New Year, New Skills

Published: January 9, 2017


In January many of us make New Year resolutions and some of us manage to break them shortly after. If learning a new skill is a resolution you don’t want to break, you’ve come to the right place.

Some of our Lifelong Learning weekend courses start in January and February and they are a great way to pick up a new skill whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned professional looking to refresh your skills. Click on the links below to find out more about each course and how to apply.

Weekend courses starting soon

If behind the scenes is what fascinates you about the performing and production arts, the courses below will give you a hands-on experience and allow you to explore the process of design and lighting.

Unleash your creativity using dance as you explore different dance concepts and choreography. Our courses below will prepare you for an upcoming performance or help establish your future career path.

Young people who are interested in working in theatre, film or television will benefit from our audition preparation course. You will build confidence, prepare monologues and learn how to cope with nerves when it comes to the big day.

Our specialist Aspiring Conductor programme is led by Nigel Boddice, MBE. Young people will learn the art of baton technique and learn simple beating patterns. At the end of the day, students will get the chance to show off their new skills by conducting a live ensemble of musicians.

Looking for something different?

With nearly 300 Lifelong Learning courses, there are loads to apply for. Head to our Lifelong Learning page to find out more.