As part of London College of Communication’s ongoing support to our cultural neighbours, we’re featuring a monthly 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: 18 January 2021
Dance for the Brain (and other online classes) | Siobhan Davies Studios
Every Tuesday from 19 January – 9 March 2021, 2.15-4pm
Siobhan Davies Studio dance classes have gone online once more – and this time it’s the full programme.
Creative Contemporary for infants, juniors and adults will be streamed live with expert teachers Cheryl McChesney and Laura Doehler. The classes welcome those new to dance and movement (no matter what age) and are designed to be adaptable to the space you have available.
Dance for the Brain Online, led by dance artist Marie Forbes, is a free, weekly creative dance class for adults who have early symptoms of dementia. The classes will engage the body and brain through movement and co-created choreography.
Find out more about Dance for the Brain Online at Siobhan Davies Studios and other online dance classes for all levels.
Virtual Deli Drop-in | Theatre Deli
Every Tuesday from 19 January – 23 February 2021, 12.30pm, 2pm or 3.30pm (30 minute slots)
Need advice on an upcoming Arts Council funding application? Not sure how to take your show on tour? Theatre Deli’s Virtual Deli Drop-in sessions offer free one-to-one advice every Tuesday.
Sessions are completely free and run for 30 minutes. Advanced booking is required and can be booked via Eventbrite. You will be emailed a Zoom access link nearer the time.
Book your free place for the Virtual Deli Drop-in event.
Danish Cineclub – Bridgend by Jeppe Ronder | South Social Film Festival and The Embassy of Denmark
Wednesday 20 January, 7-9.30pm
In 2021 the South Social Film Festival travels to Denmark, with The Embassy of Denmark, to discover its rich cinematic culture.
We start with Bridgend (2015) by Jeppe Ronde; a haunting mystery drama inspired by true events.
Find out more about the Danish CineClub screening of Bridgend (2015).
HeadStart Action Southbank | 2-3 Degrees
Every Wednesday from 20 January – 24 March, 4-6pm
If you're a 16-18 year old who lives or studies in Southwark, and who wants to take active steps to plan for the future, then the HeadStart Action programme is here for you.
2-3 Degrees invites you to a series of free workshops taking place over 10 weeks. You must remain committed throughout the entire 10 week programme.
The sessions will give you the opportunity to improve your confidence, employability skills, entrepreneurial skills and to gain work experience. There will also be games, prizes and much more.
Find out more and book your place on HeadStart Action Southbank.
Make Music Day Meet-up - London | Make Music Day UK
Wednesday 20 January – 24 March, 4.30-6pm
Every year on 21 June, Make Music Day becomes the world's largest DIY music festival, across over 120 countries.
Make Music Day is looking for individuals, groups and organisations in London to find out how you could bring the part to your community.
You will find out more about what Make Music Day is and the ways you can be involved. You'll hear from our co-hosts, Team London Bridge. There will also be the opportunity to meet other people involved with music-making in London.
The Make Music Day team will share details about forthcoming training events, tools and know-hows, hopefully sparking ideas that will make Make Music Day 2021 the best yet.
Discover more about Make Music Day and book your spot on the meet-up.
Foale and Tuffin: Made in England | Fashion and Textile Museum
Friday 22 January, 1-2.30pm
Foal and Tuffin was the label that the cool girls of the sixties wore – colourful, pop-inspired mini dresses and trend-setting trouser suits. The bran was ahead of its time in creating popular, desirable fashion.
Through this online talk, you will delve into the 1960s, with a look back at the exhibition Foale & Tuffin: Made in England, curated by Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft in 2009/10.
Dennis will explore the work of these very influential designers who were at the heart of the cultural explosion in London during the sixties, telling the very personal story of two women who set up the business and played their part in changing the London fashion scene.
Book tickets for Foal and Tuffin: Made in England.
Movement Life Drawing with Vanessa | Art in the Park
Friday 22 January, 7-8.30pm
Posing clothed live at the next Movement Life Drawing session is professional dancer, Vanessa Abreu.
In between performances, Vanessa will stop in 5-minute poses for us to draw. We will also experiment, drawing her moving between two poses for 5-minutes, before finishing with a longer pose.
You will need paper (of any size) which you can find around the house and drawing materials – pencils, coloured pencils, felt tips, oil or chalk pastels, or charcoal.
The session is Pay What You Can (PWYC) with a suggested donation of £5.
Find out more about, and book your place for, Art in the Park’s Movement Life Drawing Session.
January #creativechallenge: Horizon | Morley College London
Deadline is Sunday 7 February, 12am
Perhaps you're hoping to spend lockdown getting creative or are looking for something new to do while we all spend more time at home.
We can all find inspiration in our day-to-day lives, even amidst the disruption of a pandemic, so we're challenging you to get creative in response to a monthly theme.
- We will accept entries of every format: video, story, photograph, sculpture, music, jewellery, poetry, just to list a few. Unleash your creativity and see what you can come up with.
- Your submission must include a photograph/audio/vidoe or Word file of your work, the title of your work, 50-11 words explaining the inspiration behind your work, your name, social media handles and a link to your website.
- First place will win a £30 Amazon voucher, second place a £20 Amazon voucher, and third place will win a £10 Amazon voucher.
- All work will be showcased on our social channels and on our websites. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your work for free.
To enter, submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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]