Learners Festival kicks off year of courses at Kingston Adult Education

Stock image paints and brushes

Local people are invited to come along to a free Learners Festival on Thursday 6 July to discover some of the exciting learning opportunities Kingston Adult Education has to offer.

The festival coincides with the launch of Kingston Adult Education’s prospectus for 2017/18, which includes new Korean culture, friendly finances and wine tasting courses.

There will be work on display from learners, including ceramics, craft and art, as well as piano and language performances. A 5% discount will be available for those who book onto a course on the day.

The festival, which takes place from 3pm to 8pm, will be held at the King Charles Centre, Hollyfield Road in Surbiton.

There will be a stall with activities for children from 3pm. All visitors will be able to take part in a Tai Chi taster at 5.45pm and watch the annual performance by learners with learning difficulties and disabilities at 6.30pm.

Cllr Andy Johnson-Creek, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education at Kingston Council, said:

“We’re proud to offer opportunities for lifelong learning in Kingston. From arts and ceramics to languages and GCSEs in maths and English, there’s something for everyone.

“With over 2,500 learners and our second ‘good’ OFSTED rating having recently been awarded, the service is going from strength to strength. I’m hugely proud of the breadth of courses we offer and the opportunities they bring. Make sure you come along to our Learners Festival and pick up a prospectus - you never know, it could be life changing.”

For more information, visit