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Welcome Arts & Culture Introduction An Introduction to the History of European Art Art History and Appreciation: The ‘Isms’ of Modern Art The History of Art: Modern Art Art History and Appreciation: Romantic Art New Art History and Appreciation: Greeks, Romans and Christians New Rembrandt to van Gogh: Dutch Painting New Exploring London’s Art Galleries Exploring More London Art Galleries Arts & Culture Art History and Appreciation: Art& andIdeas Society New Words Images of London New Languages Life Drawing Sketch in the City Performing Arts Sketch in East London: One Day Body & Exercise Film Studies: Hollywood Film Studies: British Cinema Women in History: Private Lives, Public Faces London from the East: Social History of the East End The Story of Jazz: 1900 – 1950 Musical Instruments of the World New Music, Culture and Society New Exploring Classical Music: Early and Baroque Music Practical Photography Photographing London’s Architecture Photographing London

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Welcome Arts & Culture Introduction An Introduction to the History of European Art Art History and Appreciation: The ‘Isms’ of Modern Art The History of Art: Modern Art Art History and Appreciation: Romantic Art New Art History and Appreciation: Greeks, Romans and Christians New Rembrandt to van Gogh: Dutch Painting New Exploring London’s Art Galleries Exploring More London Art Galleries Art History and Appreciation: Art and Society New Images of London New Life Drawing Sketch in the City Sketch in East London: One Day Film Studies: Hollywood Film Studies: British Cinema Women in History: Private Lives, Public Faces London from the East: Social History of the East End The Story of Jazz: 1900 – 1950 Musical Instruments of the World New Music, Culture and Society New Exploring Classical Music: Early and Baroque Music Practical Photography Photographing London’s Architecture Photographing London

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Arts & Culture Photographing London: Street Photography New Photographing East London Photographing Landscapes Photographing People Walking Tours: The Games: Ancient and Modern New Walking Tours: Exploring the Jubilant Jubilee Line New Walking Tours: Scandalous and Sinister London New Wine Tasting Wine Tasting: South African Wine Wine Tasting: Wines of France Arts & Culture Tutors Words & Ideas Introduction Journalism for Beginners New Current Affairs: News in Focus Bishopsgate Book Club: Hidden London New Creative Writing Creative Writing: Experiments in Form Writing Short Stories Bishopsgate Writers Creative Writing: Poetry and Prose Workshop Walk and Write: Exploring the Streets of the East End Scriptwriting Advanced Scriptwriting Free Speech: Found In Translation Critical Thinking: Reasoning Well New Critical Thinking: Winning the Argument New Intensive Public Speaking The Gentle Art of Reading Aloud Words & Ideas Tutors

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Languages Introduction Language Level Guide Chinese Mandarin Italian French German Spanish Japanese Language Tutors

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Performing Arts Introduction Acting & Drama Bishopsgate Singers Singing Solo: Discover Your Voice Ballroom Dancing Ballroom and Latin American Dance Belly Dance Flamenco and Sevillanas Pop Jazz Rock & Roll / Jive Rock & Roll / Jive one-day Salsa Performing Arts Tutors

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Body & Exercise Introduction The Art of Meditation Hatha Yoga Iyengar Yoga Pilates Body & Exercise Tutors

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Information for Students How to Find Us Course Enrolment Form

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Welcome to Bishopsgate Institute Bishopsgate Institute has been opening minds, challenging perceptions and enriching lives since 1895. Through our courses, cultural events, historic Library, archive collections and community programme, we provide a home for ideas and debate, learning and enquiry and independent thought. Our comprehensive range of short courses offers you the opportunity to discover, discuss and be inspired in a welcoming environment. Our courses are conveniently designed to take place throughout the day including lunchtimes, after work and at weekends.

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Introduce a friend scheme If you have enrolled on a course in the last 12 months and recommend us to a friend who enrols, you can get 10% off your next course that same term. For more details please contact us on courses@bishopsgate.org.uk or 020 7392 9200. Learn a language One of the few venues in London offering small classes, our language courses cater for a range of abilities, from complete beginners to the more fluent. Prepare for your holiday with our new French or Italian for your Holidays courses. Languages Open Day: Monday 26 March Drop by anytime between 12.00noon and 2.00pm to find out more about our languages programme. Discover your level with tutors from our French, Italian, Spanish and German courses. Student card We are delighted to introduce a new student card which gives you a discount in our cafĂŠ Bishopsgate Kitchen, as well as other local shops, arts venues and more. See our website for further details. 05


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Themed courses This summer, Bishopsgate Institute marks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a look at the social and cultural influences of monarchy and republicanism and also explores London’s Olympic history. Look out for the Monarchy & Republicanism and Capital Games stamps on a range of courses including Walking Tours: Exploring the Jubilant Jubilee Line and Walking Tours: The Games – Ancient and Modern. The series also includes talks, discussions and other events in our Cultural Events programme. To find out more, visit our website at www.bishopsgate.org.uk. 06


Also at Bishopsgate Institute Cultural Events Culture, history and ideas come together in our exciting events programme. You can enjoy talks, walks, discussions and concerts throughout the year. As a student at Bishopsgate Institute you can enjoy a discount on our Cultural Events. See our events brochure or website for more details. Bishopsgate Kitchen Bishopsgate Kitchen is a great place to meet up at any time of the day. Operated by benugo, Bishopsgate Kitchen’s menu has been developed using local, seasonal ingredients, reflecting the best of British produce. New this term Students can receive 10% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at Bishopsgate Kitchen when they show their student card.

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Bishopsgate Library Our beautiful Victorian Library is home to renowned library and archive collections on London, labour, freethought and cooperation. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a professional or just looking for a quiet place to read or contemplate, the Library is free and open to everyone. Find out more Sign up to our mailing list at www.bishopsgate.org.uk You can also find us at: www.facebook.com/BishopsgateInstitute www.twitter.com/bishopsgateinst

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Arts & Culture

Whether you want to learn more about art or develop your photography skills, there’s sure to be a course to stimulate your interest or inspire a new hobby.

“A very well structured course, the tutor was exceptionally knowledgable. Enjoyable!” Creative Writing Student

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An Introduction to the History of European Art Combining appreciation with the history of the principal movements, this course will explore the differences between Medieval and Renaissance art, and between Baroque and Neo-Classicism. Over five classes and a visit to the National Gallery, you will look at a selection of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Jan van Eyck and Jan Vermeer among others. Course suitable for all with Leslie Primo 16 students maximum £93 / £70 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays & Saturday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 23 April – 11 June 2012 & gallery visit Saturday 26 May* (AC12301) * Please note there is no class on Monday 7 May, Monday 28 May and Monday 4 June

Course suitable for all with Leslie Primo 12 students maximum £93 / £70 conc. for 6 sessions Fridays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 15 June – 20 July 2012 (Dates include gallery visit) (AC12302)

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Art History and Appreciation The ‘Isms’ of Modern Art Who were the Futurists? What is the difference between Op Art and Pop Art? Beginning with Cubism, this course will discuss the main movements of the 20th century in five sessions and a Saturday visit to Tate Modern. In this course you will discover the concepts behind the main movements of modern art and explore them in relation to social and political history. This course can be taken on its own or as an extension to An Introduction to the History of European Art. Course suitable for all with Aleks Zaczek-Gbiorczyk 16 students maximum £93 / £70 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays & Saturday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 18 June – 16 July 2012 & 2.00pm Saturday 14 July (gallery visit) (AC12303)


The History of Art Modern Art

Art History and Appreciation Romantic Art

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Starting with Cubism, Surrealism and Abstraction, this course on modern art will examine the work of pioneering and controversial artists such as Picasso, Braque and Dali before moving across to the American art scene and the work of Pollock and Rothko. You will look at Pop Art in Britain and the US, as well as contemporary developments such as installation art.

Mountains swathed in mist, great chasms, Gothic ruins and shipwrecks; this is the stuff of Romanticism, a movement that swept across Europe in the 18th century.

This is one of three courses (The Renaissance, French Impressionists and Modern Art) covering the history of art across three terms. Each course is self-contained and courses may be taken consecutively or individually in any order.

Course suitable for all with James Heard 16 students maximum £77 / £59 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (AC12305)

We will explore Romanticism in the paintings of Turner, Constable, Friedrich and William Blake and the architecture of Pugin, Barry and Nash.

Course suitable for all with James Heard 16 students maximum £46 / £35 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (AC12304)

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Art History and Appreciation

Rembrandt to van Gogh

Greeks, Romans and Christians New

Dutch Painting

This course offers a guide to the symbols that help us identify the classical gods and the Christian saints within paintings.

The 17th century in the Netherlands was remarkable for the quantity and quality of its art. We will study portraits by Rembrandt, genre scenes and scenes on the ice by Vermeer and still lifes by Kalf. We will bring the story up to date with landscapes by van Gogh and abstractions by Piet Mondrian.

Wandering around art galleries we notice images of figures holding various objects. These symbolic objects refer to the lives (or deaths) of the mythical and religious individuals in the paintings. But who are they? Course suitable for all with James Heard 16 students maximum £46 / £35 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 12 June – 17 July 2012 (AC12306)

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Course suitable for all with James Heard 16 students maximum £77 / £59 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm 13 June – 18 July 2012 (AC12307)


Exploring London’s Exploring More Art Galleries London Art Galleries Develop your knowledge of art history and appreciation in front of paintings. In this course you will explore the collections of London’s three main galleries, the National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Each week you will discuss the collections and develop your skills in recognising the styles and techniques used in different periods and by a range of individual painters including Rembrandt, Dali, Turner and Rothko.

In this follow-on course, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Courtauld Gallery and the Wallace Collection. This time we will discuss a variety of paintings including Tudor and Elizabethan collections, works by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th century as well as Impressionist paintings.

The first class will meet at Bishopsgate Institute. Subsequent classes will meet at the galleries.

The first class will meet at Bishopsgate Institute. Subsequent classes will meet at the galleries. Please note that entrance fees are not included in the course price.

Course suitable for all with Aleks Zaczek-Gbiorczyk 16 students maximum £77 / £59 conc. for 5 sessions Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 15 June – 13 July 2012 (AC12308)

Course suitable for all with Aleks Zaczek-Gbiorczyk 16 students maximum £77 / £59 conc. for 5 sessions Saturdays 11.00am – 1.00pm 16 June – 14 July 2012 (AC12309)

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Art History and Appreciation Art and Society

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This course is an introduction to art with a political message. We will explore the relationship between art, politics and society from the mid-19th century to the present day. We will look at Courbet’s Realism in France, the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, Russian Constructivism, American Realism and the Counterculture art movements of the 1960s and 70s. This is a thought-provoking and accessible course and discussion is welcome. Course suitable for all with Steven Barrett 16 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 26 April – 19 July 2012* (Alternate weeks) (AC12310) * Please note that there will be no class on Thursday 7 June

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Images of London New This course explores the depiction of London in art, photography and popular imagery. We will look at the earliest pictures of the city in manuscripts and maps, Hogarth’s riotous scenes of London’s streets and markets, 19th century paintings of London as Capital of Empire, wartime photography and contemporary urban art. Course suitable for all with Steven Barrett 16 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 4 sessions Saturdays 2.30pm – 5.30pm 19 May – 30 June 2012* (AC12311) This course includes a visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery. * Please note that there is no class on Saturday 2, 9 & 23 June


Life Drawing

Sketch in the City

This is a practical life drawing class where you will gain confidence and improve your observational skills through drawing from a life model. Our classes offer a structured life drawing environment where you will be encouraged to develop your own style.

