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Photoshop - Introduction

A chance to gain understanding of Photoshop. The essential features that you will require for photograph, image and scanned image manipulation. You will learn about image selection tools, blending, modes, layers and layer effects, groups, patterns, styles, vector objects, adding text, clipping, masks and filters, history panel, history brush and snapshots.

15 January 2024 – 04 March 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2011D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 24 June 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2012D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 12 June 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2018D
£193 / £68
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Illustrator - Introduction

This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri

15 January 2024 – 04 March 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2015D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Digital Photography - Intermediate

This is an in-depth and creative course for students to develop both their camera and edit-ing skills. Each week you will focus on a few topic and the aim is to gain a range of skills and more confidence to make images from street to still life and portraiture. Perfect for Students who have studied on our DSLR Introduction courses.

19 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:2002D
£233 / £82
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Photoshop For Artists And Designers

A course for Creatives to learn how to use Photoshop to produce and manipulate digital illustrations from hand drawn artwork. Students must be comfortable using computers and have some drawing experience. This course is not suitable for those who are not computer literate and is aimed at aspiring artists who would like to develop their knowledge of digital art, taking existing artwork into the digital medium and learning various ways to expand and enhance it.

19 January 2024 – 08 March 2024
Friday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2013D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Developing The Jive

Develop your skills in the ballroom Jive in this one-off afternoon intensive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

20 January 2024 – 20 January 2024
Saturday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:672CS
£17 / £6
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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Essential Digital Skills - Entry Level 3

Do you need to know how to use Computers and IT in your everyday life? Do you feel left behind by your lack of knowledge? This starter qualification is designed for those who have a limited knowledge of using computers and is designed to give you basic skills to help you with work and daily life. To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support Please note: 5003 is a daytime course, 5002 is an evening course. They will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

22 January 2024 – 10 June 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 15:00
Course Code:5011
Free
16 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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19 September 2023 – 13 February 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5004
Free
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Experimental Sound Art

Invent, create, play! This course will allow you to explore sound as an art form using instruments, found objects, voice, recordings and technology. The emphasis will be on exploration and experimentation. You will also learn about the history, key artists and movements associated with sound as an art form. Each term focuses on a different aspect, leading to an individual project and the opportunity to take part in a public event or exhibition.

22 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 18:30 to 21:00
Course Code:926CS
£203 / £71
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 18:30 to 21:00
Course Code:927CS
£203 / £71
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Ukulele For Improvers

Ideal for those who have previously taken the beginners course, or have some experience. Learn more advanced techniques (e.g. finger-picking), as well as trickier chords and melody playing.

23 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 19:15 to 20:45
Course Code:917
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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07 May 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 19:15 to 20:45
Course Code:918
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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03 October 2023 – 05 December 2023
Tuesday, 19:15 to 20:45
Course Code:916
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Understanding Conflict In The Modern World - Perspectives On The War In Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 sent shockwaves throughout a world still ravaged by the pandemic. More than a year on, the horrors of war still dominate the front pages of news around the world. A climate of fear and uncertainty dominates world politics as we are constantly reminded of the fear of escalation between major world powers, rising death tolls, human rights concerns and what the outcome of this conflict might mean for global peace and stability. Despite this global attention, there remains a large gulf between opposing camps on how this war is viewed - leading to contrasting and competing national policies. This course aims to explore how the histories of these countries resulted in open conflict, its development since 2014, and a close examination of the motives and intentions of opposing blocs in this war. This course aims to explore and comprehend contrasting views and to what extent they are coloured by historical fact, national security, and political objectives.

24 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:435B
£126 / £42
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Getting The Most Out Of Your Smartphone for Photography

Do you have a smartphone and want to understand how to make the most of its camera for photography? Are you using the different functions of the camera on your device fully? No longer is it so necessary to have a camera and a smartphone. On this course, get to grips with the functions of your smartphone camera as well as the help you need with composing, editing, saving and sharing photographs.

24 January 2024 – 13 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2008D
£129 / £48
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Maths Functional Skills Level 1

Do you need to improve your maths to help you in your daily life, with work or your studies? Do you need to increase your confidence with maths? Do you need to work towards a GCSE? These courses will help you gain essential mathematical skills and also enable you to get a qualification. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are free.

23 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:119
Free
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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26 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:149
Free
9 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:120
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:150
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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19 September 2023 – 05 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:118
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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29 September 2023 – 01 December 2023
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:148
Free
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sewing Machine Masterclass - Pockets - Side And Welt

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.

10 February 2024 – 10 February 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1306CS
£60 / £21
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Photography - Digital Saturdays

Whether you photograph with a smartphone or camera, this series of weekend workshops takes a practical approach to helping you to understand digital photography.

10 February 2024 – 24 February 2024
Saturday, 11:00 to 15:00
Course Code:2023D
£95 / £35
3 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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01 June 2024 – 15 June 2024
Saturday, 11:00 to 15:00
Course Code:2024D
£95 / £35
3 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Ms Office Essentials - Stage 2

If you feel you can already effectively use MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) but need to hone your skills for employment this is the course for you. It will not cover the basic features of these programs but will include the more complex everyday tasks required in the working environment.

12 February 2024 – 11 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:30
Course Code:2020
£129 / £38 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Developing The Rumba And Cha Cha

Develop your skills in the international ballroom and Latin style Rumba and Cha Cha Cha in this one-off afternoon intensive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

17 February 2024 – 17 February 2024
Saturday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:673CS
£17 / £6
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Pottery - Evening

Discover Your Creativity with Our New Ceramics Classes! Join us for an exciting journey into the world of pottery and ceramics. Our classes cater to all skill levels and offer a variety of options to fit your schedule. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced potter, you'll have the opportunity to explore hand-built sculptures and wheel-thrown objects, experiment with glazes, and play with textures.

19 February 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1935
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 24 June 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1936
£188 / £66
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Understanding The Modern World: The Rise Of China

China has changed in scarcely three decades from a poor and overwhelmingly agricultural country to what may already be the largest industrial economy in the world, with the geopolitical significance that that entails. To Western observers this is liable to seem like a sudden rise from backwardness and obscurity. But China's citizens have a different perspective: that their country is on the brink of recovering a status that it held for millenia - that of the world's most technically and culturally sophisticated society, only eclipsed for a few brief centuries following Europe's industrial revolution. But how should these events be explained? To do this we will look at the variety of ways in which economists have accounted for the transition from agriculture to industry, and thus for the fact that China has achieved what countries in Africa and South America have found so much more difficult.

20 February 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:432
£76 / £27
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Essential Digital Skills - L1

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for those who have some knowledge of using computers and is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book. Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support. Please note: 5002 is an evening course. 5003 is during the daytime. Both will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

20 February 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5006
Free
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Mixed Media: Still Life

A project-based workshop providing an opportunity for beginners and more experienced artists to develop their work around themes e.g. working from life or still-life.

21 February 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1259
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1260
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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05 June 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1261
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 01 November 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1256
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 November 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1257
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 14 February 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1258
£132 / £46
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Wheel Thrown Pottery

Discover Your Creativity with Our New Ceramics Classes! Join us for an exciting journey into the world of pottery and ceramics. Our classes cater to all skill levels and offer a variety of options to fit your schedule. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced potter, you'll have the opportunity to explore wheel-thrown objects, experiment with glazes, and play with textures.

22 February 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1939
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Ceramics Workshop

Discover Your Creativity with Our New Ceramics Classes! Join us for an exciting journey into the world of pottery and ceramics. Our classes cater to all skill levels and offer a variety of options to fit your schedule. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced potter, you'll have the opportunity to explore hand-built sculptures and wheel-thrown objects, experiment with glazes, and play with a variety of ceramic techniques.

22 February 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1940
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Resin Jewellery

Resin jewellery making is a fun and inexpensive way to be creative. You will learn techniques to add colour and mould your resin into unique shapes that can be made up into basic jewellery pieces.

23 February 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1703
£121 / £42
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 November 2023 – 15 December 2023
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1702
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sewing Machine Masterclass - Waistbands - Straight, Shaped And Elastic

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.

24 February 2024 – 24 February 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1307CS
£60 / £21
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Weekend Ceramics Workshop

Discover Your Creativity with Our New Ceramics Classes! Join us for an exciting journey into the world of pottery and ceramics. Our classes cater to all skill levels and offer a variety of options to fit your schedule. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced potter, you'll have the opportunity to explore hand-built sculptures and wheel-thrown objects, experiment with glazes, and play with textures.

24 February 2024 – 24 February 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1943
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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02 March 2024 – 02 March 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1941
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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09 March 2024 – 09 March 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1942
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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23 March 2024 – 23 March 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1944
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Sewing Machine Masterclass - Darts, Tucks, Pleats And Gathers

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.

09 March 2024 – 09 March 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1308CS
£60 / £21
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Developing The Waltz

Develop your skills in the Waltz in this one-off afternoon intensive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

16 March 2024 – 16 March 2024
Saturday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:674CS
£17 / £6
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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Watewrcolour Encounters

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of watercolour art and its various applications. Delve into traditional and experimental watercolor techniques, encounter a variety of interesting and stimulating subject matter, and receive support from a specialist art tutor.

23 March 2024 – 23 March 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1265
£40 / £15
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Clothes Making

Learn how to make clothes from commercial patterns. You will construct a toile in calico from a basic skirt/trousers and bodice block to get the perfect fit. You will learn to lay and cut your fabric along with a range of sewing techniques to construct a simple garment of your choice. Term 1 - Ladies skirt/men's trousers. Term 2 - Ladies trousers (men's trousers). Term 3 - Ladies day dress (men's shirt).

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1320
£237 / £83
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1318
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 13:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1319
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Music Theory: Grade 3

A series of modular courses which prepare students for the (optional) ABRSM exam; many of those who take the exam pass with distinction. A complete beginner would start at Grade I and could, with tutor guidance and the support of Kodály musicianship exercises, attain the Grade V qualification within 2 years.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:903
£155 / £52
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Ballroom Dance: Next Steps

Develop your skills in your favourite ballroom and Latin American dances such as the Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 16:15 to 17:45
Course Code:666
£100 / £35
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 16:15 to 17:45
Course Code:664
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 16:15 to 17:45
Course Code:665
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Detective Fiction

Detective fiction is one of the most popular forms of narrative, appealing to writers and readers with widely diverse interests and ideologies. This class investigates why this is so in the context of a wide range of detective fiction from around the world, exploring influential masterpieces and cult classics. The focus of this course will be on the development of the genre, the significance of the sites of criminal investigation, and on the varying characters and motives of the detectives, criminals and, just as importantly, writers and readers.

