My London Visit highlight was going to a gallery. I remember everything because it was such a good day.

Club Member, Blackburn College

My London Visit highlight was going to a gallery. I remember everything because it was such a good day.

Club Member, Blackburn College

My London Visit highlight was going to a gallery. I remember everything because it was such a good day.

Club Member, Blackburn College

My London Visit highlight was going to a gallery. I remember everything because it was such a good day.

Club Member, Blackburn College

London Visit

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.

Club Member from Cardiff Metropolitan University adds to the Transient City

Cranford Community College Art&Design Saturday Club visit the Whitechapel Gallery

Nottingham Trent Art&Design Saturday Club received a unique tour from Somerset House Trust

Coventry University Art&Design Club visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Tour of the Barbican Museum

Collaborative cityscape created by Club Members throughout the London Visit

Group photo from the 2018 London Visit

Tour of Tate Britain

Group photo at Tate Britain

Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Trip to the Saatchi Gallery

Visit to The Globe theatre

London Visit 2017

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