Eltham Arts 2013-2018 Connecting the Community through the Arts

Eltham Arts was founded by Gaynor Wingham in Aug 2013 following a successful community poetry competition ‘Celebrate Eltham in Verse’ which highlighted what a proud and creative community lives in Eltham and the SE9 area.2014-GaynorInLibraryBookLaunch

The aim was to connect the community through the arts. It has been a huge success and it is a good time to reflect and celebrate the last five years of Eltham Arts.  A small team of unpaid volunteers have achieved all of this with the support and love from the local community.

Creative Community Challenges

  • 2013 A Celebration of Eltham in Verse – Local writers invited to write poems to celebrate Eltham, Awards event for all ages on World Book Night. A published book with a book launch. An exhibition of entries:2014-BookCover-CelebrationElthamInVersePoetry
  • 2014 Tales of Eltham – Local writers invited to write short stories on the theme of ‘Eltham’ Awards event for all ages on World Book Night. A published book with a book launch. An exhibition of entries:Tales of Eltham front cover
  • 2015 Postcards from Eltham – Local artists invited to design a postcard about Eltham. Awards event for all ages on World Book Night. Published postcards. An exhibition of entries: PostcardsExhib
  • 2016 Eltham Arts Song Challenge – Local singer/songwriters invited to write and perform songs on the theme of ‘Winter’. Album produced and launched ‘Aspects of Winter – the Eltham Collection’. End of session 1
  • 2017 Eltham Arts Song Challenge – local singer/songwriters invited to write and perform songs on the theme of ‘a culinary nature’. Album produced and launched ‘A Plateful of Songs – the Eltham Menu’ GV-Article-EA-CD-Launch
  • 2018 Writing on a Wall – Local writers invited to write poems and short stories on the theme of WALLs in our lives. Awards night for all ages on World Book Night
  • 2018 Eltham Arts Song Challenge – Songs Across a Wall. Local singer/songwriters invited to write and perform songs on the theme of ‘WALL’ All day live music event in Passey Place, Eltham High St

 Eltham Arts Winter Festivals

  • For 23 days in November 2015 and 2016 produced two wonderful festivals with involvement of a huge number of local groups and individuals from Eltham and SE9. In 2015 there were over 120 events and over 150 in 2016. With music, theatre, exhibitions, an art trail, roving poets and many other events.
  • The Winter Festival involved thousands of local people in organising and attending events in their local area and to feel part of a thriving community
  • Terrific opening events in Passey Place and closing events in the White Hart pub. A great success.
  • Eltham Arts organised a wonderful professional opera evening in 2016 as part of the Festival photostableau

 Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place and July is … Eltham Music Month

  • 2014 Eltham Music Festival – Four Saturdays of live music in July by local musicians and choirs. Eltham Arts designed and publicised the programme with Royal Greenwich Regeneration staff
  • 2015, 2016 and 2017 Three Saturdays of live music in July by local musicians and choirs. Eltham Arts designed the programme with Royal Greenwich Regeneration staff and provided most of the publicity!
  • 2016 and 2017 ‘July is … Eltham Music Month’ programme drawn up and promoted with music events organised all over Eltham, including in the parks, pubs, heritage buildings and churches. The 2016 programme was supported by Eltham Ward Councillor funding. MuiscFest-Collage-Performers

 Xmas Festive Fun

  • 2015, 2016, 2017 Charity Carol singing in the Eltham Centre
  • 2014, 2015 Charity Carol singing in the White Hart Pub
  • 2014 Step in Christmas musical event. A first Xmas event for the newly reopened Severndroog Castle with Eldorado Extra. 24-XmasSingalong

 Arts talks and conference

  • 2014 Eltham Entertains – Five evenings of excellent talks and discussions on arts topics in Eltham Library
  • 2014 to date Linked authors to talk at Eltham Library and promoted local authors.
  • 2014 ‘Developing the Arts in Eltham. Free conference for the community with speakers and workshop groups to develop the Five Big Ideas.

