WALL Project is being built!

WALL – Our exciting community multimedia project for 2017/2018  

Bricks on the Wall

PlainPhotoBrickWallProject with local schools and community groups. Encouraging groups to draw/paint on brick size wood/cardboard/fabric on the theme of WALLs. These will be incorporated into an installation in the SE9 Container Gallery and elsewhere .

We have heard from one primary school that they are planning to make ceramic bricks , which can then be installed on a wall on the school after the project .

More groups and schools are invited to take part in this project.

Leading: Pragya Kumar and John Wingham

Writing on a Wall

Cartoon-Woman-writingA short story and poetry creative writing challenge. This will be on the theme of WALLS. This is an exciting topic which encourages people to think about the walls around them and be inspired to express themselves creatively in prose or poetry. It may be a wall on a house or historic building, a wall dividing cultures or a personal wall within which inspires you to write. A great opportunity for all ages to be involved .

Workshops are being planned to support this project and encourage creative writing. Planned exhibition/awards/celebratory event on World Book Night 23rd April 2018 at Eltham library. Also planned that a selection will published in a book of the same name.

This has been  launched  with a closing date of end February 2018

There are leaflets in Eltham Centre and New Eltham libraries and elsewhere . You can also find information on this website .

All ages (and all abilities) are encouraged to join in.

Leading: Gaynor Wingham and Miriam Storey

 

The Wall the Mind Built

Cartoon-family0A dance and music project by members of the Hulviz Musical Society to show how mental health issues and the stigma of such issues are affecting the youth of the community. They are planning a contemporary dance and music piece by group members brainstorming terms associated with mental health and what it means to them and how they view the issues that are created by social media and the world around them, they plan to photograph each step and then create the finished piece.

Leading: Gaynor Wingham (liaising with Clare Smith)

 

Songs across a Wall 

guitar-onWallSinger/song writers to be challenged to write and perform their songs around the wall theme.  There will be a performance, possibly as part of the Eltham Summer Music Festival . May produce a CD

Everyone will have an opportunity to perform somewhere ! We have great venues locally.

Young singer/songwriters are encouraged to participate as well as older experienced ones.

Leading: Zahira al Zahira and Dave Kenningham

 

The Secret Story Garden 

SecretGardenBased around the theme of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s book we are working with Eltham Library to developing an outside garden area of the Eltham centre as play and art space. Art works will be developed along with part of the planting. This is dependent on agreement from the building owners. GLL have expressed support for the project

Leading: Miriam Storey

 

Green Walls

plantCellsPhotographer Sandra Marques looks at the cellular structure of plants. We are considering how this may interface with the secret garden project. Exhibition at the SE9 Container Gallery (Sept/Oct 2018) . An exhibition is also being planned at the Gerald Moore Gallery Jan/Feb 2019

Leading: Pragya Kumar (liaising with Sandra Marques)

 

My Wall

Frame-MyWall-text“My Wall” is a project by photographer Elizabeth Itisor. She aims to capture stories of local people by taking pictures of them against walls. Her final work will result in an exhibition in SE9 Container Gallery. An exhibition is also being planned at the Gerald Moore Gallery Jan/Feb 2019

Leading: Pragya Kumar (liaising with Elizabeth Itisor)

 

Walls from the Water

Wall-WaterCreative project from found objects (many bricks!) from mudlarking on the River Thames foreshore. No one is sure what will be created but it will be interesting and different!

Leading: Dave Kenningham

 

Dunvegan Path Underpass –  Mural

DunveganPathA transformation of an underpass wall at Eltham Station. Permission has been granted from South Eastern Rail and funds will have to be raised to complete it. Ruth Noble (community) will lead on this and is exploring options.

Leading: John Wingham (liaising with Ruth Noble)

 

Over the Wall and Far away : New Eltham shopfront Mural

Mural on a vacant shopfront commissioned by NEBA (New Eltham Business Association). Completed Aug 2017 entitled ‘Over the Wall and Far Away ‘

A fantastic improvement (and talking point) loved by the community. Well done team !

Leading: Pragya Kumar, John Wingham and Zahira Al Zahira

 

WALL Exhibition at the SE9 Container Gallery

SE9 Container GalleryThe gallery , which is in the Grounds on St Thomas More Secondary School, has been booked from Sept 2018 until end Oct half term. We are delighted that we will have the opportunity for  seven Saturdays to have an  Exhibition of works from the projects and film generated by the project.

Leading: John Wingham and Pragya Kumar

 

Exhibition at the Gerald Moore Gallery

The Gerald Moore Gallery is in the grounds of Eltham College. It hosts a a number of touring exhibitions, including the Hayward exhibitions. We are delighted to have the opportunity to plan an exhibition as part of the WALL project from Feb/March 2019.

