Last updated: February 2021
The National Saturday Club programme has been running successfully as a primarily digital programme since March 2020 with face-to-face activities taking place when government guidance allows. Weekly classes and national events including the London Visit, Masterclasses and Summer Show have been well-received as virtual activities, and the Trust has developed new guidance and frameworks to support digital programme delivery which can be tailored to each Club’s unique circumstances. Throughout the pandemic, the Trust has seen continued engagement in the National Saturday Club programme from young people across the UK.
The Saturday Club Trust team will continue to work from home, or at the office in accordance with government guidance, but remain fully contactable via email and telephone. If you telephone the office landlines you will be diverted to individual staff members’ mobile numbers.
Since the pandemic began, there has been an innovative and collaborative response from the whole National Saturday Club network. National Saturday Club Online, encompassing digital projects contributed by Club tutors and industry professionals, was developed in March 2020 to support tutors in the delivery of their virtual programmes and to provide inspiration to all Club members at home. We were delighted to launch a new digital Summer Show in July 2020, host London Visit Live! as a digital event and share an online Self-Portrait Gallery in January 2021.
It is an uncertain time for young people, and opportunities to be creative are vital to our collective mental health and well-being. We will continue to ensure that young people nationwide have the opportunity to develop their skills and explore the subjects they love for free, despite the challenging circumstances.
I would like to thank the whole network for their ongoing support and engagement with the programme.
With best wishes,
CEO, Saturday Club Trust and The Sorrell Foundation
For more information:
Tutors and host institutions
please contact the Saturday Club Trust team
Parents and Club members
please contact your local Club tutor
Any other enquiries
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org