Archived News


Understanding the active lives of young people in Lewisham. Make sure dance is included in this survey.


Blown away by the news that Lewisham has been chosen to by London Borough of Culture 2021, part of London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to support the arts in London.  


The ‘enterprise hub’ will connect great ideas – from local entrepreneurs, small businesses, students and alumni – with Goldsmiths’ research expertise, while also providing workspace for creative collaboration and business growth.

The Albany wants to make something for the community that brings people together – what would you make or do if it was you?

Take a look at our last bulletin of 2019 for things to look forward to next year!


Hurray - Lewisham is one of 7 boroughs going forward to the interview process in January.


Back in September 2018, Tate, Artangel and A New Direction invited every primary school in London to have their Year 3 classes photographed as part of Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project. The resulting class photos are being brought together for an installation at Tate Britain and a city-wide exhibition this November.


The Department for Education have released a report on children's achievement at the end of the EYFSP, from 2013-2019.


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.


After careful consideration the LEAN Board have decided to opt for an Independent Examination in place of an Audit.

Members or grant funders are invited to raise any questions with members of the Board or the Treasurer (David Williams) by contacting



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.