At Home in Cultural London is a year-long programme of activity designed to connect King’s students to London, and King’s, through arts and culture. Whether they just want to have a taste, or fully immerse themselves, this programme is a jumping off point to explore, reflect and create in cultural London.
Through the programme, I was able to explore and understand London in different ways, which is particularly interesting for those who are new to the city. It also enabled me to build confidence to speak and engage in an online setting. As the course wasn’t results oriented there was freedom to engage as you wished.– Student, At Home in Cultural London 2020 cohort
The programme includes bespoke video content from King’s academics and London’s artists and cultural organisations, live creative workshops and opportunities to connect with each other and explore the city. Content will be released monthly, designed to fit with King’s Refreshers themes.
This programme has opened my eyes more to art. As a full-time student it's quite important to take the time out for ourselves and don't forget who we really are as we go along this journey of growth.– Alisha Khan, BSc Adult Nursing, At Home in Cultural London 2020 cohort
Through a mix of pre-recorded content, small group discussions and immersive live artist-led workshops, the programme introduces students to a diverse and inclusive range of cultural experiences and opportunities that will challenge their existing tastes, perspectives and comfort zones as well as to methods and techniques for engaging with and reflecting on cultural experiences to help them feel comfortable participating in future opportunities. In addition, students will develop key skills such as communication and collaboration and will be introduced to creative and digital skills such as VR, AR and podcast production.
Hear from At Home in Cultural London contributors what creativity means to them:
This unique extracurricular learning experience will complement and augment students’ studies by encouraging interdisciplinary enquiry, help them in developing skills useful in university and beyond, and support them in connecting to London, King’s and each other.– Dr Johanna Kieniewicz, At Home in Cultural London convenor
The programme is open to all students new and returning regardless of faculty, year or level of study. No pre-existing knowledge or experience with arts and culture or London is necessary or expected.