    Eltham Arts Conference workshops
    Conference attendees discussing creativity in Eltham

 

Wall project 2017/2018 – multi media project involving all the community

  • Over the Wall and Far Away – mural on vacant shopfront in New Eltham which became the focal point for their Xmas lights celebrations
  • The Acting Class films. Organised a showing of an award-winning film at Bob Hope Theatre about class barriers in the acting profession
  • Writing on a Wall – creative writing competition. Poetry and short stories all ages. Awards night
  • Songs Across a wall challenge. Invited singer/songwriters to write songs on a WALL theme. All day event July 2018 in Passey Place Eltham
  • Bricks on the Wall – inviting the community to be part of a community wall project. Bricks produced in all types of media by all ages. Organised first Arts Award for y1 pupils at Haimo School.
  • WALL exhibition planned Sept/Oct at SE9 Container Gallery HungryTums-Progress-team

Support for local groups / individuals /regeneration

  • Set up a large arts network all over Eltham and SE9 for individuals to make links
  • Provides venues and information and a platform to enable musicians to showcase and build a business.
  • Social Media support to celebrate and promote what’s going on in Eltham and the SE9 area, Eltham arts local network members and businesses. Over 3200 twitter followers and active Facebook account. Newsletters, leaflets and posters.
  • Raised money for local and national charities and supported local fundraisers.
  • Eltham Arts awards 2016 to the White Hart, Eltham Library and SE9 Container Gallery.
  • ‘Life in Eltham’ monthly arts column in the Greenwich Visitor by Gaynor Wingham since Dec 2013 and features by Gaynor and others.
  • Partners in the redevelopment and regeneration of Eltham High St. Supported the development of Passey Place for community use.
  • Partners in community projects (e.g. Age Uk B&G Silver Sunday Yarnstorming )
  • Worked with the local police to organise the Eltham Park Festival in July 2017, bringing arts and music to the festival
  • Links with Eltham New Zealand since 2013. Hosted guests Sept 2017 and they have also organised similar projects inspired by us in their community to celebrate Eltham in Verse and the WALL project. Linked the two libraries in the UK and NZ.
  • Membership of GAVS, South Greenwich Forum and Eltham Town Centre partnership.
  • Set up stalls with free activities at local festivals
  • The Eltham Arts team attend many events provided by local partners, using social media to promote.
  • Help individuals to set up social media and support their initiatives
  • Encourage fun and creativity in Eltham and SE9IMG_4910

Songs Across a Wall – live event Sat 21st July at Passey Place, Eltham programme announced!

2018 July Music Month WALL event

ELTHAM ARTS SONGS ACROSS A WALL

PASSEY PLACE – 21ST JULY 2018

10.15 AM  DANIEL RUSSELL “Bridges over Walls”

10.30AM   JIM PARRY  ‘Once Upon a Wall Medley’

10.50AM   MARTIN GUHA  ‘I’m watching you’

11.10AM   JOANNA GIRDLESTONE ‘Thru the Lines’

11.30AM   CAROLINE KNOTT  ‘Walls (Too high to climb.. low enough to trip over’)..

11.50AM   ELEN BLANEY ‘You Must Decide’.

12.10PM   DAVID FOWLER  ‘Empty Towers’

12.30PM  INDIAN DANCE LED BY ARCHANA PATIL

12.50PM   ANGELA MCCARRON ‘Back To The Wall’.

1.10PM     TONY CLARKE  ‘Map of the world on her wall’

1.30PM     MARIANNE-ROSE TOVEY (LEXY) ‘Tongue And Groove’.

1.50PM     CON MALONEY ‘Billy’

2.10PM     JIM RADFORD ‘Walls of Fear’

2.30PM     KEITH FERRIS  ‘All Life Is There’,

2.50PM     ALAN CUMMINGS/LITTLE BEACH “Let The Walls Come Down”.

