The Idler Academy

of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment



Course: Summer Drawing in London Gardens

Our summer drawing course with Alice Stevenson is held in beautiful London gardens

DATES: Saturday 19th July and Saturday 23rd August, 11am – 3pm.
Cost: £40 per session (when you book please write in the comments box which session you …


Live: Jón Gnarr and Penny Rimbaud, Wednesday 3 September

This is the night when Iceland’s anarchist mayor Jón Gnarr meets his hero, Penny Rimbaud of seminal anarcho-punks CRASS.


Jón Gnarr
A successful stand-up comedian, Gnarr founded Iceland’s “Best Party” in 2009 in reaction to his country’s economic collapse. …


Live: Viv Albertine Thurs 11 September

Viv Albertine will be visiting the Idler Academy to discuss her critically acclaimed memoir Clothes …Music…Boys published by Faber.
Viv is one of a handful of original punks who changed music, and the discourse around it, forever. In …


Mosaic Tile Making


Mosaic Tile Making – Whole day course with Catherine Parkinson now booking.

Saturday 20th September, 10am – 5:30pm.

Back due to popular demand, a mosaic taster course, during which you will become acquainted with the various techniques …


Public Speaking Day Course, Sunday 21st September

Public Speaking with David Butter now booking

Sunday 21st September: 11.00 am – 3.30 pm
Banish your fears and build your confidence in front of an audience!
Whether you are an ‘old hand’ or a ‘nervous novice’ …

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