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The US Presidential Succession - What If Trump Actually Went?

What happens if a crime or even treason has been committed and those actions could reasonably be seen to have affected the result of the presidential election in November 2016? Read City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson's latest Huffington Post blog...

A potted history of… The Proms

Since first delighting London crowds in 1895, The Proms has become synonymous with British summertime. The eight-week annual feast of classical music traditionally runs every year from mid-July to mid-September, with major events primarily taking place at the Royal Albert Hall.

Happy Bastille Day: French-themed events this weekend in London

The 14th July is France’s national holiday, commemorating the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, and the unity of the French people at the Fête de la Fédération on 14 July 1790.

Taster sessions this summer

Here at City Lit we know summer can be a busy time. That’s why this July and August we’re running a number of taster sessions designed to help you take those first steps towards developing a new hobby, learn a new craft or discipline, or simply explore new ways to reclaim some valuable time to yourself during the hectic summer season and beyond.

City Lit Flicks 2017

We’re proud to announce that this is the 5th year of the hot and happening City Lit Flicks Annual Film festival.

Summer Photo Competition

The summer photo competition is now closed.

Getting published: top five tips for aspiring writers from author Neil Arksey

 So you’ve written your masterpiece. And now it’s time to share it with the world. What should you do next?

Let the games begin...

Playing traditional board games and cracking fiendish puzzles on a regular basis can be some of the most effective ways of keeping your brain sharp – and we’ve got a great range of courses coming up at City Lit for fans of cryptic challenges and tactical tinkering in backgammon, bridge, chess and crosswords. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at how you can become a champion crossworder…

City Lit tutor Chris Head talks about his life in comedy

Regularly told by colleagues that you have funny bones? Caught your friends stealing your jokes or witty anecdotes for themselves? Then it might just be the right time to consider a career in comedy. If making people laugh is your forte, City Lit have a number of great courses available for budding comedians. We recently chatted to City Lit comedy tutor Chris Head to find out about his career in comedy…

City Lit music tutor honoured at Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2017

City Lit music tutor Una Birtchnell has been honoured with a prestigious award at the Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards....

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