Archive of (4) October – December | LeisureCourses.net - short courses & residential study breaks in great locations

  • Bookbinding – Half-leather

    Listed on March 6, 2017 by The Grange in Featured Courses

    This course will cover the skills required to bind a hardback book with three-quarter leather binding. Some binding skills required.

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  • EDITING A NOVEL

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    An early draft of a novel is a very different beast froma finished manuscript. How do you get from one to the other, and how do you create distance between yourself and your manuscript? How can you hone your sentences while also digging deeper to discover three-dimensional characters and a natural narrative drive? Here is your chance to work with...

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  • STARTING TO WRITE: NON FICTION

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    Do you have a non-fiction subject you are burning towrite about? Are you unsure how to turn it into a book, or what kind of book to write? This week will help you understand how to turn facts into compelling stories and how to make non-fiction as engaging as a novel. We will inspire you to explore the best...

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  • NARRATIVE NON-FICTION

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    This week we will explore a wide variety of narrativebasedtechniques for telling vivid non-fiction stories, with particular focus on reportage and memoir. Through an exploration of structure, research, storytelling, character, dialogue and scene-building, we will encourage authentic and vibrant writing with strong narrative and a deep respect for language. This week will suit all levels of experience. Participants are invited to...

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  • POETRY

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    Poets write out of their personal chaos – thepreoccupations that arise from their lives and relationships. But can private experience be poetically shaped to connect with a wider audience? Can we draw on the personal to create work that is publicly engaged? Drawing on concepts such as vision and inspiration, and poetic forms and approaches including ballads and confessionalism, we will...

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  • FICTION

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’, andneither does the writing of a romantic novel. Like any strong relationship, a romantic novel needs firm foundations: a strong plot, secure framework and credible characters. Guiding you through all the above elements and more, we will explore the broad genre of romance and the market for it. Whether you’re newly embarked...

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  • POETRY: TOWARDS A COLLECTION

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    Making the leap to producing a collection is differentfrom writing single poems. Yet it’s a hugely creative and enjoyable process, which includes plenty of new writing as well as reading and editing. We’ve designed this week to support you at this exciting stage, whether you’re doing it for the first time or the fifteenth. Working on a collection also allows...

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  • CHILDREN’S TV

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    Explore writing TV for six- to twelve-year-olds. Children’sTV has come a long way in the last 25 years. The audience may be young, but they’re fiercely critical – and spoilt for choice. So although there’s a strong market for children’s material, it’s highly competitive. We’ll look at how to hook your audience in and keep them watching. We’ll also cover...

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  • FICTION

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Arvon in Featured Courses

    Following the success of Arvon’s first-ever queer writingcourse, we return with another week on a queer slant. We will tackle the basics – character, dialogue, plotting – and also explore the challenges and opportunities that alternative sexualities bring to narrative, from pronoun concerns (he, she, they?) to avoiding the excesses of political correctness and writing inclusive and honest fiction. All genders,...

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  • Improvers

    Listed on January 19, 2017 by Guitar Weekends in Featured Courses

    Focus on note quality and practice. Build on Strugglers. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on...

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  • Intro to Jazz

    Listed on January 19, 2017 by Guitar Weekends in Featured Courses

    Turn Pop/Rock/Blues/Country/Folk into smooh jazz arrangements. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but...

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  • Fingerstyle

    Listed on January 19, 2017 by Guitar Weekends in Featured Courses

    Picking patterns, solo fingerstyle, all genres. Acoustic and electric. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on...

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  • Performance

    Listed on January 19, 2017 by Guitar Weekends in Featured Courses

    How to prepare for a deliver a solo, duet and band performance. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants...

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  • Maintenance

    Listed on January 19, 2017 by Guitar Weekends in Featured Courses

    Intonation and action set-up. Acoustic or electric. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course...

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  • Improvisation

    Listed on January 19, 2017 by Guitar Weekends in Featured Courses

    Introduction level; escape out of the pentatonic minor scale. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on...

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  • Paper Marbling

    Listed on December 12, 2016 by The Grange in Crafts & Textiles, Featured Courses

    An introductory course for those who would like to learn the skills of traditional paper marbling. Complete beginners welcome.

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  • Letterpress Printing – Greetings Cards

    Listed on December 12, 2016 by The Grange in Crafts & Textiles, Featured Courses

    Come and learn how to print greetings cards the traditional way. Beginners welcome.

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  • Read the Russian Alphabet

    Listed on October 1, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Read the Russian Alphabet

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  • Lunch Talk – “A War Time Christmas”

    Listed on September 30, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Lunch Talk - "A War Time Christmas"

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  • Argyll Scottish Country Dancing Weekend

    Listed on February 18, 2016 by Dillington in Featured Courses

    Suitable for those who already have a good working knowledge of common steps and formations in Scottish Country Dancing, this weekend will provide you with an opportunity to improve your technique, learn new dances and enjoy all social aspects of Scottish Country Dancing. There will be social dancing on Friday and Saturday and classes both...

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  • An introduction to international development: understanding contemporary issues and themes (online)

    Listed on January 29, 2016 by Madingley Hall in Featured Courses

    This online course is designed to introduce students to the field of international development. Participants will develop knowledge of contemporary issues and themes, such as poverty and livelihoods, global food security, aid, urbanisation, and sustainable development, and will be encouraged to think critically in looking at a variety of case studies and examples of international...

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  • The medieval village landscape, 1000-1500AD (online)

    Listed on January 29, 2016 by Madingley Hall in Featured Courses

    This interactive, practical course introduces participants to the 'grammar' of the medieval landscape. It explains how visitors to villages can use evidence from the landscape around them - roads and hedges, buildings and greens - as well as from maps and other sources, to unravel the origins of many settlements. No background knowledge of medieval...

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  • Exploring the Second Half of Life Through Mindfulness

    Listed on January 14, 2016 by The Grange in Featured Courses, Fitness & Wellbeing, Health & Beauty, Lifelong learning

    A 3-day retreat for women to embrace the potential of the second half of life, teaching mindfulness and meditation techniques.

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