Every year Open City open up over 800 buildings and welcome 250,000 visitors to the Open House weekend.
This year Open House Festival London will take place from the 4 – 12 September with a range of in-person and online events, including guided tours, walking tours, general access visits, children’s activities and workshops.
We are excited to share with you a range of events running as part of Open House London – that showcase our amazing centres and the communities we are part of.
We also have put together a range of interesting content for the event below…
Morley Art Collection
Morley has an exceptional art collection which began in the late 1950s. The collection includes murals by John Piper, Edward Bawden and Martin Froy in addition to works by Bridget Riley, Maggi Hambling, Oskar Kokoschka, Ruskin Spear, Lawrence Toynbee and others. Take a look at the works and learn more. Have a browse of all the Visual and Digital Art courses we offer.
Morley Heart Gardens project
The Morley Heart Gardens have now opened at the North Kensington Centre following a redevelopment by students on the summer enrichment project. An exciting community project, see all their hard work here. If you are 16-18 and interested in studying at Morley, we have a wide range of subjects for you, take a look here.
An Architectural History
Morley’s history dates back to the early 1880s, when the social reformer Emma Cons decided to improve the moral and material standards of the Waterloo district in London. From the Old Vic, to our Waterloo site, multiple extensions and now a new entrance, Our Waterloo Centre has had quite a transformation, learn more and read an architectural history. Morley offers a range of history courses you can enrol on to learn more!
Morley Fifth Plinth
Just a couple of weeks ago, we unveiled London’s “fifth plinth” at our Waterloo Centre. Molly Okell’s sculpture was selected as the winner of the Morley ‘Fifth Plinth’ Sculpture Competition in 2018 and can be now be viewed standing proud outside our Waterloo Centre and in Virtual reality here.
We offer a range of sculpture courses, if you are feeling creative or like starting a new project.
1 Year of Morley Radio
Join us in celebrating the second year of Morley Radio!
Morley Radio is the community radio station for Morley College London. It is responsible for supporting, facilitating, and delivering a wide range of radio programmes, podcasts and live output in collaboration with our students, staff and the local community. It enhances the student experience by building and expanding their networks, developing their digital and industry skills, providing a platform for peer learning and growing their confidence. As well as playing an integral role in disseminating Morley’s mission as an educational provider.
Located in the heart of the College’s three centres, our radio studios are state-of-the-art, built and equipped to professional specifications. Students, staff and visitors to the College are encouraged to visit the studios and take part in Morley Radio on whichever side of the microphone that may be. Whether searching for a specific programme, browsing the ever growing range of content on offer or just listening to the live stream, we are sure the listener will find something to intrigue, entertain or inform.
The Henry Moore Sculpture Studio at Pelham Hall
In 1977, Sculptor Henry Moore donated a small sculpture to Morley College, which the sale of allowed Morley to acquire Pelham Hall. The Victorian Chapel on Lambeth Walk was then converted into one of the best further Education Sculpture provisions. Find out more about the amazing facility and its transformation.
Fancy going to Pelham Hall to study? Take a look at all our courses that happen there and see if there is one that interests you!
North Kensington Development Plans
The future of our North Kensington Centre on Wornington Road is bright, with extensive renovation plans in place. Work has begun with the creation of our amazing ‘Morley Heart Gardens’ this summer. Browse all our courses that take place at the North Kensington Centre.
Our Centres are situated in three fantastic areas with a plethora of amazing small businesses and venues to explore, just a stone’s throw away. Come and explore our spotlight on Golborne Road, with its vintage boutiques, unique cafes and market stalls. Or head over to Waterloo and check out our picks of the neighbourhood on The Cut, including the Famous Old Vic and Emma Cons Gardens.
Learn more about the history of London and it’s hidden treasures with our range of courses all focused on our fantastic city.
Waterloo’s new entrance and courtyard
We are now pleased to confirm the new front entrance and courtyard at the Waterloo Centre is open and fully accessible. Earlier this month we unveiled the Holst Sculpture by Molly Okell which forms the centrepiece of the new Westminster Bridge Road front entrance. The next phase of Morley’s Westminster makeover, the £1m renovation of the Morley Gallery, will be finished in the autumn.
Come and see what you discover at Morley, step through our new doors at our Waterloo centre and learn something new
Creating a safe environment for Learning
We have worked hard to adapt and provide a productive and safe learning environment for staff and students alike. Learn more about our response to Covid-19.