22 April 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:446
£127 / £44
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Experimental Sculpture

This is a fun, welcoming and explorative class in which you will have the freedom to investigate and develop ideas. Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts. This course encourages you to enjoy using materials and the process of 'making', so ideal for beginners or students with more experience.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1905
£258 / £90
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1903
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1904
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sculpture: Creative Processes

Get creative with this enjoyable, experimental and imaginative sculpture course where you will learn a broad range of techniques to realise your project. Work with Ceramics, Wirework, Metal, Wood and Found Objects. Work independently or follow set projects. Whether a beginner or experienced come and enjoy the process of making.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1902
£258 / £90
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1900
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1901
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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World Civilisations: City And State In Ancient Persia

The course will begin with a consideration of the definitions of 'civilisation,' and will then explore the origins of the city, the state, and of writing, in Persia (Iran) between c 3500 BC, and the conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great, in 331 BC. Themes to be considered will include the changing nature of city life, and of the state; the roles of religion, trade, warfare, and the emergence of literacy. Much of the course will be based on archaeological evidence, but we will also be looking at translated inscriptions, and bureaucratic texts. We will move on to look at the interactions between the Persian Empire and the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:455
£133 / £47
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Intermediate Philosophy Part 3: Society, Language and Difference

Philosophy in the second half of the 20th century was faced with the demands of formulating an adequate response to the world after the second world war: the rise of different forms of totalitarianism, the horrors of the war itself and the role of technology in bringing this about became urgent issues. We will examine two forms of response to this situation. Firstly, we will examine how Critical Theory attempted to explain and move beyond the social contradictions that had been laid bare during this period. Following on from this, the question of the place of language in our relations with the world came to a central focus of attention, giving birth to the ideas of structuralism and post-structuralism. In this part of the course we will engage with the work of Lacan, Derrida, Foucault and Deleuze.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:418
£139 / £49
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Spanish 4C

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:352
£133 / £47
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Maths Functional Skills Level 2

Do you need to improve your maths to help you in your daily life, with work or your studies? Do you need to increase your confidence with maths? Do you need to work towards a GCSE? These courses will help you gain essential mathematical skills and also enable you to get a qualification. The afternoon classes are more suited to students who want to learn at a slower pace. In the evening classes you will work towards Functional Skills Level 2. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are free.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:153
Free
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:123
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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19 September 2023 – 05 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:121
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:152
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:122
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Fused Glass Techniques And Projects Level 2

This course is suitable for those with some glass experience who want to develop their skills in glass fusing. Aimed at develop ideas and learning new skills. Students should be able to cut glass confidently and the course will also include some design work and technical note keeping.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1505
£261 / £91
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1503
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1504
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Fused Glass Techniques Level 1

Learn the basic techniques of fusing and slumping glass. Suitable for beginners.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1502
£261 / £91
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1500
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1501
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work.

22 April 2024 – 24 June 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2016D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Upper Intermediate Philosophy: Geo-Philosophy in the Age of Climate Crisis

Building upon the predictions concerning the ramifications of human activity on earth's resources, a pertinent question emerges: Can philosophy play any role in navigating this predicament? This course aspires to conjure such an intervention and sheds light on the intertwining of philosophy with the human relation to the Earth, a concern extending beyond the realms of present-day debates. Indeed, it reveals a deep-seated enigma that has been a constant companion of Western philosophy since its very dawn - what is the nature of the bond between thought and the Earth? Through an exhaustive exploration emphasising the Earth's enduring, yet often enigmatic, presence across the trajectory of philosophical debate, this course lays the foundation for a philosophical retort to the looming ecological reality. The course will traverse key philosophical texts, commencing with the pre-Socratic philosophers and the Stoics, and continuing through Plato and Aristotle; progressing to philosophers of the enlightenment such as Descartes, Leibniz, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Kant; and concluding with 19th and 20th-century thinkers like Nietzsche, Marx, Heidegger, and Deleuze. Together, we will asses how the history of the concept 'Earth' has shaped our relation to the natural world, and the possibility of forging a new perspective, one which could pave the way towards a revitalized relationship with our environment, ultimately crafting a different future trajectory.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:421CS
£147 / £51
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Flex And Strengthen

Want to build up or maintain your strength and flexibility? Using breath, core exercises, yoga poses and stretching we will work on flexibility, and building muscle tone to stretch and strengthen your body. Taught in a friendly and fun environment why not come and give it a try?

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 19:00
Course Code:602CS
£79 / £28
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Gentle Yoga For Relaxation

A gentle yoga class for those who wish to use their yoga practice to enhance relaxation, mobility and flexibility.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 19:15 to 20:45
Course Code:605CS
£117 / £41
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Patchwork And Quilting

Learn the craft of patchwork and quilting through making samples and completing personal projects including both hand and machine stitching. All levels of experience are welcome for each term. Term1: Traditional and contemporary patchwork and quilting techniques. Term 2: Using appliqué in patchwork and quilting, Term 3: Using stitch and embellishment for patchwork and quilting.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1330
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1328
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1329
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Maths Functional Skills Entry 2

Do you need to improve your maths to help you in your daily life, with work or your studies? Do you need to increase your confidence with maths? Do you need to work towards a GCSE? These courses will help you gain essential mathematical skills and also enable you to get a qualification. The afternoon classes are more suited to students who want to learn at a slower pace. In the evening classes you will work towards Functional Skills Level 1 and 2. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are free.

23 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:129M
Free
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:130M
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:144M
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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19 September 2023 – 05 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:128M
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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29 September 2023 – 01 December 2023
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:142M
Free
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 January 2024 – 08 March 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:143M
Free
9 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Portrait

Explore portraiture working from the clothed figure. The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people. The aim is to draw and paint portrait, with students working from the model, drawings and photographs.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1227
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1225
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1226
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS

Do you own a computer or laptop and can't use it? Do you need help to get started? This short course is a chance to demystify the computer in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn how to open files, save files, then how to do basic word processing and use the internet. Please come to one of our regular Assessment sessions on a Thursday or Friday morning to join this class.

16 January 2024 – 13 February 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2006
£107 / £32 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 21 May 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2007
£107 / £32 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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31 October 2023 – 28 November 2023
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2005
£107 / £32 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sculpture From The Life Model

Choose to work on a full figure or portrait in terracotta, direct plaster or other processes

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1911
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1914
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1910
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Stained Glass & Mosaic

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning to make stained glass or mosaic. It is both a practical introduction for the complete beginner with no previous skills, and also provides an opportunity for those with more experience to develop and experiment in both fields, using a variety of materials. Learn mosaic, appliqué, copper foiling and leading techniques to apply to personal projects in an experimental and creative way.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1523
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1520
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1521
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1518
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1522
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1519
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is perhaps most famous director of all time. While audiences loved the thrills, glamour and humour of his films, French critics and directors regarded him as a leading 'auteur', theoreticians discussed ways in which his work illustrated key concepts such as the 'male gaze', and biographers debated the personal sources of the darker side of a body of work that remains endlessly influential, with Sight and Sound proclaiming Vertigo the greatest film of all time in 2012. This course explores a range of approaches to a selection of Hitchcock's most important films.

23 April 2024 – 28 May 2024
Tuesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:447
£76 / £27
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Understanding Inequalty In The Modern World:A Question Of Justiice?

For most of recorded history contemporary thinkers have regarded the idea of human equality as either nonsensical, undesirable or impossible. But by the middle of the 19th century Marx could assert that this notion had 'already acquired the fixity of a popular prejudice'. Notwithstanding this claim, it is clear that inequality in the distribution of society's benefits not only persists but has recently been growing. Indeed, some would argue that without some measure of inequality society would have no drive towards innovation and economic growth. This course interrogates the meaning of this 'popular prejudice' and examines what considerations of principle or expediency might justify either equality or inequality.

23 April 2024 – 28 May 2024
Tuesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:433
£76 / £27
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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SPANISH 1C

Further develop your basic spoken Spanish for everyday, routine situations, for pleasure or business, for socialising with first language speakers and for an insight into their way of life.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Course Code:343
£139 / £49
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:355
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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English Functional Skills L1

For many people improving reading and writing can be difficult. These courses will help you develop these skills, and gain confidence in your speaking. You will also have the opportunity to learn about computers and use them to improve your literacy. We offer specialist support for students with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. You can take functional skills exams in speaking, reading and writing when you are ready..

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:108
Free
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:138
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:106
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:136
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:107
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:137
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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French 1C

Further develop your basic spoken French for everyday, routine situations, for pleasure or business, for socialising with first language speakers and for an insight into their way of life.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:385
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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German 1B

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:373
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Finnish 1C

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 15:30 to 17:30
Course Code:376
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Collage And Mixed Media

A practical course for beginners and experienced artists aimed at those who want to explore the creative possibilities of collage, experiment with mixed media (paint, print, 3D, relief, found objects, etc) and make use of unexpected materials and techniques.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1252
£240 / £84
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:1255
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1250
£262 / £92
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1253
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1251
£262 / £92
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:1254
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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The Mary Ward Singers

A lively choir singing a wide range of music, much of it acappella. Students need to be able to read music. The aim is for students to enjoy choral music and occasional concerts are given. Please see our website for more information: www.marywardsingers.org.uk

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 19:30 to 21:30
Course Code:948
£179 / £63
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 19:30 to 21:30
Course Code:946
£179 / £63
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 19:30 to 21:30
Course Code:947
£179 / £63
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Level 2 Improvers Creative Writing - Online

For those who have done at least one year of work in a writing group at Level 1 and who are working on their own projects. Looking for more direction and commitment in your writing? These courses address questions of self-discipline and risk-taking and are designed to develop and hone your skills.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:15
Course Code:715
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
Online Course
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Level 2: Improvers Creative Writing

For those who have done at least one year of work in a writing group at Level 1 and who are working on their own projects. Looking for more direction and commitment in your writing? These courses address questions of self-discipline and risk-taking and are designed to develop and hone your skills.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:15
Course Code:712
£176 / £62
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Digital Skills For Jobseekers - Online

Are you looking for work but lacking skills to write your CV, search for jobs and fill in online forms? Digital skills for Job seekers is a new course. It will cover important digital skills to help you find and apply for job or work experience opportunities. You'll learn strategies in how to search and apply for jobs online as well as develop your general IT skills.

24 April 2024 – 26 June 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2010
£223 / £66 / £0
10 Meetings
Online Course
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Gentle Yoga And Meditation

A gentle class to help calm the mind, improve posture, balance, strength and flexibility. The course includes gentle asanas (postures), breath awareness, concentration/meditation techniques and guided relaxation.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:626
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:624
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:625
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Experimental printmaking

For those with some experience of printmaking who want to develop their skills and ideas. The course suits a range of abilities, including adventurous beginners.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1805
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1803
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1804
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Printmaking Techniques And Projects

Learn about a range of print processes including linocuts, Collographs, monoprints and drypoint. Develop ideas though guided projects. All abilities welcome. It is suitable for those with some experience of printmaking who want to develop their skills and ideas as well as those with no previous printmaking experience. Tutor Bio: Linda Newcombe is an artist, printmaker and illustrator. She gained a Degree at Central St Martins in the 90s and a Masters at Falmouth University in 2018. Her specialism is printmaking and she uses it as a basis for all of her work. Linda has taught in colleges and universities for over 20 years and started teaching the printmaking courses at Mary Ward in 2013.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1802
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1800
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1801
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Wirework Jewellery for Beginners and Improvers

Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Come and join us to learn in this supportive and friendly environment.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1719
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1713
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1717
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1711
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1718
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1712
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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London lowlife In Fiction - 1889-1907

We will explore the themes of poverty, politics, gender and ethnicity in London at the end of the 19th century/start of the 20th century through the eyes of writers of fiction, but also through the testimony of their non-fiction contemporaries - social investigators, government officials, journalists and philanthropists.

