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Q&A with printmakers and July 2017 printmaking exhibition

This year's City Lit printmaking exhibition is fast approaching, whilst preparing for their show we spoke to printmaking students Susan Squire and Suzanne Coughlan to find out their experiences of printmaking at City Lit.

Jeevan School Foundation: Help support a fairtrade jewellery project in India

City Lit Jewellery tutor Aurelie Dellasanta is supporting The Jeevan School Foundation in India, and has organised a one month project in Varanasi, India, with the Jeevan School Foundation. The project works to shelter and educate street children in order to develop original fair-trade jewellery collections that are for sale.

Author Lisa Owens: How a writing course can change everything

When I was eight years old, I wanted to be a writer. I filled dozens of notebooks with short stories, which wore their influences (chiefly Enid Blyton) proudly on their sleeves. For my eighth birthday I asked for a typewriter: to this day it ranks among the best gifts I have ever received. By the time I was twenty-one though – fresh out of university with an English degree – this youthful certainty had become submerged by doubt and fear, not to mention the very pressing need to pay rent and bills.

City Lit student Frank Harris recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours

A former City Lit student has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

2016-17 City Lit Photography Competition – Winners Announced!

City Lit Photography is delighted to announce that the judging panel have awarded the first prize for our 2016-17 City Lit P

Q&A with City Lit Fine Art student, Emma Taylor

With this year’s City Lit Fine Art diploma drawing to a close, we took some time to catch up with Emma Taylor, one of the students exhibiting work at this year’s

READYMADE Summer Exhibition and Competition

Our READYMADE summer 2017 competition is now open...To coincide with our READYMADE Summer School, City Lit

Get Tech Savvy at City Lit

Looking to improve your business and technology skills? We've got some great courses to suit beginners as well as those looking to advance their existing skills...

A visit to the V&A Archives, May 9th 2017

Tucked away behind Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre in a knot of recently gentrified streets, stands a huge red-brick Victorian building: the archives of The Science Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum...

In conversation with Sumayya Usmani: part two

This May, we were thrilled to welcome acclaimed food writer Sumayya Usmani back to City Lit to discuss her latest cookbook. Read her reflections on the road to publication and her advice to aspiring writers.

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