City Lit Blog


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.

Massage day and careers fair - Thursday 16 May 2019

To celebrate over 30 years of providing courses Health and Wellbeing at City Lit are holding a Massage day and careers fair as part of the City Lit centenary celebrations.

City Lit Building Refurbishments

As you know, our Reception area will be having a makeover this Summer creating an amazing new reception and Gallery area. The main works commence on Monday 20 May. From Friday 17 May, the temporary measures will begin to be put in place in readiness.

'Here to Havana', The Sara Dhillon Band (open rehearsal)

Join us on Friday 3 May for an open rehearsal of the 15 piece Afro-Cuban Big Band who perform a wide range of material from Cuban classics of the 1940s through to contemporary salsa repertoire.

Big Bands concert

A collection of arrangements by staff & band members, past & present; Simon Henry, Andy Robinson, Mark Bassey, Paul Bartholomew, Terry Loane, Nigel Stanley & David Bishop on Saturday 18 May 2019.

Q&A with Stuart Norfolk - Foundation Art & Design diploma

We caught up with Foundation Diploma Art & Design student Stuart on his work exhibited at the recent show at the Menier Gallery, experiences of the course and plans going forward...

HRH The Princess Royal received The City Lit Centenary Fellowship in recognition of her commitment to adult education

Today we presented HRH The Princess Royal with the prestigious Centenary Fellowship award when we welcomed Her Royal Highness to present the City Lit Centenary Awards.

How much sign language do you know?

 Did you know that 24,000 people use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first language, but our research revealed that a whopping 94% of Brits don’t know more than two words in BSL? 

City Lit stories - Ray Plassard

'Hearing that the City Lit celebrates its centenary in 2019 put me in mind that I have been attending classes there on and off for over 50 years, half of its existence!.' Ray Plassard

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