24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:476
£76 / £27
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Neurodiversity: Embracing An Evolving World

Brain function and behaviour differences are part of normal variations in the human population. This course introduces the premise of neurodiversity to discover how individuals with Autism, ADHD or specific learning disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia) experience, interact with and interpret the world in unique ways. This course examines neurodiversity both talents and challenges and asks if these variations are advantageous or disabling.

24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:475
£76 / £27
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:474
£73 / £26
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Looking At Literature And Art - An Antropological Perspective

24 April 2024 – 22 May 2024
Wednesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:403
£61 / £21
5 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Glass Art Techniques L1

Learn and develop the techniques needed to realise your own glass art and glass jewellery projects.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1508
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1511
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1506
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1509
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1507
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1510
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Creative Clay

Embrace the tactile and transformative nature of clay in our Creative Clay Workshop as you learn experimental techniques for making sculptural ceramics. Techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab building will be explored, providing a solid foundation for creating unique and expressive sculptural forms. Participants will be encouraged to think outside the box, fostering a spirit of curiosity and innovation as they push the boundaries of traditional clay sculpture.

21 February 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1937
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1938
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Intro to Adobe Creative Suite

This is a short taster course which focuses on introducing you to Graphic Design using Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design application programs.

24 April 2024 – 12 June 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2010D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Italian 5C - ONLINE

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:334CS
£169 / £59
12 Meetings
Online Course
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Aspects Of The Later 20th Century World

The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1960 to 2000, including feminism and the sexual revolution; the birth of Israel; the break-up of the Soviet Union; the realignment of eastern Europe; and the idea of European Union. Drawing on archaeological evidence, literary texts, architecture and the visual arts, the course will look at the complex and shifting relationships between the present and the past in the definition and transformation of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and identities.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
Course Code:452CS
£201 / £70
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Payroll Level 2 (IAB)

This course covers manual and computerised payroll processing. The IAB Level 2 Certificate in Payroll is specifically designed to appeal to those who are aspiring to become professional payroll administrators for a variety of businesses. The Level 2 qualification is primarily designed for those who: • have achieved the IAB Level 1 Award in Payroll, have some previous general knowledge of payroll procedures now wish to increase their skills and knowledge to that required of payroll processors prior to employment have previously worked in payroll and have not received a qualification. wish to return to working in payroll and need to update their knowledge. Please click here (Right click to choose where you wish to save it to) to complete a short assessment form and email it to us: Download the form here in word format

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:5002B
£614 / £300 / £0
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Italian 1B

Develop your basic spoken Italian for everyday, routine situations, for pleasure or business, for socialising with first language speakers and for an insight into their way of life.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:370
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:367
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Esol Pre-Entry

22 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:236B
£121 / £42 / £0
20 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Thursday & Friday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:210C
£145 / £51 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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21 September 2023 – 08 December 2023
Thursday & Friday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:210A
£145 / £51 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday & Friday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:210B
£139 / £49 / £0
23 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Pronunciation Stage 2

Did you know that 'and' can be pronounced in at least four different ways? On Stage 2, you will focus on your fluency, practise your linking, rhythm and stress and learn how the pronunciation of words can change in different contexts.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:204
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Digital Skills For Work - Online

Are you in work but looking to enhance your digital literacy skills for the workplace environment? Digital Skills for Work is a new course. It will improve your understanding of IT and help you progress into a work role where digital skills are required. You'll learn strategies in how to identify what skills you need as well as develop your general IT skills.

25 April 2024 – 27 June 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2013
£223 / £66 / £0
10 Meetings
Online Course
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Sculpture:Inspired By Life

Create work inspired by images of a life model. Pursue your own projects, e.g. make a mould, a portrait head, or a carving based on earlier figure studies.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1934
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1929
£160 / £56
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sculpture: Mixed Media

Explore a wide range of traditional and less conventional techniques and materials. The course aims to promote a multi-media approach with an opportunity to explore many different materials and concepts of sculpture. There is an opportunity to experiment with constructions in paper, card, wood and paper-mache, and to model in clay or wax.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1932
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1927
£160 / £56
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Enamelling Techniques

Learn a range of techniques and processes for creating enamelled jewellery and other small objects. Students will learn a range of enamelling techniques and how to prepare metal for enamelling. Students will learn several different surface texturing techniques such as hammer texture, use of rolling mills and the use of pendant drill to texture and drill. All levels welcome - suitable for complete beginners.

25 April 2024 – 30 May 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1707
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 15 February 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1706
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Painted And Stained Glass

The course is for students who have no previous knowledge or experience of kiln fired glass painting or glass working skills. Although it is not necessary, good practical skills would be an advantage. Experienced students are also welcome if they have a particular project or technique/approach they would like to explore or develop further. Build your skills and learn new techniques in stained glass and painted glass. Develop your own ideas, designs and projects. Painted glass will be kiln-fired.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1514
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1517
£294 / £103
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1512
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1515
£294 / £103
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1513
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1516
£294 / £103
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Enlightenment: Britain And France In The Age Of Reason 1680-1760

This history course will explore key aspects of the intense political, cultural, religious, and intellectual changes that formed the backbone of the Enlightenment in Britain and France. When we think of the Enlightenment, it's very usual for the great French thinkers Voltaire and Rousseau to quickly come to mind, and we will study some of their important works. But the historian Roy Porter argued convincingly that the origins of the Enlightenment are to be found in the coffee houses of London during the second half of the 17th century, and so this is where our course will begin. We will address key questions including what exactly was the Enlightenment, and how was it understood by contemporaries? What are the different ways in which scholars have understood the Enlightenment since the 18th century? And who exactly was enlightened? How important were science, the arts, and the book trade to the process of enlightenment? Who was antagonistic towards the Enlightenment and why? How much of a threat was the new intellectual world to the governments of the day? We will utilise historical texts and images, including works by Swift, Defoe, and Hogarth, as well as reading a wide range of works by historians.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:459
£132 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Philosophy For Beginners Part 3

Explore some of the most important ideas, themes and thinkers in the history of Western philosophy. Learn about some of the central problems of philosophy, and how to puzzle them out for yourselves.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:412
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:415
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Spanish 3C

Students at this level should be able to understand and communicate effectively unaided on everyday, routine matters but will still have quite a limited range. Emphasis is on developing your vocabulary, accuracy and fluency so that you can express your opinions and follow the gist of popular media.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:349
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Spanish 2C

For those who've had about 100 hours instruction, or who have spoken or studied Spanish in the past. Learn how to deal with everyday situations in more detail, how to talk about future plans and past events and get to grips with the structure of the language.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Course Code:346
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Maths Functional Skills Entry 3

Do you need to improve your maths to help you in your daily life, with work or your studies? Do you need to increase your confidence with maths? Do you need to work towards a GCSE? These courses will help you gain essential mathematical skills and also enable you to get a qualification. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are free.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 12:30 to 15:30
Course Code:117
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Course Code:147
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 12:30 to 15:30
Course Code:115
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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28 September 2023 – 30 November 2023
Thursday, 13:30 to 16:30
Course Code:145
Free
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 12:30 to 15:30
Course Code:116
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Over 60s Art

Use simple, fun techniques, and gain skills and confidence in a range of materials while developing a personal style. This course is not suitable for absolute beginners as much of the work is advanced, experimental and/or relates to exhibitions visited by the class. There are many other painting and drawing classes at the Mary Ward Centre or Blackfriars Centre which would be more suitable.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:15
£95 / £33
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:13
£95 / £33
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:14
£95 / £33
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Advanced Philosophy: The Legacy Of Alain Badiou

French philosopher Alain Badiou is often recognized as the last living torchbearer of the influential 'May 68' generation that boasted figures like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida. Badiou's comprehensive philosophical interventions are highlighted by his magnum opus, Being and Event, a masterpiece that beautifully encapsulates and undermines the essence of French continental philosophy. Being and Event uniquely merges set theoretic mathematics with Lacanian psychoanalysis, interwoven with the sensitivity of Mallarmé's poetry and the intensity of post-Marxist political thought. Badiou's work, rich in depth and diversity, has sparked significant conversations and critical thinking in the philosophical community. This course offers a deep dive into Badiou's intellectual ecosystem, exploring the intricate intersections of diverging ideologies and thought systems converging in his work, focusing particularly on Being and Event and subsequent texts. We will also investigate his significant influence on leading contemporary philosophers, such as the provocative Slavoj Žižek, the insightful Bruno Bosteels, and the innovative Quentin Meillassoux. The impact of Badiou's thinking extends beyond his own work, creating ripples that continue to shape 21st century philosophical discourse.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:427CS
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Payroll Level 1 (IAB)

The course covers manual and computerised payroll. It is the starting point for those wishing to create and maintain a payroll. It covers payroll preparation, generating an employee record, making gross pay calculations, payroll processing and processing leavers. It also introduces the use of SAGE for computerised payroll administration. Successful students will receive an IAB qualification. Please click here (Right click to choose where you wish to save it to) to complete a short assessment form and email it to us: Download the form here in word format

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:5001B
£604 / £300 / £0
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Circle Dances from around the World

Beautiful, evocative music and dances from many world cultures. Good for co-ordination, uplifting and fun.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:694
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Russian 1C

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:379
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Ukranian For Host Families 1C

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 15:00 to 17:00
Course Code:382
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Excel Complete

Need to know more about Excel but don't know where to start? This first stage course covers Introductory level topics including worksheets and workbooks, calculations, formatting, printing, charts, functions, formulas, cell references, datalists, introduction to macros and program options. This Stage course will cover the more advanced features of Excel- goal seek, what-if analysis, data tables and filters, conditional formula, pivot tables and advanced use of charts. From macros make use of Visual Basic within Excel to build automated and customised solutions.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2023
£214 / £64 / £0
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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MS Office Essentials For Work - Stage Two

If you feel you can already effectively use MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) but need to hone your skills for employment this is the course for you. It will not cover the basic features of these programs but will include the more complex everyday tasks required in the working environment. Students will need to be sure of their level of computer knowledge before enrolling on this course. Please ask for advice if you are unsure.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2016
£223 / £66 / £0
10 Meetings
Online Course
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Pilates And Stretch

A beginners course in pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole body movement and stretch. We will learn fundamental pilates exercises and how to use them to improve posture, balance, body alignment and better movement patterns.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 13:15 to 14:45
Course Code:635
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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29 September 2023 – 15 December 2023
Friday, 13:15 to 14:45
Course Code:633
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 13:15 to 14:45
Course Code:634
£112 / £39
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Jewellery Making For All

These courses provide an opportunity to learn different techniques that you will need to create a variety of jewellery items in copper (provided), or with recycled jewellery and found objects (you can bring along). They are ideal for students of all levels - more advanced students who join a course will be able to complete their own projects.

