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Centenary programme highlights

Our flagship events coming up over the next year

2018 events


19 November 2018

Centenary Launch

Hearing Loss – 100 years of education at City Lit

Houses of Parliament

November marks the centenary of the Armistice, and we will mark the commemoration with an event at the Houses of Parliament hosted by Jim Fitzpatrick MP. Amongst the very first courses we offered at City Lit, were lipreading classes for WWI veterans who had acquired hearing loss serving in the trenches.


28 November 2018

Celebration of Learning

Disabilities at City Lit

Gary Bourlet, Co-Founder of Learning Disability England, will receive his City Lit Lifetime Fellowship

2019 events

January – December 2019

100 Free Things to Do in London from City Lit 

A free programme for Londoners thanking them for supporting City Lit over our first century. 


27 April 2019

Centenary Deaf  Day


Date to be confirmed

City Hall - City Lit Awards and Percussion Orchestra Concert 

Our annual celebration of student and staff achievements in the spectacular ‘London’s Living Room’ at City Hall 


5 September 2019

Grand Opening City Lit Gallery and Lobby 

The gallery’s premiere exhibition will include work from our students with learning disabilities. 


6-7 September

Centenary Street Festival and Open Days 


Date to be confirmed

Blitz Centenary Commemoration and Celebration 


A special celebration in the former Aldwych Tube Station with music and singing from City Lit students – marking our shared story with Londoners. Intrepid City Lit tutors carried on teaching during the Blitz on London in World War Two – including classes and music recitals in Aldwych Tube Station during air raids. 


From 1 November 2019

‘A century old, a century young’ 

City Lit Gallery 

A photographic portrait exhibition of 100 City Lit People, past and present by Dominic Harris