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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.

Three City Lit tutors in line for industry awards

Three City Lit tutors have had exciting news regarding recent award nominations....

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.

City Lit’s Stephen Bush wins Patron’s Award at Festival of Learning

City Lit student Stephen Bush has been announced as the Festival of Learning Patron’s Award winner for his exceptional achievement in adult learning. This award was presented to Stephen by HRH, the Princess Royal, as the Learning and Work Institute's Patron, and celebrates individuals who have transformed their own lives through learning.

Discover Hidden Corners of London with City Lit

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

Dee Shulman: My Top Tips For Writing And Illustrating For Children

City Lit tutor Dee Shulman shares her top 5 illustration tips...

An introduction to programming and coding

Programming and coding are often described as emerging skills, particularly in terms of the digital economy. This is only a small part of the story, however…

City Lit Awards celebrate student and staff across the college

The City Lit Awards took place on Thursday night, celebrating the outstanding work and achievements of various students and staff from across the college, as well as the transformation adult learning can bring.

Where to buy music and instruments

A guide to some local music shops and a note on choosing instruments.

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