On Saturday 19 November, Clubs from across the country travelled to Central Saint Martins for the annual London Visit and went on specially arranged trips to some of London’s most prestigious cultural institutions.
On arrival, Club members received goodie bags containing colourful markers and sketch books – the perfect combination for capturing innovative ideas. Thanks to Cass Art for your generous support!
Club members then had the chance to see their self-portraits on display. The creative and powerful artworks ranged from experimentations in ceramics, collage and photography to sculpture, lino printing and (a lot) more. Thank you to Central Saint Martins for the use of your wonderful space.
After viewing their work, Club members heard inspiring and thought-provoking speeches from National Saturday Club Director of Programmes, Dhikshana Turakhia Pering, and Sim Scavazza, National Saturday Club Trustee.
“The Saturday Club will give you skills for life, creative thinking, finding solutions to problems, imagination and persistence. It will teach you that sometimes things go wrong – but that’s ok!”
Sim Scavazza at the London Visit 2022
The excitement didn’t end there. After leaving Central Saint Martins for their cultural visits, the Clubs were welcomed to 180 Strand, Barbican, Design Museum, English National Opera, London Transport Museum, National Gallery, Photographers’ Gallery, Science Museum, Tate Britain, The Courtauld, V&A and Whitechapel Gallery. We’re so grateful to all our cultural partners for providing such vital access to unique creative and cultural opportunities for the young people taking part in the National Saturday Club.
The London Visit is a key moment at the beginning of the National Saturday Club year when Club members from across the country come together for the first time. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our cultural partners, the incredible network of Club tutors and the National Saturday Club’s dedicated team. Thank you to you all!