This sketching course takes you to a different art gallery, museum or architectural venue in London each week where you will use a variety of materials to respond to the artworks and artefacts you view. You will look at historical and contemporary works and explore how these can be reflected by different artistic interpretations. As well as enhancing your creative thinking, coordination and observational skills, this course will help you develop an appreciation of art and architecture in London.

Each four-week session is self-contained but complementary. Students can take either or both courses. Some sessions will use an unclothed model. Students will require: — one A3 Sketchbook (e.g. ring bound with firm back, 120 – 180 gsm) — one 2B and one 6B pencil — one black drawing pen (size 05) — one 2B graphite stick — one jumbo stick of willow charcoal — one putty rubber or ordinary rubber Course suitable for all with Jessie Brennan 14 students maximum £105 / £79 conc. for 4 sessions Saturdays 1.00pm – 4.00pm 12 May – 9 June 2012* (AC12312) 16 June – 21 July 2012** (AC12313)

You will need to bring the following materials with you: — one 2B pencil — one 6B pencil — putty rubber — A3 paper sketch book – 130gsm — one black drawing pen (size 05) Course suitable for all with Jessie Brennan 14 students maximum £101 / £77 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (AC12314)

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Sketch in the City Intermediate

Sketch in East London One Day

This sketching course is aimed at those with some previous experience of sketching who would like to continue developing their drawing skills. The course takes you to a different art gallery, museum or architectural venue in London each week where you will use a variety of materials to respond to the artworks and artefacts you view. You will look at contemporary and historical works and explore how these can be reflected by different artistic interpretations. As well as building on your creative thinking, coordination and observational skills this course will help you develop your own distinctly personal artistic approach. You will need to bring the following materials with you: — one 2B pencil — one 6B pencil — putty rubber — A3 paper sketch book – 130gsm — one black drawing pen (size 05) Course suitable for all with Jessie Brennan 14 students maximum £101 / £77 conc. for 6 sessions Fridays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 8 June – 13 July 2012 (AC12315)

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Create your own vision of East London in this one-day sketching course. Taking you to various locations in this vibrant area of the city and using different materials and techniques, this course will provide opportunities for you to use all aspects of your surroundings as inspiration for your sketching. By the end of the day you will have produced a range of work reflecting one of London’s most fascinating areas. This course is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to professional artists. All materials will be provided by the tutor and are included in the course price. Course suitable for all with Jessie Brennan 15 students maximum £66 / £49 conc. Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm 28 July 2012 (AC12316)


Film Studies

Film Studies

Hollywood

British Cinema

This course is an introduction to the history of Hollywood, exploring the creation and evolution of Hollywood cinema through its studios, stars, directors and genres. You will learn about ways these elements have been used to analyse and appreciate cinema. You will examine the work of directors such as D W Griffith and Alfred Hitchcock and of selected stars and studios of the ‘golden age’, and discover or revisit classic films such as Citizen Kane, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Public Enemy, Casablanca and many more.

This course offers you the opportunity to learn about aspects of British cinema history. You’ll explore the work of the very first British film-makers and of acclaimed directors such as Michael Powell, examine the output of Ealing and Gainsborough studios and Hammer Films, plus study key trends such as the British New Wave. These areas will be explored using a rich array of film extracts, including Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Hue and Cry, Black Narcissus, The Wicked Lady and many more.

No prior knowledge is required, just an interest in film and an enthusiasm to learn more.

No prior knowledge is required, just an interest in film and an enthusiasm to learn more.

Course suitable for all with John Wischmeyer 16 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (AC12317)

Course suitable for all with John Wischmeyer 16 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 13 June – 18 July 2012 (AC12318)

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Women in History Private Lives, Public Faces

London from the East A Social History of the East End

This six-week course explores the private and public lives of women in 19th and 20th century London. Each week you will discuss a different theme including women’s work, friendships, advertising and law, offering an opportunity to reflect on the impact women had on wider social, cultural and political change. As part of the course you will use first-hand sources from the archives of Bishopsgate Institute and the Museum of London such as letters, photographs, clothing and recordings. The first session will take place at Bishopsgate Institute and subsequent sessions will take place at either Bishopsgate Institute or the Museum of London. Course suitable for all with Deirdre Daly 18 students maximum £78 / £58 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 3.00pm – 5.00pm 18 April – 23 May 2012 (AC11319)

Over the centuries, the East End changed from open fields and scattered villages to densely settled terraces and housing estates. This course will examine the development of London’s East End since the 16th century. You will look at the East End’s rich traditions – as a centre of crafts and industry, as the point of reception for immigrants from many lands and as the home of radical political and social movements. The course will incorporate site visits to locations such as Wapping and the older London docks, Spitalfields, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green and Stepney Green. Course suitable for all with Mike Berlin 20 students maximum £225 (£115*) / £300 (£150*) conc. for 10 sessions Mondays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 23 April – 9 July 2012** * Fees depend on whether you have an undergraduate qualification and / or eligibility for a concession. Please contact Birkbeck College for further information. To enrol, please visit the Birkbeck website www.bbk.ac.uk/study/ce2011/ or call 020 7631 6651. You can also enrol in person at the My Birkbeck helpdesk, Birkbeck College, Malet St, London, WC1E 1HX. Course code: FFHI246H4ACB, 15 CATS points at Level 4. ** There will be no class on Monday 7 May and Monday 4 June

Further course information, including a syllabus, is available from Rehana Jamil at r.jamil@bbk.ac.uk or on 020 3073 8093.

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The Story of Jazz 1900 – 1950

Musical Instruments of the World New

Jazz is at least a century old, yet it can still be difficult for new listeners while also attracting polarised opinions among experts.

The musical heritage of an entire planet can’t be covered in six hours, but what this course will do is offer a series of hands-on case studies of specific instruments from Turkey, Egypt, China, Japan, Australia and Ireland, using actual instruments alongside audio and video examples.

This course will present a detailed history that will cover the earliest origins of jazz then present an overview of how the music developed up until the 1950s, using actual instrument demonstrations and audio and video examples. No specialist musical skills are required. Course suitable for all with Roger Thomas 10 students maximum £44 / £34 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.00pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (AC12320)

Each instrument will be explored from within its own tradition but we will also discover their unique individual attributes, which offer interesting insights into music in general, such as how natural resources affect instrument design and the relationship between instrument design and performance. No specialist knowledge or instrumental skills are required. Course suitable for all with Roger Thomas 10 students maximum £44 / £34 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.00pm 12 June – 17 July 2012 (AC12321)

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Music, Culture and Society New

Exploring Classical Music Early and Baroque Music

This course deals with a wide range of topics, including the ways in which the role of music in society has changed over the centuries, the effect of technology on music, music’s relationship with the media and the ways in which music can be an agent of both control and change. We will listen to and discuss recorded examples drawn from many musical cultures. No specialist musical knowledge is required. Course suitable for all with Roger Thomas 12 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (AC12322)

How did what we now think of as ‘classical’ music actually begin? This course charts the history of European art music from its origins up until the mid-18th century. You will explore the many influences that shaped the evolution of music as well as the development of important musical forms such as the concerto and the sonata. The course will include many musical examples from the most significant composers of the period, including Machaut, Purcell, Byrd, Bach, Scarlatti and Handel. No specialist musical knowledge is required. This is one of three courses (Early and Baroque, Classical and Romantic, and Modern and Contemporary Music) covering the history of classical music across three terms. Each course is self-contained and courses may be taken consecutively or individually in any order. Course suitable for all with Roger Thomas 12 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 13 June – 18 July 2012 (AC12323)

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“Bishopsgate Institute offers great courses, top quality and reasonably priced. A finishing school for the mind.� Exploring Classical Music student

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Practical Photography If you have always wanted to take amazing photographs, then our Practical Photography courses are for you. You will learn all those tricky aspects of your manual camera, the art of composing a great picture and find inspiration to get out there and snap. Equipment required: A manual camera (35mm or digital SLR). If you are unsure of your camera’s suitability please contact us. Level 1 course This course is for students who are new to the subject and want to get to grips with their camera, and for those wishing to brush up on their skills. Level 2 course This course is for those who have completed a level 1 course, or for students who fully understand the functions of their camera and would like to develop their photographic skills. Some courses take place on alternate weeks during the term to allow students time to develop their personal project between classes.

Level 1 Level 1 course with Carolyn Lefley 10 students maximum £175 / £132 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 24 April – 17 July 2012* (alternate weeks) (AC12324) * Please note that there is no class on Tuesday 5 June

Level 1 course with Carolyn Lefley 10 students maximum £175 / £132 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (AC12325) 13 June – 18 July 2012 (AC12326) Level 1 course with Carolyn Lefley 10 students maximum £175 / £132 conc. for 4 sessions Saturdays 10.30am – 1.30pm 28 April – 26 May 2012* (AC12327) * Please note that there is no class on Saturday 5 May

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Practical Photography

Photographing London’s Architecture

Level 1 course with Carolyn Lefley 10 students maximum £175 / £132 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm 12 June – 17 July 2012 (AC12328)

Step down almost any London street and you will be surrounded by an eclectic array of building styles. Photographs of buildings can be both informative and visually stunning. With a combination of taught classroom sessions and pre-arranged location shoots, this course will show you some of the techniques used to capture London’s architecture at its best.

Level 2 Level 2 course with Carolyn Lefley 10 students maximum £175 / £132 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 1 May – 10 July 2012 (alternate weeks) (AC12329)

The course takes place on a mixture of Mondays and Thursdays, either at a given location or at Bishopsgate Institute. Meet at Bishopsgate Institute for the first class. Equipment required: A camera with manual functions, preferably an SLR. If you are unsure of your camera’s suitability please contact us. Course suitable for all with Richard Kearns 12 students maximum £147 / £110 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays & Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm Monday 18 June Monday 2 July Thursday 5 July Thursday 12 July Monday 16 July Thursday 26 July (AC12331)

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Photographing London This course will inspire you to see London in a new light and explore the city on your doorstep through photography. You will be introduced to some of the approaches and techniques used to capture the urban environment. Visiting various locations at night, you will receive on-site guidance on composition, lighting, urban landscape, street photography, and their related camera settings. The course takes place on a mixture of Mondays and Thursdays, either at a given location or at Bishopsgate Institute. Meet at Bishopsgate Institute for the first class. Equipment required: A camera with manual functions, preferably an SLR. If you are unsure of your camera’s suitability please contact us.

