National Saturday Club
If there isn’t a space in the school timetable for the imagination to thrive, then we hope we can create this space at the weekend – a space that is challenging and educating, but also inspiring and fun.Andrew Cowan, Director of Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
A partnership with the UK’s leading universities, colleges and cultural institutions, the National Saturday Club offers programmes of expert tuition in four subject areas to 13–16 year olds, for free. There are Saturday Clubs in Art&Design, Fashion&Business, Science&Engineering and Writing&Talking, and each runs for up to 30 weeks across the academic year, using the specialist facilities of its location.
Club programmes are tailored individually by tutors and all designed to encourage exploration and spark creativity. As part of their activities, Club Members take part in Masterclasses with leading industry professionals, come together for an inspirational visit to London, and show their work in a major public exhibition at Somerset House.
The National Saturday Club network is wide-reaching and continually developing. All its participants – Club Members, tutors, student assistants and industry professionals – benefit from being connected and able to share knowledge and best practice.