City Lit Blog


City Lit workshops at Festival 30, Seven Dials

‘FESTIVAL 30’ is a free one-day event to mark the 30th anniversary of the iconic Sundial Pillar, join City Lit at their arts, poetry and massage workshops on Saturday 29 June 2019, 11:00-18:00.

City Lit Stories - Laura Cristin

Laura recalls her memories of 1970s London. Her relationship with City Lit whilst working an an au pair, looking after young children and learning English for the first time...

‘Meanwhile…’ 2 - 4 July 2019

Students on the 'Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers' course present works on paper from their final project at R.K. Burt Gallery.

Writing tutor Andrew Weale wins The Caterpillar Poetry Prize

Andrew has been teaching writing courses at City Lit for nearly 5 years. The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is an annual award of €1000 for the best-unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7-11).

"Let’s Talk Loneliness", 17-21 June 2019

A new campaign for Loneliness Awareness Week from Loneliness Minister Mims Davies to provide resources and support, encourage people to speak out and help tackle the issue of loneliness.

Postcode lottery for children in need of speech and language therapy

Spending on speech and language therapy has fallen in many areas of the country and children in need of speech and language therapy are subject to a postcode lottery of provision because of huge disparities across England, according to new research by the children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield.

City Lit Flicks 2019

Join us on Thursday 1 August 2019 for City Lit's 6th film festival showcasing challenging and entertaining documentary, experimental and narrative films and witty animations.

Warp and Woof is the final production by our City Lit Access to HE (Drama) students

Warp and Woof by Edith Lyttleon is the final production by our one year accredited Access to HE (drama) students. This exciting play will be held at the Union Theatre in Southwark.

Guardian interview with City Lit Fellow Baroness Sheila Hollins, Founder and Chair of Beyond Words.

‘People with learning disabilities must be put at the centre of their care’: City Lit Fellow and Founder and Chair of Beyond Words, Baroness Sheila Hollins by Saba Salman for Guardian.

Congratulations to City Lit student Colin Thackery for winning Britain’s Got Talent 2019

Colin wowed the judges and viewers at home with his performance of Michael Ball’s Love Changes Everything, dedicated to his late wife. He studied lipreading and managing hearing loss for armed Forces and ex-forces personnel at City Lit with Lisa Weller in 2017 and 2018.

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