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Level 1 course This course is for those with a basic knowledge of photography. Level 1 course with Richard Kearns 12 students maximum £147 / £110 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays & Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm Monday 30 April Thursday 3 May Monday 14 May Monday 21 May Thursday 30 May Monday 11 June (AC12330)


Photographing London Street Photography

Photographing East London

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Since the middle of the 19th century, London’s evolution has been recorded through a constant stream of images. Learn and improve your skills at capturing one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting urban spaces on the planet. Over two weekends you will spend time in the classroom, and on the street, developing and applying methods of capturing transient moments. At the end of the course there will be a chance to review some of your images. Equipment required: A camera with manual functions, preferably an SLR. If you are unsure of your camera’s suitability please contact us. Course suitable for all with Richard Kearns 16 students maximum £149 / £112 conc. for 2 sessions Saturdays 10.30am – 5.00pm 19 May & 26 May 2012 (AC12332)

This practical one-day course will use the camera lens to explore the diversity and the changing face of East London, while at the same time improving your photography skills. Starting at Bishopsgate Institute, the course will include practical exercises covering compositional and photographic techniques and a chance to see some of the historic maps and photographs of East London held in Bishopsgate Library. In the afternoon, you will explore parts of East London, receiving one-to-one guidance on how to best capture the images around you. The course will finish at Bishopsgate Institute with a review of the day’s work as a group. Equipment required: A camera with manual functions, preferably an SLR. If you are unsure of your camera’s suitability please contact us. Course suitable for all with Richard Kearns 12 students maximum £70 / £52 conc. Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm 21 July 2012 (AC12333)

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Photographing Landscapes

Photographing People

Explore and capture Britain’s beautiful landscapes in this intensive two-day course covering a variety of photographic approaches. The course aims to develop your understanding of both equipment and technique whilst exploring and capturing beautiful British landscapes. Over two days you will cover aspects such as manipulating exposure and the effect filters and composition have in enhancing your images. This is a practical course located outside at two very different locations and within easy reach of London transport.

This course will explore the skills and techniques involved in capturing people in photographs from the informal (including reportage, street photography, family and friends) to the formal (including studio portraiture). You will consider a variety of old and new approaches to photographing people.

You will ideally have a digital, or film, SLR camera, and a camera support. The course fee does not include travel expenses. Course suitable for all with Richard Kearns 12 students maximum £149 / £112 conc. for 2 sessions Saturdays 10.00am – 5.00pm 7 July – 14 July 2012 (AC12334)

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Equipment required: A camera with manual functions, preferably an SLR. If you are unsure of your camera’s suitability please contact us. Course suitable for all with Richard Kearns 16 students maximum £147 / £110 conc. for 6 sessions Fridays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 27 April – 8 June 2012 (Alternate weeks) (AC12335) Course suitable for all with Richard Kearns 16 students maximum £122 / £92 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays 2.30pm – 4.30pm 11 June – 6 July 2012 (AC12336)


Walking Tours

Walking Tours

The Games: Ancient and Modern

Exploring the Jubilant Jubilee Line

As London prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games you can learn all about the ancient games in Olympia, which lasted for nearly 1000 years, then leap forward to 1896 when they start again in Athens. The four-year cycle continued with only a few gaps until the heady climax of a third hosting of the games for Great Britain. It all starts on 27 July.

This series of tours to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee explores the neighbourhoods of some of the lesser known stations on the Jubilee Line, which was so named in 1977 to honour the Queens Jubilee. The areas are diverse with St John’s Wood, an elegant suburb noted for Lords and mistresses, and nearby Swiss Cottage, with its tales of 1930s Austro-German émigrés. South of the river new stations, Bermondsey and Canada Water, bring back memories of London’s Larder, the Scandinavian dockland community and Brunel’s ‘Great Bore’.

The first meeting is at 2.30pm in the forecourt of the British Museum. You will receive a list of all subsequent meeting places. Course suitable for all with Anne-Marie Craven 25 students maximum £36 / £28 conc. for 4 sessions Wednesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm Wednesday 25 April Wednesday 23 May Wednesday 6 June Wednesday 13 June (AC12337)

Course suitable for all with Rachel Kolsky 25 students maximum £36 / £28 conc. for 4 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 May – 31 May 2012 (AC12338)

Monarchy and Republicanism Capital Games

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Walking Tours

Wine Tasting

Scandalous and Sinister London In this series of four walking tours we examine London’s history through sites associated with crime, punishment, prostitution, scandals, corruption and debauchery. The tours will cover the districts of Soho, Smithfield, Southwark and Covent Garden. We meet for our first tour on 18 June outside Barbican tube for a walk in Smithfield and the surrounding area. A full schedule will be distributed at that meeting. Course suitable for all with Diane Burstein 25 students maximum £36 / £28 conc. for 4 sessions Mondays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 18 June – 9 July 2012 (AC12339)

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This course aims to demystify wine tasting by teaching you how to judge the quality of wines. You will study the difference between smell and taste, fruit and structure, and will sample a variety of wine including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Grenache. Course suitable for all with Colin Wills 12 students maximum £132 / £99 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 7.15pm – 8.45pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (AC12340) 12 June – 17 July 2012 (AC12341) Wine is included in the course price. Bring a bottle of drinking water to each class. Please do not wear any strong perfume or aftershave.


Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

South African Wine

Wines of France

A country of change, of diversity, of hope and struggle, all of which are reflected in its wines. We’ll explore the regions, all of which are distinctive, and the cultures that surround them. The industry has changed enormously over the last 18 years and continues to evolve – we’ll taste the excitement.

France is the home of many of the grape varieties that have travelled around the world and tasting them in their native terroir will indeed give a fresh perspective on them and the philosophy and practice of their vignerons.

Course suitable for all with Colin Wills 12 students maximum £132 / £99 conc. for 4 sessions Wednesdays 7.00pm – 8.30pm 9 May – 30 May 2012 (AC12342)

Course suitable for all with Colin Wills 12 students maximum £132 / £99 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 7.00pm – 8.30pm 13 June – 18 July 2012 (AC12343) Wine is included in the course price. Bring a bottle of drinking water to each class. Please do not wear any strong perfume or aftershave.

Wine is included in the course price. Bring a bottle of drinking water to each class. Please do not wear any strong perfume or aftershave.

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Arts & Culture Tutors Steven Barrett is a freelance lecturer in The History of Art based at the National Gallery. He has a background in mental health work and is particularly interested in the psychology of art. He has taught in hospital schools and colleges across London. He is also a painter. Mike Berlin is a historian of London with extensive experience in researching and teaching London’s past. He has a particular interest in the social history of early modern London and has worked extensively on the history of popular customs, work organisation, immigration and the impact of technological change on life in the metropolis. Jessie Brennan studied MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art (2007). Recent exhibitions include The Cut, SPACE, London (2011); Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2010 & 2011); And Then Again, Lisbon City Museum, Portugal (2010). She is the recipient of awards including Second Prize Winner, Jerwood Drawing Prize (2011) and gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, (University of the Arts London 2009).

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Diane Burstein is one of London’s best-known Blue Badge Tour Guides, thanks to six years as a contributor to LBC radio’s Steve Allen Show on the subject of ‘secret London’. She is the author of London Then and Now and has a particular interest in the capital’s social history, literary connections and theatrical scene. Anne-Marie Craven is an art historian who has lived in London since the 1960s. She is responsible for the content of the art and history picture library, The Art Archive, which was formed in the 1980s. A Blue Badge Guide since 2008, she is also registered as a City of London and City of Westminster Guide. She is also secretary of the Friends of the National Army Museum. Deirdre Daly is an experienced tutor who specialises in the history of ideas. Her current research is in the areas of life-writing, legal history and the history of philosophy. She has lectured at Goldsmiths College, Birkbeck College and the University of East London.


Arts & Culture Tutors James Heard has worked at the Tate, the National Portrait Gallery and, until recently, the National Gallery organising the adult lecture programmes as well as delivering talks on such diverse subjects as Cubism and Dutch portraits in the Golden Age, Gainsborough’s landscapes and the iconography of Italian Renaissance art. He divides his time between Rochester and Antwerp where he has his studio.

Carolyn Lefley is a London-based photographer. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in London and Poland and published widely. She has won awards for both her images and innovate approaches to teaching photography. Carolyn has an MA in Photography and currently teaches photography at the University of Hertfordshire and University of the Arts London.

Richard Kearns has a wide range of photographic experience spanning 20 years. His images are frequently published in books and magazines and he exhibits and curates in British and International exhibitions. Constantly experimenting with techniques and media, he is keen to encourage others to engage with the diverse world of image making. He has taught at various learning venues across London and in Cambridge.

Leslie Primo has a degree in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck, University of London. He has taught a variety of art history courses at University of Reading and City Lit. He has been based at the National Gallery in London for the past ten years, lecturing there as well as at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Maritime Museum and The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Rachel Kolsky trained as a City of London Guide and Clerkenwell & Islington Guide before gaining the Blue Badge in 2004, winning the prize for Best Written Paper. In 2005 she and a colleague launched www.goeastlondon.co.uk to encourage people to venture east of the City. Her love of research has always been linked to social history and her tours concentrate on the ‘human stories’ behind the buildings.

Roger Thomas is a music critic, editor and author of over a dozen books on a wide range of musical subjects. He has written for publications such as Gramophone, Piano, Music Teacher, Jazz Review, The Wire and Sound On Sound and contributed to numerous music reference books. He currently performs and directs contemporary music, edits JazzUK magazine, reviews for BBC Music and is a frequent university guest lecturer/presenter.

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Arts & Culture Tutors Colin Wills began his career in alcohol shaking cocktails in the 70s. He worked as a sommelier for a few years and for Oddbins across the North of England and Scotland, before arriving in London as the Fine Wine Manager for the City. He works at independent wine merchant Uncorked by day and teaches wine courses and hosts tastings by night. John Wischmeyer presents specialised sessions linked to the BFI Southbank programme and a variety of adult education film courses at City Lit. Previously he programmed cinemas in west London and ran an independent cinema in Acton. Aleks Zaczek-Gbiorczyk has an MA in History of Art and an MA in Arts Policy and Management. She is currently based at the National Gallery and also coordinates family education programmes at Windsor Castle. She has previously worked for a contemporary arts consultancy and for various arts charities, and has also been a cultural journalist and a teacher in remote Nepali villages. She has experience in facilitating and coordinating education initiatives and in teaching various communities.

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Words & Ideas

Explore the written and spoken word, and engage in philosophical thought and critical enquiry in this series of courses.

“The course has been very challenging which was what I wanted. The tutor was excellent and really knew her stuff.� Scriptwriting student

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Journalism for Beginners New

Current Affairs

This two-day course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills a journalist requires to work in newspapers. You will discover how a story progresses from the idea to the printed page. From researching, interviewing and writing to editing and the law, you will see how stories are put together. Work is carried out individually, in pairs and as part of a small team.

The world is constantly changing as old regimes are toppled, new nations emerge, natural disasters shatter societies and the world of politics and communication evolve with an ever-growing speed. Our News in Focus course aims to provide a platform where current political, economic, environmental and social issues will be discussed, debated and delineated in order to understand our precarious world. We will use local, national and global news items as case studies.

