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Textiles 2020, 30 June - 12 July 2019

Visit the 3rd floor at City Lit to see work by textiles student Veronica Thornton, on until 12 July

City Lit honoured at the 2019 Festival of Learning Awards

Learning and Work Institute has announced its Festival of Learning award winners for 2019. City Lit has been awarded with the 2019 President’s Award and City Lit lipreading tutor Fiona Pickett has been chosen as the Festival of Learning Tutor winner. There was also special recognition for City Lit students Dace Miksite and Sylvia Rowbottom.

FE are taking the Augar Review seriously, here’s our response…

In an article published in TES last week City Lit Principal, Mark Malcomson, comments on Augar’s recommendations on behalf of the Institutes of Adult Learning, making it clear that adult education needs to be considered as integral to any future Government approach.

Q&A with City Lit student Alan Bignell

We recently caught up with City Lit student Alan Bignell to talk about his new book: The Year I became Al: Half a century on, an Englishman relives his first 12 months in Canada

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 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is an annual award of €1000 for the best-unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7-11).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.

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