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: 23 November 2020
Emotional Support and Resilience Building for African and African Caribbean Staff and Carers in Southwark | Mabadiliko
Monday 23 November
Do you have fears or concerns about exiting lockdown and returning to work? Do you need a safe and culturally sensitive space to speak your mind?
Mabadiliko’s experts in Cultural Humility will teach you how to respond to racial microaggressions, bullying and harassment.
For more information, or to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sew it LOUD! with Kingswood Estate Tenants and Residents Association
Tuesday 24 November, 10.30am - 12pm
The blue in your favourite jeans or denim jacket, part of our everyday attire, was once prized by slave traders.
For this Black History Month event, join London artist Emma Walker as she takes us on a journey through the history of the indigo cloth trade, from its origins as a centuries-old textile-dyeing tradition in Ancient Egypt, to its role as a millionaire-making enterprise during the slave trade.
To book a place on the Sew it LOUD! workshop, email your name, address and telephone number to email@example.com.
South by South Online: The Mirage | South London Gallery
Wednesday 25 November, 7 - 8.30pm
South by South presents the 1979 film Mirage, the only feature film by acclaimed Moroccan director Ahmed Bouanani.
Set in Morocco in 1947, the film follows Mohamed, a poor young farmer living in a rural community during French colonial rule. After finding a large sum of money concealed in a sack of flour, Mohamed journeys to the city of Salé to exchange the money, discovering that it's more of a curse than a blessing.
South London Gallery's South by South is a quarterly programme of bold and innovative cinema from Africa and the diaspora.
Find out more and book tickets for this online screening of The Mirage at South London Gallery.
Robert Wedderburn | Audio Dramas
Thursday 26 November, 7-7.30pm
This audio drama, streaming on YouTube, tells the story of an imaginary meeting between the radical Jamaican preacher, Robert Wedderburn, and the MP, William Wilberforce, in 1819.
The story takes you from Wedderburn’s imprisonment, to his journey from slavery to freedom. By the end, Wedderburn has come to terms with the fact that immediate abolition of slavery will happen with or without his approval.
Listen to the Robert Wedderburn audio drama on YouTube.
SleepIn to help those who SleepOut | Robes
Friday 27 November, 6.30pm
Join Robes and Southwark Cathedral to raise funds to help local people out of homelessness.
This year’s SleepIn to help those who SleepOut is asking you to give up your bed for a night - whether you choose to sleep on your balcony, in a tent, in your back garden, or in your living room.
See how you can get involved with the Robes Sponsored SleepIn.
Fiver the Concert | Southwark Playhouse
Friday 27 November - Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm (Matinee starts at 3pm)
After premiering to packed houses and critical acclaim in 2019, Fiver returns to Southwark Playhouse as a live-streamed concert.
The musical, by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees, follows the story of a humble five-pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of people in London. Often unnoticed, the fiver is present for significant moments in each person’s life.
Find out more and buy tickets for Fiver at Southwark Playhouse.
Adopting Immersive Tech – VR and AR for Start-ups and SMEs | London College of Communication and ACE IT
Friday 27 November, 2-3pm
In this webinar, you will join immersive tech experts to discuss how SMEs and start-ups across the commercial sectors can benefit from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) solutions.
We’ll explore what immersive tech products can bring to sectors such as retail, hospitality and sport, and how film, theatre and even the construction industries can benefit from accessible immersive technologies.
This webinar is hosted by ACE IT (Accelerating the Creative Economy Through Immersive Technologies), which supports London-based start-ups and SMEs to research and develop innovative products and services.
Book a ticket for Adopting Immersive Tech - VR and AR for Start-ups and SMEs.
Art in the Park: Wood Wide Web | Art in the Park
The Art in the Park virtual exhibition, Wood Wide Web, is now open.
You are invited to send in your artwork to do with the theme of trees, be it drawing, embroidery, poetry, film, painting to be added to the online exhibition.
To be involved, send your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them to social media with the hashtag #aipwoodwideweb.
Find out more about the Art in the Park: Wood Wide Web exhibition.
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: email@example.com
[Image credit Sundeep Verdi]