The Idler Academy
of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment
Learn how classical music has changed from Bach to Stravinsky in a luxurious evening with broadcaster Sandy Burnett.
Try your hand at calligraphy with in this two-week taster course with expert teacher Susie Deane.
Learn the ancient art of papercutting with a festive twist in this fun workshop with Poppy Chancellor.
Recently Added Courses
4 Oct - 15 Nov | Event
Danny Wootton brings in high achieving musicians to play with you and inspire you throughout the course and you will learn how to play as part of a band. This is much more than just learning the ukulele. Come and be part of the Idler ukulele club!… Read more
4 Oct - 18 Oct | Pedlars
Danny Wootton’s ever popular Ukulele for Beginners course is back, now featuring Prof Tom Fyfe on drums and singer songwriter Charlotte Anne Clark (ARK). Idler ukulele courses are enormous fun, satisfying and include an end of term performance to which all friends and family are invited…. Read more
1 Nov - 6 Dec | Event
Join historian Dr Matthew Green on an historical joyride through a thousand years of London’s history, from the depths of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, Plague and Empire, to the espresso bars of the 1950s…. Read more