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City Lions

Are you aged from 13 to 16 and living in Westminster?

You can get exclusive access to Westminster’s most inspiring cultural organisations and get the chance to boost your CV by taking part in talks, workshops and work placements with some of the biggest names in the creative industry.


We were previously taught that art is a paintbrush and paper but today has shown us that art is a huge world. City Lions is a good thing to do as it provides really good opportunities to visit places like this (Somerset House).

Ayad, Year 9 pupil at St Marylebone School and City Lion

Upcoming Events

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26 Feb - 25 Jun 2023 | | Royal Opera House | BalletDancingDressing UpOperaSinging


Family Sundays at The Royal Opera House

Family Sundays at The Royal Opera House which include a mixture of different activities for children and young people running from 10.00-12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.00pm. The aim is to offer an opportunity to discover opera, ballet with fun-packed creative activities suitable for all ages in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment.

Kew Event

31 Jul - 11 Aug 2023 | Kew Gardens | Kew Gardens | ActivitiesCreativeFunNature


Earthwise 2023 Applications Open

We are looking for dedicated young people, between 14 and 17 years old, who are interested in learning more about the natural world, our place within it, and how science can help us answer some of our planet's most pressing questions.

Deadline to sign up: Friday 12th May 2023

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3 Apr - 6 Apr 2023 | | | ActivityCreativeFriendsFun


Easter Holiday Programme

City Lions are hosting a fun holiday programme for the start of your Easter holidays, filled with 4-days of creativity, trips, friendships and more!

3rd - 6th April, we will meet at different spots in Westminster, so you can get to know your great city and explore our packed programme focused on bringing your imaginations to life!

Please note - this programme is funded by HAF, eligible for those who have FSMs

CCW 2023 Themes

15 Dec - 28 Apr 2023 | Westminster City Lions | Westminster | ArtCreativityExhibitionsShowcasing


Creative Collective 2023!

We have four brand new themes for next years Creative Collective! Create artwork of any kind that relates to: Mental Health, Streets of London, What matters to me and Cost of Living.

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16 Feb - 31 Oct 2023 | City Lions | | ActivitiesCreativeEvent FunLearning


City Lions Events Leadership Team 2023

Have you ever wanted to plan an exciting event? Think you have the skills that will help get lots of people to come along? Have you ever wanted to gain skills in managing your own budget and lead on your own project; this may be for you!

We are offering a group of young people aged 13-16 to a chance to develop, manage and deliver their OWN events for other young people.

This programme is supported by Christie's

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