The London Visit is one big happy event. Their work on display, the photographers, the speeches – many Club members said it was an eye-opening experience to see so many different approaches to a subject.Danielle Sterrenburg, Tutor, Banbury and Bicester College
The National Saturday Club’s London Visit takes place every autumn and this year we are delighted to be hosted by the Greater London Authority at City Hall.
All Clubs from across the country are invited to the capital to come together as a national network. Before the event, Club members are asked to create self-portraits, which are sent to London and displayed in a group exhibition on the day. This annual project takes place early in the Saturday Club year and gives the young people the opportunity to explore ideas of identity and self-expression.
As part of the London Visit, Clubs also go on bespoke tours of the best cultural or scientific exhibitions showing in London at the time. This year, following their experience at City Hall, the young people will visit cultural destinations including exhibitions at Barbican, Design Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Somerset House, Science Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum and Westminster Menswear Archive.
All these activities are organised by the National Saturday Club as part of every Saturday Club’s programme. Members often describe the event as a highlight of their year.