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Some of the most well-known names in musical composition are male, but this course aims to put equally talented female composers on the same footing. Join us and enjoy the music of Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cécile Chaminade, Dame Ethel Smyth and Roxanna Panufnik, as well as many more. 02–30 May · 5 Thursdays · 10.30am–12.30pm £66 (£60 concs; £55 Members)Find out more »
This four-week course will explore the versatility of mixed media, from collage and painting to printing. This will be a great introduction to a variety of techniques and students will be encouraged to experiment with different mediums. No content will be repeated from prior courses or workshops. This course is for all abilities. 02–23 May · 4 Thursdays · 1.30pm–3.30pm £52.80 (£48 concs; £44 Members)Find out more »
Following on from the stimulating 2018 exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, we shall consider the fascinating works by this iconic artist. Born in Mexico, Kahlo’s art reflects her native country’s popular culture. Her images contain autobiographical elements of a life often spent enduring physical pain and suffering. Kahlo once stated: ‘I was considered a Surrealist. That’s not right. I’ve never painted dreams. What I showed was my reality.’ This course aims…Find out more »
Self-portraits have featured in Western art since the Renaissance. They have been produced in many different ways and for a variety of reasons over the centuries. This talk looks at many celebrated self-portraitists, such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Schiele and how this very particular type of portrait is still developing in our own time. This is a repeat of the Institute's popular Spring 2019 course. Tuesday 28 May · 2pm–5pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)Find out more »
Churchill’s plays are classed as ‘socialist’ and ‘feminist’, but this is a limited definition. She explores compelling subject matter, challenges convention and experiments with theatre form. Top Girls, set in the 1980s, explores the predicament of the modern woman, but despite all the political stuff, it is a jolly good read with room for discussion. Please bring a copy of the play with you. Thursday 30 May · 10am–1pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)Find out more »
World music guitarist and composer Nicolas Meier and jazz guitarist Pete Roth will be taking you on a journey through the history of the jazz guitar. Using famous guitar players and styles as an anchoring point, this lecture will be filled with live played examples. A great experience for the jazz guitar connoisseur and music lover at the same time. Thursday 30 May · 2pm–4pm £13.20 (£12 concs; £11 Members)Find out more »