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Starts: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 190

Tutor: Stacey Gledhill

During this one-hour demonstration, Stacey will lead you step-by-step through painting this simple still-life of lemons on a plate in oils. She will begin with a short introduction to the materials... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 164

Tutor: Simon Gregor

In this new series of talks, Simon will explore the life and legacy of different US Presidents, beginning with the first holder of the office - George Washington, the face of the $1 note. The lecture... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 194

Tutor: Dr Geoff Doel

Join Geoff as he explores Charlotte Bronte's 'Shirley’, a fascinating, well-researched novel which draws on Charlotte’s father Patrick’s experiences of the Luddite Riots and the problems caused... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 184

Tutor: Alex Mackay

Join Alex as he demonstrates how to make an Indian inspired curried chicken or aubergine dish, served with a lemon and almond dressing and creamy lentils. This dish can suit both vegetarians and meat... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 149

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

Peter will introduce you to his place of birth; Walthamstow. Historically situated in South-West Essex, now an East London suburb, two centuries before it was a place of convenient country retreat... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 1:30PM
Ends: Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 2:30PM
Available spaces: 186

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

A History of the Royal Parish of St James’s. Over the centuries, the parish of St James has been an enclave for the Establishment. Much of its architecture and street layout have remained... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 181

Tutor: John Vigar

Join John Vigar for a look at the way in which spas, pleasure grounds and coastal resorts developed. Their social and architectural development was very much controlled and you will discover the... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 155

Tutor: Pat Lumsdale

In the lead up to Christmas, Pat will be teaching Thursday evening sessions* showing you how to make 9 simple and different patchwork blocks by machine and how to turn them into a quilt using one of... Read More

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Starts: Friday, 01 October 2021 at 10:30AM
Ends: Friday, 08 October 2021 at 10:30AM
Available spaces: 93

Tutor: Alan Baker

Alan is delighted to offer you this 2 part set of hour-long Tai Chi classes running on 2 consecutive Fridays at 10:30am from 1st October 2021 - 8th October 2021.In these hour-long weekly sessions... Read More

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Starts: Friday, 01 October 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 01 October 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 180

Tutor: Simon Gregor

Travel back in time with Simon, to explore Whitechapel in the nineteenth century. Discover the colourful history of this part of London, from pubs to lodging houses, and churches to shelters for the... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 04 October 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Monday, 04 October 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 190

Tutor: Richard Box

Brutes, birds and all kinds of beasties have, throughout history, been endowed with symbolic meanings, attributed to historical characters and have appeared in many myths and legends. This talk will... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 04 October 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Monday, 04 October 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 182

Tutor: Tilo Flache

Most of you will be aware that a good number of foodstuffs we use on a regular, maybe even daily basis originate in the New World. Just consider the humble potato, sweetcorn, courgettes, tomatoes or... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 05 October 2021 at 12:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 05 October 2021 at 1:30PM
Available spaces: 191

Tutor: Brian Jaques

The forest of words is a fascinating place, full of delights and has happy accidental discoveries waiting. Join Brian for this taster session of his upcoming 4 part series of forays, looking under... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 05 October 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 05 October 2021 at 5:30PM
Available spaces: 196

Tutor: Lindy Wildsmith

Join Lindy as she focuses on Plums and demonstrates how to make Plum Chutney and a Plum Duff.This course has been designed as a demonstration with Q&A so please sit back, enjoy and take lots of... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 05 October 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 05 October 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 190

Tutor: Simon Gregor

In this talk, Simon will lead a virtual one-hour guided walk through Lambeth, strolling into Westminster along the less "touristy" bank of the Thames. Although less well-known, it is no less rich in... Read More

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Starts: Wednesday, 06 October 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Wednesday, 06 October 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 185

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

London was a completely different place before Henry VIII’s Reformation and the break from Rome. Using a map compiled in recent times we will explore London looking for a “different” City,... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 07 October 2021 at 11:30AM
Ends: Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 11:30AM
Available spaces: 98

Tutor: Elaine Whittaker

Elaine is delighted to offer you this 2 part set of hour-long Yoga classes running on 2 consecutive Thursdays at 11:30am from Thursday 7th October 2021 - Thursday 14th October 2021.In these hour-long... Read More

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Starts: Thursday, 07 October 2021 at 1:30PM
Ends: Thursday, 07 October 2021 at 2:30PM
Available spaces: 196

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

Peter delves into the life and work of Humphry Repton, 18th century Landscape Gardener, often considered the successor of Capability Brown, who worked on country house estates in East Anglia and what... Read More

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Starts: Friday, 08 October 2021 at 12:00PM
Ends: Friday, 08 October 2021 at 2:00PM
Available spaces: 199

Tutor: Sue Pearl

Join Sue for this fab workshop to learn how to make a pair of felted fingerless gloves to ward off the cold weather this autumn and winter.If you have some prior experience with felting you may wish... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 11:30AM
Ends: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 12:30PM
Available spaces: 100

Tutor: Elaine Whittaker

Qigong is similar to Tai Chi - slow, gentle, standing movements to ease tension from body and mind.  Co-ordinated with the breath, the movements are formed into sequences, so that you can become... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 5:30PM
Available spaces: 197

Tutor: Lindy Wildsmith

Join Lindy for another one of her popular preserves courses as she demonstrates how to make Fig & Vanilla Jam and Stuffed Baked Figs.This course has been designed as a demonstration with Q&A... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 6:00PM
Ends: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 7:00PM
Available spaces: 100

Tutor: Elaine Whittaker

Join Elaine for this taster session of gentle yoga, incorporating mindfulness for both beginners and those with yoga experience.In this hour-long session Elaine Whittaker will lead us through some... Read More

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Starts: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 7:30PM
Ends: Monday, 11 October 2021 at 8:30PM
Available spaces: 186

Tutor: Tilo Flache

You may know Dubrovnik as an important tourist attraction at the extreme southern end of the Dalmatian coast, and part of Croatia. It’s an impressive old city with defensive walls that seem... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 12:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 02 November 2021 at 12:00PM
Available spaces: 199

Tutor: Brian Jaques

The forest of words is a fascinating place, full of delights and has happy accidental discoveries waiting. Join Brian for this 4 part set of approximately 90 minute long sessions, running on 4... Read More

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Starts: Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 4:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 171

Tutor: Letta Jones

Starting in 1967, Beth Chatto created her Elmstead Market, Colchester garden and nursery with the principle of 'Right Plant Right Place'. Placing plants coming from similar habitats which flourish... Read More