100 things to do for free

Celebrate our centenary year by joining us at some of our '100 things to do for free'


September 2019 marks 100 years since we opened our doors.

Our Centenary affords us the opportunity of looking back and commemorating moments from our history. To say thank you to Londoners for a century of support we have free places on several events throughout the year. Join us to celebrate our diverse community of students, staff and partners.

Free places include performances, shows, talks and courses that span the breadth of subjects at City Lit. From the Schools of Humanities and Science, Languages, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Communities.

Where places are limited you will need to book a free space via Eventbrite where indicated below, places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. So that more people can enjoy the free spaces on courses we have limited courses to one booking per person across all courses.

Check back for more free things from City Lit from July - December 2019

July 2019

City Lit A capella, City Lit Choirs, 2 July 2019 (evening)
City lit choirs are joined by the A Cappella ensemble for a presentation of favourite songs in a variety of styles. Tutors: Richard Hartley Wilson & Della Rhodes. Pianist, Gabriel Keen)

Extended Drawing and Makers (EDAM) show, 2 - 4 July 2019, 10:00-17:00
RK Burt Gallery  57-61 Union St, London SE1 1SG

Discover Polish, 8 July 2019, 18:00-21:00
Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further. Bookings >

"Blow Breathe Burn" Sculpture Show, 10-13 July 2019
Exhibition of sculpture and related artwork by students of the City Lit sculpture course at The Crypt Gallery, Kings Cross. More info >

City Lit Ceramics Diploma Shows 
The Ceramics Diploma course at City Lit will be having two exhibitions in June and July 2019. The graduating students will be exhibiting at the leading graduate showcase - New Designers - at the Business Design centre in Islington, 26th - 29 June 2019 and they will also be having their final graduating exhibition at the Menier Gallery, 10-13 July 2019. 16 students will be showcasing their work after two years of intensive study. Each student will be exhibiting work from their final personal project and the work will span all aspects of ceramic practice from utilitarian studio pottery to fine art ceramic sculpture. Come and see the stars of the future!. 2019 also marks 30 years since the course was started by the current course leader, so 2019 is a special year for marking a major achievement for City Lit in it's centenary year.
26-29 June 2019, Business Design centre, Islington,
10-13 July 2019, Menier Gallery 51 , Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU 
More info >

Lunchtime Recital: Bartok and folklore, 11 July. 13:00-14:00, City Lit Recital Room, City Lit, Keeley Street Students from City Lit's piano repertoire class (Tutor: Petros Moschos)

Sunday afternoon Piano Recital, 14 July, 15:00-16:00, Foundling Museum
Pianists from City Lit's Piano repertoire workshop play Beethoven sonatas on the antique Broadwood piano of The Foundling Museum. This concert is free but museum entrance fees apply.

Discover Hindi, 16 July 2019, 18:00-21:00
Are you thinking about studying Hindi? Enjoy a short introduction- from greetings and personal information to cultural insights- and decide whether you'd like to take the language further. Bookings >

City Lit Fine Art (CLFA) Show, 16-20 July 2019, Menier Gallery 51 , Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU, Tuesday – Friday 11.00 – 18.00 / Saturday 11.00 – 16.30

Discover Swahili, 18 July 2019, 18:00-21:00
Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further. Bookings >

Twist and Turn; our journey in basketry
City Lit basketry course show, 23-27 July 2019, 11:00-19:00

An exhibition based on assessment pieces following a two-year basketry course. On show will be a wide variety of pieces in both traditional and experimental materials and techniques.

Discover Spanish, 24 July 2019, 18:00-21:00
Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners. Bookings >

Introduction to Facebook, 25 July, 10:00-17:00
Learn more about Facebook, the social networking site that allows you to find and communicate with friends and common interest groups. Keep in touch with family and friends or get in touch with long lost relations or school friends. Bookings via Eventbrite >

Discover Korean, 26 July 2019, 18:00-21:00
Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners which will help you decide if you would like to take your study of Korean further. Bookings >

Discover German, 29 July 2019, 18:00-21:00
Are you thinking about studying German? Enjoy a short introduction- from greetings and personal information to cultural insights- and decide whether you'd like to take the language further. Bookings >

Discover French, 29 July 2019. 18:00-21:00
Get a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further. Bookings >

Discover Italian, 29 July 2019, 18:00-21:00
Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further. Bookings >

 

August 2019

Discover Icelandic, 1 August 2019, 18:00-21:00
Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further. Bookings >

City Lit Flicks, 1 August 2019, 18:30-22:30
The Cinema Museum 2 Dugard Way, Lambeth, London SE11 4TH
The 6th year of City Lit Flicks Annual Film festival at the wonderfully atmospheric Cinema Museum in Kennington surrounded by the film paraphernalia of the 40’s and 50’s. The films and photos are selected from the best of the year and include challenging and entertaining  documentary, experimental and narrative films and photos and witty and dynamic animations.  Beer and snacks are available throughout the evening and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to discuss film making and Photography with the film makers and photographers themselves and the course tutors. So, for a great night out at the flicks, grab your friends and come along to The Cinema Museum.