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Charlotte Keith on acting courses at City Lit

Screen acting, Improvisation, Shakespeare and Script work short courses

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...

Whistles founder and City Lit student Lucille Lewin speaks about her career reinvention in Daily Mail article

The founder of leading high street fashion chain Whistles, Lucille Lewin, has spoken to the Daily Mail about the importance of being able to reinvent yourself throughout your life, following her time on the ceramics diploma course at City Lit between 2012 and 2014.

Inside The Actors Training Company: Q&A with Jermaine Auguste

Want to launch yourself as a professional actor? The Actors training company is an accelerated one year course in the heart of London’s theatre land delivered by professional industry practitioners. It can be tricky to know what to expect from this type of course, so we recently caught up with Jermaine Auguste, from the Actors training company, to gauge his experiences studying and performing at City Lit.

Getting published: top five tips for aspiring writers from author Neil Arksey

 So you’ve written your masterpiece. And now it’s time to share it with the world. What should you do next?

City Lit tutor Chris Head talks about his life in comedy

Regularly told by colleagues that you have funny bones? Caught your friends stealing your jokes or witty anecdotes for themselves? Then it might just be the right time to consider a career in comedy. If making people laugh is your forte, City Lit have a number of great courses available for budding comedians. We recently chatted to City Lit comedy tutor Chris Head to find out about his career in comedy…

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

The Princess Royal attended the Learning and Work Institute’s 25th anniversary of the Festival of Learning at City Lit

We were honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal to City Lit yesterday where she attended a special event to celebrate 25 years of the Festival of Learning and Adult Learners’ Week campaigns.

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