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Basketmakers' Dozen, basketry show 11-16 July 2017

An exhibition of traditional and contemporary basketry by City Lit basketmakers

How to stay motivated when learning a new language

Here at City Lit, we offer courses in over 27 different languages to suit all ability levels. We passionately believe learning a new language offers up a multitude of benefits, However, we’re also aware that not everyone finds the process of learning a new language easy. Here are our 3 top tips to help you persevere and make the most of learning a new language

Intensive week long courses: Summer School 2017

This summer at City Lit, we’ve got a great range of week-long courses ideal for students looking to compact their learning into a sh

Announcing our new courses in partnership with the National Maritime Museum

We’re delighted to announce our new range of courses run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Running throughout the summer and in Autumn, these special one-off workshops and study days cover a fantastic array of subjects from history to creative writing, and include free entrance to current exhibits and art collections.

Q&A with printmakers and July 2017 printmaking exhibition

This year's City Lit printmaking exhibition is fast approaching, whilst preparing for their show we spoke to printmaking students Susan Squire and Suzanne Coughlan to find out their experiences of printmaking at City Lit.

Jeevan School Foundation: Help support a fairtrade jewellery project in India

City Lit Jewellery tutor Aurelie Dellasanta is supporting The Jeevan School Foundation in India, and has organised a one month project in Varanasi, India, with the Jeevan School Foundation. The project works to shelter and educate street children in order to develop original fair-trade jewellery collections that are for sale.

Author Lisa Owens: How a writing course can change everything

When I was eight years old, I wanted to be a writer. I filled dozens of notebooks with short stories, which wore their influences (chiefly Enid Blyton) proudly on their sleeves. For my eighth birthday I asked for a typewriter: to this day it ranks among the best gifts I have ever received. By the time I was twenty-one though – fresh out of university with an English degree – this youthful certainty had become submerged by doubt and fear, not to mention the very pressing need to pay rent and bills.

City Lit student Frank Harris recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours

A former City Lit student has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

2016-17 City Lit Photography Competition – Winners Announced!

City Lit Photography is delighted to announce that the judging panel have awarded the first prize for our 2016-17 City Lit P

Q&A with City Lit Fine Art student, Emma Taylor

With this year’s City Lit Fine Art diploma drawing to a close, we took some time to catch up with Emma Taylor, one of the students exhibiting work at this year’s

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