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  1. Classic drama: Euripides, Shakespeare and Farquhar
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Stevens
    We will read and discuss three classic plays: Euripides’ Medea, Shakespeare's The Tempest and George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem. Focusing closely on structure, language and tone, we will consider how dramatists across time have explored themes such as revenge, marriage, family relationships and exile through their plays, as well as considering the social and historical contexts in which they were produced.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  2. Developing your novel
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Have you started work on your novel? This course is suitable for experienced creative writers who want to make progress with a novel draft. Learn more about the art of novel writing and move your project forward in a supportive workshop environment.



    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 £105.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  3. Developing your poetry
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Christina Dunhill
    For those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading exercises, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.



    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 £105.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  4. Advanced fiction writing workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Mary Flanagan
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  5. Advanced poetry workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
  6. An introduction to philosophy of mind
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ariel Kernberg
    “No Brain, No Pain” — that’s hardly controversial. But is having an experience or—indeed—entertaining a thought



    nothing else than neural activity? In this course we will look at this and some related philosophical questions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £120.00
  7. Advanced playwriting
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Brian Mullin
    Dive deeper into the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This course is designed for experienced playwrights who have work in-progress.



    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 £219.00 Concession £110.00
  8. Autobiographical writing
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Garton
    Whether writing for self-discovery, testimony or to tell your story, this term-long course explores how to ensure your autobiographical work is both evocative and powerful.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
  9. Writing for children: workshop
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Penny Joelson
    On this ongoing workshop you will develop your work-in-progress with constructive feedback from tutor and classmates. You need to have completed a ‘Writing for children’ course before joining this class.



    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 £229.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  10. French 4 at a gentle pace: module 2
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Want to learn (continue learning) French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? French 4 at a gentle pace: module 2 is designed to cover the same material as our standard French 4: module 2 course, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.



    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 £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. French 5: pratique et perfectionnement
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Bruno Males
    Continue developing your advanced French and take your language skills to the next level. This course is ideal for students who have an advanced level of French but would like to become proficient in the language.



    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
  12. Prepare for opera
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Explore classical operatic repertoire in this dynamic workshop with an experienced tutor and a professional accompanist. Learn which styles suit your particular voice-type. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn new repertoire quickly.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £167.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  13. Classical singing: advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Explore the rich repertoire of classical song and develop expressive and communicative skills. This lively workshop is for experienced classical singers.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £167.00
  14. Keyboard harmony and performance workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    A practical workshop integrating keyboard harmony with piano performance skills. Taught in-person on a grand piano, this workshop is aimed at classical pianists at any level with a music theory standard of grade 5+ and good sheet music reading skills. We shall deepen our understanding of musical works by studying the harmonic constructs that underpin them, tackle the technical challenges they present, and explore how harmonic analysis can inform our interpretative choices.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  15. Chinese 3 lower: module 2
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Develop your fluency on this course taught in Chinese, with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have studied Chinese (Mandarin) for three years or have a fairly good command of the language.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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