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Drawing and the art of mindfulness

An introduction to drawing and the art of mindfulness, by Clare Barton-Harvey, City Lit drawing and painting tutor

Tasters, experience days, lectures and workshops this autumn

We've got some great tasters, experience days, lectures and workshops to help you get inspired this autumn...

Literary Inspiration from City Lit

As American literary icon Joyce Carol Oates puts it “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”

Explore current affairs this August

In a fascinating political climate, City Lit is aiming to keep Londoners informed of current affairs through a number of modern history courses that will examine the recent history of highly topical political issues.

Brain training: games courses in London

Playing traditional board games and cracking fiendish puzzles on a regular basis can be some of the most effective ways of keeping your brain sharp – and we’ve got a great range of courses coming up at City Lit for fans of cryptic challenges and tactical tinkering in backgammon, bridge, chess and crosswords. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at how you can become a champion crossworder…

How to stay motivated when learning a new language

Here at City Lit, we offer courses in over 27 different languages to suit all ability levels. We passionately believe learning a new language offers up a multitude of benefits, However, we’re also aware that not everyone finds the process of learning a new language easy. Here are our 3 top tips to help you persevere and make the most of learning a new language

Announcing our new courses in partnership with the National Maritime Museum

We’re delighted to announce our new range of courses run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Running throughout the autumn and winter, these special one-off workshops and study days cover a fantastic array of subjects from history to creative writing, and include free entrance to current exhibits and art collections.

Enjoy wine tasting at City Lit

Wine tasting enthusiasts can try interesting wines from around the world at the City Lit Wine Club.

Garden design courses: Design your dream city garden

Looking to add a splash of colour to your city garden? No matter how large or small your garden, there are plenty of small changes you can make to your horticultural routine to help enhance the look of an urban garden.With that in mind, here are 5 starter tips to help newcomers to city gardening bloom into experienced horticulturalists.

An introduction to Robert Rauschenberg, by City Lit's Amanda Knight

Expand your artistic horizons on Painting concepts, an upcoming course from City Lit, where you will have the chance to examine the stance of two wildly inventive artist-painters and learn how to surrender aspects of pictorial invention to the use of materials. Here, Amanda Knight runs through why these artists continue to fascinate and inspire to this day…

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