Have a go at learning something new this June

1 June 2018

Festival of Learning is encouraging everyone to learn something new, or re-connect with an old hobby or passion, this month.

In June, hundreds of free learning activities take place across England, such as short taster sessions, talks and lectures, online courses as well as college and university open days. For the whole month, people have the chance to try their hand at a huge range of activities or enhance their knowledge on a particular topic.

Italian opera, intermediate French, deaf awareness, tablets for beginners, childcare taster, adult ballet, Arabic cookery, stress management, ECDL taster, introduction to archaeology, yoga for beginners, guitar and ukulele are just some of the activities being offered by colleges, councils, libraries, museums and other community hubs. With hundreds of activities happening, there is sure to be something of interest to everyone.

Each year, Festival of Learning award winners show that learning increases self-confidence, enhances career prospects, improves health and well-being, enriches family relationships and empowers people to change their lives for the better.

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said:

“Festival of Learning is all about inspiring people to learn, highlighting the various learning opportunities available, and demonstrating the positive impacts of lifelong learning to society and the economy.

“We know that learning not only helps the learner but their families, the communities they live in and the places they work. People also discover new passions, find new friends and become more active in their community.”

Run in partnership with Hotcourses, the UK’s number one online search site for adult learning, Festival of Learning’s Have a Go Month takes place throughout June.

Visit our website to find out more and search for learning events near you.


Contact: Sarah Horner, Head of Policy and Communications | sarah.horner@learningandwork.org.uk