23 February 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1715
£133 / £47
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1716
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Silver Jewellery Workshop

The 'Silver Jewellery Workshop' provides an opportunity for students of all levels to come along to create their own jewellery under the tuition of experienced jeweller Sally Lees. Students will benefit from Sally's extensive knowledge of jewellery making including her skills in jewellery making techniques using aluminium, silver, brass and copper to complete projects and start new ones. Students can bring their own silver or use the silver making techniques on copper or brass that is provided. Advanced students can bring their projects from previous classes to complete with close guidance and advice.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1704
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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French 4C

Vous êtes capable de discuter et comprendre de nombreux sujets mais vous voulez le faire avec plus de confiance. Cette classe offre la possibilité de développer vos connaissances culturelles aussi bien que linguistiques. Rejoignez le groupe pour acquérir les connaissances de vocabulaire et de grammaire dont vous avez besoin et découvrir de nouveaux aspects de la France et sa société, son histoire et sa culture.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 15:00 to 17:00
Course Code:331
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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French 3C

Students should already be able to understand and communicate effectively on everyday, routine matters. Emphasis is on developing your vocabulary, accuracy and fluency so that you can express your opinions and follow the gist of popular media.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 16:00 to 18:00
Course Code:322
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - INTRODUCTION

This ten-week course will introduce you to the technical details of your digital camera so you can use it more confidently and creatively. It is for complete beginners or for those who are struggling to move beyond using their camera in fully automatic mode. Learn about aperture, shutter speed and how to control the exposure triangle, field of view, depth of field and get ready to use your camera with semi-automatic and manual settings.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:2001D
£233 / £82
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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06 October 2023 – 08 December 2023
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:2007D
£233 / £82
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Photoshop For Photographers

This course is designed to introduce artists and designers to the technical and creative use of a digital camera or device to help promote their work. You will learn how to take basic images and then how to format them for use on different platforms. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.

26 April 2024 – 14 June 2024
Friday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2014D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Money Matters

Maybe you are not from the UK and would like to understand the way money works in Britain, or you might just want to feel more confident with managing your money. Find out more about how banks work, the benefit system, paying your bills and setting a budget for you and your family.

01 May 2024 – 05 June 2024
Wednesday, 13:30 to 16:00
Course Code:156M
Free
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Counselling Bazaar

A general introduction to different schools of counselling, for example, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Person-Centred. This course is designed for those with a broad interest in the subject, and for those considering having counselling or becoming a counsellor. It is not part of formal counselling training.

01 May 2024 – 05 June 2024
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:45
Course Code:512CS
£90 / £32
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Love To Sing

A relaxed and fun space for all lovers of singing who want to explore group singing, build harmonies and re-discover the joy of vocal music. Varied grooves and contrasting styles and genres will be covered. Beginners welcome.

23 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 11:00 to 12:30
Course Code:938
£108 / £38
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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07 May 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 11:30
Course Code:939
£108 / £38
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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03 October 2023 – 05 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 11:30
Course Code:937
£108 / £38
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Ukulele Beginners

Ideal for complete beginners. Learn to strum a tune in your first session and build confidence and skills throughout the course. You will need your own instrument - tutor advice available, see full course description for details.

23 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 17:45 to 19:15
Course Code:914
£108 / £38
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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07 May 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 17:45 to 19:15
Course Code:915
£108 / £38
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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03 October 2023 – 05 December 2023
Tuesday, 17:45 to 19:15
Course Code:913
£108 / £38
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Guitar For Improvers

This Guitar course is ideal for students who have previously taken the beginners course, or have some experience. Learn more advanced techniques (e.g. finger-picking), as well as trickier chords and melody playing.

24 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 20:00 to 21:30
Course Code:923
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 May 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 20:00 to 21:30
Course Code:924
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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04 October 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 20:00 to 21:30
Course Code:922
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Guitar For Beginners

Ideal for complete beginners. Learn to strum a tune in your first session and build confidence and skills throughout the course. You will need your own instrument - tutor advice available, see full course description for details.

24 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:00
Course Code:920
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 May 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:00
Course Code:921
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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04 October 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:30 to 20:00
Course Code:919
£112 / £39
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Introduction To Complimentary Therapies

08 May 2024 – 05 June 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:690
£73 / £26
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Introduction To Diet And Nutrition

This course gives you the knowledge to really understand how to create a healthy diet for you and your family. Discover how food affects us and how what you eat can improve or damage your health. Understand food labelling, which fats you should be eating, the role of vitamins and minerals in the body and so much more.

08 May 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:689
£145 / £51
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sewing Machine Introduction

Spend a day getting to know the sewing machine and how to use it more effectively. Once you have completed this course you can sign up to one of our longer sewing courses to develop your skills.

27 January 2024 – 27 January 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1301
£40 / £15
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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11 May 2024 – 11 May 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1302
£40 / £15
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Swing, Jive And Stroll - Online

No partner required for this fun and lively class, dancing solo versions of swing and jive steps to some of the greatest music of the 20th century. From the original 1930's Lindy Hop through the 1950's Rock 'n' Roll to the upbeat 'Strictly'-style Jive, learn the steps and enjoy the music in group dances designed to be performed without a partner.

20 January 2024 – 24 February 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30
Course Code:668
£37 / £13
6 Meetings
Online Course
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11 May 2024 – 22 June 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30
Course Code:669
£37 / £13
6 Meetings
Online Course
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30 September 2023 – 04 November 2023
Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30
Course Code:667
£37 / £13
6 Meetings
Online Course
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ESOL L1 Intermediate

This is the level at which you start to be a competent English speaker and writer. You can now communicate quite easily in your daily life especially in practical issues. But you need to develop your language to talk and write about more complicated subjects and to help you with your work. On this course, you will focus on reading more challenging texts and writing about them. You will learn how to make a presentation, write formally and informally, and by the end of the course you will understand and use accurately the most common English grammar.

17 February 2024 – 23 March 2024
Saturday, 13:30 to 16:30
Course Code:235B
£225 / £79 / £0
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:230C
£217 / £76 / £0
23 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:229C
£217 / £76 / £0
23 Meetings
Stratford/Online
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:218C
£217 / £76 / £0
23 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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23 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:219C
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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11 May 2024 – 13 July 2024
Saturday, 13:00 to 16:30
Course Code:235C
£225 / £79 / £0
9 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:218A
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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25 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:229A
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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20 November 2023 – 13 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:230A
£225 / £79 / £0
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:230B
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:229B
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:218B
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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09 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:219B
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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Indesign Training

This popular desktop publishing program is used commercially to produce posters, flyers, and brochures and has the capabilities for full magazine or book production. The course starts by covering the basic features of the program e.g. managing the work area, setting up documents, frames, importing & exporting text, typography and colour. It then continues on to the more complex features of the program e.g. styles, process colours, effects, and how to create an interactive document.

11 May 2024 – 06 July 2024
Saturday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2019D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1(Ascentis)

An introduction to the work of a community interpreter and advice on gaining essential voluntary experience to enable progression to higher level courses. This course is suitable for those with little or no interpreting experience or who wish to find out more about this area of work. Entry is by written application and interview only. Right click to choose where you wish to save the application form and brochure: Information Leaflet Application Form FAQ

03 February 2024 – 23 March 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:304
£228 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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05 February 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:301
£228 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 May 2024 – 06 July 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:305
£228 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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13 May 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:302
£228 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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16 October 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:300
£228 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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21 October 2023 – 09 December 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:303
£228 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Beautifully Simple Melt And Pour Soaps

This course is designed for beginners and will give you the skills to make simple organic and chemical free soaps. We will use melt and pour soap bases and additional natural ingredients such as essential oils, base oils and natural colours including dried vegetable powders and mica minerals to create skin-friendly soaps for everyday use. Students will work in pairs and each pair will create unique blends. Please note: Some of the soap bases used will include honey or goat milk.

17 February 2024 – 17 February 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:696
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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16 March 2024 – 16 March 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:683CS
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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18 May 2024 – 18 May 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:697
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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06 July 2024 – 06 July 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:685CS
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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Sewing Machine Masterclass (Intermediate) - Fastenings - Buttons, Hooks, Velcro

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.

01 June 2024 – 01 June 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1309CS
£60 / £21
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Understanding Inequality In The Modern World:What Is Inequality Anyway?

Responding to the global financial crisis of 2007-8 and the austerity policies that followed, the Occupy movement focussed attention on social inequality with the slogan 'We are the 99%'. This implied a clash between the wealth and interests of a tiny elite and the experiences of the average member of society. But is this 99:1 split a useful or appropriate measure of inequality? And can we give a precise meaning to the notion of the 'average' person? This course explores a variety of ways in which social scientists have tried to answer these questions through numerical measures of the size and extent of inequality. As will be shown, these proposed answers are not solely neutral technicalities but have potential political and social implications.

04 June 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:434
£76 / £27
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sculpture: Ceramic Processes

Explore and experiment with a range of ceramic techniques specifically for sculpture such as using pottery wheels, slip casting, slab building, coiling, press moulding and simple glazing.

21 February 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1921
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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21 February 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1922
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1923
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1924
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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05 June 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1925
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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05 June 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1926
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 01 November 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1915
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 01 November 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1916
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 November 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1917
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 November 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1918
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 14 February 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1919
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 14 February 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1920
£141 / £49
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Silver Clay Jewellery

Explore a range of techniques working with silver clay, and learn how to shape, refine and complete your own unique silver jewellery pieces. Ideal for beginners and those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill.

22 February 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1709
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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06 June 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1710
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 November 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1708
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Contemporary African Literature

This course will introduce you to the rich, diverse contemporary African literary scene. We will study in detail three novels by African writers that have been published in the last ten years, alongside essays and short stories by African writers and thinkers across the continent. As we read the novels, we will look both at literary form and at the big ideas that the texts explore, such as history, gender and sexuality, the postcolonial context, diaspora, family and childhood. We will also learn about the context for publishing contemporary African literature, and we will think together about approaches to reading African writing.

06 June 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:477
£76 / £27
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Developing The Slow Foxtrot

Develop your skills in the Slow Foxtrot in this one-off afternoon intensive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

08 June 2024 – 08 June 2024
Saturday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:675CS
£17 / £6
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Indian Head Massage

Discover how to give seated massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck and head to relieve stress and tension. Students are fully clothed and will learn practical skills to treat family and friends.

16 January 2024 – 13 February 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:688
£73 / £26
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 June 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:691
£73 / £26
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Sewing Machine Masterclass - Putting in Sleeves - Shirt and Gathered

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.

22 June 2024 – 22 June 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1310CS
£60 / £21
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Sewing Machine Masterclass Collars - Shirt And Blouse

If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to refresh what you already know then the Master Class series is for you.

