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Learn a New Skill in South Ken

Dive into the myriad of events, ranging from concise one-day workshops to engaging weekly lectures, all presented by leading experts within London's cultural district. Cultivate new skills and uncover untapped passions in the heart of the city!

Embarking on a journey to acquire fresh skills or indulge in newfound hobbies doesn't require the pretext of a new year. Whether you're seeking the joys of flexible and enjoyable French classes, or if the world of late medieval textiles, manuscripts, and Renaissance sculpture captivates your imagination, South Kensington caters to every curiosity and interest.

V&A Courses

Whether you are learning to sew or unpicking the threads of the story of art, the V&A’s range of courses bring you together with experts and artists from the Museum and beyond to explore human creativity. 2 million objects. Infinite stories. Online or in-person, find your perfect course today.

Design Museum Kensington Talks, Workshops and Courses

Immerse yourself in the world of Fashion and Surrealism in a dynamic one-day draping masterclass, or join a creative workshop with a sound/performance artist and create your very own ASMR. These are just some of the fantastic courses that are available all year round at the Design Museum.

Design Camps for Kids at the Design Museum Kensington

The Design Museum’s Design Camps are an amazing opportunity to expose your children to new hobbies and passions from hands-on workshops learning how to collage photographs and digital drawings to produce fictional characters to learning how to create robots to compete in a variety of games of the Design Museum’s Olympics. Suitable for young people in secondary school, aged 11-14.

Learn French at Insititut français

How's your French? Standard, intensive or specialised, stimulating, flexible and interactive, Institut français's French Group Courses will meet your expectations and make you progress in no time! Their highly qualified teachers are all native French speakers and trained to deliver a high quality teaching through both onsite and online courses!

Learn German at the Goethe-Institut

Learn German with the international market leader for German tuition. Whether in person or online – the Goethe-Institut is your qualified partner offering highly qualified teachers, the latest teaching methods, intensive mentoring and advice, as well as a course level system that is internationally valid.

Discover something new in the arts, languages and science at Imperial

Run by Imperial College's Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication ("The CLCC"), Imperial College offer a wide range of leisure courses in the arts, humanities, languages and sciences, designed to educate and entertain you. As part of their commitment to lifelong learning they are open to all adults - so you don't need any previous experience to take part and you do not need any entrance qualifications. Their adult education courses are offered for pleasure and intellectual stimulation which means there is no compulsory homework and no exams or assessment at the end of the course.

All the cultural venues in South Kensington have lots to offer to help you get on your feet when discovering a new passion or learning a new skill. And when better time to start than now...

The Principles of Exhibition Making

The Principles of Exhibition Making at the V&A. (Image: V&A)

Points of View: V&A Histories of Photography

Points of View: V&A Histories of Photography at the V&A. (Image: Liz Johnson Artur)

Design Camp: Skateboard Deck Making for 11 to 14 year olds

Design Camp: Skateboard Deck Making for 11 to 14 year olds at the Design Museum, Kensington. (Image: @SkatetotheMAX)

Workshop: Screen Print

Workshop: Screen Print at the Design Museum, Kensington. (Image: Georgia Bosson.)