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: 3 August 2020
Our Museums are re-opening: Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museum London, Imperial War Museum North, Imperial War Museum Duxford and Churchill War Rooms will reopen on Saturday 1 August 2020 with several measures in place to ensure a safe environment. Advanced booking open now.
From Saturday 1 August
The Future is Loading Online Exhibition: Shape Arts
2020 has been a paradigm shift for many, a year like no other. For many disabled and marginalised people, familiar with adversity, witnessing the world come to a halt in a matter of days has paradoxically generated hope.
Hope that, for once, the world might take greater heed of what it means to be shut away, impoverished and excluded. With this in mind, our exhibition projects into tomorrow the visions of those we believe are integral to the construction of something better.
The Common Table Chefs in Residence: Louie Louie
We have reopened in the evenings with a limited table service inside and on the terrace with cocktail happy hour till 7pm and regional Indian served till 9.30pm. Takeaway also available.
From 5.30pm Wednesday – Saturday
Call to reserve a table: 0207 450 3223 or visit the website
Children's Creative Contemporary: Rainbow Resources: Siobhan Davies Dance
Rainbows have featured largely in our lives since the beginning of lockdown, from thanking our key workers at the NHS to celebrating pride in the month of June, so our children’s class teacher Cheryl McChesney has put together some activities that invite you to explore rainbows through movement at home. Suitable for 2 - 9 years.
Saturday 25 July - Monday 31 August
Rock Paper Scissors Online Exhibition: The Drawing Room
The Rock Paper Scissors activity sheets have now come to an end. They've been downloaded and used widely by families and teachers, both from our local community and further afield. It has been a pleasure receiving all the responses and seeing how creativity has been flourishing even through the difficulties of this period. The exhibition is still online to view so we highly recommend you check it out.
Free Consultancy and support: Theatre Deli
Theatre Deli is offering to share some of our expertise free of charge to support artists who are developing work for the future. This consultancy is open to all, but we we specifically encourage Black artists and companies to take advantage of this opportunity and will prioritise our response to Black artists and companies, in recognition of the long-term systematic barriers to success for Black people within the arts industry.
The House that Slipped: The Albany
When the UK went into lockdown the residents of 12 Laburnum Drive, Brockley took the government advice very seriously. One month on they opened their front door to find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Their little house had floated away and come to rest in the year 2070.
They have discovered that Zoom still works on their laptops, and in the latest upgrade they seem to be able to contact people from 2020.
Monday 3 August to Saturday 8 August, 7.30pm
Learning in Lockdown: Walworth Living Room
As the 'new normal' settles in and things open up, what is your experience of Walworth now? And what are your hopes for the future?
We are holding monthly 'meet up and learn' sessions, where we'll invite one person to speak about what they've been doing - and learning - during the lockdown, before opening it up to hear from everyone.
Tuesday 11 August, 6-7.15pm
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.