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  1. How to write a short story
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    Through a series of inspiring and practical exercises, you'll be encouraged to tap into your imagination and draft a short story from beginning to end in this supportive short course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
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  2. Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amarjeet Nandhra
    Experiment with a range of mono printing techniques; painted, wiped and drawn, onto fabric. You will use these techniques with appliqué, manipulation and hand stitch to layer and build exciting dimensional surfaces, exploring pattern and texture.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
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  3. Screenwriting for feature film
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Sharmila Chauhan
    Have you ever wondered what goes into writing a screenplay? How is it different from theatre, radio or prose? Learn the basics of the craft and develop a script of your own in this creative and analytical workshop.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
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  4. Drawing and painting from the imagination
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Aug 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises.



    The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the imagination in drawing and painting and to explore new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
  5. Cyanotype printmaking in a day
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Jul 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print from a variety of artwork, including drawings, photographs, physical objects or combinations of all of these. All levels welcome.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  6. Great works: West Side Story
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Sixty-five years ago, West Side Story took Broadway by storm, and now a new film is doing the same. Who created it and how, and what impact did it have on musicals – and in films - afterwards?
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
  7. Piano masterclass
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Maria Razumovskaya
    Approach core piano repertoire through the prism of the Russian piano tradition, gaining insight into its principles of



    rubato, 'sound', chord techniques, pedalling, and the 'artistic image' of a piece.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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  8. Abdominal-sacral massage: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Diane Cooper
    Abdominal-sacral massage improves the efficiency of digestive and reproductive organs, nourishing and energising the core of our being, the subtle body. It is a unique area that can be a dynamic region for transformation.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
  9. How to write a memoir
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Garton
    Do you have a personal story to tell that will move, delight, stir and inform readers? This short course guides students in planning and crafting a memoir.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
  10. Massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Monica Clarke
    Gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn the basic techniques and how you can perform this therapy on family and friends. Suitable for those at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited ITEC courses.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
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  11. Writing haiku poetry
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pearl May
    Learn how to write haikus that resonate, move and entertain on this fun day workshop.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
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  12. Self defence and personal safety for women
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carla Drayton
    Explore physical and non-physical techniques for self defence, developing your assertiveness, body language and more. Women of any age or fitness level are welcome to come and enhance their confidence.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  13. Come and sing: West Side Story
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley Wilson
    West Side Story - the iconic musical film from the 1950s and the more recent version from 2021 - contains some of the most catchy repertoire from the 20th century catalogue. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £67.00
  14. Alexander technique: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 7 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cristina Codina Llavina
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in one Sunday workshop.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  15. Children's book illustration for beginners: Intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Rolfe
    Enjoy exploring the world of children's book illustration on this intensive practical course. Learn techniques in developing ideas and creating exciting images in the context of the current children's book market. Please note, there will be some offsite drawing which will involve walking, standing and/or sitting for long periods. Please bring footwear for comfortable walking and you may wish to bring a portable sketchbook stool.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £303.00 Concession £231.00

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