Courses & Clubs at Depot

We understand that film is more than just a pastime or mere escapism and through our programme of courses, clubs, screenings, discussions & workshops we aim to promote an appreciation of cinema in all it’s forms, from all corners of the world.

Browse our selection for kids, teens and adults. We have opportunities for all education providers too; schools, colleges and home education included.

For queries or a conversation about anything education related please email Anthony our Education Manager at [email protected]. For work experience related queries, please contact [email protected].

Feel like you have something to offer Depot? Do you have big (or small) ideas for education projects but no home for them? Get in touch to see how we could help.

Upcoming clubs and courses …

French New Wave

Two week course
Wed 21 Feb 18:30 – 20:30
Wed 28 Feb 19:00 – 21:00 


Following her popular Autumn Lecture on French Cinema, Martine is back with a short, two week, course on the influential French New Wave movement.

Covering its origins and its pioneering filmmakers (incl. Chabrol, Godard, Truffaut, Varda…), Martine will take a closer look at the films produced during the period. Expect interactive sessions with plenty of film clip analysis and group discussion.

Dr Martine Pierquin has taught film studies, and French cinema in particular, for many years. She has contributed to a variety of events and festivals, such as the Edinburgh International Film Festival, The Chichester Film Festival and the UK’s French Film Festival, for which she is also a short film curator. 

Introduction to Photography

4 Thursdays evenings 19:00 – 20:30
Feb 22, 29, Mar 7 & 14

Get to know your camera and start taking better photographs in this 4 week evening photography course.

Learn how to operate your camera in manual mode; understand aperture, shutter speed, ISO functions, and gain more creative control over your photography. Explore compositional techniques, analyse professional photographers and get inspired through short weekly projects.

This introductory course is designed and led by Kate Swanson, a qualified teacher and a working photographer.

The course requires you to have your own DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera. Please contact Kate directly if you would like to check if you camera is suitable. [email protected]


Auteur - A Film Course

4 Wednesdays evenings 19:00 – 20:30
March 6, 13, 20 & 27


This short course aims to explore the divisive auteur theory made popular in the 1950’s by French film magazine, Cahiers du cinéma. Expect, alongside much debate, specific focus on filmakers such as: Greta Gerwig, Baz Luhrmann, David Lynch and Lynne Ramsay.

Julian has been teaching film and film theory for over 30 years. For a time he was an Education Officer at the BFI (British Film Institute) where his role was to encourage an ongoing appreciation of film and help develop media literacy across audiences.

Introduction to Screenwriting

6 Wednesday evenings, 19:00 – 21:00
17 April – 22 May


Back by popular demand after a sell-out first course!

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have written before, Julie will help guide you through the key skills needed to write and develop your own short screenplay. The course combines fun practical writing exercises with lively discussions around example scripts and is led by professional script writer and script editor, Julie Everton.

Depot’s Monthly Clubs & Education Programmes

KINO Collective

Find out more about Depot’s young programmers group, the KINO Collective, who aim to expose more people their age to a diverse range of powerful and enjoyable films.

Book to Film Club

Depot’s Book to Film Club is a relaxed and open space to talk about books and movies. With classics, horror, and sci-fi on the shelf, there’s something for everyone to get their reading glasses on for.

Cinemas of the Mind

The club meets on the second Monday of each month for a post-screening discussion facilitated by Dr Jake Harvey, a forensic psychiatrist, and Jenny Leeburn, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

The discussion is included in the cinema ticket price.

Schools, Colleges & Home Education

Looking for creative activities for your children? We offer courses in filmmaking, photography and animation. Sessions take place in our studio space and are run by experienced teachers and professionals. Want to watch a film linked to a module or class topic? Reward your group at the end of term with a screening? Want to showcase your group’s own productions, on the big screen? Ask about our private education screenings.