The how to: Academy provides compact courses for people who think big. Whether you want to build a bicycle in a morning, make a movie in a weekend, master James Joyce or start an on-line business, we have the expert who can make it happen.

We run day workshops, evening events, midnight master-classes, business breakfasts, dinner-debates, weekend courses, three-month writing groups and will shortly be streaming many of our courses on-line. For those who need more, the how to: Academy never sleeps.

 

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

Day­time EventNew

Busi­ness

All of us have to do it – “say a few words” – at one time or another. Most of us are terrified by the thought of it. But don’t panic. This three-hour workshop will enable you to make fear...

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how to: Make a Film in a Weekend

how to: Make a Film in a Weekend

how to: Make a Film in a Weekend

NewWeek­end Event

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Cul­tureFilm

Impossible? Not if you attend one of these ingeniously thorough training courses. At 10am on Saturday you will learn how to switch on the camera, and by 6pm next day you will be in a cinema seat watching your own...

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how to: The Theory Of Everything

how to: The Theory Of Everything

how to: The Theory Of Everything

Even­ing Event

FilmSci­ence

SOLD OUT Tickets for this event are now sold out. Please email info@howtoacademy.com if you would like to join the waiting list. Including in your email a contact phone number and the number of tickets you require. How To Academy...

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how to: Negotiate

how to: Negotiate

how to: Negotiate

Day­time Event

Busi­nessMoney

Do you have to negotiate in your business, family or personal life? Do you sometimes wonder whether you are getting the best deal for your business, your family, or yourself? How to: Negotiate will teach you the proven strategies and...

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how to: Beat Depression

how to: Beat Depression

how to: Beat Depression

Even­ing Event

HealthLife­style

‘Feeling low after Christmas? Join consultant psychiatrist Dr Jamie Arkell and bestselling author Rachel Kelly as they discuss ‘How to beat depression’. Rachel will share her experiences of different approaches – drugs, therapy and, of all things, poetry – whilst...

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how to: An Urban Foray on Hampstead Heath. (Focusing on how to forage and how to decode the Latin names of Plants.)

how to: An Urban Foray on Hampstead Heath. (Focusing on how to forage and how to decode the Latin names of Plants.)

how to: An Urban Foray on Hampstead Heath. (Focusing on how to forage and how to decode the Latin names of Plants.)

Day­time Event

Nature

Join us for a guided walk around Hampstead Heath led by the natural historian John Wright, the author of the River Cottage Handbooks Mushrooms, Edible Seashore, Hedgerow and Booze. In this urban foray we will learn how to collect food from hedgerows, pastures and woodland and...

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how to: Read Chaucer

how to: Read Chaucer

how to: Read Chaucer

Even­ing Event

Lit­er­at­ure

“And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.” (G. Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales) New Years Day, 1386. Middle-aged bureaucrat and occasional poet Geoffrey Chaucer is enjoying the comfortable London life. His close connections to the booming wool trade mean that...

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how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

Day­time Event

Last tickets remaining.

Busi­ness

All of us have to do it – “say a few words” – at one time or another. Most of us are terrified by the thought of it. But don’t panic. This three-hour workshop will enable you to make fear...

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how to: Understand The Art of Tango

how to: Understand The Art of Tango

how to: Understand The Art of Tango

Even­ing EventNew

Cul­tureDance

“Life is like Tango… Sad, sensual, sexy, violent and quiet.” (Unknown) Following on from our highly successful evenings on understanding classical and contemporary ballet, The How To Academy presents – How To: Understand The Art of Tango. The origins of...

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how to: Deliver Killer Presentations

how to: Deliver Killer Presentations

how to: Deliver Killer Presentations

Day­time Event

Busi­ness

“The subject of best practice for business presentations has created a huge amount of heat, but not necessarily a whole lot of light. There seem to be a hundred and one variations as to how best to clinch that deal,...

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how to: Travel and Explore – A Literary Travel Evening

how to: Travel and Explore – A Literary Travel Evening

how to: Travel and Explore – A Literary Travel Evening

Even­ing Event

Lit­er­at­ureTravel

Welcome to our inaugural evening, in partnership with Globalista, the first of an ongoing series at the Tabernacle.  The Sense of Place will introduce travel writers, historians and explorers who will report for us on a rich medley of places and cultures....

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how to: Do your own PR

how to: Do your own PR

how to: Do your own PR

Day­time EventNew

Busi­ness

1. Do stories about your or your business never make it onto TV or into the papers? 2. Do you write press releases or pitches that never result in media inquiries? 3. Do your competitors get better coverage in newspapers...

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how to: Read the Qur’an

how to: Read the Qur’an

how to: Read the Qur’an

Even­ing EventNew

Cul­tureLit­er­at­ure

Believed by Muslims to be the word of God, the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad fifteen centuries ago. It is addressed to everyone, regardless of class, gender or age. But what does this mean for the two billion...

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how to: Solve Cryptic Crosswords

how to: Solve Cryptic Crosswords

how to: Solve Cryptic Crosswords

Even­ing Event

Leis­ure

For enthusiasts at all levels from beginners onwards , this evening event will provide the clues you need to cracking cryptic crosswords. Tim Moorey will explain the Ximenes rules and take you through the basics, after which – with the help of a wine break...

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how to: Publish In The Digital Age

how to: Publish In The Digital Age

how to: Publish In The Digital Age

Even­ing Event

Lit­er­at­ure

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to learn more about publishing, an aspiring or established author, or a publisher, it’s important to learn how to navigate the publishing industry as new technologies and trends emerge. This class will teach you how...

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how to: Travel

how to: Travel

how to: Travel

Travel

For the ultimate guide as to where to stay and eat throughout the world, the How To Academy’s partner- Globalista – can tell you everything you need to know. With a 20% discounted price for the How To Academy, just...

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If there’s a Course you’d like to take which isn’t currently included in our programme, email us with the details of what you’d like us to organise and if there’s sufficient demand, we will contact our huge network of distinguished teachers, lecturers and writers to arrange a course tailored to your needs.