City Lit Blog


City Lit welcomes the Government's latest Let's Talk Loneliness campaign

Today saw the launch of the Government’s latest “#Let’sTalkLoneliness” campaign, aimed at tackling loneliness during the coronavirus lockdown.

Guardian journalist Saba Salman discusses the challenges of working from home for deaf people with City Lit

Guardian journalist Saba Salman visited City Lit earlier this year to discuss the challenges and solutions of working from home for Deaf people or those with hearing loss.

Q&A with Josie Lennox, Ceramicist

This month we were due to open the City Lit Ceramics Show, we caught up student Ceramicist Josie Lennox from the course to hear about the final project she was going to display in the exhibition, and what life is like adjusting whilst the Covid-19 outbreak continues.

Amabie Album by City Lit’s Japanese language students

City Lit’s Japanese language students have been inspired to share unique drawings of a legendary figure from Japanese myth in an effort to stand up to COVID 19 through the collective joy of creating and learning together.

City Lit Ceramics exhibition, April 2020

City Lit Gallery is pleased to present, albeit in virtual form, the work of 12 emerging ceramicists. Derailed slightly by the global virus outbreak of March 2020, the gallery wanted to continue to celebrate the achievements of these learners by sharing images of their final pieces.

How to release stress with aromatherapy

Complementary therapies are a great way to release stress and reconnect with yourself – and aromatherapy is an easy one to try at home. It can reduce anxiety; lift your mood and support a good night of sleep – something that we are currently all craving for during these unsettling times.

City Lit’s history of supporting Londoners through adversity

The national emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has meant drastic changes to all of our lives – making many normal activities very difficult indeed. However, this is not the first national emergency that The City Literary Institute has faced; our one hundred year history has seen our community overcome the very darkest days the country has faced together.

Support the Adult Education sector at this challenging time

City Lit supports Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, David Hughes' letter to the Education Secretary, outlining outstanding issues for colleges dealing with Covid-19.

Working from home when you’re also home schooling

Many of us are a few days in to two new and strange worlds – working from home full time and home schooling your children. Whilst working from home is an adjustment – it's something which many of us will have had some experience with. Home schooling – not so much; and both together... well, one month ago it was an unthinkable concept. But here we are, so how do we get through this, hopefully enjoy elements of it and maybe learn something along the way?

Q&A with Cris Heaton - 'I used to be a photography student'

Whilst it may not have been possible to visit the exhibition, 'I used to be a photography student' at the City Lit Gallery, during March we can bring still one of the exhibitors to you - Cris Heaton - read about his photojournalism here.

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