We are looking at using this as a photography and film exhibition of projects integrated within the WALL projects on different aspects . This will provide an opportunity for events on the Saturdays to complement the projects and exhibitors.

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Wall – the Film

Wall-Camera-woman-CaptureThis will be a film to explore some of the issues raised by the WALL theme and document the project. Gaynor will work with photographer Robert Piwko

Filming has started and the film will evolve over the next 6/9 months. documenting projects but also exploring wider issues in our community.  We are planning the film will be shown at the SE9 Container Gallery and the Geeald Moore Gallery and elsewhere

Leading: Gaynor Wingham

 

Email elthamarts@aol.co.uk for more information or to discuss a project.

 

 

Eltham Get Writing! Creative writing challenge

      Writing on a WALL

Eltham Arts Creative Writing Challenge 

Short stories and poetry wanted on the theme of WALL!

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What does the word WALL mean to you? Eltham Palace? A garden wall? A hidden wall of shyness? A door in a secret wall? The Berlin wall? Graffiti on a wall? A wall between cultures which can be broken or climbed? Inspired to write a story or poem? Experienced or first-time writer. Have a go.

Prizes and awards for all age groups will be presented at a celebration on World Book Night 23rd April 2018 at The Eltham Centre, 2 Archery Rd, Eltham SE9 1HA.

To submit entries email writingonawall2018@outlook.com or for more information contact ElthamArts@aol.co.uk. Information on the multimedia WALL project on Facebook and on the Eltham Arts website.

Writing on a Wall – Competition Rules.

  1. Short stories up to 300 words and poetry up to 30 lines to be submitted with the theme ‘WALL’ on any subject, but must be suitable for an all age audience, original and unpublished.
  2. This is a community family writing competition. Open to everyone who lives, works, is educated in, belongs to a club or group or shops in London SE9. Indicate which category (e.g. work) if address not SE9.
  3. There will be awards in three age groups (u12, 12 – u18 and over 18)
  4. All ages can enter. If aged under 18 the name and contact details for a parent/guardian must be provided and they must give permission.
  5. If entries are submitted through a school, the school must ensure that parental permission has been given for the entry to be submitted and details provided on request.
  6. Up to four entries are allowed per person with no charge for entry.
  7. All entries are by email. The name of the entrant, age and title must be in the header of the email. (e.g. Chloe Smith over 18 ‘The Wall of my Dreams’).
  8. The short story or poem with a suitable title and the author’s name must be typed on one side of paper and attached to the email.
  9. The email must include name with contact details (name, address, email, phone number) and if the entrant is under 18 details of parental permission or school staff contact.
  10. Schools, colleges and groups may submit entries on UBS memory stick. Contact for details.
  11. Be careful with spelling and grammar as entries will be displayed or published as submitted.
  12. The judges will be looking for an imaginative story or poem with a good use of language.
  13. The closing date of the competition is the end of February 2018.
  14. The judges’ decision is final and neither the judges nor the organisers will enter into any correspondence.
  15. The copyright of the short stories remains with the author. However, authors, by entering the competition, grant the organisers the right to publish and/or broadcast.

Connecting the Community through the Arts:

Twitter: @ElthamArts
Website: www.elthamarts.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElthamArt
YouTube: ElthamArts Channel

Eltham Arts AGM – Sat 2nd Sept 2017

Thank you everyone who came to our AGM. It was great to see so many people and to tell everyone about the last year and our future plans.

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You can read the minutes of the previous AGM and our Chair’s report here:

  1. Minutes of previous AGM, 18 June 2016
  2. Report from Chair of Eltham Arts, Gaynor Wingham

Meet the Eltham Arts Committee for next year:Eltham Arts Committee 020917

(L-R ): Dave Kenningham, John Wingham, Zahira Al-Zahira, Pragya Kumar,

Gaynor Wingham, Miriam Storey

Eltham Music Festival

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Eltham locals and visitors have just enjoyed another great musical July! In the heart of Eltham High Street, at the newly redeveloped Passey Place, audiences turned up for the many talented musical acts making the most of this new community outdoor space.

Each Saturday, on 1, 8 and 15 July, saw local musicians, singers, choirs and dancers come together to entertain in this Royal Greenwich and Eltham Arts Music Festival, part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals season.Progr-Slanted-2017

Here are just some of the performers – how many of these fabulous acts  did you see?

MuiscFest-Collage-PerformersIt was encouraging to see our local MP Clive Efford supporting local arts events, and our wonderful police too:Efford-Police-Collage

See loads more pics, and videos too, from the Music Festival on our Facebook page.

