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What’s on(line) in Southwark and Lambeth: 10 August 2020

Written by Jake May
Published date 10 August 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: 10 August 2020

Final Call | Webres: Siobhan Davies Dance

We are offering 6 artists £250 each. We don't expect artists to share the full documentation of their work, or to make a completely new work for our digital spaces. Artists can share images and videos exploring their current thinking or use work from their archive. You can choose to share your work wherever feels most appropriate for you.

Deadline Wednesday 12 August

Find out more about Webres at Siobhan Davies Dance

Free Summer Dance Workshop: Super Arts Academy

A free workshop of dance, drama and fun! Please be assured, no session will have more than 15 students and all guidelines from the government will be adhered to. Advanced booking required.

Saturday 15 August, St Paul’s Church Hall, Lorrimore Square, SE17 3QT

Infants: 10am (75 mins)
Next group: 12 noon (2 hrs)

To book your place on the dance workshop please email:

Sophie Cundale | The Near Room: South London Gallery

Artist Sophie Cundale presents a new film, a supernatural melodrama about loss that follows the journey of a professional boxer after a near-fatal knockout. The boxer’s disorientations become entangled with the story of a queen living with Cotard Delusion, a rare neurological condition inducing the belief in and sensation of death.

The gallery reopens from Saturday 15 August. Advanced booked required.

Find out about visiting the exhibition

Tell Your Story: The Blue Elephant

We will explore the topic of identity (who you are, where you come from), and particularly what it means to grow up locally in South East London. We'll be exploring these themes through writing and performance, looking at how to write a monologue that tells our stories.

What would you like the younger generation to know? For ages 16 - 24 (ideally living locally to Blue Elephant) and taking place over Zoom.

The course will run every Monday evening between 3 - 24 August, plus Thursday 27 from 7- 8.30pm.

Book a ticket for Tell Your Story

How Should We Memorialise Our Past?: Imperial War Museum

In these increasingly polarised times, the Imperial War Museum will convene a reasoned, independent and evidence-based online discussion on how Britain should commemorate its history, featuring top historians, politicians and experts. We cannot begin to solve the problems our society faces today without first understanding our past.

Thursday 20 August 4.30pm

Get involved with the event

Scratch That: Theatre Peckham

Scratch That is a new artist development programme for writers aged 18+ designed to amplify the bold voices of emerging talent from all walks of life. Theatre Peckham will support you to develop an existing idea and transfer it from the page to the stage in just six weeks.

Apply by Monday 17 August

Apply for your place on Scratch That

Activities in Southwark for young people - Summer 2020: Southwark Council

This year Southwark's Youth Service summer programme is going online. Join us on Zoom for workshops and activities covering the subjects such as sport and fitness, art and design and Black Lives Matter.

August 2020

Get involved with Southwark Youth activities

Shared Reading Sessions: Bell House

Shared reading is a simple and effective way of connecting with each other through experiencing great literature. Each week a poem or short story is brought along to share and discuss. That's it! It's not literary criticism, there's no homework - just a safe space where anyone can come along to listen and share their thoughts.

Tuesday 18 August 2-3pm online using Zoom

Get involved with Shared Reading Sessions

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:

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