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Centenary programme highlights

Our flagship events coming up over the next year

2019 events

January – December 2019
100 Free Things to Do in London from City Lit.
A free programme of events for Londoners thanking them for supporting City Lit over our first century. 

29 March 2019
City Lit Perspectives presents
Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University, Fog in the channel: Britain, Europe and the wider world since 6000 BC
The British Museum >

27 April 2019
Centenary Deaf  Day

July 2019
City Lit Perspectives

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 

6-7 September 2019
Centenary Street Festival and Open Days 

9-10 September 2019
5th Mental Wealth Festival

16 September 2019
Grand Opening City Lit Gallery and Lobby
The gallery’s premiere exhibition will include work from our students with learning disabilities. 

30 September
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. 

October 2019
City Lit Perspectives

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