Check out our July Music month ‘What’s On’ blog post for more exciting events this month all over Eltham.

A Plateful of Songs – CD Launch

Folk and blues musicians, friends and family gathered on 17 June at the Bob Hope Theatre Bar to celebrate the launch of the latest Eltham Arts CD.

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This second Eltham Arts CD came out of the 2016 Eltham Arts Winter Festival where the challenge was laid down to write a song on a culinary theme. The result was a fantastic collection of songs now gathered together on this fun and thoughtful CD.

Launch1 - at Bob Hope Theatre Bar

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Contact Eltham Arts to buy a copy, just £8, email: elthamarts@aol.co.uk

You can read more about this CD in the July Greenwich Visitor (p14) and see lots more photos and videos of the launch celebration on our Facebook page.

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Read about out first CD, ‘Aspects of Winter, here’.

July is Eltham Music Festival Month!

What’s On in July 2017

Here’s advance notice of some exciting music events this July, Eltham’s Music Festival Month:

Sat 1 July

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Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place, Eltham High St – enjoy live music from 10.30-5pm.

10.30 Peter Hicks – Solo artist

11.30 John Edwards – Solo artist

12.30 Fabia Anderson – Solo artist

1pm Rockoustic – Trio

2pm Tanya Dirrane School of Irish Dancing 

2.30 pm Sienna Melella – Vocals with guitar

3pm Sabrina Bell – Solo artist

4pm All the Arts – Drama/Dance 

 

Summer concert ‘Requiem’  by Eltham Choral at Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm

Sun 2 July

Summer Sunday Music at Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm – a Parksfest event

Sat 8 July  

Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place  – enjoy live music from 10.30-4pm

10.30am Rhyme Time – Under 5’s Rhyme and songs

11am Shindig – Band 

12 noon Rock Choir 

12.30pm Make a Noise Choir

1pm Tony, Ben and Carl – Vocals with Guitar 

2pm Emma Jane – Solo artist

2.30pm Hulviz – Choir 

3pm Decks and Quartz – Band 

 

Queenscroft Party in The Park 12-5pm –  a Parksfest event

Sun 9 July 

Concert in Eltham Park South 3 to 4.30pm – a Parksfest event

Thu 13 July 

Eltham Jazz Club at Eltham Warren Golf Club  8 to 10.30pm Derek Nash  ( saxes) with Hugh Ockendon Trio  Derek Nash is lead saxophonist with Jools Holland Band.,

Sat 15 July 

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Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place  – live music from 10,30 – 4 pm

10.30am Haimo School Choir 

11am Brothers in Swing – Singing duo 

12noon Little Beach – Band 

1pm Santino Fabbricatore – Solo Artist 

2pm Pytchwood  – Acoustic Folk 

3pm Greenwich Community Choir 

3.30pm Gordon School Band 

 

Sun 16 July  

Greenwich World Cultural Festival  by Greenwich Dance Eltham Palace  12.30-5pm

Summer Sunday Music 3 to 5pm at Well Hall Pleasaunce – a Parksfest event

Concert in Eltham Park South 3 to 4.30pm  – Greenwich Concert Band – a Parksfest event

Wed 19 July

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FolkMob Special Night at Blackheath Rugby Club at Well Hall Drums and Percussion hosted by Nathan Persad 8 .15-10.30pm.

Sun 23 July

Lazy Jazz Sunday at Eltham Palace from 12 to 40m  Hannah Northedge – Jazz Trio

Concert in Eltham Park South 3 to 4.30pm  – Los Dawsons a Parksfest event

 

Thu 27 July 

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Eltham Jazz Club at Eltham Warren Golf Club 8-10.30pm

Alan Barnes , British Award Winning Saxophonist  with Hugh Ockendon Trio.

Sun 30 July  

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Lazy Jazz Sundays  at Eltham Palace 12-4pm Planet Maja

Summer Sunday Music at Well Hall Pleasaunce 3-5pm  – a Parksfest event

Eltham Park Festival – a fantastic community event. Live music and fun 12- 5pm at Eltham Park South. Family fun!


There may be more!   Check with our Eltham pubs for music events all month

Look out for leaflets on individual events.

Eltham Arts will keep posting on Twitter @ElthamArts and Facebook, and the programme for the Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place will be on this website.

More information on events:

Eltham Palace  www.english-heritage.org.uk Twitter: @ElthamPalace

Eltham Jazz Club  www.facebook.com/Elthamjazzclub1

Eltham Choral  www.elthamchoral.org.uk Twitter: @ElthamChoral

Eltham Folkmob  www.folkmobonline.co.uk Twitter: @FolkMob

Parksfest  www.parksfest.org

Eltham Park Festival 2017 Twitter: @ElthamParkFest