Courses and Workshops

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Journey through European Cinema

Aided with short and extended clips for discussion, this ten-week course will journey through the history of European cinema, focusing on a different era each week. Along the way we will take in the revolutionary cinema of 1920s Russia, the hip existentialism of 1960s France and the 21st century cinema of the new Romania. Work of such major directors as Jean Renoir, Federico Fellini and Rainer Werner Fassbinder will be analyzed, while we will also look at the star personas of such figures as Jean Gabin and Anna Karina.

The class tutor Dr Ben Dooley has a PhD in Film Studies and has lectured at the University of Chichester, Brunel University, the University of Essex and the University for the Creative Arts. He lives locally and occasionally writes short stories and poetry.

Dates and Times

This course runs over 10 weeks on a Monday evening from 7.30pm-9.30pm, starting 4th February 2019 and finishing on April 8th 2019


The full cost of the 10-week course is £150

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Writing feedback workshops

“What interested the critic Edwin Denby, said his friend Frank O’Hara, was an incessant question: “What does each second mean, and how is the span of attention used to make it a longer or shorter experience?”

These 6-weeks will explore the experience of critiquing stories, poem and general creative work in progress and being critiqued by others offers insights into our own writing.  It can be a scary thing to do at first – but learning how to become a helpful and insightful critic makes you a better writer.  Held at The Exchange by Agnieszka Studzinska.

Dates and Times

The course will run on Tuesday evenings 7–9 pm on:

5th February – 12th March


The full cost of this six-week course is £99.

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Level 2 Award in Encouraging Physical Activity (RSPH, QCF)

This Level 2 Award in Encouraging Physical Activity (RSPH, QCF) qualification is for individuals with an interest in health who are also interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging physical activity. Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why individuals may not actively participate in physical activity, the health benefits of physical activity and how individuals can be helped and supported to improve their health by increasing their level of physical activity.

Dates and Times

  • Thursday 11th April 2019, 9.30 – 16.30

This course will be based at The Exchange, opposite Twickenham Railway Station.


The full cost of this one-day course is £175.

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:
Tel: 020 8240 4321

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Performing Arts

  • Dramatize: Dramatize is a theatre company for individuals with learning disabilities. Thursday 5pm-6pm in Studio 1. For more details and booking please contact

Wellbeing & Fitness

  • Asha Yoga – hatha yoga for all with Rachel – Friday at 8:10am – 9.10am in Studio 1 (4th Floor). For more details and booking please contact

  • YogaBirth classes offer a safe, effective and integrated form of yoga, carefully adapted to practise from fourteen weeks of pregnancy up to the birth of your baby.Our classes are infused with preparation for labour and birth, incorporating intelligent, gravity-assisting positions and movements. The breathing you will learn in class is specifically designed for labour and birth and will enable you to connect with your inner self. After each class we chat over tea, and often mothers return to introduce their new babies and to share and celebrate their birth experiences. To book contact or call 07944 748926

  • Tots, Squats & Coffee Pots: Wednesday 10.45am-11.45am in Studio 1. Tots, Squats and Coffee Pots is an immensely fun but challenging fitness class where you can bring your baby or toddler of any age along with you. The first class is FREE, for more details and booking please contact or call 07852 155 966

Youla Faita Yoga – Vinyasa Flow, open level: Thursday 7-8pm in Studio 4 (3rd Floor) for more details and booking please contact or visit

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