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The Young Mayor for 2019–20 is Femi Komolafe and the Deputy Young Mayor is Aaliyah Odedina.


The Durham Commission has just launched a report and recommendations for the promotion of creativity in education in England.


If you know an unsung hero or group that is making Lewisham a better place to live, please take a few minutes to nominate them.

The deadline for nominations is midnight on 21 October 2019.


Cockpit Arts invites applications to join our Board of Trustees from individuals interested in being part of our award-winning social enterprise supporting craft, design and creative enterprise. Apply by 21 October.


Bringing together careers information and opportunities from creative organisations in one explorable directory.


Curriculum for Life is about changing the content, delivery and culture around what young people learn, including a strand around Creativity and Enrichment.


The LEAN Trustees will debate what a Cultural Education Partnership for Lewisham might look like at their Away Day on Sunday 15th September.


Lewisham Council are bidding to receive over £1m from the Mayor of London to become London Borough of Culture 2021.  

Winning would have a massive positive impact on Lewisham and the people who call it HOME! 

We need your help to show that the people of Lewisham Back Our Bid!



This research from A New Direction identifies the main challenges that need to be overcome to ensure the potential of the creative economy is realised.


The Arts Council are currently developing their new strategy for 2020-2030 which will shape their approach over the next 10 years. 

The proposed outcomes affect arts opportunities for pre-school, children and young people.

Have your say before 23rd September!


Read Roundhouse and Partnership for Young London's new report that exposes the barriers young people face when entering the creative industries.


What should the Young Mayor Team spend their £25k budget on to benefit Lewisham's Young People?




The National Literacy Trust have launched a new Website, Small Talk, which is designed to help parents develop the skills and confidence they need to boost their child’s language skills at home. It features simple activity suggestions, advice and videos to help parents chat, play and read with their child whenever and wherever they are.


Goldsmiths, University of London has announced Professor Frances Corner OBE as its next Warden.


A new national network has been set up for anyone who takes responsibility for arts, heritage and design in hospitals, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance reports.


London's creative and cultural industries lead the world. This report, published by Centre for London looks at the barriers young people face to getting jobs and training in the sector, and identifies ways to ensure the industry benefits from the city’s diversity of talent.


Do you have a case study to share concerning creativity, culture and mental health?

Deadline for responses: 1 April 2019


'A New Direction' Partnerships Director, Holly Donagh, runs through some of the proposals in the new Ofsted inspection framework, and considers what they may mean for arts education.

She also shares information on how arts organisations can get involved in the consultation.


​Running a creative event or activity for children and young people in Bellingham?

Put it on the map!

Whether it's a regular activity, one-off festival, community project or performance, if you're running something creative in Bellingham, we want to hear from you!