3.10PM     DAVE KENNINGHAM AND

ZAHIRA AL-ZAHIRA ‘The Wall’

3.30PM     LIAM FITZPATRICK ‘Across A Wall’

3.50PM     RON RICHARDSON ‘Blood on the Wall’.

4.10PM    INDIAN DANCE LED BY ARCHANA PATIL

4.30PM    FINALE

July is … Eltham Music Month

2018 July Music Month leafletsOnce again in 2018 we have a fantastic range of community led music events in Eltham this July.  Ranging from jazz, folk, classical and rock , there is music in pubs, parks , churches and the town centre and local streets. All ages are catered for .There is even a Band for Babies event !

A highlight for us at Eltham Arts is the Songs Across a Wall event in Passey Place , Eltham High St on Saturday 21st July . Local singer-songwriters will entertain us all day with the songs they have  written for the Eltham Arts Song Challenge 2018 (plus a few more!) .  It will be a great day, so come along !

Here is the programme and venues. There may be more events – that’s what happens in Eltham. Ask in the poubs for what’s on offer there. There will be some open mic, so have a go as well ! During the month we will be using social media to highlight individual events and there are ‘July is …Eltham Music Month’ leaflets around the area . Spread the word.

July is … Eltham Music Month 2018

Sun 1 July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm

Sun 1st July Live Music at the Rusty Bucket Sonny and the Harp 5.30pm

Wed 4 July Folkmob at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Sat 7th July Westmount Parade Open Day  Live Music 10amto 3pm

Sat 7th July Eltham Choral Summer Concert at Holy Trinity Church The Armed Man 7.30pm

Sun 8th July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce  3 to 5pm

Sun 8th July Live music at the Rusty Bucket 5.30pm

Mon 9th July Folk and Blues Night at Bob Hope Theatre bar 7.30-10.30pm

Wed 11th July Folkmob  at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Thu 12th July Eltham Jazz Club  Art Themen and Steve Waterman 7.30pm

Sat 14th July Band for Babies by GAMD at Eltham Park Methodist Church 11am to 12noon

Sat 14th July Queencroft Festival  Live music 12 noon to 5pm

Sun 15th July Summer Sunday Music Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce  3 to 5pm

Sunday 15th July Live Music at the Rusty Bucket Harvey Montague 6pm

Wed 18th  July  Folkmob  at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Fri 20th July Severndroog  Summer Lates  Motown 6.30-10pm

Sat 21st July Songs Across a Wall day. Eltham Arts Song Challenge 2018 Passey Place 10am-5pm

Sun 22nd July July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm

Sunday 22h July Concert in Eltham Park South. Los Dawsons   3 to 4.30pm

Sun 22nd July Jazz in the Afternoon at Eltham Palace – Maja 12 to 4pm

Sun 22 July Music at the Rusty Bucket Ruta Di & Paul Baker 5.30pm

Wed 25th  July  Folkmob  at Blackheath Rugby Club 8pm

Thu 26 Eltham Jazz Club Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopoulos 7.30pm

Sun 29th July Eltham Park Festival at Eltham Park South. Live Music 12noon -5pm

Sun 29th July Jazz in the Afternoon at Eltham Palace 12-4pm

Sun 29th July Summer Sunday Music, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce 3 to 5pm

Sun 29th July Music at the Rusty Bucket Marco Buono Project 5.30pm

Check local pubs for times and other events!

Follow our Eltham Arts social media and website for more information

 

Venues 

Eltham GPO, 4 Passey Place, Eltham SE9 5DQ

Eltham Palace, Court Yard , Eltham SE9 5QE

Eltham Jazz Club at Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Rd, Eltham SE9 2PE

Eltham Park South, Glenesk Rd, Eltham SE9 1AN

Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Rd, Eltham SE9 5GT

Folkmob at Blackheath Rugby Club, Kidbrooke Lane, Eltham SE9 6TE

Holy Trinity Church , Southend Cres , Eltham SE9 2SD

Passey Place (Eltham High St), Eltham High St, Eltham SE9 5DQ

Queencroft Park , Queenscroft Rd, Eltham SE9 5EG

Rusty Bucket, Court Yard, Eltham SE9 5PR

Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill, SE18 3RT

The Long Pond, Westmount Rd, Eltham SE9 1UT

Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham SE9 6SZ

Westmount Road, Eltham, SE9

 

 

 

Writing on a Wall Awards 23rd April 2018

A fantastic response to our Writing on a Wall challenge. They were announced at a celebratory event at the Eltham Leisure Centre where the awards were presented.

