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City Lit stories - Ray Plassard

'Hearing that the City Lit celebrates its centenary in 2019 put me in mind that I have been attending classes there on and off for over 50 years, half of its existence! Mainly in the music department.' Ray Plassard

Festival of Learning Shortlisted Award Nominees 2019

Learning and Work Institute has announced its shortlisted Festival of Learning award nominees for 2019. We are thrilled to announce that the shortlisted City Lit nominees are: Alex Thomas, Fiona Pickett, Dace Mikiste and Sylvia Rowbottom.

Q&A with Keith Clapson - Foundation art and design diploma

With the annual Foundation art and design diploma show opening this month we caught up with exhibiting student Keith Clapson to find out more about his work, experience of the course and plans for the future

CLFAD19100 - Art Foundation Show 2019

A free exhibition, showcasing work by emerging artists, designers and makers as they conclude their year of intensive creative study on the City Lit Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

City Lit bookbinding partner of the Rebecca Swift Foundation

In 2017, Contemporary Crafts at City Lit was approached by the Rebecca Swift Foundationwith the suggestion to provide creative opportunities for the three winners of the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize which is sponsored by the foundation.

City Lit Perspectives presents Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University

In collaboration with the British Academy and The British Museum, City Lit Perspectives presents Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University, Fog in the channel: Britain, Europe and the wider world since 6000 BC.

Women and City Lit

Throughout our 100 years City Lit has played a significant role in educating female Londoners. Empowerment through education – regardless of gender – has been at the centre of our activities throughout this time.

A Q&A with Alan Nixon

City Lit tutor, Alan Nixon is not only an experienced educator; he is also a successful entrepreneur. We recently caught up him to find out more about his background in comedy screenwriting and how he uses his experience to inspire his students.

City Lit’s Percussion Orchestra performed at The Skills for Care Accolades Awards

The Percussion Orchestra is a music project at City Lit for adults with learning disabilities in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music. 

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