Music and Literature

Jazz Performance Workshops

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Mondays, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
30 September – 9 December (except 14 October)
£73 full price / £38 concession for 10 sessions

Tutor: Richard Everitt

 

Gain confidence in your ability to improvise and develop your performance skills through a better understanding of scales, modes and chords. For anyone with reasonable proficiency who can read music or chord symbols, but those who play by ear are also welcome.

 

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The Writer’s Lab

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Tuesdays, 9:45am – 11:15am
1 October – 17 December (drop in)
£10 full price / £5 concession per session

Tutor: Jan Thomas

 

Come and explore the wonderful world of word play. Each week explore your inner voice through creative writing without restrictions on style or form. These drop-in sessions allow you to explore and experiment in a supportive and encouraging environment.

 

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Talking Music

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Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
10 September / 8 October / 12 November / 10 December
£10 full price / £5 concession per session

Tutor: Laura Freeman

 

Spend every second Tuesday of the month listening to music and talking about it in a friendly, informal setting. Think of a book group, but with music!

 

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Art Examined: The Art of Glass

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Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
2 October – 13 November (except 16 October)
£43 full price / £28 concession for 5 sessions

Tutor: Miriam Gill

 

Stained or painted, blown or moulded, glass is a fascinating medium with an extensive history. This course uses case studies to explore this versatile art material over time.

 

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Art Examined: Social Contexts of Arts and Crafts

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Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
20 November – 11 December (except 16 October)
£43 full price / £28 concession for 5 sessions

Tutor: Miriam Gill

 

At the end of the nineteenth-century, arts and crafts pioneers presented not only new forms, styles and methods, but a new way of living creatively and authentically. Explore the social contexts which shaped and were shaped by this innovative movement.

 

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The Art of Spain: Survey and Detail

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Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12pm
2 October – 11 December
£68 full price / £38 concession for 10 sessions

Tutor: Miriam Gill

 

From the intriguing world of ancient Iberia to the work of Gaudi, this chronological course traces the unique story of art in Spain. We will focus on famous artists such as Velasquez and Goya and times of cultural interchange and flowering.

 

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Acoustic and Classical Guitar

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Thursdays 5:30pm – 9:30pm
3 October – 19 December (except 7 November)
£59 for 10 sessions

Tutor: Ketan Patel

 

Learn in a friendly group setting with a strong emphasis on practical application from the first lesson. No previous musical knowledge is required for either of the beginner courses. Classical guitar entrants should preferably bring a nylon-strung guitar along with the course book ‘the guitarist way’.

 

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Indian Music Appreciation

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Thursdays, 7pm – 8pm
3 October / 7 November / 5 December
£4 per session

Tutor: Sitar Music Society

 

Discover the depth and beauty of Indian music with expert artists through monthly sessions. Learn to listen to and appreciate music from a new perspective by understanding it fascinating foundations and key features.

 

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