Our events aim to showcase the stories of our award winners and celebrate their fantastic achievements.

Award Ceremony

The Festival of Learning Award Ceremony is a highlight of the adult education and skills sector calendar. The ceremony takes place each summer and brings together learning providers, employers and advocates of adult learning from up and down the country. We celebrate our range of award winners and inspire more adults to take their first step into learning.

Catch up on the 2024 ceremony

Art for the People

In April 2023, Festival of Learning held an ‘Art for the People’ event at City Lit to celebrate the benefits of art-based learning for individuals, communities and wider society.

With performances from the Morley College London jazz trio and an in-conversation session with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Will Gompertz and Mark Malcomson CBE, we were proud to explore a range of different ideas around creativity, lifelong learning and widening participation.

A highlight of the afternoon saw L&W patron HRH The Princess Royal present the 2022 Festival of Learning Patron’s Award to Mica Jayne Coleman Jones. Read Mica’s reflections on Art for the People on our blog.