City Lit Blog


City Lit announces the Malorie Blackman OBE ‘Unheard Voices’ Scholarships

City Lit will provide three annual awards worth up to £1000 each to fund study within the City Lit Creative Writing department. The awards seek to support and encourage the creative and professional development of ‘unheard voices’ writing in any form. The final award winners will be selected by acclaimed writer, City Lit Fellow and Patron of the School of Humanities & Sciences, Malorie Blackman OBE

Royal Hospital Chelsea and City Lit Photography Exhibition

A one-off photography exhibition showcasing the work of City Lit students and Chelsea Pensioners during a course held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Thursday 21 November 2019, John Lyon's Theatre.

Egyptology Day 2019

An opportunity to hear from experts and scholars about their work in the field of Egyptology, join us on Saturday 9 November for a varied programme for existing Egyptology enthusiasts and complete beginners.

City Lit Fellow David Lammy speaks to TES about the importance of investing in further education

 'Further education is the key to navigating our way of the mess the country finds itself in', writes David Lammy MP in TES

Lifelong learning – a route to help combat loneliness

Earlier this week the Government launched a new £2 million fund to help tackle loneliness across the country – to support organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections – we can't help but think that there must be a route for lifelong learning here...

City Lit supports Colleges Week

Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Love our Colleges’ campaign, this week the Association of Colleges is dedicating 14-18 October to Colleges Week 2019 by highlighting the amazing work colleges do and why long-term investment is crucial for the future of further education.

The City Lit Theatre Company present TABLE

Written by Tanya Ronder and Directed by Gemma Kerr, TABLE is an ensemble piece, combining comedy, drama and tragedy where actors are cast across multiple roles and play across age groups.

Ambassador Lecture Series - Dame Rosalind Marsden

Dame Rosalind Marsden will discuss her career as a British diplomat and her experience in conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and South Sudan. Join us on Wednesday 23 October, 13:00-14:00, free.

The Mesiah Within

City Lit welcomes a performance of 'The Messiah within' to The John Lyon's Theatre on Saturday 2 November 2019, an original play written and performed by Christian Franco.

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