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Arts in Southwark news

Southern Exposure Film Fund gives filmmakers of tomorrow a helping hand

Published on 29 February 2016

Southern Exposure

Budding producers, directors and screenwriters from Southwark and Lambeth have been offered a helping hand through the Southern Exposure Film Fund.

Peckham’s famous multi-storey car park set to be cultural hot spot

Southwark Council logo

Published on 3 August 2015

Organisations, businesses and individuals are being invited to pitch their ideas to turn Peckham’s multi-storey car park into a hot spot for creative and cultural industries.

Long awaited Alfred Salter statue set to be unveiled in Bermondsey

Southwark Council logo

Published on 25 November 2014

Three years after it was stolen from its home in Bermondsey, and 23 years after it was first erected, the much loved statue of Dr Alfred Salter has finally been replaced at Bermondsey Wall East SE16.

Romeo and Juliet come to Blackfriars Road

Romeo and Juliet

Published on 15 August 2014

Avant Garde Dance’s Romeo and Juliet performances will begin on Blackfriars Road on Wednesday 20 August.

Southwark Children’s Brass Band wins funding award for European music tour

Southwark Children’s Brass Band

Published on 19 May 2014

This weekend, Southwark Children’s Brass Band was awarded £12,000 in funding for a European tour, which was presented to them by the Deputy Mayor of Southwark at a ceremony on Saturday.

Fact into Fiction – Southwark celebrates the birthday of local and world famous author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Published on 29 January 2014

Adults and families are invited to attend a number of free events to coincide with Charles Dickens' birthday on 7 February, jointly run by Southwark's Cuming Museum and Local History Library.

Award-winning Southwark film showcases at Tate Modern

SODIQ screening

Published on 13 December 2013

The Mayor of Southwark has hosted an evening of film and discussion at the Tate Modern where award-winning Peckham filmmaker Adeyemi Michael screened Sodiq, alongside other Southwark stories.

Will a budding south London film-maker take the stage at next year's London Film Festival?

Southern Exposure film makers with camera

Published on 30 September 2013

Budding producers, directors and screenwriters from Southwark and Lambeth are being offered a helping hand through the Southern Exposure filmmakers' fund.

Southwark celebrates Black History Month

Photograph of Malorie Blackman

Published on 24 September 2013

As autumn approaches so does Southwark's Black History Month - a month long programme of local events to celebrate and commemorate the achievements of black men and women.

Kids' creative writing celebrated at award-winning library

Creative writing

Published on 12 July 2013

Stories, plays and poems by Southwark children were showcased at a special event at Canada Water Library this week.

Empowerment Through Art: Photography and Latin American Migrant Girls in London

Cllr Hickson at the empowerment through art exhibition

Published on 17 May 2013

This week Southwark Council has played host to the 'Empowerment through Art: Photography and Latin American Migrants Girls in London' exhibition.

Southwark Council offers sports and crafts for May Half Term fun

Swimmers and floaters

Published on 16 May 2013

Southwark's libraries and leisure centres are putting on a range of free activities to keep children entertained over the May half term holidays (Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May).

Council call for young event producers


Published on 25 April 2013

Young people in Southwark are being given the opportunity to develop event management skills by taking part in one of the borough’s biggest festivals this summer.

Over £16,000 raised towards a new statue of a doctor who helped the poor in Bermondsey

Dr Alfred and Ada Salter

Published on 23 April 2013

The Salter Statues campaign is appealing to local residents and businesses to raise money to build a new statue of Bermondsey resident Dr Albert Salter.

Rain fails to dampen spirits at successful Tree Tales event

Tree Tales

Published on 15 April 2013

Hundreds of people turned out to take part in Southwark Council’s Tree Tales workshop and stunning finale in Dulwich Park last weekend – despite the weather taking a turn for the worse.

Make your plastic fantastic

Tree tales

Published on 15 March 2013

Tree Tales, a South of the Borough event, will take part on Saturday 13 April 2013 in Dulwich Park, Southwark.

Dog and Pot sculpture unveiled in Southwark to celebrate bicentenary of Charles Dickens

Dickens Dog and Pot

Published on 12 February 2013

Residents of Southwark turned out in full force last week to celebrate a new sculpture erected to commemorate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens.

