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 in 2019 we were delighted to be hosted by the Greater London Authority at City Hall.

For the annual London Visit, all Clubs from across the country are invited to the capital to come together as a national network. 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.

In 2019, following their experience at City Hall, Club members visited 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.

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 Club members the opportunity to explore ideas of identity and self-expression.

The London Visit is organised by the Saturday Club Trust as part of every Saturday Club’s programme. Members often describe the event as a highlight of their year.

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

Group photo from the 2018 London Visit

Collaborative cityscape created by Club Members throughout the London Visit

Tour of Tate Britain

Tour of the National Portrait Gallery

Climbing the staircase at City Hall, designed by Foster + Partners

Club Member from Cardiff Metropolitan University adds to the Transient City

The Chamber at City Hall

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

Club members view the 24/7 exhibition at Somerset House

Invisible Men at Westminster Menswear Archive

Tour of the Barbican Museum

Sketching Kara Walker's 'Fons Americanus' at Tate

Shonagh Manson welcomes Club members to City Hall and London

London Visit

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