Certain poetic forms have an enduring appeal for poets and readers alike.  We shall read and discuss a variety of these, exploring the ways in which metre, rhyme and repetition contribute to a poem’s overall effect.

Travel back to the late 50’s/early 60’s France when a group of new, young and dynamic film makers shook up the way films were made.  Their films took France by storm and had an influence on film makers around the More details …

Hollywood and Politics An account of how Hollywood has portrayed the world of politics and responded to political issues. Included will be reference to the Depression/New Deal and the Cold War/McCarthyism. John Raisbeck More details …

Elizabeth Theatre Between the building of the first English theatre in 1576 until the death of Elizabeth in 1603, some of the greatest plays ever written were produced and acted in London. We will consider how the theatres were built, More details …