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: 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’ …

Charles Spencer credit Jonathan Ring lowres

Talk: Charles Spencer on his new book Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I Mon 22 September

Join us for an evening with Charles Spencer, the bestselling author of Blenheim: Battle for Europe, as he tells the shocking stories and fascinating fates of the men who signed Charles I’s death warrant. Following the talk there will …

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