As part of London College of Communication’s ongoing support to our cultural neighbours, we’re featuring a weekly round-up of some of the online activities and content provided by the fantastic museums, galleries and cultural venues in our local area.
From Instagram drawing clubs to virtual exhibitions, artist profiles, video demonstrations, film screenings, performances and more, here’s our guide to what you can get involved in with our Southwark and Lambeth friends and partners – all from the comfort of your own home.
Week starting: 16 November 2020
Hip Hop with Nikki Green from Ketra Community
Tuesday 17 November, 6.30 - 7.30pm
As part of Black History Month, Kingswood Estate Tenants and Residents Association brings you Hip Hop with Nikki Green, a dance class for children and families.
Nikki Green is a mother, a Hip Hop dance artist and film-enthusiast based in London, with many years of experience being in and around the Hip Hop community, performing and teaching across the UK.
British Museum Arctic Culture and Climate Exhibition: Curator's Talk | Bell House
Wednesday 18 November, 7.30 - 9pm
Curator Dr Amber Lincoln will discuss the Arctic Culture and Climate exhibition at the British Museum.
Home to rich cultures for nearly 30,000 years, the Arctic is far from the inhospitable hinterland it's often imagined to be.
From ancient mammoth ivory sculpture, to modern refitted snow mobiles, the objects in this immersive exhibition reveal the creativity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic.
Online Film Screening: Cato Street to Newgate | Southwark Council
Saturday 19 November, 7 - 7.30pm
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Cato Street Conspiracy of 1820, Southwark Council will be holding an online screening of Cato Street to Newgate, an animation by Jason Young.
The film follows the story of William Davidson, a Jamaican man living in Jane Austen's England, who becomes involved in what was known as the Cato Street Conspiracy.
Elephant Park Plot H1: Design Workshop with Lendlease
Friday 20 November, 1pm
Lendlease invites you to a design workshop for Plot H1 in Elephant Park. This online meeting will explore the opportunities for making the ground floor of the building into a public space.
To request more information or to find out how to join the meeting, please email email@example.com.
Rehearsed Reading of RED the play | People's Company and Southwark Playhouse
Friday 20 November, 7.30pm
RED is a new contemporary version of the children's fairytale Red Riding Hood for adults, set in the political forest of Westminster.
"It's a dream come true for idealistic young firebrand MP Red, but this is not to be the fairytale that she imagined. Red struggles to hold onto her principles in the dog-eat-dog world of Westminster. One thing's for sure, someone will get eaten alive."
This play/rehearsed reading is free on Zoom and has been created in partnership with Mike Raffone.
The Poltergeist | Southwark Playhouse
Friday 20 November & Saturday 21 November, 7.30pm (Matinee at 3pm)
Sasha was destined to take the art world by storm. By the age of fifteen popstars wanted his paintings, and a new exhibition was going to make him a millionaire.
But now he lives in a run-down flat with his out-of-work boyfriend and no one knows who he is...what went wrong?
Philip Ridley's darkly comic new play is about family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never had.
Scents of Christmas with Walworth Garden
Saturday 21 November, 10am - 3pm
Join expert practitioner Tanya for a relaxed, hands-on, festive workshop combining clay art and fragrance.
You'll come away with a selection of hand-made clay Christmas tree decorations, a Christmas-inspired essential oil blend, and a luxurious natural body scrub. The oil blend can be added to fragrance your body scrub, used to scent your clay decorations, and added to a diffuser to scent a room.
How to turn an idea into a book with Authentic Worth
Saturday 21 November, 2 - 4pm
Are you an aspiring author who wants to learn more about how to turn your ideas into a book?
Authentic Worth's virtual, self-publishing masterclass aims to give you the ability to use personal and business-related ideas to inspire others, build a platform and make an impact in the community.
To suggest an online activity organised by a venue local to LCC for inclusion in this weekly Canvas feature, please email: Gill Henderson, Cultural and Communities Partnerships Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Image credit Bell House]