06 July 2024 – 06 July 2024
Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
Course Code:1311CS
£60 / £21
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Introduction to the Sewing Machine

If you would like to get started with a sewing machine but don't know where to start, this is the course for you. Come and learn the basics of a sewing machine to enable you to take on your own projects: how to thread the machine, wind the bobbin, basic settings, and basic trouble shooting.

21 June 2023 – 28 June 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:EX2046
£60 / £60
2 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Esol E1 +

This level is for people who can speak, read and write a few words in English but nothing more! On the course, you will learn a lot of new words and simple grammar to help you ask and answer questions, talk and write about yourself, family and friends, and read some letters, emails and forms.

15 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:232B
£143 / £50 / £0
20 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:233B
£140 / £48 / £0
20 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:232C
£149 / £52 / £0
21 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Thursday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:213C
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:212C
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:224C
£167 / £58 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:236C
£167 / £58 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Monday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:212A
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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18 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Monday & Thursday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:213A
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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31 October 2023 – 13 December 2023
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:224A
£167 / £58 / £0
14 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Monday & Thursday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:213B
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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08 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Monday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:212B
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:224B
£167 / £58 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Music Theory: Grade 1

A series of modular courses which prepare students for the (optional) ABRSM exam; many of those who take the exam pass with distinction. A complete beginner would start at Grade I and could, with tutor guidance and the support of Kodály musicianship exercises, attain the Grade V qualification within 2 years.

18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:901
£167 / £56
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Illustration For All Levels

This course focuses on illustration projects that are suitable for all levels, including those looking to build a portfolio or move into a career in illustration. The course will help you to develop the skills required to illustrate a range of projects from editorial, narrative and design based illustration.

18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1600
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Spanish 4A

18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:350
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Entry 3 Functional Skills ICT Qualification

18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:5002
£439 / £133 / £0
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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ESOL E3 PRE INTERMEDIATE

At this level, you feel quite confident about your English. You can go to shops, travel, have conversations about everyday topics, read simple newspaper articles and write letters and emails. But you still cannot speak or read about anything complicated and you make quite a lot of mistakes. On this course, you will practise your vocabulary and grammar so you can understand people better, talk about most everyday topics, write an interesting letter or email and make fewer mistakes.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:228C
£161 / £56 / £0
23 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Friday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:227C
£161 / £56 / £0
23 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:217C
£168 / £59 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:216C
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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19 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Tuesday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:217A
£168 / £59 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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19 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:216A
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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25 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:228A
£167 / £58 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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30 October 2023 – 15 December 2023
Monday & Friday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:227A
£167 / £58 / £0
14 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:228B
£167 / £58 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:217B
£168 / £59 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:216B
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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12 January 2024 – 18 March 2024
Monday & Friday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:227B
£161 / £56 / £0
22 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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ESOL L2 Upper Intermediate

At this level, you have reached a good level of competency. You have enough vocabulary and grammatical understanding to express yourself in an accurate way. Now it's the time to put the icing on the cake! This course will help you explore meaning, enrich your vocabulary and expression in both formal and informal English and prepare you fully for the demands of work and study.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:231C
£217 / £76 / £0
23 Meetings
Stratford/Online
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23 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:220C
£228 / £80 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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19 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:220A
£228 / £80 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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25 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:231A
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
Stratford/Online
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:231B
£225 / £79 / £0
24 Meetings
Stratford/Online
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09 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 to 14:30
Course Code:220B
£228 / £80 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St/Online
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Old Time Music Hall/Variety Theatre Performing

Professional coaching and rehearsals in preparation for regular public performances (at least 3 a term). Students attend for 2 hours: one hour of which is spent on solo performance and one hour with the whole group learning and performing groups’ scenas.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:945
£190 / £65
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:943
£190 / £65
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:944
£190 / £65
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Line Dance: Latin Rhythm

Dance to Latin dance rhythms such as Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Rumba without needing a partner in this Line Dance class with a difference.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 15:00 to 16:30
Course Code:662
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 15:00 to 16:30
Course Code:660
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 15:00 to 16:30
Course Code:661
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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over 60s Singing

Rediscover old favourites and learn new songs. Emphasis is on building confidence and enjoyment. No experience required.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 11:15 to 12:45
Course Code:33
£49 / £17
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 11:15 to 12:45
Course Code:31
£49 / £17
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 11:15 to 12:45
Course Code:32
£49 / £17
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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ESOL E2 Elementary

This course is for people who can have some conversations and read and write short letters, emails and forms in English, but only at a very simple level. On the course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about more interesting things and make fewer mistakes.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:215C
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:226C
£168 / £59 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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24 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:214C
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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20 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:214A
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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26 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Tuesday & Wednesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:226A
£168 / £59 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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30 October 2023 – 06 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:215A
£156 / £55 / £0
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:215B
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:226B
£168 / £59 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:214B
£156 / £55 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Italian 5A - ONLINE

20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:332CS
£169 / £59
12 Meetings
Online Course
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Italian Language And Culture

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class. Il corso è per studenti che vogliono migliorare sia la comunicazione che la comprensione della lingua Italiana e che hanno già raggiunto un appropriato livello di competenza (i.e. CEFR B2 o equivalente). Alla fine del corso riuscirete a esprimere opinioni e ipotesi e a sostenere una conversazione usando una varietà di registri linguistici. Avrete inoltre ampliato il vostro lessico con argomenti riguardanti le arti visive e la letteratura.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:337CS
£162 / £57
12 Meetings
Online Course
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20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:335CS
£162 / £57
12 Meetings
Online Course
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:336CS
£162 / £57
12 Meetings
Online Course
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Make It Add Up - Be Calculator Free

20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:161M
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Spanish 3A

Students at this level should be able to understand and communicate effectively unaided on everyday, routine matters but will still have quite a limited range. Emphasis is on developing your vocabulary, accuracy and fluency so that you can express your opinions and follow the gist of popular media.

21 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:347
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Spanish 2A

For those who've had about 50-60 hours instruction, or who have spoken or studied Spanish in the past. Learn how to deal with everyday situations in more detail, how to talk about future plans and past events and get to grips with the structure of the language.

21 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Course Code:344
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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French: Decouverte de la Culture Francophone (CEFR B1)

Vous avez une certaine aisance en Francais et/ou avez suivi un cours niveau 3 ou GCSE et vous voulez participer a des activites linguistiques et culturelles.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:328CS
£161 / £56
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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21 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Thursday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:326CS
£161 / £56
10 Meetings
Online Course
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:327CS
£161 / £56
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Advanced Philosophy: Deleuze - Between Philosophy And Cinema

In his ground-breaking works, Cinema 1: The Movement Image and Cinema 2: The Time Image, Gilles Deleuze intricately explores the symbiotic relationship between philosophy and cinema. According to Deleuze, throughout the twentieth century, both philosophers and filmmakers grappled with the concept of movement - filmmakers materialized it through images, while philosophers crystallized it into thought. Deleuze compellingly posits that the quintessential preoccupation of both philosophers and filmmakers is the enigma of time's movement. The philosophical questions surrounding time's fluidity are pivotal - What does being ensnared in time's flow signify? How can we comprehend this ceaseless movement? Given the transitory nature of the present, what is its true reality? If the present lacks conventional reality, how can the past or future exist, as the former was once present, and the latter is destined to become so? In Deleuze's philosophy of cinema, these questions are far from abstract. They gain tangible significance expressed through the filmmaker's imagery and the philosopher's concepts. This course invites an exploration of these time paradoxes (and many other metaphysical and political questions that follow these paradoxes) as elucidated in Deleuze's Cinema volumes. It will refer to a broad range of cinematic examples, anchoring our philosophical discourse in specific cases.

21 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:425CS
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:425BCS
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Pronunciation Stage 1

Learn how to make the individual sounds (phonemes) in English, hear the differences between them and those of your first language. Discover how to read and write the phonemic script, a special alphabet for sounds.

21 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:200
£130 / £50
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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French 3A

Students should already be able to understand and communicate effectively on everyday, routine matters. Emphasis is on developing your vocabulary, accuracy and fluency so that you can express your opinions and follow the gist of popular media.

22 September 2023 – 08 December 2023
Friday, 16:00 to 18:00
Course Code:320
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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STRING CHAMBER GROUPS AND ORCHESTRA:SESSION 1

This course is for musicians to work together towards performance standard. Open to violin, viola, cello and double-bass players, working in independent groups of four or more, one player to a part, with coaching from experienced tutors. You may join one or both of the sessions. In Session 2, one of the groups is a larger string orchestra, which works with a conductor. Please attend the first class of term to be grouped appropriately.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 18:00 to 19:30
Course Code:909CS
£144 / £48
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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22 September 2023 – 08 December 2023
Friday, 18:00 to 19:30
Course Code:907CS
£144 / £48
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 18:00 to 19:30
Course Code:908CS
£134 / £45
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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STRING CHAMBER GROUPS AND ORCHESTRA:SESSION 2

This course is for musicians to work together towards performance standard. Open to violin, viola, cello and double-bass players, working in independent groups of four or more, one player to a part, with coaching from experienced tutors. You may join one or both of the sessions. In Session 2, one of the groups is a larger string orchestra, which works with a conductor. Please attend the first class of term to be grouped appropriately.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 19:30 to 21:00
Course Code:912CS
£144 / £48
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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22 September 2023 – 08 December 2023
Friday, 19:30 to 21:00
Course Code:910CS
£144 / £48
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 19:30 to 21:00
Course Code:911CS
£134 / £45
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Drawing: Absolute Beginners

Learn the basics of drawing using various media, building your skills and confidence, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1206
£240 / £84
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1204
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1205
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Ballroom Dance: First Steps

From Foxtrot to Waltz, Rumba to Jive, this class gives you the opportunity to experience ballroom and Latin dance. Devised for beginners, this course will support you in your first steps giving you the individual attention required within a group setting. No dance experience necessary.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 16:00
Course Code:663B
£100 / £35
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:30 to 16:00
Course Code:663
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 16:00
Course Code:663A
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Tai Chi/Chi Kung/Qigong

Start your week with a re-boot and re-balance to your body, mind and spirit! Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Qigong) are ancient Chinese martial arts that bring about personal transformation through movement, breath and meditation. Suitable for all levels of experience, the exercises are beneficial for the beginner and will work on a deeper level for those with more experience. The classes are based around gentle, rhythmic movements, that get under the radar to soften, destress and enhance your well-being.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 13:15 to 14:15
Course Code:653C
£67 / £23
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:653
£100 / £35
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:651
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 13:15 to 14:15
Course Code:653B
£73 / £26
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:652
£109 / £38
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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World Civilisations City And State In Ancient Egypt

The course will begin with a consideration of the definitions of 'civilisation,' and will then explore the origins of the city, the state, and of writing, in Egypt between c 3100 BC, and the conquest of the region by the Persian Achaemenid Empire in 525 BC. Themes to be considered will include the changing nature of city life, and of the state; the roles of religion, trade, and warfare; and the emergence of literacy. Much of the course will be based on archaeological evidence, but we will also be looking at translated texts, including poems, short stories, medical treatises, religious and funerary texts.

