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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

Social Housing – History and Design

London

This study session will examine the shifting economic and political contexts for the building of social housing in London. Beginning with a classroom session and ending with a guided walk of some exam ...
14:00 -
16:30
02 February 2019 -
02 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19216

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 -
02 March 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19214

Radical Thinkers

Words and Ideas

This one-day workshop will discuss the work of four highly influential feminist thinkers: Audre Lorde, Simone de Beauvoir, Olive Morris and Jacqueline Rose. The workshop will cover different kinds of ...
10:00 AM -
16:00 PM
16 February 2019 -
16 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19215

Dance in a Day - Lindy Hop

Performing Arts

With our Dancers in Residence, Swing Patrol, we are delighted to offer these beginner workshops, aimed at introducing you to the key principles and moves of the Lindy Hop, Charleston and Blues. They'r ...
12:30 -
16:30
17 February 2019 -
17 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19221

An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Histories (1957 – 1988)

Arts and Culture

Join us for a new Hands-on History course that provides an accessible and informative introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender histories. From press coverage of the Wolfenden Report to g ...
11:00 AM -
13:30 PM
23 February 2019 -
23 February 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
AC19216

Power and Struggle – Contemporary Protest

Words and Ideas

Each session of this discussion-led series will focus on a particular question or set of questions about the nature of protest and political struggle, using specific examples of contemporary protest m ...
18:30 -
20:30
26 February 2019 -
19 March 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
WR19216

Quickstep for Absolute Beginners 

Performing Arts

Take your first steps into partner dancing. Benefit from a gentle pace and friendly environment, to become more confident as leader or follower, or both. Develop your focus, listening skills and asser ...
19:00 -
21:00
27 February 2019 -
03 April 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
PA19225

A-Z of London Radicals

London

London has a vibrant history of challenges to the status quo, and of protest and revolt in the workplace, in local communities and at its centres of power. This course will highlight the life stories ...
18:30 -
20:30
28 February 2019 -
11 April 2019
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN19210