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What’s on(line) in Southwark and Lambeth: 27 July 2020

Written by Jake May
Published date 24 July 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: 27 July 2020

CALL OUT! Photos, Drawings & Stories: Walworth Society

Southwark Rooms is a free, online art project for Southwark residents who have been staying at home during Covid-19. It's an opportunity to create something special and share it with your neighbours. We’re aiming to bring together artworks from people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and exhibit them side by side in our virtual gallery.

Find out more about Walworth Society

Follow Walworth Society on Facebook and Twitter: @WalworthSociety

PETITION! Love Cinema? Help Save the Cinema Museum: The Cinema Museum

The Cinema Museum is run entirely by volunteers. We have been in residence at the former Lambeth Workhouse for over 20 years but following the 2018 sale of our building and the surrounding site, sadly the long-term future of the Cinema Museum is still not confirmed. Help save the Cinema Museum by signing the petition below.

Sign the PETITION!

Jasmine Johnson Annotations II: The Drawing Room

This month sees the launch of our virtual exhibition LoveJasmine Johnson’s commission for Annotations II, which explores the artist's ongoing interest in love addiction, this time in relation to physical isolation in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic; messages and still-life photographs from queer women living in cities around the world inform a suite of drawings that form a virtual exhibition.

Visit the virtual exhibition

Walk It Talk It: South London Gallery

For this first online edition of Walk It Talk It, the SLG's monthly heritage tour, we look at the legacy of Victorian philanthropist John Passmore Edwards. 

Selected by writer Dean Evans and illustrated by Elizabeth Lander, this tour links some of the libraries and art galleries Passmore Edwards funded in south and east London.

Download the heritage tour

Drawing Club for Older Adults: Art in the Park

Come and enjoy the beautiful walled gardens at Chumleigh, with mature plants from all around the world. This weekly club will observe and explore different aspects of Chumleigh Gardens through drawing. Each week we will look at a different theme and we will observe social distancing and provide refreshments safely.

Thursday 30 July 1-3pm

Find out more about Art in the Park at Chumleigh

Waterwise Gardening: Walworth Gardens

As we experience more extremes in weather, and a changing climate, creating a garden that can withstand these changes is increasingly important. In this 2 hour online workshop, our Garden Manager George will guide you through the basic principles of a garden that is future-proof, sustainable and is both simple and easy to maintain.

Wednesday 29 July 6-8pm

Find out more about the workshop

Inclusive Dance: Walworth Living Room

Inclusive Dance is a fun way of making up dances together to have fun. You don’t need to have too much room to move, enough space to reach your arms out to the side is enough! We meet over Zoom, a video calling app that's very easy to use. To access this you will need a computer/tablet or mobile phone with a webcam and sound. Once signed up you will receive an email with instructions of how to use Zoom.

Every Thursday at 4.30pm

Find out more about Walworth Living Room

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: g.m.henderson@lcc.arts.ac.uk.

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