25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:453
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Upper Intermediate Philosophy: Aspects Of The Philosophy Of Art

This course covers an investigation into some of the perennial thinkers and topics within philosophical aesthetics within the Western tradition: It is structured broadly in two parts, the first looking at the thoughts and theories on art provided within the philosophies of 6 key thinkers within this tradition: Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche and Heidegger; the second on some central issues within contemporary philosophy debates within the philosophy of art, such as the definition of art and artworks, the different art forms, meaning in art, fakes and forgeries, and art criticism and appreciation. In doing so it will not only address the contemporary relevance of the thought of historical thinkers, but will also address some key historical and contemporary philosophy, ranging beyond aesthetics, and touching on the philosophy of language, logic, culture, politics, history, ontology and epistemology.

25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:419CS
£161 / £56
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing - Short and Long Poses

A mixed level life drawing course using short and long poses, focusing on line, light, colour and composition. Explore the numerous differing influences from ancient far eastern to western mainstream.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1215CS
£291 / £102
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1213CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1214CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing And Painting: Long Poses

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1218CS
£291 / £102
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1216CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1217CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Clothes Upcycling And Alterations

Learn the tips and tricks you need to creatively recycle your old clothes, or simply alter them to give you an individual look and comfortable fit.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1323
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1321
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1322
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Portrait L1 And L 2

In this course we will work from the model to create portraits imbued with life. We will look at structure and rhythm within the subject and explore various approaches to 'capturing a likeness'. Drawing from examples both ancient and contemporary we will investigate the wide-range of options within portraiture. Suitable for all levels.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1233
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1231
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1232
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Landscape, Still Life and Portrait

Explore each genre through painting and drawing. Anyone who wants to paint and draw one or all of the three subjects: Landscape / Still life / Portrait. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have experience, for those that draw who want to paint and those who paint who lack confidence in drawing. It is a course for those wishing to create a portfolio or have an exhibition.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1230
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1228
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1229
£268 / £94
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Singing For Improvers

A course for singers who enjoy singing with others and who are keen to advance their musical ear further. Some previous singing is preferred. The course is suitable for students who have previously attended other courses such Singing for Absolute Beginners or Love to Sing. Come and learn in a friendly and supportive environment.

26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Course Code:931
£172 / £60
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Writing In Retirement

Acquire a variety of skills and approaches in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Active participation is encouraged. Beginners and more experienced writers welcome.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 15:00 to 16:30
Course Code:730
£49 / £17
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 15:00 to 16:30
Course Code:728
£49 / £17
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 15:00 to 16:30
Course Code:729
£49 / £17
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Gentle Yoga And Meditation - Online

A gentle class to help calm the mind, improve posture, balance, strength and flexibility. The course includes gentle asanas (postures), breath awareness, concentration/meditation techniques and guided relaxation.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 15:30
Course Code:629
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:00 to 15:30
Course Code:627
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 14:00 to 15:30
Course Code:628
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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All The Questions About The Economy You Ever Wanted To Ask

Do free markets generate prosperity, and what could the alternatives be? What is money, and where does it come from? Why poverty, and how to fight it? Should we worry about government debt? How much inflation, if any, sustains economic growth? How are interest rates set? What causes wealth inequality, and how detrimental is it to society? What are the competing economic theories that inform governments around the world today? And we'll discuss more issues, as you come up with them. Oh, let's not ignore this one: How much can economies grow on a finite planet?

26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:430
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Counselling Level 4 - Year 1

A challenging two-year course qualifying you to practise as a counsellor in an agency. Drawing on Clarksons five-strand model of the therapeutic relationship, the course integrates humanistic, analytic and transpersonal perspectives. Students will be expected to gain 70 hours of personal counselling and to begin a counselling placement. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments. Entry onto the course is by interview, and you must already have a minimum of 180 hours formal counselling training or the equivalent. The next course will start in September 2022. Please contact the department to ask for an application pack, available from May. The fees stated are for the entire two-year course. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments.

26 September 2023 – 16 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 17:15
Course Code:509L
£3400 / £2335
36 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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French 1A

Assumes no previous knowledge. Students learn basic spoken language for everyday, routine situations, for pleasure or business, for socialising with first language speakers and for an insight into their way of life.

26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:383
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Intermediate Philosophy Part 1 : Reason and Unreason

It is not uncommon to hear today calls for a defence of and a return to Enlightenment values: but what exactly were they? The flourishing of the natural sciences from the 17th Century onward brought about not just an entirely new conception of the nature of the world but also a radical rethinking of the nature of reason itself, which in turn had profound implications for our understanding of the self and of society. But rather than a celebration of the serene progress of triumphant reason, the Enlightenment itself might be better understood as a series of crises. We will explore the myriad of issues these developments raise through an examination of the great thinkers of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries.

27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:419
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Abstract Painting

A practical introduction to abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1264
£271 / £95
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1262
£271 / £95
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1263
£271 / £95
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Gentle Pilates

In the gentle Pilates course we cover a series of gentle exercises and stretches to strengthen the body, improve balance and increase flexibility. Please note, some exercises are mat-based, and therefore carried out on the floor.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:30
Course Code:641
£102 / £36
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:30
Course Code:639
£102 / £36
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:30
Course Code:640
£102 / £36
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Exercise For Better Balance

Is your balance as good as it used to be? Can you still stand on one leg without swaying? What happens when you close your eyes? The gradual loss of our sense of balance can catch us unawares. The aging process, injury and inactivity can all contribute. This course will introduce you to exercise to help you on the path to better balance.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:15 to 11:15
Course Code:644
£82 / £29
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:15 to 11:15
Course Code:642
£82 / £29
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:15 to 11:15
Course Code:643
£82 / £29
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Yoga

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:45 to 15:45
Course Code:617
£82 / £28
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 14:45 to 15:45
Course Code:615
£82 / £28
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 07 February 2024
Wednesday, 14:45 to 15:45
Course Code:616
£82 / £28
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Philosophy for Beginners Part 1

Explore some of the most important ideas, themes and thinkers in the history of Western philosophy. Learn about some of the central problems of philosophy, and how to puzzle them our for yourselves.

27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:410
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Aspects Of The Early 20th Century World

The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1920 to 1933, including the rise of Modernism & Futurism in the arts; the birth of psychology and psychotherapy; the Great Depression; the rise of Fascism in Italy, and of Naziism in Germany; the early history of film and radio. Drawing on archaeological evidence, literary texts, architecture and the visual arts, the course will look at the complex and shifting relationships between the present and the past in the definition and transformation of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and identities.

27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
Course Code:450CS
£201 / £70
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Printed and Dyed Textiles

Explore and experiment with a range of print techniques onto fabrics. Develop print designs from visual research. Print your own fabric and small products: e.g tote bag, scarf, cushion, upcycled garment, T shirt. Develop prints for art textiles. Term 1: Block Print and Dyed Textiles, Term 2: Screen Printed Textiles, Term 3: Mixed Media Textiles.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1344
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1342
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1343
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Embroidery: Absolute Beginners

This Emboidery course has been designed to accommodate absolute beginners and is perfect for those who want to be inspired and get creative. No embroidery skills or experience is needed but basic hand sewing skills would be an advantage.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1326
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1324
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1325
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Introduction To Pattern Cutting

This course will teach you the essentials of flat pattern cutting such as how to lay a block on paper and to make pattern adaptions to realise your own designs. This course has different elements in each term.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1317
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1315
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1316
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Painting: Colour

This course will give you a broad introduction to the uses and theories of colour and a range of materials, including paint, collage and pastels. Suitable for all levels, a year-long course that can be joined during any term. Tutor Bio: Abigail's practice and approach to Art and Design is wide ranging. Although she has always been a colourist - she trained as a sculptor at Newcastle University in the 1980's before working on private and public realm commissions nationally. Teaching has always been a part of her professional practice and her knowledge and creative use of 2d and 3d materials is inspiring. More recent works and creative practice can be viewed at thamesnarratives@hcommons.org

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1242
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1240
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1241
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing and Painting

A course suitable for those new to life drawing, using short and long poses, experiment with various drawing and painting media while learning traditional skills.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1224
£290 / £101
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1222
£290 / £101
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1223
£290 / £101
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Intro To Counselling

Learn the basic methods and practices of counselling; the skills which form the basis of the counselling relationship, for use in personal or community situations. The course carries a Certificate of Attendance. Entrance by special application form available in May. Interviews take place in July and September. Right click to choose where you wish to save the application form and brochure: Information Leaflet Application Form

28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 18:00 to 22:00
Course Code:503
£225 / £79 / £0
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:502
£225 / £79 / £0
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 02 November 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:501
£225 / £79 / £0
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ)

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for aimed at students who have some knowledge of using computers. It is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. The course will focus on three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon successful completion of three online exams, you receive the BCS Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ). ( Formally known as ECDL) To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support This is very close to Southwark station and a 10 minute walk from Waterloo station.

21 February 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5008
£502 / £169 / £0
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:15 to 16:15
Course Code:5007
£649 / £226 / £0
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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History Of Art: Modern Art

This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The course will look at significant art works within the contexts of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments. Term 1: the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian painting, Impressionism, Orientalism, Japonism, Pointillism, Symbolism. Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau; Term 2: Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Vorticism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Suprematism and Constructivism, De Stijl, Bauhaus and Social Realism; Term 3: Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada and Pop Art, Post-Modernism, Minimalism and alternative cultural perspectives. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri Your tutor, Dr Theokritos Papadopoulos, is an artist, art history and critical theory lecturer. He completed his MA and PhD at Central Saint Martins looking at the development of the Western Avant-garde and its relationship to trauma. He participated to international conferences and published texts about art, in art theory magazines and Academia.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1105CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1103CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1104CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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The Art Trail: London Galleries And Museums

This course focuses on looking at and discussing art in a variety of public art galleries, exhibition spaces, commercial galleries and museums around London. The focus of this course is on Contemporary art; however, sessions sometimes explore art from earlier periods and movements within the 20th century.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:1111CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1108CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:1109CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1106CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:1110CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1107CS
£188 / £66
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Mandrarin 1a

28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:362
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Lunchtime Yoga

This Hatha yoga class offers the opportunity to de-stress in the middle of your busy day. After a busy morning, an hour of yoga can help to help revitalise you for the rest of the day. The class includes a variety of asanas (postures) to stretch and strengthen your body, as well as a short relaxation and breathing meditation.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 12:00 to 13:00
Course Code:623
£82 / £29
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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29 September 2023 – 15 December 2023
Friday, 12:00 to 13:00
Course Code:621
£82 / £29
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 12:00 to 13:00
Course Code:622
£76 / £27
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Jewellery: Metal Clay

This course is designed for learners with no previous knowledge of making jewellery with metal clay. Beginning jewellery makers are welcome as are those with experience with silver clay or other forms of jewellery making. Most important is a desire to learn and make pieces from these materials. There are a number of different metal clays available. On this course we will experiment with copper clay to make jewellery. Metal clays are substantially cheaper than silver clay meaning that you can afford to be more experimental!

