Creativity & social health

Courses available both in-person and online

At City Lit, you can choose to study in-person or online. Our fantastic in-person courses are taught in our attractive campus, located in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. Here, our students can benefit from a variety of services and resources, including our café and state-of-the art equipment.

Our online courses are tailored to give you a social and interactive online learning experience, allowing you freedom to study from anywhere and with like-minded fellow classmates from all over the country without the need to travel. Use the Location filters on this page to choose your preferred learning method. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
    Course start date:  Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    The people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. Learn how to live in the moment and pursue your purpose and passion.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00
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  2. Retirement for beginners: volunteering – a world of opportunity
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Bardwell
    If you are not sure how to find your ideal volunteering role, but want to pass on some of your hard-won skills, experience and knowledge, this course will give you some ideas and contacts for further exploration.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  3. Natural lotions and potions for the skin
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Dec 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Antonello Brunetti
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £69.00
  4. Mindful self-care for body and mind
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Discover ways of getting in touch with yourself - your wants, needs, passions and priorities. Learn ways in which to work with the stress and pressure in your life that may be causing you to feel physically, mentally or emotionally out of balance.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
  5. Shinrin-yoku: nature therapy
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Connect with nature for health and wellbeing. This scientifically backed Japanese tradition of forest bathing has been shown to improve physical and mental health. A slow, guided, mindful walk near trees reduces stress levels and boosts your immune system. We will meet in Richmond Park. We will NOT meet at the City Lit.
    Full fee £49.00
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