Lit (January - July 2025).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  8. Islamic art at the British Museum
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 17 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Anita Chowdry
    Take a Sunday afternoon to explore the British Museum’s newly refurbished Islamic galleries and learn the stories behind one of the world’s great collections of Islamic art.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Creative writing for social media
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Homan Yousofi
    In this course we will scroll through short-form creative writing approaches, and bring together words, images, found sounds, mixed-media, cut-up and other techniques to publish writing on social media. This course is open to both new and experienced writers.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. Keats and eternity
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    In the house where many of them were written, we will explore why Keats’s poems are regarded as exceptionally beautiful. How did he achieve this? We will see that it wasn’t luck or simply inspiration, but the result of choices which reflect important aspects of Keats’ personality. Includes ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, Ode to a Grecian Urn’ and ‘To Autumn’.







    This course will take place at Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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