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Concerto: A Beethoven Journey (12A)

Filmed over four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’ attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.


Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life.


Against the wonderful background of Leif Ove playing these five pieces, we also show how these works offer a new and fresh way of examining Beethoven’s life and work.


Leif Ove Andsnes’s own life as a pianist is also revealed, and despite knowing and performing all the great composers, he concludes after this major project with Beethoven’s piano concerti – and a world-wide

sell-out tour – that the greatest composer in history is indeed Ludwig van Beethoven.


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Wednesday 16 Dec 20206:30pm Book Now

The Nutcracker (12A)

This timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s magical score is a true Christmas institution, beloved by all ages.


This eternal festive classic is the Bolshoi’s ode to wonder and imagination.


Audiences of all ages will be carried away on an enchanting journey of their dreams with young Marie and her Prince through a whirlwind of snowflakes, an intense battle against a Mouse King, and finally, a kingdom of delights on the Bolshoi’s majestic stage.

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Sunday 20 Dec 20203:00pm Book Now

Introduction to World Cinema (18+)

Tutor Kenton Hall leads this short introduction to world cinema, looking at films and directors that have offered a diverse view of the human condition through the lens.

All the world’s a screen! From Amelie and Metropolis, to Parasite and In the Mood for Love, tutor Kenton Hall leads this short introduction to world cinema, looking at films and directors that have offered a diverse view of the human condition through the lens.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  The growth of cinema across the world

Week 2:  Modern international cinema


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.


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Tuesday 19 Jan 20217:00pm Book Now

History of LGBTQ+ Cinema (18+)

Join us as we explore the history of queer cinema, its importance and its diversity, from the beginnings of the industry through to the current day.

Through all the important work in the modern age to aid and support diversity in cinema, it can be too easily forgotten that queer filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, and their films have made their mark – on the industry and history – since the day cinema was born.


Whether outright cries from the heart or coded messages from the enforced margins, LGBTQ+ cinema is a vital part of the cinema experience.


Join us as we explore the history of queer cinema, its importance and its diversity, from the beginnings of the industry through to the current day.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  Cinema in a time of prejudice

Week 2:  Coded cinema

Week 3:  LGBTQ+ in the mainstream

Week 4:  Reclaiming voices


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.


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Wednesday 3 Feb 20217:00pm Book Now

Editing for Indie Filmmakers (2021) (18+)

Learn how to get the most out of your film in the edit suite with this guide to the art of film editing. Topics include editing techniques, visual style, colour grading and mastering.

Learn how to get the most out of your film in the edit suite with this guide to the art of film editing, led by tutor Keith Allott.


Over the course of five weeks you’ll look at the different types of editing techniques used by editors to evoke reactions from audiences – from the first steps of organising your workload and creating your film’s visual style, to colour grading and mastering your film to perfection.


NOTE: You'll be using Final Cut Pro (and possibly Premiere Pro too) throughout the course.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:  An introduction to editing techniques

Week 2:  Organising your work structure and getting started

Week 3:  Creating a visual style and stylistic consistency

Week 4:  Rough cut / first cut / fine cut / final cut

Week 5:  Grading, audio mixing and mastering


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.

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Thursday 4 Feb 20217:00pm Book Now

The Art of Screenwriting (2021) (18+)

A practical, skills-based guide to screenwriting, taking you from your initial idea to a finished, short film script over the course of eight weeks.

The Art of Screenwriting will provide a practical, skills-based guide to screenwriting, taking you from your initial idea to a finished short film script over the course of eight weeks.


Experienced writer Kenton Hall will cover all aspects of screenwriting and working in the film industry, enabling you to take part in the full script-to-screen process. Using a combination of digital presentation, lecture and short film, writers of all levels of experience will be encouraged to develop, pitch and refine a short film script, while developing both their craft and industry knowledge.


All participants will write a script at the end of the course which will be edited to professional standards.


"Kenton showed a great deal of passion about the subject and this transmitted to the participants. We were all impressed with his depth of knowledge and effective methodology in kick-starting our creativity. High recommendation from me for course and tutors." – The Art of Screenwriting course participant


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:   An introduction to screenwriting

Week 2:   The 'light bulb' moment: is your idea any good? – ideas and pitching

Week 3:   Structure and why it matters – structuring your script

Week 4:   A bunch of authors in search of some characters – writing convincing characters

Week 5:   The plot thickens – plot construction

Week 6:   Your first draft and how much it sucks! – writing your script

Week 7:   How I learned to stop worrying and love my script editor – editing and refining your script

Week 8:   Giving up your baby: what happens next? – how a script is developed into a film


Using Zoom, you will receive expert tuition in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.

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Tuesday 9 Feb 20217:00pm Book Now