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Grayson Perry Exhibition Review – The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Just over thirty years ago I was teaching ceramics classes at the Central London Institute – an adult education centre near Euston station, which closed in the late 1980s. One of the students enrolled in my class was a man called Grayson Perry. He had just left art school and had moved to London and wanted to learn to make ceramics! Here we are over thirty years on and I am reviewing his latest one man show at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park...

City Lit welcome UCL plans to recognise BSL as a foreign language for university applicants

It was announced this week that University College London (UCL) has become the first university in the UK to recognise to recognise British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications in its entry requirements.

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.”

City Lit back Mayor of London’s call for improved mental health awareness in the capital

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has this week written an article for the Huffington Post calling for increased awareness amongst Londoners of mental health issues in the capital, following the launch of mental health campaign ThriveLDN in July.

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.

Whistles founder and City Lit student Lucille Lewin speaks about her career reinvention in Daily Mail article

The founder of leading high street fashion chain Whistles, Lucille Lewin, has spoken to the Daily Mail about the importance of being able to reinvent yourself throughout your life, following her time on the ceramics diploma course at City Lit between 2012 and 2014.

Inside The Actors Training Company: Q&A with Jermaine Auguste

Want to launch yourself as a professional actor? The Actors training company is an accelerated one year course in the heart of London’s theatre land delivered by professional industry practitioners. It can be tricky to know what to expect from this type of course, so we recently caught up with Jermaine Auguste, from the Actors training company, to gauge his experiences studying and performing at City Lit.

City Lit fellow Sir Vince Cable appointed leader of the Liberal Democrats

 We would like to warmly congratulate City Lit fellow Sir Vince Cable, who has this week been appointed leader of the Liberal Democrats.

World-renowned speech therapy expert Dr Scott Yaruss at City Lit this autumn

The British Stammering Association and City Lit are delighted to welcome Dr Scott Yaruss all the way from Michigan State University to the UK this autumn.

City Lit welcomes Lancet Commission report on dementia

A new study in the medical journal The Lancet suggests one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if people looked after their brain health better. The report, unveiled at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London, suggests 131 million people could be living with dementia by 2050.

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