Arts education news, information, opportunities and more....

October 2017

Find below a list of stories added over the last month. Sometimes we have stories posted that have very short lead-times. Please accept our apologies for anything where the deadline has passed. You can make contact with the organisation to see when they are next running their event / training course etc. or you can subscribe to our RSS feed to keep up to date. If you can't view this email properly you can view it on the website


18 examples of evaluation tools, methods and approaches


Cat’s Cradle is a project for writers who do facilitation work, run by Jasmine Cooray and hosted by Spread the Word.

Inclusive club night in Deptford! •Thursday 26 October 2017 • 7pm-11pm • Buster Mantis, 3-4 Resolution Way, Deptford, SE8 4NT •  FREE, no booking necessary!

A New Youth and Cultural Partnership for Bellingham

How can a range of cultural/youth organisations work together to change cultural engagement and a sense of cultural entitlement in Bellingham children and young people?

SAVE THE DATE for our event at Goldsmiths College




Member documents


Lewisham residents and organisations are invited to nominate people who volunteer in their spare time for the Mayor’s Award. The new scheme was launched to recognise individuals, community groups and businesses for their voluntary work in Lewisham.

Congratulations! Silver Award winner for Secondary teacher of the year went to Mr Simpson of St Matthew Academy Fim and Digital Media Department.

Information about local activities for under 5s

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

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


Booking now! Lewisham Speaking up, a charity run by and for People with learning disabilities is offering free workshops about Disability Bullying and Hate Crime for year 6 pupils around the borough.  

This new choir is run in partnership by Lewisham Music and Blackheath Halls and includes singers from Year 4 - Year 7.

Fantastic opportunity for grants of between £100-£1500 for Arts Award Centres. Deadline for application 20 October 2017

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and creative music leaders and teachers to join our team. Application deadline: Midnight Monday 16 October 2017

Take part in a series of free lantern making workshops led by local artist Cathy Wren, and then teach others how to make them.

Soundmix are looking for energetic volunteers able to play the guitar and/or drums, to help us with the delivery of our musical projects across London.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are looking for a new Programme Assistant to join our team.

Professional Development

The 2017 Engage International Conference
The Whole Picture: Rethinking diversity
29 – 30 November (plus fringe events to be announced)
Hull City Hall and venues around Hull

Early bird tickets and bursaries are available for this year’s Engage International Conference, which aims to rethink the conversation surrounding equality, diversity and access.

Thinking about the next steps after you complete your music studies?

Starting out and looking for some guidance?

Come to Press Play to find out about the rewarding careers available in participatory arts.