National Saturday Club

Young people across the country are spending Saturday mornings at their local university, college or museum discovering subjects they love. London Met is delighted to host two Saturday Clubs which are  are open to 13–16-year-olds of all abilities and are FREE to attend.

Joining the National Saturday Club is a unique opportunity to learn new skills, try new things, discover talents, make new friends, and find out more about creative pathways and careers.

Art and Design Saturday Club

At London Met, classes are taught at the School of Art, Architecture and Design. Our sessions are led by professionals in the creative industries as well as academics from our University. In addition, they are supported by our student ambassadors who are attending the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

We explore a range of different disciplines, such as painting, drawing, performance design, model making, creating environments, 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, 10.30am to 1pm

Start Date: Saturday 29 October 2022

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

National Writing and Talking Saturday Club

The Writing&Talking Club at London Metropolitan University challenges you to become writers, poets, podcasters, actors, directors, filmmakers, journalists, barristers and more. You will get to try out a huge variety of creative, writing and talking specialisms in a fun and relaxed environment with new friends.

Our sessions are taught by theatre maker and director Tory Sandars, improvisor Charlotte Gaughan and a range of creative professionals. You will also get to explore our amazing facilities including bringing a trial to court in our mock courtroom, creating radio shows and films in our TV studios and acting in the London Metropolitan University drama studios.

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 masterclasses with some of the UK's foremost writers, poets, film-makers and theatres. Past masterclasses incliude: 

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

Start Date: Saturday 29 October 2022

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

National Art and Design Saturday Club group photo
How to apply for our Saturday Clubs

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open. Please complete our online application form. Once we have received your application we will get in touch with further details including term dates, how to find us and joining information. 

We will prioritise any young people that fit any of the following criteria:

  • are/have been in local authority care
  • are estranged from their families
  • are young adult carers
  • have a specific disability or specific learning difficulty
  • are/have been eligible for free school meals
  • neither of whose parents attended university

If you need any help completing the form or have any questions please don't hesitate contact Renzo and Charlotte, the Saturday Club team, by emailing saturdayclub@londonmet.ac.uk or call 020 7133 3980.

Saturday Club activities

 
Student in front of a camera and green screen

 

 
Students working with string to create structures

 

 
Saturday Club tree of life

 

 
National Saturday Club member

 

 
Saturday Club life drawing

 

 
Two students at Verve Radio station

 

 
Student film makers with cameras and a microphone

 

 

 

 
Students in a classroom

 

 
Students making puppets

 

 
Saturday Club wire sculptures

 

 
Saturday Club student making headdress

 

 
Club member portrait which has a sketched face with shadows in different bold colours