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City Lit on BBC Radio London

City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson was invited back this week to chat with Jo Good from BBC Radio London about our transition from face-to-face teaching to online learning

Art from Adults with Learning Disabilities 2020

City Lit Gallery is pleased to present work created by adults with learning disabilities who study at City Lit. Congratulations to each student who has contributed to the exhibition.

#SewnAntidote - take part in a collaborative stitch project with Contemporary Artist and Textiles Tutor Lara Hailey

You are invited to create small circular textile that reflects upon the current Covid-19 pandemic or your experience of being in isolation. Once complete photograph it to be part of a virtual quilt with a view to becoming a physical quilt that will bring together the pieces to form a joint narrative of this strange time.

Tips for communicating online with deaf and hard of hearing people

In the UK, 12 million people have hearing loss and at least 4.4. million people with hearing loss are of working age so the chances are that you will have a colleague who will struggle with their hearing. That’s why this Deaf Awareness Week we are sharing tips from our lipreading team for including deaf and hard of hearing people in an online meeting.

City Lit Perspectives - The Economy after Coronavirus: Recovery or Intensive Care?

City Lit Fellow Sir Vince Cable, economist, author, former Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, and former cabinet minister; will join Mark Malcomson CBE, City Lit Principal and CEO to discuss their perspectives on the likely impact of Coronavirus on the economy.

Coronavirus and the impact on people with protected characteristics

Driven by a concern that people with protected characteristics are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and the Government’s response, including the emergency Coronavirus Bill, The Women and Equalities Committee of the UK Parliament has called for written submissions to review. City Lit submitted evidence on the experiences of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities and also the Learning Disabilities Community. We have also made recommendations to the UK Government as to changes which should be made to rectify existing issues which have been exacerbated by Coronavirus restrictions.

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.

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