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Here are the results, with the top three in each category available to read here by clicking on the links!

Children’s Awards

Short stories:

1st        Dylan Dreyer (11) TheWall

2nd       Zacary Stewart (10) The Great Wall of Lego

3rd       Grace Abe (9) The Wall Standing Between Me and My Dreams

Highly Commended      Taite McQueen (9) Over the Wall

Highly Commended      Emma Yarrow (6) What can you see from the top of the wall?

Commended     Lottie Gillard (7) The Wall Cert

 Poetry:

1st  Issy Jones (10) WALL

2nd  Abdul Salim-Said (6) The Playground Wall

3rd Neil Kumar (6)  Magical Walls

Highly Commended Aimy Durand (11)   Overcoming Walls

Highly Commended Sadie Drummond (9) Over the Wall

Highly Commended Harry Siri (10) The Wall

Highly Commended  Macie Brennan (10) Walls around my Heart

Commended   Chloe Riley (10) The Wall

Commended Ben Evans(7) The Big Brown Playground Wall

Commended Eleanor Jackson (6)  The Playground Wall

Commended Guste Sinkevecute (8) Over the Wall

Commended Lola Garside (8) Over the Wall

Commended Maria Nicolaie (8)  Over the Wall

Commended Marietta Meyn (6 )  The Playground Wall

Commended Nadia Dziubich (7)  The Big Brown Playground Wall

Commended Priana Rettes (9) Over the Wall

Commended Tia Maile  (9 ) Over the Wall

Commended Willow Gage (8) Over the Wall

Commended Zachary Morgan (8) Over the Wall

Commended Agatha Stewart (6) The Playground Wall

Commended Roxanne Peters  (9) Over the Wall

 

Specials community awards:

Moatbridge School (Innovative Banner)

Elephant Class at Wyborne School (Class poem)

The Stewart Family (Creative Family)

Neil and Jay Kumar (Creative Family)

Thomas & James Malia and Oscar Sanford (Creative Family)

 

Over 18’s Awards 

Short Stories:

1st – Linda La Tour – The waiting wall

2nd Tony Clarke – The Photograph

3rd Elizabeth Isitor – The Safety of Broken Walls (The Biafran War)

Highly Commended :  Lizzy Smith – Waiting

Highly Commended: Maureen Stapleton – Good fences make good neighbours

Commended: Roberta Woods – Behind the Wall

Commended : Lizzy Smith – The Wall

Commended : Jasmine Alvis – Library Wall

Commended : Greg Byrne-  More Dead Than I

Awards: Poetry over 18:

1st  Dawn Winchester – No Flow

2nd  Ellese Elliott – Dam

3rd  Jill Carr – The Struggle Within

Highly Commended   Belinda Latchford – Courtyard

Highly Commended Miriam Long – A Mother’s Lament

Commended :  James Curtin – Breaking Wall

Commended: James Curtin- Summer Wall

Commended:  Alan Cummings – London Wall

Commended : Mick Cohen- Unite and Divide

Commended Anne Novis – The Lady of Eltham Palace

Commended : Natalie Peterson- The Truth behind my certificates

Commended : Miriam Long – The ancient stone wall

Commended : Angela McCarron – A wall is a wall

Commended : Christina Bullen – W.A.L.L

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WALL Project is being built!

WALL – Our exciting community multimedia project for 2017/2018  

This project has a number of elements and is including the whole community in areas of creativity.

