Monthly Bulletin

June 2019

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


Chickenshed, in partnership with Shared Vision UK, presents a conference and debate on issues related to social exclusion, gang involvement, knife crime and other relevant matters.

Date: Friday 24 May 1.30pm-5pm
Cost: £50 (includes conference and performance at 7pm)
Location: Chickenshed, Chase Side, London, N14 4PE

Do you give young Londoners the chance to shape their future?

This free session will give you an introduction to the next round of the GLA Young Londoners Fund

Date and time: 3 June 2019, 2-4pm

Location: Voluntary Action Lewisham, Mulberry Centre, 15 Amersham Vale, SE14 6LE

Interesting FREE event at Goldsmiths on 22 May to hear about direct-action projects carried out alongside communities and organisations from India to Scotland since 2017 by Kumar Prashant, upcycling artist and Ben Reid-Howells, community organiser.

Be the Best: Sharing early years excellence 

The 2019 annual Alliance member conference will take place on Friday 31st May 2019 at the Hilton London Bankside, in Southwark, London SE1 0UG

The theme for the session is Local, National, International. 

Date and time: 14 June 2019, 10.30-13.30
Location: Chickenshed Theatre, 290 Chase Side, N14 4PE

We’re delighted to announce our third Play On CPD event. This is being hosted at Theatre Peckham, 25 June 2019 from 09.30 to 17.00. This CPD event is being supported by Southwark Schools Learning Partnership, Compass School and A New Direction.

News Story

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.


The Roundhouse are looking for mentors to support the young people to understand their leadership strengths and to build their leadership capacities, skills and knowledge.

Apply by 24 May 2019

Southwark Council is looking for an individual or organisation to deliver the council’s Fairer Future commitment to: ‘…ensure that every primary child gets a free visit to the theatre every year’

London Bubble are seeking a coordinator (maternity cover) for Speech Bubbles, an award winning drama intervention in primary schools.

Deadline: 13 June 2019


Invitation for applications from groups or networks across England towards the development of new training events, conferences, seminars or introductory meetings with the aim of strengthening arts fundraising skills and building robust partnerships across the sector.

Trinity Laban are offering three internships: A) Community & Professional Development, B) Schools, Children and Young People and C). These excellent training opportunities are for graduates interested in starting a career in arts administration and project management. 

We are delighted to announce that applications for our 2019/2020 LEYMN apprentice scheme are now open. We have five apprenticeships available for individuals looking to widen skills, knowledge and experience of early years music practice. We are keen to hear from both musicians wanting to do more early years practice, and early years practitioners wanting to do more music. Apply by 5pm on Friday 21 June. 

The Roundhouse is looking for a reliable, experienced and confident Youth Worker with a passion for supporting young people to fulfil their potential. 

DEADLINE: 10am, Monday 3rd June 2019 

Two new roles have arisen at Hoxton Hall to support the delivery of "The Listening Project": a Lead Audio Documentary Facilitator and a Youth Engagement Support Worker.

Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 3 June

This is an exciting opportunity to develop our Family Arts National Ambassador programme.  
Deadline: 9am, 12 Jun

Pow! – an artist development scheme for London based LGBTQ+ creatives aged 18 – 25, run by Nick Field with support from us at Spread the Word, is currently open for applications.

Deadline for applications:  

Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN) leads a network that champions arts education in Lewisham fostering high quality creative opportunities for children and young people. We are looking for a freelancer or agency to redevelop and redesign the site to best meet our users’ needs and meet current best practice.

Deadline for proposals: 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019


Royal Museums Greenwich is seeking a Youth Projects Producer with significant experience in producing high-quality learning experiences for young people. This post may be suitable for someone from an arts or cultural education background, or it could provide an exciting opportunity for someone working within the youth sector. 

Deadline: Midnight 27 June 2019

Big Lottery Fund - now The National Lottery Community Fund - is working in partnership with Voluntary Action Lewisham and are holding one to one funding surgeries on Thursday 20 June.

The Berkeley Foundation are making £350,000 available to support community-led organisations working to develop life skills and resilience among children who are vulnerable to involvement in violence. Deadline 3 July 2019.

A range of tutor positions available at Lewisham Music.


The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 30 June.

Professional Development

Over the last two years, Chickenshed, through its Young Company, has developed a youth guided and youth led approach to making theatre that puts young people right at the core of the creative process. This summer we will be opening up this process to practitioners interested in developing their methods of creative work with young people.

Apply by 24 May

In this morning of training October Gallery will share their experiences of working with Early Years to equip you with the tools to program, coordinate or facilitate your own workshops and projects.

Date and time: 15 July 2019, 10am - 1pm 

Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

Cost: £6

Museum and Gallery Educator, Neysela da Silva-Reed returns to October Gallery with a workshop, inspired by the current exhibition of works by sculptor LR Vandy, designed to improve our teaching skills.

Date and time: 12 June, 6-8pm
Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL
Cost: £8

This FREE one-day course will enable teachers to engage with and effectively use folk song and music to deliver and enhance the school curriculum and learn about our dynamic, living, folk heritage.

ArtsTrain and The Albany session for musicians or music practitioners interested in the Arts Council funding programme ‘Develop Your Creative Practice’.

Tue 11 Jun 2-5pm at Deptford Lounge

The Art of Self Care, is a day of workshops, panel talks and provocations exploring self-care within the arts sector for artists, producers, facilitators etc. 

Date and time: Saturday 22 June, 10am - 4.30pm

Location: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Cost: £8


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.