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Dance in a Day - Viennese Waltz

Performing Arts

Delilah, Hedwig’s Theme, The Blue Danube: all are songs to which you can dance Viennese Waltz. Whether you lead or follow (or both), take a day to learn or improve your Natural and Reverse Turns, how ...
11:00 -
16:00
26 January 2019 -
26 January 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19216

Dance in a Day - Social Dancing - Leading and Following

Performing Arts

It’s all very well learning steps in class, but what happens at a social when your partner doesn’t know what you know? Whether you lead or follow (or both), take a day to explore tips and techniques ...
11:00 -
16:00
02 February 2019 -
02 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19218

Girlfriends - A Social History of Sisterhood and Female Friendship

Arts and Culture

Join us to share, discover and celebrate positive stories of female friendship and sisterly solidarity using authentic historical materials from our library and archive collections. From the close bon ...
11:00 -
16:00
02 February 2019 -
02 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19217

Dance in a Day - Slow Foxtrot

Performing Arts

Think Fred & Ginger, Frank Sinatra and huge orchestras: Slow Foxtrot is a glorious, swing-soaked dance that can seem daunting, but, in the expert hands of Nick Miles and his Star Dance team, will soon ...
11:00 -
16:00
09 February 2019 -
09 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19217

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 -
16:00
09 February 2019 -
23 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19214

Dance in a Day - Social Dancing - Leading and Following

Performing Arts

It’s all very well learning steps in class, but what happens at a social when your partner doesn’t know what you know? Whether you lead or follow (or both), take a day to explore tips and techniques t ...
11:00 -
16:00
02 March 2019 -
02 March 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19219

A Social History of Food in London (1860s-1970s)

London

From Victorian watercress sellers to Second World War rationing to the rise of vegetarian lifestyles, this informative and enjoyable Hands-on History workshop introduces the social history of food and ...
11:00 -
13:00
09 March 2019 -
09 March 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19212

Walking Tours - Exploring East London

London

Explore the ever-changing face of east London through four different neighbourhoods. From the hinterland of East India Docks, with its Brutalist Lansbury Estate and mural commemorating its past mayor, ...
11:00 -
13:00
09 March 2019 -
06 April 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19211

Writing Inspiration: Recreating the Past 1830s -1960s

Words and Ideas

Bishopsgate Institute’s Special Collections and Archives hold a wealth of nineteenth and twentieth-century materials to inspire creative writing projects, including historical fiction and life writing ...
11:00 -
16:00
16 March 2019 -
16 March 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19217

One Hundred Years of Housing (1870s-1960s)

London

Using pamphlets, photographs, diaries and ephemera from our Special Collections, this Hands-on History course examines the history of housing in London. Topics covered include Victorian living conditi ...
11:00 -
14:00
30 March 2019 -
30 March 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19213