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Arts Council England is consulting on their next 10 year strategy. Have your say! Deadline to contribute to the conversation is 11 April 2018.


This new Chair of Trustees will work closely with existing Fairbeats Directors and trustees to move the charity into its next phase of life.


Do you work in the arts freelance? Don't miss our next breakfast event on 20 February!


LEAN as a registered charity is always on the lookout for funding opportunities to help support our work and projects. We now have a MyDonate page run by BT, which means individuals who can spare a penny can donate to LEAN, with funds going towards Lewisham Live Festival 2018 and beyond. 


Get in touch with Alison with any creative new ideas for services you'd like to see from LEAN


As part of Lewisham Live 2018, The Albany is running two brilliant projects for teenagers and young people in the borough.

Albany Young Creatives returns for the new year for young people aged 16 - 25, and new for 2018, Chill Pill is an urban music and spoken word project exclusively for teenagers. 

Both projects will run throughout February and March, and will culminate in performances to the public at The Albany, Deptford on the 24th March (Young Creatives) and 29th March (Chill Pill).


Blog from Head Teacher of Aureus School Hannah Wilson on developing a STEAM school.


See what LEAN has coming up in the next 3 months


Seasons Greetings and holiday closing times


As the arts sector continues to face major funding cuts, it becomes even more important to evidence the powerful contribution the arts can have on people’s lives.


Read the response from the Pre-School Learning Alliance and others in the Early Years community.


NCVO and Charity Evaluation Services have created a new guide to making your evaluation reports more appealing and getting people to sit up and take notice.


Last week the government published it's Industrial Strategy White Paper, recognising the important economic role of the creative industries but failing to identify that the drop in creative education threatens the growth of the arts and wider economy. 


Join Lewisham Council and LEAN on the 8th February 2018 to develop a collective vision for children and young people’s cultural education in the borough.


A new briefing published jointly today by the Cultural Learning Alliance and Nesta sets out the need to shift the policy focus on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by adding the A of arts – turning STEM into STEAM.


Download the toolkit now.


Love it Lewisham website has launched where you can share your ideas, your Lewisham ‘secrets’ and spread the love!


Horniman Museum and Gardens have some fantastic musical learning opportunities for schools throughout the year, these include...


Local Lewisham Primary School's Exhibition and Fundraiser