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Music is a Place - The City Lit Percussion Orchestra

Join us for an evening of music with the City Lit Percussion Orchestra to celebrate Learning Disabilities Pride at the Royal Academy of Music on Monday June 17 2019.

Mental health: how to be kinder to your body

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme in 2019 is all about being kinder to your body. The Mental Health Foundation says that how you feel about your body – and how comfortable you are with your body image – can affect your emotional wellbeing and mental health.

City Lit stories - Mary Hurworth

Mary Hurworth, an art student at City Lit for over 25 years, left a gift in her will, Mary has made sure that others have the same opportunity to follow new pathways in art with the development of the Digital and Design Lab on the fourth floor.

Blow, Breathe, Burn...

Exhibition of sculpture and related artwork by students of the City Lit sculpture course, Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 July 2019 at The Crypt Gallery, Kings Cross.

'Semblance' - Painting the Figure

Students on the City Lit Figure and Portrait course conclude their year of study with a group show at the Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green, 25-30 June 2019

City Lit Perspectives presents Grayson Perry: Divided Britain at the Guildhall’s Livery Hall

We are thrilled to host Grayson Perry on the subject of Divided Britain in the Guildhall’s Livery Hall on Wednesday 3rd July as part of our City Lit Perspectives series.

Week of Activity – Love Our Colleges

This week (13-17 May) will see heightened interest and activity in the Love Our Colleges campaign, with colleges encouraged to engage their local MPs, staff, students and local business partners to demonstrate why the Chancellor should ensure meaningful and sustainable investment of colleges in his Comprehensive Spending Review...

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week at City Lit

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. This year’s theme is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Throughout the week we will be sharing videos, stories and courses you can take part in to boost your mental & physical health. Today we start with seven practical ways to invest in your mental health...

Music history: your guide to the 2019/20 programme

City Lit offers an extensive programme of music history courses with a focus on Western classical music, Folk, Jazz, Rock and Pop. There are new topics each year and some are designed to coincide with anniversaries, festivals and events.

Ambassadors Lecture Series - Sir David Warren

Join us for the first in our free 'Ambassadors Lecture Series', we'll hear from Sir David Warren who served in Japan for nearly 35 years, he'll share how learning the Japanese language helped him not only communicate but become more sensitive to the social culture of the country.

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