By the end of the course, you should be able to write in a journalistic style and have a good understanding of how a journalist operates. Course suitable for all with Tony Padman 12 students maximum £99 / £75 conc. for 2 sessions Saturdays 10.00am – 5.00pm 7 July – 14 July 2012 (WR12301)

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News in Focus

Course suitable for all Tutor to be confirmed 10 students maximum £45 / £33 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 12 June – 17 July 2012 (WR12302)


Bishopsgate Book Club Hidden London

Creative Writing

New

London’s history stretches back a millennium to the arrival of the Romans in Britain. Its hidden past and present – whether wells, pubs, dark alleys, or secret societies – have always been a source of inspiration for writers. We’ll read a panoply of recent fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, and poetry about what’s underground, overground and in the ground, starting with Bernardine Evaristo’s tale of Roman London and running through Sam Selvon’s tale of Windrush London to China Miéville’s fantastical undercity. We’ll compare Sarah Waters’ and Sukhdev Sandhu’s night visions, and Tom Bolton will walk us through London’s lost rivers in his contemporary journey across the city. A full reading list will be available with your confirmation of enrolment. Course suitable for all with Sophie Mayer 10 students maximum £46 / £35 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 30 April – 9 July 2012 (alternate weeks) (WR12303)

This course has been designed to inspire and provide you with the tools to write. Through practical writing exercises, visualisations and storytelling, you will tap into your own stories as a rich resource for fiction and non-fiction writing. You will experiment with various writing techniques and focus on different aspects of the writer’s craft in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Course suitable for all with Heidi James 14 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (WR12304) 13 June – 18 July 2012 (WR12305) Course suitable for all with Heidi James 12 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Saturdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm 28 April – 2 June 2012 (WR12306) Course suitable for all with Heidi James 12 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm 13 June – 18 July 2012 (WR12307)

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Creative Writing Experiments in Form

This encouraging workshop is for writers who would like to push their writing in new directions, investigating more advanced writing techniques and experimenting with form and genre. Through exercises, suggested readings and discussion, this course will provide the opportunity to interrogate the writing of fiction. This course is suitable for writers who have completed a beginners course in Creative Writing or have equivalent experience. Advanced course with Heidi James 14 students maximum £74 / £56 conc. for 5 sessions Saturdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm 16 June – 28 July 2012* (WR12308) * Please note that there is no class on Saturday 23 June and 14 July

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Writing Short Stories This writing course is for the short story enthusiast, whether novice or well practised. The course will develop your understanding of how to shape and hone your stories, making reference to the different short story forms and traditions as well as more general aspects of the writer’s craft. Taught through class feedback on your work and using practical writing exercises and published examples as prompts, you will be encouraged to experiment with different short story forms and traditions. This course will help you develop your short story writing craft in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment. Course suitable for all with Barbara Marsh 14 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (WR12309) 12 June – 17 July 2012 (WR12310)


Bishopsgate Writers Bishopsgate Writers is an informal and encouraging workshop for writers with some experience of creative writing who are interested in more detailed feedback on their work. This course is suitable for writers of all prose genres – fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction – and will focus on tutor and peer feedback, creative writing tips and technical skills. Advanced Course Tutor to be confirmed 10 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 3 May – 12 July 2012 (alternate weeks) (WR12311)

Creative Writing Poetry and Prose Workshop

This workshop will look at ways to create and develop poems and prose. We will use writing exercises, write from life and imagination and look at different forms and techniques. We will read and discuss different examples of writing, and the workshop environment will provide a supportive and safe place for you to share your work. Please bring a notebook, a folder and pens or pencils. Do bring any poem, short prose piece (or extract) you may already be working on to share for comments. This workshop is suitable for all and is particularly aimed at those beginning or looking to improve their prose and poetry writing. Course suitable for all with Barbara Marsh 10 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Saturdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm 19 May – 14 July 2012* (alternate weeks) (WR12312) * Please note that there is no class on 2, 9 & 23 June

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Walk and Write

Scriptwriting

Exploring the Streets of the East End This creative writing workshop uses the streets, sounds and people (past and present) of the East End as inspiration for short stories and poems. Using Bishopsgate Institute as your starting point, you will explore through writing exercises, visualisations and people watching, how to transform what you see, smell and hear into what you imagine. Create characters, access memories and invent new plots in this practical workshop designed to suit all levels of writing experience. Course suitable for all with Heidi James 15 students maximum £47 / £36 conc. Saturday 12.00pm – 5.00pm 14 July 2012 (WR12313)

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This course is for anyone who is interested in writing a film and wants to learn how to tell effective stories for the big screen. Through practical exercises and viewing different films, you will use your own experiences to construct your screenplay. At the end of the course you will have learnt the skills necessary to construct the first draft of your film. Course suitable for all with Guy Meredith 14 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (WR12316) 12 June – 17 July 2012 (WR12317)


Advanced Scriptwriting This advanced course will help you turn your screenplay from a beginner’s draft into a more developed piece of writing fit for the big screen. If you know the difference between plot and story, understand genre and have structured your narrative into three acts but want to take your screenplay to the next level, this is the course for you. Building on your previous knowledge and experience, this course will equip you with the skills and confidence to enhance your writing. Suitable for people who have already attended the basic scriptwriting course or with equivalent experience. Advanced course with Guy Meredith 14 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Saturdays 11.00am – 1.00pm 19 May – 14 July 2012* (WR12318) * Please note that there is no class on 2, 9 & 23 June

Free Speech Found In Translation

How can we speak freely if we can only speak of ourselves? Only 3% of books published annually in English are translations from other languages. For every Stieg Larsson, Khaled Hosseini or Wislawa Symborska, there are many thousands of novelists and poets whose work doesn’t circulate in the global book market. On this course, we’ll consider the politics, economics and aesthetics of literary publishing and translation. Dour detectives will meet the Arab Spring, as images, slang, poetry, and shared identity are not lost in translation. All this will be explored, with translators, editors, critics, publishers, and booksellers as special guests. Course suitable for all with Sophie Mayer 18 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 11 June – 16 July 2012 (WR12319) This course will take place at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA. Enrolment is through Bishopsgate Institute. Organised in association with English PEN and the Free Word Centre.

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Reasoning Well

Winning the Argument New

New

What is good thinking? What is an argument? Which reasons are acceptable and convincing, and why? This course introduces informal logic in an accessible and fun way. You will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments and to confidently analyse even complex pieces of reasoning.

Arguments are everywhere, trying to convince us to be, buy or vote for X. Often they appear plausible at first glance and yet there seems to be something wrong with them that is difficult to put your finger on. We will identify fallacies in arguments from the media, politics and advertising, and develop our own debating skills.

Our Critical Thinking courses can be taken independently or consecutively as a comprehensive introduction to critical reasoning and informal logic.

Our Critical Thinking courses can be taken independently or consecutively as a comprehensive introduction to critical reasoning and informal logic.

Course suitable for all with Anja Steinbauer 16 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (WR12314)

Course suitable for all with Anja Steinbauer 16 students maximum £89 / £67 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 14 June – 19 July 2012 (WR12315)

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Intensive Public Speaking Enhance your public speaking skills in a friendly and supportive environment. These courses will help you to increase your self-confidence, leading to enjoyment of the task at hand and improved speaking performance. The courses cover the whole process from planning your speech and breathing techniques through to the actual delivery and the role of your audience. These courses are for students with a good standard of both spoken and written English. Level 1 course This course is for those who are new to, or have little experience of, speaking in public who wish to improve their confidence and acquire the skills and techniques to be able to speak effectively and enjoyably in public situations.

Level 1 Level 1 course with Gavin Campbell 12 students maximum £255 / £192 conc. for 12 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 9.00pm 26 April – 19 July 2012* (WR12320) * Please note that there is no class on Thursday 7 June

Level 2 Level 2 course with Gavin Campbell 12 students maximum £255 / £192 conc. for 12 sessions Mondays 6.30pm – 9.00pm 23 April – 23 July 2012* (WR12321) * Please note that there is no class on Monday 7 May and Monday 4 June

Level 2 course This course is for students who have completed level 1, or have experience of speaking in public, and who wish to develop and explore their skills and abilities further.

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The Gentle Art of Reading Aloud

Words & Ideas Tutors

Have you ever listened to a voice reading a book or poem on the radio, on tape or CD, and thought “I wish I could read like that”? Discover your hidden talents and experience the joy and excitement of sharing the spoken word in this friendly and creative course. You will explore the mysteries and delights of the very best of literature – from Shakespeare to contemporary colloquial writing – and discover the wealth and variety of meaning and colour to be found in the English language.

Laura Bottomley is a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and passed with a distinction from Kingston University, where is she also gained her Post Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. She is a novelist, short story and poetry writer, and has taught creative writing at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology and Kingston University.

This course is for students with a good standard of both spoken and written English. Course suitable for all with Gavin Campbell 12 students maximum £198 / £148 conc. for 12 sessions Fridays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 27 April – 20 July 2012* (WR12322) * Half term: Friday 8 June

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Gavin Campbell is best known for his campaigning consumer journalism on the BBC’s That’s Life programme. He has presented and reported widely for BBC radio and television and is busy in the corporate and voiceover sector. He is a tutor at City Lit and teaches courses for adults in TV Presenting, voice production, public speaking, self-presentation and job-interview skills. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Bucks New University. Heidi James’s books include the novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter (2007) and the novel Carbon (2009). Her essays and short stories have appeared in various publications and anthologies including Dazed and Confused, Next Level, Flux, Brand, Another Magazine, The Independent and Pulp.net. She lectures in Creative Writing and English Literature at Kingston University and City University.


Words & Ideas Tutors Barbara Marsh teaches creative writing at City Lit and Morley College. She is published in journals including Magma, Brand and Nth Position, and has appeared in anthologies including I Am Twenty People!, Gobby Deegan’s Riposte, Making Worlds and has recently completed the first major study of US poet Ruth Stone. Sophie Mayer currently teaches Creative Writing at King’s College London, and is the Commissioning Editor for LGBT magazine Chroma. She previously moderated the English PEN Online Atlas, blogging about literature and freedom of expression in the Arab world.

Anja Steinbauer studied philosophy, sinology and history at the universities of Hamburg, Taiwan (NTNU) and London (SOAS and King’s College). She has lectured in university and adult education philosophy since 1997 and co-initiated the country’s only Access to Philosophy programme, which she ran for almost a decade. She is also founder and president of Philosophy For All, works for Philosophy Now magazine and has appeared as a philosopher on TV and radio.

Guy Meredith is an experienced scriptwriter, story editor and tutor. His writing credits include The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (ITV) and Einstein (BBC) and he has story edited TV series in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. As a tutor he has taught regularly at the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union as well as at a number of universities and continuing education institutes such as City Lit.

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Languages

Our popular language courses are suitable for work and pleasure, and cater for a range of abilities from complete beginners to the more fluent. Whether learning a new language for your next holiday, for work or just for your own enjoyment, we are sure to have a course suitable for you.

Language courses waiting list We advise that you enrol early as we keep class sizes small in order to offer a high standard of teaching. If you find that your course of choice is full, please ask to be added to our waiting list. We will let you know if a place becomes available or if we offer an extra course.

If you do not see your level advertised, please contact us as we may be able to provide additional courses. For more information please contact the Language Courses Manager. Email: languages@bishopsgate.org.uk Tel: 020 7392 9242

Language textbooks You may need to buy a textbook to follow your chosen language course. Your tutor will advise you which book to buy during your first class. The approximate cost of the book is ÂŁ18 and it can be used over two to three courses.

Language level assessment You can complete a self-assessment test that will help you to determine which level to enrol for. You can download a test from www.bishopsgate.org.uk/languages.

Online Resources for Language Students We now offer exclusive online resources for language students. This will include additional language practice and links to relevant events in London.