29 September 2023 – 03 November 2023
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1700
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 January 2024 – 16 February 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1701
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Counselling Level 4:YR 2

A challenging two-year course qualifying you to practise as a counsellor in an agency. Drawing on Clarkson's five-strand model of the therapeutic relationship, the course integrates humanistic, analytic and transpersonal perspectives. Students will be expected to gain 70 hours of personal counselling and to begin a counselling placement. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments. Entry onto the course is by interview, and you must already have a minimum of 180 hours formal counselling training or the equivalent. The next course will start in September 2022. Please contact the department to ask for an application pack, available from May. The fees stated are for the entire two-year course. It is possible to pay the fee in instalments.

29 September 2023 – 26 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 17:15
Course Code:510L
£3300 / £2335
36 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate In Accounting Stage 2

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 offers grounding in basic core accounting and finance skills and develops the skills in finance administration. As a standalone qualification, or as a first step towards the intermediate and advanced levels, it will allow you to move up to further study in accountancy and finance. AAT qualifications are recognised and valued by employers as vocational and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. It can prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. This intensive course will cover 5 modules with exams for each area. The course is blended with Face to face and online teaching. It will run on a Friday from 10-5pm in the classroom and online between 10-2pm on a Saturday. Students will need to commit to all sessions and exams.

29 September 2023 – 15 December 2023
Friday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:6002B
£1104 / £535 / £0
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Excel Complete - Fast-Track

Need to know more about Excel but don't know where to start? This first stage course covers Introductory level topics including worksheets and workbooks, calculations, formatting, printing, charts, functions, formulas, cell references, datalists, introduction to macros and program options. This Stage course will cover the more advanced features of Excel- goal seek, what-if analysis, data tables and filters, conditional formula, pivot tables and advanced use of charts. From macros make use of Visual Basic within Excel to build automated and customised solutions.

30 September 2023 – 28 October 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2025
£214 / £64 / £0
5 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Developing Your Skills as a Community Interpreter Level 2 (Ascentis)

For those who have completed a Level 1 Interpreting course. This course is the ideal opportunity for you to develop some of the academic skills that you will need in order to progress onto the Level 3 qualifications in Community Interpreting, whilst also developing your knowledge of interpreting practice and the public services. We will look at how to improve your written expression in academic English and how to carry out research for interpreting assignments effectively. All the academic skills taught on the course will be embedded in the context of increasing your knowledge of Community Interpreting. Entry is by interview only. Please contact the Centre for further information. FAQ

13 January 2024 – 23 March 2024
Saturday, 13:30 to 17:30
Course Code:307
£368 / £95 / £0
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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30 September 2023 – 16 December 2023
Saturday, 13:30 to 17:30
Course Code:306
£368 / £95 / £0
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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It With Esol

Are you studying Entry Level ESOL? Do you need help to learn how to use your smartphone or Computer? If you are enrolled on an Entry Level ESOL course with us, you can also join these free courses.

31 January 2024 – 20 March 2024
Wednesday, 16:15 to 17:45
Course Code:206EX
Free
8 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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29 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:202EX
Free
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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01 May 2024 – 03 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:205EX
Free
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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02 October 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:200EX
Free
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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04 October 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:203EX
Free
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Song Writing Skills

This course will provide a step by step guide to writing songs and will give you the opportunity to compose your own songs. We will be looking at what makes a good song, with a focus on both music and lyrics. Some musical experience is necessary (tutor can advise before enrolment).

07 May 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 11:45 to 13:45
Course Code:942
£144 / £50
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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03 October 2023 – 31 October 2023
Tuesday, 11:45 to 13:45
Course Code:940
£72 / £25
5 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Music In Depth: Context And Analysis

A tutor-guided study group of set works from the Western classical music canon with topics/works to be chosen in consultation with the class.

24 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 15:30 to 17:30
Course Code:950CS
£157 / £55
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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08 May 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 15:30 to 17:30
Course Code:951CS
£157 / £55
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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04 October 2023 – 06 December 2023
Wednesday, 15:30 to 17:30
Course Code:949CS
£157 / £55
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Digital Photography - In The City

Digital Photography in the City is a practical course that combines all the enjoyment of a photo walk with guided tuition. Whether the concrete high walks of the Barbican, the green spaces of city parks or wonderful views of the Thames at night, this course is about gaining practical skills from learning topics on location in London. Be in-spired by the city and see how your creative ideas can take shape from location to photograph.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2025D
£233 / £82
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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06 October 2023 – 08 December 2023
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2004D
£233 / £82
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Developing The Ballroom Tango

Develop your skills in the international style ballroom Tango in this one-off afternoon intensive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

28 October 2023 – 28 October 2023
Saturday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:670CS
£17 / £6
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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Smartphones and Tablets for Beginners

Do you have a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) but are not making the most of it? Or are you thinking of buying one but don’t know where to start? Come along to this workshop class where you can learn about android versus apple, apps, podcasts, watching TV and films and much more. Bring your own device or practise with one of ours.

23 April 2024 – 21 May 2024
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2003
£107 / £32
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 24 October 2023
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2000
£107 / £32 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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07 November 2023 – 05 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2027
£107 / £32 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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L3 Counselling Skills

For those who have completed an approved level 2 course or its equivalent. The course includes theory, practical skills, personal development work, a compulsory weekend component and a minimum attendance requirement of 80%. The course is validated by ABC, and meets the entry requirements for the Diploma in Counselling. Entry is by written application and group and individual interview. Application forms are available in May. Interviews take place in July and September. Right click to choose where you wish to save the application form and brochure: Information Leaflet Application Form Advanced Learner Loan Information Leaflet

09 November 2023 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 22:00
Course Code:507L
£2225 / £2225
30 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 November 2023 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:506L
£2225 / £2225
30 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 November 2023 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:505L
£2225 / £2225
30 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 November 2023 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:511L
£2225 / £2225
30 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Introduction to Anthropology

A famous social anthropologist once described his job as being a sort of cross-cultural private eye, spying into people's cultures instead of their bedrooms! Anthropologists look at very different societies, often finding different solutions to common human problems, for example the problem of how to obtain food or how to raise children, or how to explain sickness or understand what happens after death. Discovering these differences (or similarities) is fascinating and brings us to the essence of Anthropology - it makes us stand back and question our own assumptions. It shows that almost no piece of human behaviour is either natural or 'inevitable'. On this course we will examine some of the ways people think and act in different cultures, including our own.

11 November 2023 – 18 November 2023
Saturday, 10:30 to 15:30
Course Code:401
£48 / £17
2 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Introduction To Wordpress

WordPress is the world's best and most popular website builder and is used to create and set up a site, this course takes you from scratch through the basics, including useful features and tools WordPress offers. Students may be new to WordPress/blogging but will need to already have basic computing skills and experience of using a web browser, internet and email on a PC.

09 March 2024 – 09 March 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2021D
£47 / £16
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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13 July 2024 – 13 July 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2022D
£47 / £16
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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11 November 2023 – 11 November 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2020D
£47 / £16
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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Introduction to Ballroom Dancing

An introduction to ballroom and Latin dance for those who cannot attend a weekly course or who would just like to try the basics. Covering the basic step and a few simple variations in both the Waltz and Cha Cha Cha, this one day course will give you just enough to get you started with social dancing.

25 November 2023 – 25 November 2023
Saturday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:671CS
£17 / £6
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Aromatherapy: Lotions And Potions

Confused about essential oils? This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to understand what they are, how they work and how to use them safely. This workshop also aims to give you the skills to make some of your own health and beauty products without the use of chemicals to enhance your well-being.

09 March 2024 – 09 March 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:682CS
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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29 June 2024 – 29 June 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:684CS
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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25 November 2023 – 25 November 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:680CS
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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Christmas Soap Making - Melt And Pour Soaps

This course is designed for beginners and will give you the skills to make simple organic and chemical free soaps. The theme of Christmas will be reflected in the natural aromatic seasonal essences you will be using such as Orange, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and spices such as cinnamon and vanilla and chocolate!

02 December 2023 – 02 December 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Course Code:681CS
£52 / £27
1 Meeting
1 Rushworth St
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Life Drawing And Painting

Traditional skills and experimental approaches to working from the life model. Suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Each week will explore different themes to give participants a comprehensive set of strategies for working from the model.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1221
£306 / £107
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1219
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1220
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Write Here! Write Now!

Whether writing from life or imagination, a first timer or an old hand, carve yourself a couple of hours’ writing time each week - no homework, no assignments, just supportive workshops which are designed to crack open the brand new writing in you.

22 April 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:727
£156 / £55
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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02 October 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:725
£156 / £55
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 11 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Course Code:726
£156 / £55
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Writing

Tap into your memories, discover and value your true voice. Each class will inspire you with writing exercises, strategies, tips and motivation to help you in your writing life.

22 April 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 18:15 to 20:30
Course Code:722
£147 / £51
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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02 October 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 18:15 to 20:30
Course Code:720
£147 / £51
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 11 March 2024
Monday, 18:15 to 20:30
Course Code:721
£147 / £51
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Extra Gentle Tai Chi / Qigong

Relaxation exercises, postures and classical Chi Kung Tai Chi movements that strengthen the body, relax the mind and lift the spirit. For newcomers and returning students.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 11:30
Course Code:650
£67 / £23
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:30 to 11:30
Course Code:648
£73 / £26
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 11:30
Course Code:649
£73 / £26
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Ms Office Essentials - Stage 1

If you need to be able to make basic use of the MS Office programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, then this course will get you started. You may then choose a full course, perhaps in Excel or PowerPoint to extend your skills.

30 October 2023 – 27 November 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:30
Course Code:2017
£129 / £38 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 05 February 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:30
Course Code:2019
£129 / £38 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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World Civilisations: City And State In Ancient Greece

The course will begin with a consideration of the definitions of 'civilisation,' and will then explore the origins of the city, the state, and of writing, in Greece between c 2000 BC, and the conquest of the region by the Roman Empire in 146 BC. Themes to be considered will include the changing nature of city life, and of the state; the roles of religion, trade, and warfare; and the emergence of literacy. The course will draw upon translated texts, including the epic poetry of Homer; the tragedies of Aeschylus, & Euripides; the comedies of Aristophanes & Menander; the histories of Herodotus & Thucydides; and the philosophy of Plato & Aristotle; as well as archaeological evidence.

08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:454
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Spanish 4B

08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:351
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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SPANISH 1B

Develop your basic spoken Spanish for everyday, routine situations, for pleasure or business, for socialising with first language speakers and for an insight into their way of life.

