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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

Walking Tours - Queer Soho

London

Soho has been a centre for London’s queer communities since at least the 19th century, and this walk will take you around some of the area’s lesser-known queer locations.  Along the way we will hear s ...
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
27 October 2018 -
27 October 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19103

A History of British Radicalism (1830s-1980s)

Arts and Culture

Our archivists and librarians have been collecting pamphlets, flyers and campaigning ephemera for over a century. This course provides an accessible introduction to radical political movements in Brit ...
6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
01 November 2018 -
29 November 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19118

How to Read Music

Performing Arts

Over just two hours, this course will give you the basic tools you’ll need to start reading music. You will examine notation, rhythm and expression in written form. Centred around the piano, but focu ...
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
03 November 2018 -
03 November 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19101

Writing Flash Fiction

Words and Ideas

Interested in writing really short stories? Explore flash fiction in this lively course, where we will experiment with writing little nuggets of narrative. We’ll take inspiration from contemporary exa ...
11:00 AM -
4:00 PM
03 November 2018 -
17 November 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19110

Picturing London

Arts and Culture

Over the centuries artists have been eager to tell the story of London and its people in images, but there are many stories. Dore’s bleak illustrations of poverty are far in time and place from Canale ...
6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
05 November 2018 -
10 December 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19105

Playwriting

Words and Ideas

Playwriting is a vibrant avenue for creative writers to explore and this course will introduce you to the critical and practical skills needed to produce works for the stage. You will discover how to ...
6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
05 November 2018 -
10 December 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19111

Unreal City - London in Literature (1800-Today)

Words and Ideas

From William Blake’s apocalyptic Lambeth to Zadie Smith’s postcolonial north-west suburbs; from Dickens’s bustling panoramas to Patrick Hamilton’s hangover-ridden 1940s haunts, London has inspired man ...
7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
06 November 2018 -
11 December 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WRW19102