Detailed course outlines, which will also help you assess your level, are available on our website. Languages Open Day Our next Languages Open Day will take place on Monday 26 March from 12.00pm to 2.00pm. Tutors from our language courses (Chinese Mandarin, French, Italian and Spanish) will help you decide which level is most suitable for you. You will be able to enrol on the day. No appointment is necessary, just drop in. 44

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Language Level Guide Please read the descriptions for each level and module to decide which one is most suitable for you. You may join either Module A or B for each level. If you are unsure which language level is most suitable for you, you can come to our Languages Open Day or complete a self-assessment test that will help you to determine which level and module you should enrol in. See the opposite page for details. The following level descriptions are for general guidance and there may be some variations within individual courses. For individual course outlines, please visit our website.

Level 1

Languages for your Holidays This is a fast-paced course for those new to a language who wish to learn the basics for their trip abroad, in a lively and communicative environment. You will focus on the practical use of the language including how to order food in a restaurant, book a hotel room, buy a train ticket, give and understand directions. You will also develop an insight into the culture and customs of the country.

Level 1: Module B This course is for students who have either completed Level 1: Module A at Bishopsgate Institute or have knowledge equivalent to a term’s tuition. You will deepen your knowledge of the subjects covered in Level 1: Module A and cover asking for directions, booking a hotel room and talking about your interests and hobbies. You will increase your confidence in dealing with social and professional situations.

Level 1: Module A As a complete beginner, this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and others, and you will be able to speak about your family and friends, your work environment, your town/country and your likes and dislikes. By the end of the course you will be able to hold a basic conversation on everyday matters, be able to tell the time, count and speak about your hobbies.

Level 1: Module B Intensive As a complete beginner this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. It covers the same material as our Level 1B course in 6 weeks, over the weekend.

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Language Level Guide Level 2

Level 3

Level 2: Module A This course is for students who have completed both Level 1 modules, or equivalent, and those who are confident in all areas covered in that level. This course is also suitable for students who have previously taken O level and / or GCSE, or equivalent, in the language and would like to revise their knowledge. You will learn how to conduct basic telephone conversations, some business vocabulary and become more confident in a wide range of topics. You will learn how to express yourself more precisely and be able to give more details about your own experiences.

Level 3: Module A This course is for students who have successfully completed both level 2 modules or who are confident in using the grammar covered in the previous level. You will discuss a range of topics, such as cinema, work, social life and current affairs more freely. You may learn to write letters, memos and emails for professional purposes and will be able to understand short newspaper articles.

Level 2: Module B This course is for students who have completed Level 2: Module A or who are confident in the topics and grammar covered in that module. You will learn to give details about yourself and your life experiences in the past tense. You will gain the confidence to express yourself more clearly on a number of topics, for example commenting on different cultural events you have seen, talking about your last holiday and responding appropriately in different social situations.

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Level 3: Module B This course is for students who have either completed Level 3: Module A or who have the knowledge equivalent to about two years of study. You will develop your fluency and consolidate your previous learning. You will use short texts and audio and visual material and discuss topical and everyday issues with more ease. Conversational This course is for students whose language proficiency and confidence enables them to participate in debates, guided conversations and free exchanges. It would be suitable for those with an A level or equivalent in the language. You will use audio and visual material to stimulate discussion and you will make small presentations to the class.


Chinese Mandarin

Level 1 Level 1: Module A with Ching Hui Wilkinson 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12301) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 & Wednesday 6 June

Level 1: Module A with Tina Tian 11 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 1 May – 10 July 2012* (LA12302) * Half term Tuesday 5 June

Level 1 Level 1: Module B with Tina Tian 11 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12303)

Level 1: Module B with Ching-Hui Wilkinson 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Fridays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 1 May – 13 July 2012* (LA12304) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Friday 8 June

Level 2 Level 2: Module A with Ching-Hui Wilkinson 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Fridays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 1 May – 13 July 2012* (LA12305) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Friday 8 June

Level 2: Module B with Tina Tian 12 Students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 3 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12306) * Half term Thursday 7 June

* Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June

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Chinese Mandarin

Italian

Level 3: Module A with Tina Tian 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 2 May – 11 July 2012* (LA12307)

Level 1

* Half term Wednesday 6 June

If you do not see your level advertised, please contact us as we may be able to provide additional courses if there is sufficient demand.

Italian for Your Holidays Tutor to be confirmed 11 students maximum £126 / £95 conc. for 4 sessions Saturdays 10.30am – 1.30pm 12 May – 9 June 2012* (LA12325) * Please note that there is no class on 2 June

Level 1: Module A with Laura Troisi 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12326) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

Level 1: Module A with Anna Costantino 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 3 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12327) * Half term Thursday 7 June

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Italian

Level 1: Module B with Laura Troisi 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12328) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

Level 1: Module B with Laura Troisi 10 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 3 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12329) * Half term Thursday 7 June

Level 2 Level 2: Module A Tutor to be confirmed 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12330)

Level 3 Level 3: Module A with Evi Campetella £195 / £147 Mondays & Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12331) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Thursday 7 June

Conversational Conversational Italian Tutor to be confirmed 11 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12332) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Wednesday 6 June

If you do not see your level advertised, please contact us as we may be able to provide additional courses if there is sufficient demand.

* Bank Holiday Monday 7 May and half term Monday 4 June & Wednesday 6 June

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French

French for your Holidays With Coraline Pawlak 12 students maximum £126 / £95 conc. for 4 sessions Saturdays 10.30am – 1.30pm 12 May – 9 June 2012* (LA12308)

Level 1: Module A with Magali Brenac 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Tuesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 1 May – 10 July 2012* (LA12311)

* Please note that there is no class on 2 June

* Half term Tuesday 8 June

Level 1

Level 1: Module B Intensive with Coraline Pawlak 12 students maximum £189 / £133 conc. for 6 sessions Saturdays 10.30am – 1.30pm 16 June – 28 July 2012* (LA12312)

Level 1: Module A with Bruno Males 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12309) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Wednesday 6 June

Level 1: Module A with Gerard Laboisne 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12310) * Bank holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 7 June

* Please note that there is no class on Saturday 23 June

Level 1: Module B with Bruno Males 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12313) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Wednesday 8 June

Level 1: Module B with Bruno Males 10 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12314) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June

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French

Level 2 Level 2: Module A Tutor to be confirmed 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12315) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June

Level 2: Module B with Berengere Decroux 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12316) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

Level 3 Level 3: Module B with Coraline Pawlak 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 3 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12317)

Level 3: Module B with Berengere Decroux 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12318) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

Level 3: Module A Tutor to be confirmed 11 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 3 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12319) * Half term Thursday 7 June

Conversational Conversational French with Danielle Burke 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12320) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Wednesday 6 June

* Half term Thursday 7 July

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German

Level 1

Level 3

Level 1: Module A with Boris Born 11 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12321)

Level 3: Module B with Katja Miarka 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Wednesdays & Fridays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 2 May – 13 July 2012* (LA12323)

* Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

* Half term Wednesday 6 June & Friday 8 June

Level 1: Module B with Boris Born 11 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12322)

Conversational

* Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

Level 2 Will not be offered in summer 2012.

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Conversational German with Katja Miarka 12 Students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sesions Wednesdays & Fridays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 2 May – 13 July 2012* (LA12324) * Half term Wednesday 6 June & Friday 8 June

If you do not see your level advertised, please contact us as we may be able to provide additional courses if there is sufficient demand.


“Very good tutor, very hard working. A good teaching method. I feel that I have progressed. I really enjoyed the class.� French student

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Spanish

Spanish for your Holidays with María Collado Cañas 12 students maximum £126 / £95 conc. for 4 sessions Saturdays 10.30am – 1.30pm 12 May – 9 June 2012* (LA12336)

Level 1: Module A with Maria Isalt 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 1 May – 10 July 2012* (LA12339)

* Please note that there is no class on 2 June

* Half term Tuesday 5 June

Level 1

Level 1: Module A with Ramón Álvarez González 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 2 May – 11 July 2012* (LA12340)

Level 1: Module A with Elena Ugarte 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12337) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Wednesday 6 June

Level 1: Module A with María Collado Cañas 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12338) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June

* Half term Wednesday 6 June

Level 1: Module B Intensive with María Collado Cañas 12 students maximum £189 / £133 conc. for 6 sessions Saturdays 10.30am – 1.30pm 16 June – 28 July* (LA12341) * Please note that there is no class on 23 June

Level 1: Module B with Elena Ugarte 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12342) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June

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Spanish

Level 1: Module B with Alberto Lado Rey 11 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 1 May – 10 July 2012* (LA12343) * Half term Tuesday 5 June

Level 1: Module B with Maria Isalt 11 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Wednesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 2 May – 11 July 2012* (LA12344) * Half term Wednesday 6 June

Level 2 Level 2: Module A with Ramón Álvarez González 10 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12345) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

Level 2: Module B with Ramón Álvarez González 12 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 3 May – 12 July 2012 (LA12346) * Half term Thursday 7 June

Level 3 Level 3: Module A with Alberto Lado Rey 10 students maximum £210 / £158 conc. for 10 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 2 May – 11 July 2012* (LA12347) * Half term Wednesday 6 June

Level 3: Module B with Natalia Fajardo 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Thursdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12348) * Bank holiday Monday 7 May and half term Monday 4 June & Thursday 7 June

Conversational Conversational Spanish with Ramón Álvarez González 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 1 May – 12 July 2012* (LA12349) * Half term Tuesday 5 June & Thursday 7 June

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Japanese

Language Tutors

Level 1

Ramón Álvarez González has a Degree in Business and Economics (Universidad UNED), an MA in Librarianship, a Foundation Certificate in Teaching Spanish to Adults (Goldsmiths, University of London) and CAP equivalent to PGCE. He has been teaching Spanish to adults since 2001 in various institutions including Morley College. He is currently teaching at City University London and is an examiner for the International Baccalaureate.

Level 1: Module A with Takayuki Ogura 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Fridays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12333) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Friday 8 June

Level 2 Level 2: Module B with Takayuki Ogura 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Fridays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA1234) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Friday 8 June

Level 3 Level 3: Module A with Takayuki Ogura 12 students maximum £195 / £147 conc. for 20 sessions Mondays & Wednesdays 5.35pm – 6.25pm 30 April – 16 July 2012* (LA12335) * Bank Holiday Monday 7 May & half term Monday 4 June & Wednesday 6 June

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Boris Born teaches German at all levels. He graduated with an MA in German and Philosophical Studies in 1983 and has been teaching German since 1993. He works at City University London in the undergraduate and the evening programmes. He also prepares German native speakers for their A-levels at a German school in Islington. At the University of Westminster, he translates and proofreads for the Ministry of Defence Languages Examination Board (Modleb).


Language Tutors

Magali Brenac teaches French at all levels. She holds a teaching qualification in French as a Foreign Language (Université Stendhal, Grenoble), and a TEFL qualification. Since 2004 she has been teaching French to adults and young people in institutions such as the University of Birmingham and the Alliance Française de Londres. She has a postgraduate qualification in English, specialising in modern British drama and is also working as a freelance translator.

María Collado Cañas is from Granada, Spain, and has 11 years’ experience as a Spanish tutor. She has taught Spanish in Russia and Spain. She has a Degree in Slavonic Studies, an MA in Russian Literature and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Furthermore, she is qualified to assess Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) exams. She also works as a Spanish tutor and secondary teacher in Cambridgeshire.