08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Course Code:342
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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English Functional Skills E1-E2

This course is for complete beginners and those with a low level of reading and writing. On this course, you will improve your ability to read and write in a range of different practical contexts. You will learn to read and write messages, read short texts and improve your ability to spell by learning letter sounds and breaking down words. You will also improve your digital skills to help with spelling and writing by using laptops and smartphones.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:102
Free
23 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:132
Free
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 06 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:100
Free
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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08 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:131
Free
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:101
Free
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Knitting For All

Learn and develop the skills and techniques for various knitting projects. We will look at both traditional skills and contemporary ideas exploring the usual and unusual aspects of working with yarn. All levels of experience are welcome each term. .

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:1333
£172 / £60
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:1331
£172 / £60
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:1332
£172 / £60
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Esol Entry1A

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:223C
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:211C
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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19 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:211A
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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06 November 2023 – 13 December 2023
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:223A
£155 / £54 / £0
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:223B
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00
Course Code:211B
£155 / £54 / £0
22 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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L1 BEGINNERS CREATIVE WRITING

Practical sessions with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work in a supportive environment.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 12:30 to 14:45
Course Code:703
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:15
Course Code:708
£176 / £62
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 12:30 to 14:45
Course Code:701
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 12:30 to 14:45
Course Code:702
£168 / £59
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:15
Course Code:707
£176 / £62
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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GENTLE PILATES - Online

In the gentle Pilates course we cover a series of gentle exercises and stretches to strengthen the body, improve balance and increase flexibility. Please note, some exercises are mat-based, and therefore carried out on the floor. The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 15:45 to 17:00
Course Code:638
£101 / £35
12 Meetings
Online Course
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 15:45 to 17:00
Course Code:636
£101 / £35
12 Meetings
Online Course
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09 January 2024 – 06 February 2024
Tuesday, 15:45 to 17:00
Course Code:637
£101 / £35
5 Meetings
Online Course
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Pilates And Stretch - online

A beginners course in pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole body movement and stretch. We will learn fundamental pilates exercises and how to use them to improve posture, balance, body alignment and better movement patterns. The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:632
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:630
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 11:30 to 13:00
Course Code:631
£121 / £42
12 Meetings
Online Course
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English Functional Skills L2

For many people improving reading and writing can be difficult. These courses will help you develop these skills, and gain confidence in your speaking and listening. You will also have the opportunity to learn about computers and use them to improve your literacy. We offer specialist support for students with dyslexia and specific learning differences. You can take a variety of exams in speaking and listening, reading and writing when you are ready. These courses are FREE.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:111
Free
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:141
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:109
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:139
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:110
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:140
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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English Functional Skills E3

On this course, you will improve your spelling, writing, speaking and listening and reading skills. You will learn how to spell and break down words, develop a strategy for spelling, write better sentences and improve your reading skills.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:105
Free
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:135
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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18 September 2023 – 04 December 2023
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:103
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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31 October 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:133
Free
7 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:104
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 13:30 to 16:30
Course Code:134
Free
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Esol E1/E2

23 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:225C
£167 / £58 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Tuesday & Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:225B
£167 / £58 / £0
24 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Community Interpreting Level 3 Certificate (Ascentis)

This nationally recognised qualification is for people who are fluent in English and another language. Applicants must have some experience, paid or unpaid, of interpreting in a public sector context in the UK. Some of this experience should be with people not previously personally known to the applicant. Participants have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work as a community interpreter including the role of the interpreter, professional conduct and codes of practice and knowledge of the sectors within which they will be working - Housing, Health, Education, Immigration, Benefits and Social Services. Entry is by written application and interview only. Lower fees may be available for students aged 23 and under. Right click to choose where you wish to save the application form and brochure: Information Flyer Application Form FAQ Advanced Learner Loan Information Leaflet

09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 17:30
Course Code:310L
£724 / £724
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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French 1B

Develop your basic spoken French for everyday, routine situations, for pleasure or businesss, for socialising with first language speakers and for an insight into their way of life.

09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:384
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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German 1A

09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:372
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Drawing

Develop and improve drawing skills and techniques, develop drawing for painting and discover your own drawing style along the way. Tutor bio: Abigail's practice and approach to Art and Design is wide ranging. An early memory (aged 3) is sitting beside her father (also an artist) copying his drawings - she has always been a draughtswomen. Abigail trained as a sculptor at Newcastle University in the 1980's before working on private and public realm commissions nationally. Teaching has always been a part of her professional practice and her knowledge and creative use of 2d and 3d materials is inspiring. More recent works and creative practice can be viewed at thamesnarratives@hcommons.org

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1212
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1210
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1211
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Intermediate Philosophy Part 2: Nihilism, Phenomenology and Existentialism

One unexpected outcome of the Enlightenment period was the rise of nihilism, a crisis of finding any real meaning in the emerging scientific worldview. The development of the new philosophical movement of phenomenology can be seen as, in part, a response to this crisis. Husserl sought to analyse the role of consciousness in constituting meaning in experience in a way which united our daily experience of the world with the scientific world view. The approach he developed was swiftly challenged in the name of a more embodied and historically situated account of meaning by the work of Heidegger, de Beauvoir, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. This course will explore how the emergence of phenomenology as a philosophical method came to be inextricably linked to the wider issue of Existentialism as a response to the urgent problems of the 20th Century.

10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Course Code:419B
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Singing For All Levels

A relaxed and fun space for all lovers of singing who want to explore group singing, build harmonies and re-discover the joy of vocal music. Varied grooves and contrasting styles and genres will be covered. Beginners welcome.

24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 14:30 to 16:30
Course Code:930
£179 / £63
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 14:30 to 16:30
Course Code:929
£179 / £63
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Looking At Climate Change - An Anthropological Perspective

10 January 2024 – 20 March 2024
Wednesday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:402
£133 / £47
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Philosophy For Beginners Part 2

Explore some of the most important ideas, themes, and thinkers in the history of Western philosophy. Learn about some of the central problems of philosophy, and how to puzzle them out for yourselves.

10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:411
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Italian 5B - ONLINE

10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:333CS
£169 / £59
12 Meetings
Online Course
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The World Of The Later 20th Century

The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1934 to 1959, including the origins and conduct of the Second World War; the Holocaust; the Marshall Plan; the Cold War; the welfare state; Existentialism, decolonisation, and the early history of television. Drawing on archaeological evidence, literary texts, architecture and the visual arts, the course will look at the complex and shifting relationships between the present and the past in the definition and transformation of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and identities.

10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
Course Code:451CS
£201 / £70
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Italian 1A

Assumes no previous knowledge. Basic spoken Italian for everyday, routine situations, for pleasure or business, for socialising with first language speakers and for an insight into their way of life.

10 January 2024 – 27 March 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:369
£152 / £53
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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The World Turned Upside Down: England In Turmoil 1530-1688

This course will explore the intense political and religious strife in England that began with Henry VII's break with Rome and continued until the Glorious Revolution. The Reformation politicised religion, pitting Catholics against Protestants. This course will examine important themes of the turmoil, such as the ways in which royal authority was contested; plots and conspiracies; rebellions; and the circulation of news and false news. This is an interdisciplinary course that will blend political, social, and cultural history, and the history of ideas, and the history of the book. We will assess lots of primary sources, including printed texts and images, paintings, and coins.

11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:461
£132 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Spanish 3B

Students at this level should be able to understand and communicate effectively unaided on everyday, routine matters but will still have quite a limited range. Emphasis is on developing your vocabulary, accuracy and fluency so that you can express your opinions and follow the gist of popular media.

11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Course Code:348
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Spanish 2B

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class. For those who've had about 80 hours instruction, or who have spoken or studied Spanish in the past. Learn how to deal with everyday situations in more detail, how to talk about future plans and past events and get to grips with the structure of the language.

11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Course Code:345
£145 / £51
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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IT Plus English And Maths For Adults

This course is for beginners and for those wanting to brush up their IT, English and Math skills. You will learn how to use the keyboard and mouse, work on improving your spelling and reading, use browsers to search for information on websites, work on your basic math skills using websites, games and personal budgeting apps. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are FREE. The class will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB.

25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:114
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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21 September 2023 – 07 December 2023
Thursday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:112
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:113
Free
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ICDL Extra)

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for aimed at students who have good knowledge of using computers. It is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. The course will focus on three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon successful completion of four online exams, you receive the BCS Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Extra) (ITQ). ( Formally known as ECDL) To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book. Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support. Please note: 5006 is a daytime course that will take place at The Mary Ward Centre, Queens Square. 5007 is an evening course that will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB. Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support Please note: 5006 is a daytime course that will take place at The Mary Ward Centre, Queens Square. 5007 is an evening course that will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

11 January 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5010
£706 / £268 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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L2 Pre-Foundation Art and Design

Are you ready to take your art to the next level? Then this course is for you. Develop your own practice or prepare a portfolio for Foundation or HND. Some students progress directly to BA and Masters. You will work towards a NCFE Level 2 certificate. Applications are still being taken for this academic year - complete a form (below) and send it to rahul.miah@marywardcentre.ac.uk

12 January 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1000
£1320 / £500 / £0
23 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Yoga: Back To Basics

Suitable for beginners and those who wish to go back to basics. Experience for yourself how yoga can help improve posture, balance, strength and flexibility as well as calm the mind. Enjoy a mixture of basic yoga postures (asanas) to stretch and strengthen the body as well as guided relaxation to further quieten the mind.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 10:15 to 11:45
Course Code:620
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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29 September 2023 – 15 December 2023
Friday, 10:15 to 11:45
Course Code:618
£122 / £43
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 10:15 to 11:45
Course Code:619
£112 / £39
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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French 4B

Vous êtes capable de discuter et comprendre de nombreux sujets mais vous voulez le faire avec plus de confiance. Cette classe offre la possibilité de développer vos connaissances culturelles aussi bien que linguistiques. Rejoignez le groupe pour acquérir les connaissances de vocabulaire et de grammaire dont vous avez besoin et découvrir de nouveaux aspects de la France et sa société, son histoire et sa culture.

12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 15:00 to 17:00
Course Code:330
£133 / £47
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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French 3B

The course will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB. Students should already be able to understand and communicate effectively on everyday, routine matters. Emphasis is on developing your vocabulary, accuracy and fluency so that you can express your opinions and follow the gist of popular media.

12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 16:00 to 18:00
Course Code:321
£133 / £47
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Upper Intermediate Philosophy: The Problem Of Evil In Philosophy

This course will cover a very old idea that has lost none of its relevance in modern times. The problem of evil is usually understood to be first and foremost a theological matter - how can a good God permit terrible things to happen? Doesn't the existence of evil demonstrate that God does not exist? - but the discussion of evil has in fact taken many forms. This course will examine evil, and its existence (or otherwise), from multiple angles - as a philosophical definition, as a problem for political systems, as a construction of man, and as an aesthetic and psychological concern. In a rational world, what place is there for evil? Why do we persist in using the word even when our metaphysical or religious frameworks for invoking it no longer exist? Philosophers included in the course: Arendt, Augustine, Bataille, Kant, Leibniz, Midgley, Nietzsche, Plantinga, Plotinus, de Sade

12 January 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 13:00 to 15:00
Course Code:420CS
£147 / £51
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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