Lewisham Live 2017 finishes on a high!

Lewisham Live 2017 officially finished on Monday after weeks of fantastic performances and workshop opportunities for young people across Lewisham.

Animate Orchestra’s one-day course round up the festival, with a brilliant public showcase after hours of hard work creating new music.

This event followed a back-to-back weekend with live performances, spoken word showcases, street art workshops and body art at CLUB YMA, before the Albany Young Creatives took to the stage and disputed everything you have heard about the ‘millennial generation’.
 

Highlights of this years festival include;

Live Bands – a private sharing at Sydenham School, where amazingly talented young bands rocked out on stage and received industry feedback.

Live Composers – another new addition to the festival which saw young people create brand new works with the help of a professional mentor, and then heard it performed live on the Albany stage for the very first time.

Love2Dance Showcase – a visit inside the daily lives of superheroes, told through brilliant streetdance.

Live at Trinity Laban – a spellbinding evening of music and dance collaborative performance, and pop up spectacles from the fantastic Creative Collective.

A huge thank you to all the funders, partner organisations, staff, mentors, venues, parents & guardians, teachers, audiences and of course the young people who all made this years festival possible.

Images and videos of festival events will be posted to the Lewisham Live facebook page so don’t forget to check them out, and if you did attend any events please let us know your thoughts by filling in this survey.

Work will begin soon on plans for Lewisham Live 2018, but until then there are still loads of great opportunities to engage with the arts in the borough and beyond.