Danièle Burke studied at the Université de Paris XII – Créteil in France and later moved to the UK where she obtained her teaching qualifications. She now works for language schools teaching French at all levels around the City, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups. She has also taught at institutions such as Bromley Adult Education College and Greenwich Community College.

Anna Costantino holds an MA in Education from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching and Management of Foreign Languages. She also holds a Teacher Training Certificate in TEFL and RSA/Modern Language Teaching from Westminster College. She has taught general and business Italian at all levels and has co-authored a textbook on business Italian (Obiettivo Professione, Bonacci Editore, Rome). She is currently studying education at postgraduate level at King’s College, London.

Evi Campetella teaches Italian at all levels. She has a Degree in Italian and an MA in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from Perugia University. She has taught Italian at Perugia University and at the Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid and Prague. Currently, she teaches GCSE and A-level at Southwark College in London.

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Language Tutors

Berengere Decroux holds a Teaching Qualification in French as a Foreign Language from the Alliance Franรงaise of Paris (2006) and an MA in History of Film and Media from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (2003). She taught French at the Alliance Franรงaise of Paris and in London in a variety of external institutions, including the Foreign Commonwealth Office and the Cabinet Office. In addition, she worked in the publishing and theatre industry in Paris and London. Currently she is teaching French at all levels at City Lit and London City University and is a member of the Institute for Learning. Natalia Fajardo graduated as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language at the University of Tarapacรก in Chile and gained a Bachelor in Education in 1999. She has been teaching Spanish in Britain since 2002 and has also worked as a Spanish Assistant for the British Council in the Cotswolds. She currently teaches at City Lit and Essex County Council and works as a part-time translator and interpreter.

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Maria Isalt holds a Masters degree in Economic Studies from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and a teacher training certificate from International House. She has been teaching general and business Spanish for more than ten years. She also prepares groups for the official Spanish exams of Instituto Cervantes. Alberto Lado Rey has an MA in Hispanic Studies at University College London. He has extensive experience in both secondary and adult education at independent schools and various adult education centres. He has been an assistant examiner for Edexcel since 2004. He currently combines his teaching at Bishopsgate Institute with similar engagements at the Open University and London Metropolitan University.


Language Tutors

Gerard Laboisne holds a certificate in Modern Languages Teaching from Westminster College. He has been teaching French for general and business purposes at several companies including British Telecom, The Ministry of Defence, Barclays and Royal Bank of Canada for the past 20 years. He has also worked at various colleges including Westminster College, Hendon College, City and Islington College and City Lit. He also worked as a moderator for Thames Valley University and is an examiner for the Institute of Linguists. Bruno Males gained a certificate in teaching French to adults (PTTLS, 2008) and since then he has been teaching French at all levels either on a one-to-one basis or in groups. He is currently teaching French at City Lit where he prepares groups for the Diplôme d’études en langue française (Delf), A1 and A2 level. Coraline Pawlak has a Degree in English Literature and Civilisation (Sorbonne Paris, 2009) and a Master’s degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (2011). She has also completed training in Teaching French (CUEF Linguistics Centre, 2010). Since 2007 she has been running her own classes, teaching French to adults. She is also working with different agencies, including Cactus Worldwide.

Tina Tian holds an MBA degree from University of Hertfordshire, a Diploma in Chinese from Beijing Teachers’ College and a Certificate in Teaching Chinese from SOAS. She has been teaching Chinese at all levels in London since 2003 and is an examiner for Edexcel for GCSE / A-Level Chinese. Her teaching experience ranges from tuition for major companies in London to teaching organisations such as Cactus Language Training. Laura Troisi has a Degree in English and Italian Literature from the University of Naples. She has a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has been teaching Italian at all levels in several organisations including City Lit, International House, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Goldsmiths, University of London, since 2005. Katja Miarka teaches German at all levels and for different age groups. She holds a Degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Education from Humboldt University, Berlin, and obtained a Teaching Certificate in 2000. She currently teaches German at City University London and other institutions across London.

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Language Tutors

Takayuki Ogura has been teaching Japanese at all levels in London since 1989. He has studied various subjects related to teaching languages at Goldsmiths, University of London, including the Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Foreign Languages. He has acted as an external examiner for the University of Surrey and Queen Mary, University of London, and he is familiar with all Japanese exams in the UK. Elena Ugarte graduated from Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, and obtained the Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults from Goldsmiths, University of London, and the City & Guilds Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate. Over the last 15 years, her professional activity has been focused on the design and delivery of Spanish courses at all levels in several adult education institutions and universities.

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Ching-Hui Wilkinson holds a Certificate in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from the National Taiwan Normal University as well as an MA in Finance from University of London. She is also a qualified web-based Mandarin instructor from the Chinese Culture University. She teaches Mandarin at all levels to both children and adults. She has taught at City University London, Hua Hsia Chinese School and the Language Centre London.


Performing Arts

Whether you want to improve your dance technique, embrace acting skills or work on your singing, our performing arts courses offer something for everyone. You do not need to bring a partner to any of our dance courses. Health Screening forms If you are enrolling in a performing arts course you will need to complete a Health Screening form at the beginning of your first class.

What to wear Ballroom: — standard heeled soft leather shoes (no backless shoes) for men — medium heels or jazz shoes (no boots, stilettos, ballet pumps or backless shoes) for women — trainers are also acceptable. Belly Dance: — leggings or tracksuit bottoms and fitted top. Flamenco: — waistcoats, trousers and Cuban heels / hard-soled shoes for men — initially trousers, then flared skirt and heeled shoes (no trainers, sandals or stilettos) for women. Rock & Roll / Jive: — loose, comfortable clothing (T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, leggings) and trainers or jazz shoes. Pop Jazz: — loose comfortable clothing (T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, leggings). Salsa: — standard heeled soft leather shoes for men — medium heels (no trainers, boots or stilettos) for women — no high heels for Tango.

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Acting & Drama

Whether you want to try your hand at acting or rekindle your passion for the stage, this is the course for you. Level 1 – Introduction to Drama This course will introduce basic theatre skills, explore character creation, voice, posture, movement, projection and many other stage techniques. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of scripts, including excerpts from Arcadia, The Crucible, Equus, Art and A Streetcar Named Desire, and others by writers such as Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller and David Hare. Level 2 – Bishopsgate Players If you like acting and want the opportunity to develop your performance skills, this is the course for you. Designed for people who have already tried and enjoyed performing, this course will offer further opportunities to develop voice, posture, improvisation, projection and characterisation techniques, as well as building your confidence as a performer. The course will work on a range of scripts from Shakespeare to contemporary classics such as Jerusalem, Noises Off, Warhorse, and Educating Rita. These courses are run in conjunction with the national touring company Icon Theatre.

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Level 1 Level 1 course with Valerie Dent 16 students maximum £111 / £84 conc. for 10 sessions Wednesdays 7.15pm – 9.00pm 25 April – 4 July 2012* (PA12301) * Half term Wednesday 6 June

Level 2 Level 2 course with Valerie Dent 18 students maximum £127 / £96 conc. for 10 sessions Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm 26 April – 5 July 2012* (PA12302) * Half term Thursday 7 June


Bishopsgate Singers This term our repertoire will be four part acapella arrangements of Motown and Soul classics. The Bishopsgate Singers is open to anyone who wants to practise and enjoy singing in a warm and friendly environment. The group is 70 strong with a magnificent sound. Every term we have a mixture of new and regular singers, singing songs from assorted popular and world styles. All songs are taught by ear, and audio tracks of the parts are made available to practise at home. At the end of the term we will be having a special sharing session of the songs for friends and families. Course suitable for all with Gitika Partington 70 students maximum £97 / £73 conc. for 10 sessions Mondays 6.30pm – 8.30pm 23 April 2012 – 9 July 2012* (PA12303) * Bank Holiday on Monday 7 May and Monday 4 June

Singing Solo Discover Your Voice Part 1

Learn more about your own voice and gain confidence in singing with this course, which will help you to apply techniques for singing within a group or solo. Through group and solo singing within the group, you will learn the basic techniques of singing, including posture, breathing and use of support through a repertoire of 20th century and contemporary songs such as pop, soul, musical and jazz. The course is designed for beginners or those with little experience in singing who would like to further develop their technique. Part 1 course with Mette Bille 14 students maximum £78 / £59 conc. for 8 sessions Saturdays 11.00am – 1.00pm 12 May – 14 July 2012* (PA12304) * Please note that there is no class on Saturday 2 & 23 June

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Singing Solo

Ballroom Dancing

Discover Your Voice Part 2 New This course is designed for singers who have completed Discover Your Voice Part 1, or equivalent, and who are already familiar with the basic techniques of singing including posture, breathing and use of support. You will learn to further develop your singing techniques, style and confidence by continuing to develop a repertoire of 20th century and contemporary songs. This course focuses principally on developing solo singing confidence and experience, but there will also be group singing activities to develop your singing technique and knowledge. Part 2 course with Mette Bille 14 students maximum £78 / £59 conc. for 8 sessions Saturdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm 12 May – 14 July 2012* (PA12305) * Please note that there is no class on Saturday 2 & 23 June

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Ballroom Dancing is a popular style of social dance that is enjoying a huge comeback due to the success of television programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing. These courses will enable you to progress from the main Ballroom favourites of the Waltz and the Quickstep to the Tango, Foxtrot and Latin American dances. You will dance to Big Band style music with strict tempo covers of show tunes and classic favourites and all with the emphasis on enjoyment. You will be encouraged to dance with different partners, in order to deepen your understanding of leading and following, and to enhance the social element of the class. The nature of dance means that some repetition will always occur as you learn and perfect new steps. However, each course within a level will offer progression and variety for continuing students.


Ballroom Dancing

Level 1 course This six-week taster course in Waltz and Quickstep is suitable for beginners. Level 2 course This course is for those who have completed a Level 1 course, or equivalent, and who are familiar with the line of dance, hold, basic steps and alignment. You will develop your understanding of the Waltz and Quickstep with a greater focus on timing and technique, and learn a variety of figures. Improvers A course further developing your technique, choreography and musicality by including the full range of both Ballroom and Latin American dances. The movements and styles covered will vary in each six-week course. Previous experience of Ballroom dance to level 2 or equivalent is required.

Level 1 Level 1 course with Emma Weir 26 students maximum £61 / £45 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (PA12306) 13 June – 18 July 2012 (PA12307) Level 2 Level 2 course with Emma Weir 26 students maximum £61 / £45 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (PA12308) 13 June – 18 July 2012 (PA12309) Improvers course with Emma Weir 26 students maximum £71 / £54 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 7.45pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (PA12310) 14 June – 19 July 2012 (PA12311)

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Ballroom Dancing One-day Introduction

This introduction to Ballroom dance will focus on two popular styles – Waltz and Quickstep – and will guide you through the basic steps with the emphasis on enjoyment. This intensive day will give you enough to feel confident getting up on the floor and enjoying each dance. The music is Big Band style with strict tempo covers of show tunes and classic favourites. Please note that the Waltz we cover is the slow, modern Waltz and not the Viennese Waltz. Level 1 course with Emma Weir 26 students maximum £50 / £38 conc. Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm 28 April 2012 (PA12312)

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Ballroom and Latin American Dance This introduction to Ballroom and Latin American dance will focus on three popular social dances, Social/Rhythm Foxtrot, Rumba and Cha Cha Cha, and will guide you through the basic steps with the emphasis on enjoyment. This one day course is ideal for absolute beginners or those who have tried Waltz and Quickstep in one of our other courses, and it will give you enough steps and understanding of the music to feel confident getting up on the floor and enjoying each dance. Level 1 course with Emma Weir 26 students maximum £50 / £38 conc. Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm 12 May 2012 (PA12313)


Belly Dance

Get moving with the fun and invigorating art of Egyptian Belly Dance. You will learn the original techniques of this ancient Middle Eastern dance form and improve your fitness, coordination, flexibility and strength. Course suitable for all Suitable for complete beginners and those who are already familiar with Belly Dance, this course will introduce basic core movements and explore variations of them. Different levels of experience will be accommodated and provided for. Level 1 course This six-week course provides a taster introduction to Belly Dance for complete newcomers and those who have had some limited training. Level 2 course Suitable for those who already have a basic foundation in Belly Dance (level 1) and/or who are familiar with basic movements e.g. hip drops, figure 8s and circles. This level will explore more sophisticated techniques than level 1, and will involve musical and rhythmic variations. If you are unsure about your level please consult your tutor before moving to an advanced course.

