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What's on in Southwark and Lambeth: 16 November 2020

Image of LCC and Elephant and Castle taken from above
Image of LCC and Elephant and Castle taken from above
Image of LCC and the local area from above
Written by
Mia Cormack
Published date
16 November 2020

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.

Find out more and book your free place for Hip Hop with Nikki Green.

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.

Buy tickets for the British Museum Arctic Culture and Climate Exhibition curator's talk.

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.

Find out more about Cato Street to Newgate and watch the film on YouTube.

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

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.

Join the Rehearsed Reading of RED the play.

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.

More information about the livestream of The Poltergeist at Southwark Playhouse.

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.

Find out more about Scents of Christmas with Walworth Gardens

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.

Find out more about How to turn an idea into a book.

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:

[Image credit Bell House]

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