Results for »
For One Night Only

For One Night Only


Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing

X

An Evening with Chopin

Chopin’s music has delighted us for nearly two hundred years. Perhaps no other composer is so closely associated with the piano, which in his time was newly finding its voice. His too-short life had its own drama and turmoil, with his exile from Poland, his relationship with French authoress George Sand, and his battle with tuberculosis. Join us to spend an evening with this great composer, listening to his music and exploring his life. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. [More]
Enrol Now
There are places available

City of London in the 1660s

On the 29th May 1660 Charles II was restored to the thrones of England and Scotland after eleven years of Republican experiment. The Restoration heralded the return of the theatres, sports, gambling and whorehouses and the court developed a reputation for licentious behaviour. The great City of London faced two severe crises in the 1660s: the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of 1666. Both crises changed the ancient and mediaeval city of London forever. But the period also... [More]
Enrol Now
There are places available

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is often considered the most serious mental illness but it is often misunderstood by many people in our society. People who are diagnosed with schizophrenia continue to be stigmatised by society and they may even be considered dangerous. Using examples from popular films we will explore the myths, misunderstandings, facts and symptoms of schizophrenia. We also consider the causes and treatment options for the disease and examine how our attitudes can impact on the way... [More]
Enrol Now
There are places available

The Last German Emperor, Wilhelm II: His Years in Exile 1918 - 1941

The last German Emperor (Kaiser) Wilhelm II, fled to the Netherlands after Germany’s defeat in the First World War and his forced abdication in 1918. The Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, who had granted him asylum, declined ever to meet him, but when the Allied Powers requested Wilhelm’s extradition to face trial for war crimes, she refused to hand him over. Kaiser Wilhelm himself always dreamed of returning to Germany as Emperor. It was not to be. This evening we explore his final years.... [More]
The Last German Emperor, Wilhelm II: His Years in Exile 1918 - 1941
Enrol Now
There are places available

Richard the Lionheart and the First Crusade

Richard was a younger son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, ending up as King of England, Duke of Aquitaine and Overlord of Brittany! He was a fearless warrior and renowned military leader, in England and France, and also during the Third Crusade to the Holy Land, where he lay siege to Jerusalem. Despite neglecting England, treating the English as no more than an income stream for his endless wars, he is revered as an iconic figure of justice and righteousness.s. SUGGESTED... [More]
Richard the Lionheart and the First Crusade
Enrol Now
There are places available

The Medieval World of the Knights Templar

Known as the Knights Templar, they were among the wealthiest and most powerful of the Western Christian military orders and were prominent in Christian finance. The organisation existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages: 1118 – 1314. We look at the origins of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and theTemplars, the importance of pilgrims in the Holy Land, the effects of the Crusades and how the area once known as Outremer became the battle ground between Christian and... [More]
The Medieval World of the Knights Templar
Enrol Now
There are places available

An Evening in the Waste Land with T S Eliot

The Waste Land is one of the most often quoted, but least understood, English-language poems of the 20th century. Some critics call it the greatest poetry in English of the 20th century; others are deterred by its post-war disillusion and the multitude of obscure literary and cultural allusions from both Western and Eastern culture and history. Tonight we will examine some of the key sections of the poem, and explore two of its major themes: the loss of religious faith and... [More]
An Evening in the Waste Land with T S Eliot
Enrol Now
There are places available

The Hermitage

Saint Petersburg boasts a large number of museums, but none is more famous than The Hermitage, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Founded by Catherine the Great and open to the public since 1852, it encompasses over three million items, of which only a small, yet still very substantial, part is on permanent display. Join Jo Gerk for a virtual stroll around the overwhelming architecture and display of this unique gem of European art and culture. SUGGESTED READING... [More]
Enrol Now
There are places available