National Saturday Club

The National Saturday Club gives young people aged 13-16 (School year 8-11) the unique opportunity to study every saturday morning at their local college or university for free. The programme, funded by the Sorrell Foundation, offers 30 weeks of inspiring classes to students over the academic year. The aim of the club is to nurture young people‚Äôs talent and build their confidence and self-esteem. London Met runs two Saturday Clubs: 

National Art and Design Saturday Club

At London Met, classes are taught at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design and led by two Cass tutors, Jane Roberts (theatre designer) and Chiara Cola (costume designer and visual artist), alongside our student ambassadors. We explore a range of different disciplines, such as painting, drawing, performance design, model making, creating environments and creatures, mural and scenic painting, costume and character drawing and digital design.

Club members also visit some of London's best museums and galleries, and exhibit their work in their own summer show at Somerset House, London. They are also given the opportunity to attend a masterclass with some of the UK's foremost designers or artists. Recent guest workshops include:

Club timings: Saturdays in term time, 11am to 1.30pm

Location: Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT 

National Writing and Talking Saturday Club

The Writing and Talking Club aims to inspire local young people to explore the craft, the power and the possibility of writing whilst, most importantly, having fun.

Sessions include creative prose and poetry writing and performance, screenwriting, theatre and journalistic skills. Club members will be taught by a range of experts including English, Creative Writing and Theatre lecturers from the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, theatre professionals and published authors, supported by our student ambassadors. We also have exciting guest masterclasses and visit top London arts venues. Our 2018 masterclass was in arts criticism, led by English National Opera

Club timings: Saturdays in term time, 10.30am to 1pm

Location: Tower Building 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB

How to apply for our Saturday Clubs:

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are now open. If you would like to register your interest for 2020-21 please register your interest here

If you have any questions please contact Renzo and Charlotte, the Saturday Club team at or call 020 7133 3980.

National Art and Design Saturday Club group photo

Saturday Club activities

National Saturday Club member


 Writing and Talking club poetry session


Saturday Club tree of life


Saturday Club life drawing class


Saturday Club life drawing


Two students at Verve Radio station


Students making puppets


Saturday club metalwork


Students in a classroom


Saturday Club metalwork


Saturday Club headdress making


Saturday Club wire sculptures


Saturday Club student making headdress


Students working at a tabl


Saturday Club self-portraits


Saturday Club Midsummer Night Dream signs