The novel Steppenwolf contributed to Hesse being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. In this novel he portrays 'the outsider' and considers the nature of the self. This one day course will look at the literature of this German-born Swiss writer and unearth the philosophical ideas contained within.
6th September, 4th October, 1st November and 6th December
Fridays, 10am until 1pm
Writing Fiction Workshops
Session One: The first workshop is designed to get you writing. It will help you to mine the limitless stories you will already have, as well as discovering other methods of stimulating your creativity.
Session Two: If you want to write fiction, chances are you are already fascinated by people. This workshop will help you create characters who will engage the attention and emotions of your reader.
Session Three: Setting is not just the scenery. This workshop will help you to create a setting that reveals integral parts of your character's persona.
Session Four: The structure of your story should be invisible to the reader. This workshop will help you create structure and plot that blends seamlessly within the story.
Tai Chi: A Study of Life Through Movement and Change
Learn through theory, movement and fun about the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan. Each session will involve an exploration of the concepts of this philosophy of life, health and survival as you unravel the mysteries of the Chinese sages, the monkeys and the tricky snakes of this world.
At the heart of all music is structure. This course will show how music is created from patterns, beginning with harmonic series, which are built up and varied in endlessly inventive ways by composers. These lectures will explore the structures of different types of music, from the works of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to the songs of Lennon and McCartney. The course will offer insights into how the elements of melody, rhythm, harmony and sound itself are used, and how the art of music is both similar to and distinct from its sister arts.
Are you interested in 'Classical Music' but perhaps are a bit bewildered by the huge variety of styles, names and terms?
This course will demystify the exciting world of art music by introducing and explaining how historic styles are divided into the categories of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern. Students will learn what to listen for and how to spot the musical fingerprints of many great composer, from Handel to Stravinsky. The fascinating relationship between music and history will be examined while the music itself will be made accessible for enjoyment by everyone in our own time. This course will also be looking at where music might go in the future, guided by both human imagination and technology.
Who do? You do! From Basho to Kerouac, this half day course will explore the history of the Haiku form in both the Japanese and English traditions. We will discover the form's potential in the modern day to explore contemporary themes and will conclude by writing our own Haiku and sharing them amongst ourselves.
In a world where we are constantly bombarded with photographic images, has photography finally found its place in the art world, or is it further from it than ever? Is photography just a marketing tool and a way for Instagram users to get more likes, or is there more to it?