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 activities and content provided by the fantastic museums, galleries and cultural venues in our local area.
From online events like Instagram drawing clubs and virtual exhibitions to physical activities like performances and screenings, here’s our guide to what you can get involved in with our Southwark and Lambeth friends and partners both online and in person.
Week starting: 5 October 2020
Frieze Artist Award 2020 – Alberta Whittle with Forma Arts & media
Physical event. Screen from 9 – 16 October
“Supported by Forma, the Frieze Artist Award presents a major opportunity for an emerging international artist to debut an ambitious new commission for Frieze London.
“Whittle’s creative practice is motivated by the desire to manifest self-compassion and collective care as key methods in battling anti-blackness.”
Book tickets for Frieze Artist Award 2020 – Alberta Whittle.
Yoga at IWM with Imperial War Museum
Physical event. 15 October, 7 - 8.15pm and 8.30 - 9.45pm
“Take part in a 75-minute vinyasa flow class in IWM London’s soaring and iconic atrium, led by experienced teacher Eryck Brahmania from East of Eden Yoga.”
Learn more about Yoga at IWM.
Let’s Ear It – Walworth with F.A.T Studio
“Over the summer, voices from all over Walworth gathered to tell personal stories of how neighbourhood life has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Focusing on themes of community, safety, parks, food, travel and leisure these stories give important insight into real London lives.
“Our hope is that by sharing these stories we can learn from one another and collectively influence positive action across the city, making it a better place to live, work and play.”
Discover Let's Ear It – Walworth.
Woman peeling Turnips: A Portrait of my Father with Southwark Park Galleries
“Richard Scott’s ‘Woman Peeling Turnips; A Portrait of my Father’ is the result of the poet’s residency at Southwark Park Galleries in August 2019, Queer Pilgrims. This new text forms a poetic investigation into ekphrasis*, father-figures and the violence of creation.
“This eighteen-part poetic essay was written in our Bermondsey Bothy, and has been adapted for broadcast and is narrated by the poet.
“The work has been lovingly orchestrated by the artist Anat Ben-David with her profound and resonant electronics.”
Explore Woman peeling Turnips: A Portrait with my Father.
Young & Gifted Chats: The Black British Business Boom with Theatre Peckham
Virtual event. Friday 9 October, 7.30pm
“At a time where police brutality, climate change, systemic imbalances in education and employment as well as a global health pandemic have impacted the Black community globally, Young & Gifted Chats is an opportunity to dissect pressing themes for Black Londoners and their allies today in a live-streamed panel event.”
Find out about Young & Gifted Chats: The Black British Business Boom.
Urban Food Foraging with Walworth Garden
Physical event. Sunday 11 October, 10am - 3pm
“Join us for a day of foraging with wild food teacher Ru, of London Wild Fruits, and discover the nutritious, edible (and free!) plants growing everywhere around us, even here in the city.
“We'll take a look at the wild edibles growing locally, learn about the seasons and foraging responsibly, how to use wild ingredients, and get a taste of some wildcrafted drinks and snacks.”
Explore more events with Walworth Garden.
To suggest an activity organised by a venue local to LCC for inclusion in this weekly feature, please email: Gill Henderson, Cultural and Communities Partnerships Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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