FOR more than 10 years, the University of West London Ealing campus has been transformed on Saturday mornings.

It becomes home to Saturday Club, where 13–16-year-olds get to study a creative subject, culminating in a national exhibition at Somerset House.

The initiative is a UWL outreach programme, delivered with schools from the Ealing and Hounslow area and the wider National Saturday Club network.

Saturday Club is inspired by the arts schools of the late 1940s and 1970s, who would open their doors to give young people a taste of what it would be like to study art after leaving school.

UWL club members are nominated by schools and must be from an underrepresented group. The programme runs from this month to March next year.

At the end of the year, club members take part in a summer show featuring their creative work.

A graduation ceremony with tutors, guest speakers, family, friends and other members of the National Saturday Club network concludes the programme at Somerset House in central London.

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