Course suitable for all with Anne White 20 students maximum £58 / £44 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (PA12314) 14 June – 19 July 2012 (PA12315) Level 1 Level 1 course with Anne White 20 students maximum £70 / £53 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 6.00pm – 7.15pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (PA12316) 13 June – 18 July 2012 (PA12317) Level 2 Level 2 course with Anne White 20 students maximum £70 / £53 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 7.15pm – 8.30pm 25 April – 30 May (PA12318) 13 June – 18 July 2012 (PA12319)

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Flamenco and Sevillanas Learn the genuine southern Spanish art of Flamenco alongside the traditional and colourful Sevillanas dance. Known for its passion and rhythms, Flamenco dance combines graceful arm movements and virtuoso footwork. Sevillanas is often called the mother of many Spanish dances. With its festive and cheerful nature, it is one of the most ubiquitous couple dances of the regional Spanish repertoire. The nature of dance means that some repetition will always occur as you learn and perfect new steps. However, each course within a level will offer progression and variety for continuing students. Flamenco and Sevillanas for Beginners This course is suitable for those new to Flamenco and Sevillanas. You will learn basic footwork and hand and arm movements and the basic Sevillanas steps. After each course you will be able to dance two verses of the Sevillanas. To learn all four verses of the Sevillanas that complete the dance we recommend enrolling on both six-week beginners courses.

Flamenco and Sevillanas for Improvers This course is for students who have completed both Flamenco and Sevillanas beginners courses or wish to revisit and enhance their Sevillanas. You will build upon your Spanish dance knowledge while learning choreographies to the up-beat Rumba and Tango rhythms. Beginners course with Betty Cid 20 students maximum £88 / £66 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays 6.00pm – 7.15pm 23 April – 11 June 2012* (PA12320) 18 June – 23 July 2012 (PA12321) * Please note that there is no class on Monday 7 May and Monday 4 June

Improvers course with Betty Cid 20 students maximum £88 / £66 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays 7.15pm – 8.30pm 23 April – 11 June 2012* (PA12322) 18 June – 23 July 2012 (PA12323) * Please note that there is no class on Monday 7 May and Monday 4 June

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Pop Jazz

Rock & Roll / Jive

This uplifting class combines the basics of Jazz dance technique with the fun of dance and chart music, developing coordination and timing through learning upbeat routines to a mixture of current hits and classic pop. Developing rhythm and flexibility through short combinations, dancers will then move on to full routines incorporating elements of disco, commercial, street dance and freestyle. A feel-good way to burn some energy.

Give yourself a lift with this fun, lively and energetic dance style featuring the traditional triple-action Jive (‘Ballroom’ Jive) along with 1950s six-count basic and modern variations. Including lots of turns, flicks and spins, and performed to some of the best-loved Rock & Roll tunes from the 1950s to the present day, this course is a great way to boost your energy levels after work.

Course suitable for all with Emma Weir 20 students maximum £61 / £45 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (PA12324) 14 June – 19 July 2012 (PA12325)

You will be encouraged to dance with different partners, in order to deepen your understanding of leading and following, and to enhance the social element of the class. Course suitable for all with Emma Weir 20 students maximum £58 / £44 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.00pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (PA12326) 12 June – 17 July 2012 (PA12327)

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Rock & Roll / Jive

Salsa

One-day Course

This fun and energetic one-day course teaches the basic action of both Rock & Roll and Jive styles. Dancing to some of the best-loved Rock & Roll tunes from the 1950s to the present day you will learn turns, spins and freestyle moves to create fun, simple, repeatable routines. Level 1 course with Emma Weir 20 students maximum £50 / £38 conc. Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm 9 June 2012 (PA12328)

Salsa is a fantastic social dance that will set you off on the right note for the evening. Have fun as you dance to the exciting Latin and Cuban rhythms while simultaneously improving your coordination, fitness and musicality. The nature of dance means that some repetition will always occur as you learn and perfect new steps. However, each course within a level will offer progression and variety for continuing students. Level 1 course This course is for those new to Salsa. You will learn basic footwork, timing and partner dancing. Level 1 with Danielle Satsias 20 students maximum £61 / £45 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 6.00pm – 7.00pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (PA12329) 14 June – 19 July 2012 (PA12330)

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Performing Arts Tutors Mette Bille is a professional singer / songwriter and a qualified music and singing teacher with several years’ teaching experience with adults of different musical backgrounds and abilities. She has a Bachelor of Music specialising in jazz /pop performance (Voice) and a B.Mus and Master of Music in composition from Goldsmiths College. She also completed a PGCE in Music at Goldsmiths College, London. Betty Cid has had extensive experience in Spanish dance, both as a teacher and performer. She has a teaching certificate from the Spanish Dance Society and has studied under such teachers as Maria Magdalena, Ciro and Merche Esmeralda. She has taught in institutes and schools offering courses and workshops in London and Madrid, and is committed to passing on the traditions of Spanish dance through the art of Flamenco. Gitika Partington has a BA (Performing Arts), MA (Choral Education) and LGSM (Jazz Voice) and is a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, choral director and teacher. For more than ten years, she has been running a cappella harmony workshops for all ages and abilities across the UK. She is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network – an organisation that believes vocalising, creativity and song should be accessible to all.

Danielle Satsias is a dancer, choreographer and teacher in salsa. She has trained with companies and teachers in the UK, including Salsa Tropical, and also trained at the famous Téatro América in Havana, Cuba. She teaches various classes across London in Cuban-style Salsa and Salsa freestyle as well as reggaetón. Emma Weir is a Fellow of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), has a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance Development and has years of teaching experience, with her choreography being performed on children’s television and in West End showcases. She runs classes, courses and workshops across London and the South, including a large academy in Hampshire. She specialises in wedding dance choreography and professional dance teacher training, and she is also a published writer. Anne White has studied Raqs Sharqi Traditional Egyptian Dance for more than 20 years, and has been a performer and teacher since 1990. She teaches complete beginners to professional performance level. She has been funded by Arts Council England and the Big Lottery, and has had articles published by the National Dance Teachers Association. She manages Planet Egypt, which promotes popular Arabic music, dance and culture. 71


Body & Exercise

Our body courses offer an ideal opportunity to exercise, with classes specifically designed for your lunch break or after work. Health Screening forms If you are enrolling in a body course you will need to complete a Health Screening form at the beginning of your first class. We regret that our Yoga and Pilates courses are not suitable for pregnant women.

What to wear Yoga: — loose comfortable clothing (T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, leggings). No footwear is required. Pilates: — comfortable clothing (T-shirt, leggings, shorts) and socks. Pilates for Runners: — trainers will be required for some classes. The Art of Meditation: — no specific clothing required.

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The Art of Meditation The stresses and strains of modern-day living can have a profound effect on our physical and emotional well-being. Meditation is an important tool that can help develop a relaxed, alert and focused state of mind and bring about a gentle transformation of emotional experience. These practical courses explore ways of integrating the benefits of meditation into your daily life. Level 1 This course introduces meditation to newcomers: you will learn traditional meditations for relaxation, clarity of mind and the cultivation of positive emotion towards oneself and others. Level 2 This course is for those who have already completed a Level 1 course and/or are familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness meditations. We will go deeper in practice with less instruction and more space. You will hear some concise traditional teachings about natural states of mind, and we will see how meditation can support a full appreciation of life.

Level 1 with Catherine Powell 18 students maximum £55 / £41 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (BE12301) 12 June – 17 July 2012 (BE12302) Level 2 with Catherine Powell 18 students maximum £55 / £41 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (BE12303) 12 June – 17 July 2012 (BE12304) Course suitable for all with Catherine Powell Summer programme 18 students maximum £46 / £35 conc. Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm 4 August 2012 (BE12305)

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Hatha Yoga

Based on the ancient traditions of yoga, these Hatha Yoga courses bring together the best elements of current modern styles without any of the constraints. This freestyle practice focuses on sequencing, alignment and rhythmic breathing that opens up both body and mind. In addition to increasing your energy levels and your awareness, Hatha Yoga will improve your strength, stamina and flexibility. This fun practice will help boost your confidence as you focus and relax. Level 1 course: beginners You will learn the basics of yoga posture work, breathing and relaxation techniques. Level 2 course: intermediate This course is for those who have completed a level 1 course at Bishopsgate Institute (or a similar course) and who wish to deepen their understanding of the practices.

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Level 1 Level 1 course with Marina 16 students maximum £49 / £38 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (BE12306) 14 June – 19 July 2012 (BE12307) Level 2 Level 2 course with Marina 16 students maximum £49 / £38 conc. for 6 sessions Thursdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 26 April – 31 May 2012 (BE12308) 14 June – 19 July 2012 (BE12309)


Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar system of yoga emphasises precise and careful body alignment, muscular balance and maximum spinal extension. The postures, known as asanas, have a variety of different effects – stimulating, calming, energising, building stamina and vitality, promoting sleep and soothing internally. It helps release tensions, improves posture and gradually retrains the body to become stronger, more supple and healthy. Level 1 course: beginners This course is designed for beginners and those relatively new to Iyengar Yoga as an introduction to the basics of yoga posture work, breathing and relaxation techniques. Level 2 course: advanced beginners This course is for those who have completed two to three terms at Bishopsgate Institute, or who have substantial previous experience, and wish to deepen their understanding of the practices. For Level 2 and beyond you should be steady in standing poses and familiar with inversions. Level 2 / 3 course: intermediate This course is for those who wish to further their regular practice. You will stabilise, refine and deepen your understanding of the Iyengar system. If you are unsure about your level please consult your tutor before moving to an advanced class.

