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The Threat of War - Everyday Life in the 1930s

Arts and Culture

This course uses original historical materials to provide valuable insight into everyday life in the 1930s. How did British people respond to the growing threat of global conflict? What was their reac ...
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
20 October 2018 -
20 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19115

Walking Tours -Marx in Hampstead

London

London, the heart of the British Empire and the foremost city of modern capitalism in the nineteenth century, was also home to the revolutionary anti-capitalist Karl Marx for most of his adult life. ...
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
20 October 2018 -
20 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19112

On the Home Front in London (1939-1945)

Arts and Culture

Inspired by our upcoming performance of Howard Goodall’s WWII focused production Girlfriends, we’re revisiting the home front in London in this immersive archives course. Using ration books and recipe ...
2:00 PM -
4:00 PM
20 October 2018 -
20 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19116

Dance in a Day... Lindy Hop

Performing Arts

With our Dancers in Residence, Swing Patrol, we are delighted to offer Dance in a Day. The Dance in a Day workshops are beginner dance workshops aimed at introducing you to the key principles and move ...
12:30 PM -
4:30 PM
21 October 2018 -
21 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19116

An Introduction to Opera

Arts and Culture

Discover the true power of opera. This course will dispel the myths surrounding opera and introduce you to its magic. Through a combination of recorded music, visual aids and group discussion, student ...
6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
23 October 2018 -
23 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19101

A People's History of the East End - Early C19th

London

These 4 one-day-long classes will explore the rich and vibrant social history of London’s East End.  From the early 17th century the East End was transformed by shipping, overseas trade and migration. ...
10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19114

Film Studies - Italian Neo-realism

Arts and Culture

Explore how Italian neorealism revolutionised cinema at home and abroad in the ‘40s and ‘50s and remains a significant ongoing influence. Martin Scorsese has called Italian neo-realism ‘the most preci ...
11:00 AM -
5:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19110

Language and the First World War

Words and Ideas

In this course we will be examining how wartime changed the English language between 1914 and 1918; slang was taken up widely, and exploited commercially, soldiers found ways to reassure their loved o ...
11:00 AM -
4:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19101

The East End in Fiction and Fact

Words and Ideas

A one-day session exploring East London history via some of the vividly realised fiction written about its various districts in the years between 1820 and 1920. Among our tour guides are Dickens, GWM ...
11:00 AM -
4:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19103

Unbuilt London - An Architectural History That Never Was

London

London is forever being reimagined and rebuilt, and for every design that is realised in bricks and mortar (or in concrete, glass and steel), there are countless others that never make it off the arch ...
11:00 AM -
2:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19108