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: 30 November 2020
Self-Compassion: Dealing With Your Inner Critic | Bell House with Way to Wellbeing
Monday 23 November
Often we don't realise how our inner dialogue can make it difficult to change and grow. What we tell ourself or what we believe about ourself can impact all aspects of our life; from work to relationships.
Self-compassion has been linked to greater wellbeing and joy, reduced anxiety and depression, and improved emotional coping skills. In this online webinar, we will explore various strategies to help build self-compassion to reduce your stress and enhance your life.
Book your place on Self-Compassion: Dealing With Your Inner Critic.
Finland Cineclub presents Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale by Jalmari Helander | South Social Film Festival and The Finnish Institute
Tuesday 1 December, 6pm
Join us for a brilliant cycle of Finland Cineclub, together with The Finnish Institute, to watch Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010).
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up.
Rare Exports is guaranteed to rattle Christmas decorations and burst through the kitsch by revealing the 'true' nature of Santa Claus – and it's not for the faint of heart.
More information about Finland Cineclub's screening of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.
Read all about it! Walworth in the News | The People's Company
Thursday 3 December, 7-8pm
Join Neil Crossfield for a trawl through the newspapers to look at Walworth's history over the past 250 years. There will be a fair share of heroes and crooks, but also plenty of heroes and heroines.
Walworth has a rich, fascinating history that you'll discover more about in this talk.
Join via Zoom: Meeting ID: 830 1020 3710 Passcode: 695718
Movement Life Drawing with Kage | Art in the Park
Thursday 3 December, 7-8.30pm
We are delighted to invite you to Art in the Park's online Movement Life Drawing session!
Posing live for us, clothed, will be professional dancer, Kage Douglas. This event is pay what you can, with a minimum donation of £1.
Book your spot for Movement Life Drawing with Kage.
Bell House Christmas Quiz | Bell House
Thursday 3 December, 7-9pm
Bell House presents its Christmas Quiz for 2020. This year, the quiz will be online and you can join from the comfort of your own home.
There is no entry fee, but we will be collecting donations towards the work of Bell House as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge.
The Fabulist Fox Sister | Southwark Playhouse
Friday 4 December – Saturday 5 December, 7.45pm (Matinee starts at 3.15pm)
New York, 1892: Katie Fox, the woman who inadvertently invented séances, is holding her last one. A final audience gathers to watch as she conjures the ghosts of her two sisters to tell the story of their lives and the religion that they accidentally began.
Loosely inspired by the loosely true story of Kate Fox, The Fabulist Fox Sister is a silly, scathing and sardonic one-person musical inspired by our own era of approximate truth.
Find out more or buy tickets for The Fabulist Fox Sister at Southwark Playhouse.
FastTrack Festival with London College of Creative Media (LCCM)
Saturday 5 December, 12-7pm
LCCM is thrilled to announce the first FastTrack Festival, an interactive afternoon filled with leading industry panels with top artists and executives, career advice, masterclasses, taster workshops and live performances.
The free festival will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook, so you can learn and enjoy safely from your home!
Ignite All-Female Dance Company with Theatre Peckham
Every Saturday, 2.30pm
Theatre Peckham, in partnership with CTC, invites you to join a new all-female dance company.
The company will explore a range of dance styles through performance, devising and research. Over the year-long course, you will create a multimedia performance combining both online and face-to-face strands.
This course is supported by London Sport and is completely free to attend for those aged 15 to 19.
Find out more about the Ignite All-Female Dance Company.
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 Sundeep Verdi]