City Lit Blog


Q&A with Yishai White, Foundation Diploma Art and Design

"The best thing about studying at City Lit was the diversity of backgrounds among students and tutors, this was reflected in the wide range of interests and personal topics explored in people’s work". Yishai White

Sir Jonathan Miller CBE

Our great friend and Fellow Sir Jonathan Miller CBE has passed away on 27 November 2019. Sir Jonathan was an active part of City Lit's family. He was the Patron of our Drama Department for the last decade; he became a Fellow of City Lit; and was Guest of Honour at our 2010 Award Ceremonies.

Welcome to our new City Lit colleague Nicola Hicks

Our new colleague Nicola Hicks, Teacher Co-ordinator, Lipreading and Acquired Hearing Loss, explains why she recently joined City Lit…

100 minutes of film and animation, until 31 January 2020

100 minutes of film and 100 minutes of animation in the City Lit Gallery created by students past and present, including narrative and experimental film alongside playful animated shorts and stop-motion.

New Student Inductions - January 2020

Inductions are designed to allow you to find out more about City Lit, our courses and how to make the most of your time here. Find out about the facilities, resources and support you will have access to.

Reading the City - Winter Wonderland

Create a Winter Wonderland in words taking inspiration from stories of frozen landscapes, ice and snow, festive recipes, Christmas ghost stories, poems for winter solstice, memories of winter, biographies of frosty characters and more! Everyone welcome on Thursday 5 December, 17:00-18:00 in the Student Centre.

Why the 2020s must be the 'lifelong learning decade'

With all the political parties naming commitments to adult education in their manifestos and general election promises, City Lit CEO and Principal Mark Malcomson CBE writes in the TES FE News on behalf of all Institutes of Adult Learning outlining that the next Government and all politicians must see lifelong learning as an agent of social change and community progression.

Jewellery Showcase

Jewellery exhibition from students on the 'Contemporary Jewellery' and 'City Lit Beginners' courses - 28 November - 1 December 2019, 1 White Conduit Street, Islington, N1 9EL.

Pot sale, 5 and 6 December 2019

On Thursday 5 (13:00-18:00) and Friday 6 December (11:30-18:00), browse and buy unique pots and ceramic goodies at stalls in the City Lit foyer created by our very own ceramics students.

Quiz: How many of these languages do you know?

We are proud to be based in the UK’s capital, a richly diverse and multicultural city. In London, an incredible 311,210 residents favour a foreign language at home, yet only one in ten Brits can speak a second language.

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