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Meet the team: Sue Doggett - Bookbinding and Book Arts

"The book has always been something I am drawn to as it is usually a hand-held object which a reader can engage with in an intimate way. You can play around with narrative, pacing and you can hide and reveal."

City Lit stories - Mary Hurworth

Mary Hurworth, an art student at City Lit for over 25 years, left a gift in her will, Mary has made sure that others have the same opportunity to follow new pathways in art with the development of the Digital and Design Lab on the fourth floor.

Ruby Wax OBE receives City Lit Fellowship Award

The outrageously witty comedian, writer, actor and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax OBE, received her City Lit Fellowship Award

Careers in counselling: Q&A with Delrose Bowes

Thinking of a career in counselling? Delrose Bowes, one of our counselling staff at City Lit, recently shared with us her experiences of counselling training as well as tips on what you need to take into account if you're considering counselling as a career.

100 years - vote for women

 Today marks 100 years that the first British women won the right to vote – to celebrate we’re honouring all our female students, staff and fellows... 

Gillian Anderson OBE receives City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award

Award-winning film, television, and theatre actress, Gillian Anderson OBE received her City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award from Chair of the Board of Governors Dame Moira Gibb.

Charlotte Keith on acting courses at City Lit

We recently caught up with Charlotte Keith, who has studied on several acting courses at City Lit, to find out more about her experiences of acting training and performing...

Review: Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Theatre

This year, students on City Lit’s 'Get together and Read' course enjoyed reading William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Read their thoughts on the Globe's current production of the play.

Three City Lit tutors in line for industry awards

Three City Lit tutors have had exciting news regarding recent award nominations....

Grayson Perry Exhibition Review – The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Just over thirty years ago I was teaching ceramics classes at the Central London Institute – an adult education centre near Euston station, which closed in the late 1980s. One of the students enrolled in my class was a man called Grayson Perry. He had just left art school and had moved to London and wanted to learn to make ceramics! Here we are over thirty years on and I am reviewing his latest one man show at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park...

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