Course suitable for all with Frances Newberry Summer programme 16 students maximum £49 / £38 conc. for 4 sessions Wednesdays 6.00pm – 7.30pm 1 August – 22 August 2012 (BE11310) Level 1 Level 1 course with Frances Newberry 16 students maximum £49 / £38 conc. for 6 sessions Mondays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 23 April – 11 June 2012* (BE12311) 18 June – 23 July 2012 (BE12312) * No class on Monday 7 May and Monday 4 June

Level 1 course with Frances Newberry 16 students maximum £58 / £44 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 7.15pm – 8.30pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (BE12313) 12 June – 17 July 2012 (BE12314)

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Iyengar Yoga

Level 1 course with Frances Newberry 16 students maximum £126 / £95 conc. for 13 sessions Wednesdays 6.00pm – 7.15pm 25 April – 18 July 2012 (BE12315) Level 1 course with Frances Newberry Summer programme 16 students maximum £49 / £38 conc. for 4 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.30pm 31 July – 21 August 2012 (BE12316) Level 2 Level 2 course with Frances Newberry 16 students maximum £116 / £87 conc. for 12 sessions Mondays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 23 April – 23 July 2012* (BE11317) * No class on Monday 7 May & Monday 4 June

Level 2 course with Brian Elliot 16 students maximum £58 / £44 conc. for 6 sessions Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.15pm 24 April – 29 May 2012 (BE11318) 12 June –17 July 2012 (BE11319)

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Level 2 / 3 Level 2 / 3 course with Frances Newberry 16 students maximum £118 / £90 conc. for 13 sessions Tuesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 24 April – 24 July 2012* (BE12320) * Please note that there is no class on Tuesday 5 June

Level 2 / 3 course with Frances Newberry 16 students maximum £49 / £38 conc. for 6 sessions Wednesdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 25 April – 30 May 2012 (BE12321) 13 June – 18 July 2012 (BE12322) Level 2 / 3 course with Frances Newberry Summer programme 16 students maximum £32 / £26. for 4 sessions Tuesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 31 July – 21 August 2012 (BE11323)


Pilates

Joseph Pilates’ repertoire of exercises targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine, building strength and stamina from the inside out. Pilates can positively change your body by teaching you to be in control of how you move, improving your core stability, alignment, coordination, flexibility and muscle tone. Pilates is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and those new to exercise. Level 1 course: beginners These courses are suitable for beginners and those relatively new to Pilates. Level 2 courses: advanced beginners For those wishing to build on the basic principles and challenge the body with more advanced beginner and intermediate exercises. Expect to develop a more toned, mobile and flexible body. Level 2 / 3 course: advanced beginners / intermediate For those wishing to build on the basic principles with more advanced exercises. Level 3 course: intermediate For those who have completed a Level 2 course or who have the equivalent experience of Pilates.

Level 1 Level 1 course with Gabby Groves 14 students maximum £118 / £90 conc. for 12 sessions Mondays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 23 April – 23 July 2012* (BE12324) * No class on Monday 7 May & Monday 4 June

Level 1 course with Gabby Groves 14 students maximum £141 / £105 conc. for 12 sessions Wednesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm 25 April – 18 July 2012* (BE12325) * Please note that there is no class on Wednesday 6 June

Level 1 course with Georgina O’Connell 14 students maximum £141 / £105 conc. for 12 sessions Tuesdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm 24 April – 17 July 2012* (BE12326) * Please note that there is no class on Tuesday 5 June

Level 1 course with Georgina O’Connell Summer programme 14 students maximum £33 / £26 conc. for 4 sessions Tuesdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm 31 July – 21 August 2012 (BE12327) 77


Pilates

Body & Exercise Tutors

Level 2

Brian Elliot trained on the first teachers’ training course at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Maida Vale in London in 1988, followed by a two-month intensive study in India. He has regularly taught Iyengar Yoga for health clubs, companies and private classes. He has taught at Bishopsgate Institute for more than ten years.

Level 2 course with Georgina O’Connell 14 students maximum £141 / £105 conc. for 12 sessions Thursdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm 26 April – 19 July 2012* (BE12328) * Please note that there is no class on Thursday 7 June

Level 2 / 3 Level 2 / 3 course with Gabby Groves 14 students maximum £141 / £105 conc. for 12 sessions Mondays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 23 April – 23 July 2012* (BE12329) * No class on Monday 7 May & Monday 4 June

Level 3 Level 3 course with Gabby Groves 14 students maximum £141 / £105 conc. for 12 sessions Wednesdays 12.05pm – 12.55pm 25 April – 18 July 2012* (BE12330) * Please note that there is no class on Wednesday 6 June

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Gabby Groves is a certified personal fitness trainer with more than ten years’ teaching experience. Her interest in core stability and back pain led her to Pilates. She studied with the Body Control Pilates, Stott and The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute to complete her mat work and equipment training. Marina is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher, also registered to 500 Hours Yoga Alliance, who has been successfully teaching Yoga for the past decade. She originally trained with YogaArts in Byron Bay, Australia, and has since completed further advanced training with the Life Centre in London. Her holistic style of teaching focuses on safety and fun and is influenced by her Pilates training, as well as her ongoing study and practice.


Body & Exercise Tutors

Information for Students

Frances Newberry is our longest- standing teacher, having taught at Bishopsgate Institute since 1984. She trained under Sylvia Prescott in the Iyengar System and graduated in the presence of Mr Iyengar himself.

Contact details Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate London EC2M 4QH Tel: 020 7392 9200 Fax: 020 7392 9250 Email: courses@bishopsgate.org.uk Website: www.bishopsgate.org.uk

Georgina O’Connell qualified as a Pilates teacher with The Royal Academy of Dance. In addition to private classes, she has taught at Fitness First, LA Fitness and In Touch Pilates. She is also a trained ballet dancer. Catherine Powell is a committed meditation teacher and practitioner with more than 12 years’ experience of daily personal practise and participation in many meditation retreats. She is a founding member of the London Meditation Project and is an artist.

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 8.30pm and Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm. Mailing list If you would like to be kept informed of future Bishopsgate Institute courses or events you can join our mailing list or subscribe to our email newsletter. See our website for details. How to enrol You can enrol in person, online, by post or by phone. We advise you to enrol early to avoid disappointment. Methods of payment — credit / debit cards (excluding Solo and American Express) — cash — cheques* — postal orders* * Cheques / postal orders should be made payable to Bishopsgate Institute.

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Information for Students Enrolment in person You can enrol at Reception from Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 8.30pm and on Saturdays from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Online enrolment Visit our website at www.bishopsgate.org.uk/courses for 24-hour secure online enrolment. Enrolment by post Complete the Enrolment form at the back of this prospectus and post it to Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH. Remember to include your credit / debit card details or your payment by cheque or postal order. Enrolment by phone Call 020 7392 9200 during our opening hours, which are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 8.30pm and Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm. Courses for adults Our courses are for people aged 18 and over.

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Confirmations We will confirm your enrolment in writing within ten working days of receiving your Enrolment form and payment. If you have not heard from us in the expected time please contact us to check that we have received your form. Remember to give us your full postal address when you complete your Enrolment form. Course fees All course fees are payable in full at the time of enrolment. We regret that we are unable to offer pro-rata rates for partial attendance of courses. We can usually accept enrolments up to the third class of each course, except where it is indicated that it is essential for students to attend from the first class. Please contact the Courses Manager for more information on 020 7392 9200.


Information for Students Concessionary rates We are pleased to offer reduced rates (25% discount) for the following groups: — ES40 holders — Full-time students of UK institutions — People in receipt of Disability Living Allowance — Senior Citizens We regret that concessionary rates cannot be applied for without documented evidence of your eligibility. If enrolling by post please make sure that you enclose a photocopy of the relevant document. If enrolling in person please bring the relevant documentation with you. Senior Citizens who have already submitted their concessionary ID may enrol at concessionary rates online. Free places on courses We are pleased to offer a number of free places to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. To apply for a free place, please contact the Courses Manager on 020 7392 9200 or email your contact details to courses@bishopsgate.org.uk. Please note that free places are not available for the following courses: Intensive Public Speaking and courses at the Free Word Centre and Birkbeck. Free places on the course of your choice will be subject to the application process and availability.

Refunds and transfers You may request a refund or transfer if it is within seven days of enrolment, providing your course has not started within that period. After this period, refunds or transfers may be requested up to three weeks before the start of the course but will be subject to an administration fee of 10% of the cost of the course. After this period no refunds or transfers will be given, with the exception of students transferring levels on language courses. All refund and transfer requests must be received in writing. Please write to the Courses Manager, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH or email courses@bishopsgate.org.uk. Transfers are subject to availability and fee adjustments. We are unable to offer refunds to students who, for whatever reason, cannot attend the whole course.

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Information for Students Course and class cancellations If enrolments fail to reach minimum numbers we may need to cancel or reschedule a course. Courses will normally be cancelled one day before the first class, except for language courses where the first class may take place before a decision is made. A full refund will be made or a transfer allowed. If a tutor is unable to teach a class we will try to arrange a substitute. When this is not possible, we will reschedule classes to an alternative convenient time. Refunds are not available for students unable to attend the rescheduled class. Should a class be cancelled for reasons beyond our control (e.g. flood, adverse weather conditions, security alert) we regret that no refunds will be given for the missed class. Health Screening forms If you are enrolling on a Performing Arts or Body & Exercise course you will need to complete a Health Screening form at the beginning of your first class. If you have a medical condition and are not sure whether a particular course is suitable, we recommend that you contact your medical practitioner for advice before enrolling. We regret that our Yoga and Pilates courses are not suitable for pregnant women.

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Changing facilities Changing rooms are located on the lower ground floor and include shower facilities and lockers. To ensure safety and security, you will need a code to enter the changing rooms. This will be sent to all students enrolling in Performing Arts and Body & Exercise courses with your confirmation letter. Our commitment to you We strive to provide you with a useful, interesting and enjoyable course, delivered by a suitably qualified tutor on a welcoming environment. If you feel that we have not fulfilled your expectations or that we have compromised our policies, please contact us, as instructed below. Compliments, comments and complaints procedures We are keen to make improvements for following years and would welcome and appreciate your input. At the end of each term you will have the opportunity to complete a Course Evaluation form. These forms remain anonymous and will be reviewed by the Courses team. You can also download a Compliments, Comments and Complaints form from our website or request a copy from our Reception. These forms will be reviewed by the Chief Executive’s office and, where appropriate, given to the relevant manager to deal with.


Information for Students If you wish to make a formal complaint please download and complete the Customer Complaints form from our website, or write to us addressing your letter for the attention of the Chief Executive. We will acknowledge receipt of any complaint received in writing within ten working days. The Chief Executive or their delegate will investigate the complaint through the formal procedures as set out in the Institute’s Procedures for Investigating a Complaint. Equal Opportunities Policy We are committed to equal opportunities. We believe that all people should receive fair treatment and we oppose all forms of discrimination. To receive a copy of our Equal Opportunities Policy, please contact the Courses Officer on 020 7392 9200 or visit our website. We recognise that we can only provide a high standard of service by listening to and acting upon comments made by our customers. Therefore, if you have any complaint regarding discriminatory behaviour please contact us.

Access Bishopsgate Institute is committed to making its courses accessible and will make adjustments to meet the needs of individuals wherever possible. The Library, Upper Hall, Great Hall and lower ground floor rooms are fully accessible. We regret that we are unable to offer full access to the Brushfield Wing or Boardroom Suite. Please call the Courses team on 020 7392 9200 if we can assist you in any way or to discuss any access requirements you may have. We may be able to relocate courses. Health and safety We take all matters of health and safety seriously. Every effort is made to make sure that all facilities and activities are safe. We will provide information about emergency procedures at the beginning of your first class. We are committed to ensuring all students feel safe in the learning environment. If you have any concerns, including if you think you have been harmed or abused by another student, tutor or member of staff, please inform your tutor or a member of the Courses team.

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