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Q&A with Alana Redmond - Foundation Art and Design

Whilst the annual Foundation Art and Design Diploma exhibition sadly wont now open this March we can still catch up with student Alana Redmond to find out more about her work, the course and future plans.

Scholarship awards of up to £1000 for disadvantaged learners

As one of six Institutes of Adult Learning in London (IALs) – learners at City Lit are eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to £1000 to assist with the costs of studying. The scholarship, which is managed by The Working Men’s College on behalf of the Emily Pfeiffer Trust, makes annual scholarship awards to learners from low income or disadvantaged backgrounds, or who have caring responsibilities, who want to return to or continue with their learning.

Q&A with Joanna Spilman - Foundation Art and Design

Whilst the annual Foundation Art and Design Diploma exhibition sadly wont now open this March we can still catch up with student Joanna Spilman to find out more about her work, the course and future plans.

International Women’s Day celebrations at City Lit

Throughout our history, City Lit has played a significant role in educating female Londoners. Empowerment through education – regardless of gender – has been at the centre of our activities throughout this time. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March (and all through the coming months) we have a range of courses and activities happening at City Lit.

Former Whistles founder and City Lit ceramics student Lucille Lewin

The founder of leading high street fashion chain Whistles, Lucille Lewin, spoke to Harper’s Bazaar in October 2019 sharing a few words of wisdom about making the change from being a fashion entrepreneur to becoming a fine artist, following her time on the ceramics diploma course at City Lit between 2012 and 2014.

City Lit tips on checking your hearing

On World Hearing Day 2020, the World Health Organisation will highlight that timely and effective interventions can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential. Here at City Lit we run a variety of practical courses for people finding it hard to hear in different situations...

Rt. Hon. Damian Hinds MP praises inclusivity at City Lit

Rt, Hon. Damian Hinds, MP, who served as Secretary of State for Education from 2018 to 2019, visited City Lit on Monday 2 March 2020 to meet with students and staff, and praised the college for "leading by example".

RAW22 - Foundation Art & Design Diploma Show

Don't miss the annual Foundation Diploma Art and Design Show. This year RAW22, at Espacio Gallery, showcases work by 22 artists, designers and makers as they conclude their year of intensive creative study.

In conversation with Dame Evelyn Glennie

We are delighted to welcome international solo percussionist and composer, Dame Evelyn Glennie, to celebrate her newest achievement of becoming a City Lit Lifetime Fellow. Join us on Friday 22 May 2020.

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