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April 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


Talk About Art in partnership with Tidemill Academy present Talk About...ART CONNECTING CULTURES a look at how the art of jewellery making has connected cultures around the world for thousands of years.

Join us for an afternoon with the Arts Council to find out more about Grants for the Arts funding.

To give an insight into the organisation and day to day working practice of a Nursery School

Web development help: 1-2-1 advice sessions to help you tackle your web hurdles.

Taster sessions for organisations to find out more about this cultural education programme in London

For those working in the arts and creative industries who live/work in London borough of Lewisham

For those working in the arts and creative industries who live/work in London borough of Lewisham

Freelancers working in arts education who live/work in Lewisham - dates for your diaries

An afternoon and evening of dark matter, art and philosophy

News Story

The Women’s Community Forum, are really thrilled to be in the process of collating a directory of UK’s BLACK*, Asian, Ethnic Minority, Refugee artists for inclusion in the re-designed The Women’s Community Forum website available end of March 2017.

 Latest analysis and comment from Cultural Learning Alliance.

Taking up her post in April, Gemma will continue to broaden and develop Blackheath Halls’ diverse programme of concerts and events, as well as building on the venue’s thriving community programmes.

Lata Nobes (Albany Young Creatives) and Jane Hendrie enjoyed an inspiring morning at Millwall Football Ground for the SELCHP Community Fund award ceremony.

Lewisham's strong plans for Catford lost out to Waltham Forest and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, in London, to embed arts and culture in communities. Image: Barnsley's historic Town Hall

Lewisham Live 2017 officially finished on Monday after weeks of fantastic performances and workshop opportunities for young people across Lewisham.

Animate Orchestra’s one-day course round up the festival, with a brilliant public showcase after hours of hard work creating new music.

This event followed a back-to-back weekend with live performances, spoken word showcases, street art workshops and body art at CLUB YMA, before the Albany Young Creatives took to the stage and disputed everything you have heard about the ‘millennial generation’.

Training programme for all those working with young children - events until Sept 2017

Aiming to embed dance in the Government’s Health & Wellbeing agenda in England.


Brockley Street Art Festival is running tours in June taking in a selection of work produced by past festivals, as well as an opportunity to observe some live painting.

As part of an exhibition of photography “Activating the Future – Architectural Spaces”, which engages with the changing architectural landscape of Deptford and London – its shapes, structures and spaces, the artist Daniela white is offering a talk & workshop for students.

Co-founded and judged by Spread the Word and Young People's Laureate for London Caleb Femi to celebrate and nurture poetry written by young people in the capital.

“Diamonds of Deptford” Workshops. Come along to this fun workshop to make your own pieces of fantasy junk jewellery. Model your creations, have your photo taken and become part of our ‘Diamonds of Deptford’ community artwork.

Use crowdfunding to stimulate support form London Borough of Lewisham Festival Fund who will pledge a maximum of 70% of the total cost of your project.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available. Deadline for applications: Friday 12th May at 12 noon.

An opportunity for local orgs who provide services for children and families in Lewisham to have a space.

Become a charity trustee: make new connections; and share your skills and expertise.

Professional Development:

Through practical workshops, this day will provide you with an introduction to Performance-Parkour as a way of generating dance material and developing creativity in a new dance style that is appealing to young people and boys.

Free event for school staff to hear about the new report from the Communications Trust from their Director, Octavia Holland.

Worried about the impact of cuts on your organisation? Not sure how to navigate your way forward? This workshop will help you get started.