This is a sponsored article on behalf of Bishopsgate Institute.
Bishopsgate Institute is offering an eclectic mix of workshops and short courses this summer — covering London-themed courses, creative workshops and exercise classes — so you can take a break from the everyday.
But the dilemma remains: which ones to try? To help you decide, we asked some of the course tutors to give us a question. We've turned these into a quiz, which will both test your London knowledge and pique your interest ahead of experiencing something different this summer. Answers are squirrelled away at the bottom (let us know how you get on):
Q. Who, in 2008, became the first living female playwright to have an original play produced at the Olivier, the National Theatre's largest stage? Was it:
- Caryl Churchill
- Timberlake Wertenbaker
- Rebecca Lenkiewicz
- Debbie Tucker Green
Interested in writing drama? Test your abilities at Playwriting: One-Day Workshop on 22 August.
Q: Which celebrated peace campaigner chose to sleep in a community centre in the East End rather than accept a room in a high-end West End hotel during a visit to London in the 1930s?
Explore London life from the 1880s to the 1980s in 100 Years of London weekend course, 25-26 July.
Q. Which complex of buildings in London features the largest concrete dome in Europe?
4. Iyengar Yoga
Q. Which famous musician befriended the yoga teacher BKS Iyengar and is credited with bringing Iyengar Yoga to Europe, including London, in the 1950s, transforming him from a relatively obscure Indian yoga teacher into an international guru?
Get to grips with the basics of Iyengar Yoga during August with lunchtime and evening classes.
Q. Which London railway station is used as the setting for the 1955 classic Ealing comedy film The Ladykillers?
Spend a day learning about classic British film history with Introducing Ealing Studios on 8 August.
Q. How many Judgement of Paris paintings are there in the National Gallery, London — and which Greek goddesses appear in them?
Spend a day learning to interpret signs and symbols in paintings from medieval to Baroque and beyond on 22 August.
Other subjects on offer this summer include singing, Hackney, film theory, creative writing, photography, rock'n'roll dancing, pilates, the instruments of classical music and more. Take a look at and book all summer school courses online.
Bishopsgate Institute Summer School runs through July and August 2015.
1. Rebecca, with Her Naked Skin
3. Smithfield Poultry Market
4. Yehudi Menuhin
5. King's Cross Station
6. There are five Judgement of Paris paintings in the National Gallery and the three goddesses are Minerva/Pallas Athens, Juno/Hera, and Aphrodite/Venus