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Creative Writing/Writers' Workshop

This friendly and creative group is ideal for all writers, whether they are complete beginners or more experienced..  Together we will explore a wide variety of genres and formats,  and there will be plenty of writing prompts and exercises to inspire you and keep you going,  and help you nurture...

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This friendly and creative group is ideal for all writers, whether they are complete beginners or more experienced..  Together we will explore a wide variety of genres and formats,  and there will be plenty of writing prompts and exercises to inspire you and keep you going,  and help you nurture your own unique ‘voice’ as a writer.  We will discuss the...

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The Ancient Greeks Sparta Versus Athens

With the Persian threat contained the Greeks of the second half of the 5th century BC should have been secure. Athens under Pericles began an ambitious building programme which saw the construction of the Parthenon on the Acropolis. It was the age of the great Greek dramatists. But the simmering...

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With the Persian threat contained the Greeks of the second half of the 5th century BC should have been secure. Athens under Pericles began an ambitious building programme which saw the construction of the Parthenon on the Acropolis. It was the age of the great Greek dramatists. But the simmering rivalry of Sparta and Athens, with their very different political...

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The Ancient Greeks Zenith

The Greeks were at their height during the sixth and fifth centuries BC and really begin to emerge from the mists of story into real history. These centuries saw the emergence of Greek philosophy and science with the Pre-Socratics and the development of a realistic art style seen in both...

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The Greeks were at their height during the sixth and fifth centuries BC and really begin to emerge from the mists of story into real history. These centuries saw the emergence of Greek philosophy and science with the Pre-Socratics and the development of a realistic art style seen in both sculpture and pottery. Sparta opted for a monarchy and Athens ...

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The Story Of Daniel Defoe

‘I am singled out and separated, as it were, from all the world, to be miserable.’ So records Robinson Crusoe in what is arguably the first English novel. An individual’s struggle against circumstances, fate and even their own nature forms a recurrent pattern in many of the English novels that were...

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‘I am singled out and separated, as it were, from all the world, to be miserable.’ So records Robinson Crusoe in what is arguably the first English novel. An individual’s struggle against circumstances, fate and even their own nature forms a recurrent pattern in many of the English novels that were to follow over the next 300 years.Beginning with the story...

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The Strange Case Of British Art 1900 1951

The period from the turn of the century until the Festival of Britain represents a dramatic leap forward in in developments in artistic movements in which various “groups” come together to experiment and push forward the boundaries of innovation. There is tension between what can be described as essentially British Art...

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The period from the turn of the century until the Festival of Britain represents a dramatic leap forward in in developments in artistic movements in which various “groups” come together to experiment and push forward the boundaries of innovation. There is tension between what can be described as essentially British Art and the invasion and impact of the European developments which...

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Women Who Paint A Rebalancing Of Prejudices

All too often we hear the question, why are there so few women painters? This in itself is a demonstration of an ill-Informed Male centric Art World. This course will seek to address this misconception by looking at the work of four of the most successful and original women artists.Each...

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All too often we hear the question, why are there so few women painters? This in itself is a demonstration of an ill-Informed Male centric Art World. This course will seek to address this misconception by looking at the work of four of the most successful and original women artists.Each of these artists in their own way pioneers not just...

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