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Performing arts film making - student work

Watch six films made this year from film making courses in Performing Arts

Learn a new language over 5 days this spring at City Lit

Looking to learn a new language quickly for work, family, or simply for the challenge? With our language intensive courses you'll be immersed in the basics of a language over 5 days. Choose from Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Modern Greek.

Need advice? Join our drop-in advice sessions 20-30 November

If you need advice, join our drop-in sessions in the City Lit foyer at Keeley Street to speak to a member of the relevant department...

Get ready for Christmas at City Lit

Trying to make Christmas perfect for friends or family can be a stressful experience – particularly when it comes to buying gifts and festive food and drink.

Popular courses at City Lit - last few spaces remaining

 Looking to sign up to a course at City Lit over the next few weeks?

Training as a massage therapist: a Q&A with Farrah Idris

Farrah Idris is a fully qualified, practising complementary therapist, working in the oldest established hospice in London. She specialises in clinical therapies with end of life patients, and is also a tutor in massage (ITEC) at City Lit and hypnotherapist in training. We recently caught up with Farrah to discover more about how to train as a massage therapist, and what to consider if you're thinking of signing up for massage courses in London.

An introduction to a career in prop making

I have worked in the prop making industry for more than 30 years and have seen many changes on the way. One of my first commissions was making 25 Pink Panther costumes to promote the film of the same name, for probably reticent employees to wear and stand outside the cinema dressed in stretchy pink towelling and wearing a latex panther head piece. Apologies, if any of you reading this had to wear my costume. Times have changed and I moved on. I have since worked on...

What is life coaching? Tips on the GROW model and how to become a life coach

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a life-coach?  Perhaps you’re curious as to whether you could make a successful living out of it.

Discover Hidden Corners of London with City Lit

The team at Londonist recently visited us to try out some of our courses...

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