Scheme to support BME volunteers in the arts and culture sector launches in Lambeth and Southwark


Published on 17 January 2013

An innovative scheme to increase the number of black and ethnic minority (BME)* volunteers in the arts and cultural sector has just been launched.

Thousands of shoppers visit seasonal Scandinavian Market

Mayor visits Scandinavian Market

Published on 26 November 2012

Thousands of shoppers enjoyed the festive atmosphere at the Scandinavian Christmas Market outside the Finnish and Norwegian Churches in Albion Street, Rotherhithe, this weekend (23 to 25 November).

Southern Exposure Film Fund opens     

Southern Exposure film makers with camera

Published on 1 November 2012

Southwark’s budding filmmakers can now take their work to the main stage with the Southern Exposure Film Fund.

The Sketchbook Project launches in Southwark

A girl chooses from a wall of books

Published on 8 October 2012

Canada Water Culture Space in Southwark will welcome The Sketchbook Project exhibition in its only UK stop from 12 to 19 October 2012.

Sacrilege - a great success at Burgess Park


Published on 6 August 2012

More than three thousand people from across Southwark joined in the fun at Burgess Park on Saturday 4 August and had a 'bounce' on Sacrilege, the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge.

Mayor joins local artists to launch new gallery space at Unity Cafe

Unity kitchen art

Published on 19 June 2012

Last week the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Althea Smith, joined the cabinet member for health and adult social care and members of the Camden Society and council officers to launch a new exhibition space.

Art will not be bowed by metal thieves

Dr Salter

Published on 12 April 2012

Art will not be hidden away from residents despite the threat of metal thieves and vandals council chiefs vowed today.

Southwark consults with local people over Kingswood House

Published on 6 February 2012

Southwark council chiefs are consulting with local people over the future of Kingswood House to help secure its future as a community facility in the borough.

Southwark appeals for information following theft of Barbara Hepworth statue

The Barbara Hepworth metal statue called Two Forms in Dulwich Park

Published on 21 December 2011

Thieves have stolen an irreplaceable piece of public art by Barbara Hepworth, one of the most highly regarded sculptors of the 20th century.

Plea issued for safe return of Salter statue

Published on 2 December 2011

The last remaining relative of Dr Alfred Salter - one of Britain's great social reformers whose statue was stolen by metal thieves - today issued an urgent appeal for its safe return.

Southwark offers £1,000 reward following Salter statue theft

Statue of Dr. Alfred Salter, health pioneer, in Cherry Garden Pier, Bermondsey

Published on 22 November 2011

Council chiefs are offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of metal thieves who stole a much loved bronze statue of one of London's greatest social reformers.

Thousands enjoy Guy Fawkes Night

Fireworks at Southwark Park, 5 November 2011

Published on 8 November 2011

Thousands of people descended on Southwark Park to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on Saturday.

Shoes old and new unveiled in a new exhibition at the Cuming Museum

Published on 17 December 2010

First Cultural Olympiad event launches at Cuming Museum in Southwark

Car park hosts contemporary artist Hannah Barry's latest sculpture project

Published on 29 June 2010

Bold Tendencies sculpture project, an annual exhibition supported by Southwark Council and held on the top four floors of the disused car park in Peckham, runs from 30 June to 30 September this year.

Southwark's little gem hosts stunning Arts and Crafts designs

Published on 28 June 2010

Arts and Crafts wallpapers set alongside contemporary works by David Mabb and students from the London College of Communications.

A first show for bright, young Sadler’s Wells choreographic talent

Published on 18 June 2010

the first young person with learning disabilities ever to be awarded a specific grant from the Arts Council, has excelled with his dance work culminating in a performance he self choreographed.

Forget Shoreditch, contemporary artists take the biscuit in Bermondsey

Published on 26 May 2010

First Peckham’s uber-cool bars make the headlines, now Bermondsey is the new place to go for contemporary art as Southwark Council funds two more art hubs and stays top in the trendsetting stakes.

Uncover your Southwark

Published on 20 March 2010

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