Bricks on the Wall

PlainPhotoBrickWallProject with local schools and community groups. Encouraging groups to draw/paint on brick size cardboard 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 . Other schools are now involved and planning exciting activities and brickmaking.

We now have mosaic , knitted , embroidered and crocheted bricks. A real mix of material and creative talent. El Recreo, our Eltham Spanish group are planning a fabric installation.

Free creative workshops are being organised at the Eltham Centre for all ages .so everyone can make a brick and be involved. These are family workshops and suitable for all ages .

Eltham library : 16th Feb and 31st May 2018 from 10.30 to 12.30am and 21 June 10.30 to 12

New Eltham Library : Sat 28th April 2018 from 2 to 4pm

Leading: Pragya Kumar and John Wingham

Writing on a Wall

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 A short story and poetry creative writing challenge. This is on the theme of WALLS around us.  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 .

FREE Workshops were run by John Paul O’Neill to support the project and inspire everyone to join in and write a poem or a short story. These were at Eltham Library on 30th January 2018 ( Write a poem/short story – workshop  for adults) and on 3 Feb 2018 2 (Write a poem. Family wokrshop for all ages). These workshops were very successful !

Poems and short stories have now been completed and there were a high level of excellent. entries. The celebratory event with an exhibition and awards took place on  World Book Night 23rd April 2018 at Eltham library and was a great success with over 300 people attending . There were awards for children and adults. We were also entertained by the local Eltham ‘Make a Noise’ Choir The exhibition of a range of entries was on display at Eltham and New Eltham libraries

It is planned that a selection of entries will published in a book of the same name.

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Leading: Gaynor Wingham and Miriam Storey

 

Songs across a Wall 

guitar-onWallSinger/song writers were challenged to write and perform their songs around the WALL theme.

We are planning a whole day of WALL songs as part of the Eltham Music Festival in Passey Place , Eltham High St on 21st July 2017. This will give a showcase of local talent. We may also have other events at local venues where singer/songwriters will have an opportunity to perform.

We have produced CD’s in 2016 (Aspects of Winter) and 2017 (A Plateful of Songs) of songs from our challenges , which have been an excellent opportunity for publicity for individuals and the Eltham Arts network.  We may be able to produce a CD this time .

 

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) .

Leading: Pragya Kumar (liaising with Sandra Marques)

My Wall

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“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.

Leading: Pragya Kumar (liaising with Elizabeth Itisor)

 

Walls from the Water (The Foundation of Time) 

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Creative 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! This is an 1860’s brick found at Greenwich from our WALL project display in the Eltham Centre (Nov 2017) . It was the star of the display and a talking point. Dave is an now expert on bricks!

Leading: Dave Kenningham

 

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 !

We were delighted and proud that the New Eltham Lights Up community event on 27th Nov 2017 was staged right by the mural with local children carol singing and the lights being turned on by James Serjeant , Headteacher of Wyborne Primary School !

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Leading: Pragya Kumar, John Wingham and Zahira Al Zahira

 

WALL Exhibition at the SE9 Container Gallery

SE9 Container GalleryThis innovative gallery , designer built from shipping containers,  is in the Grounds on St Thomas More Secondary School, Eltham has been booked from 22nd Sept 2018 for four weeks. We are delighted that we will have the opportunity for four  Saturdays to have an installation and exhibition of works from the projects and film generated by the project. There may also be other events organised in the gallery during the show.

Leading: John Wingham and Pragya Kumar

The Acting Class – film screening 

Eltham Arts were delighted to host a screening of ‘The Acting Class’ at Bob Hope Theatre as a part of their WALL project on Wed 21st Feb 2018 . This film which focused on the class barriers within the acting profession led to a lively Q and A with the Directors , Tom Stocks and Labour politician Trevor Macfarlane. A good evening with a thought provoking film.

The Acting Class (D.O’Neill & M.Wayne, 2017, 77mins)

All the world’s a stage but not all the players are equal. When Tom Stocks, a young man from Bolton has to turn down a chance to study at the East 15 drama school because he cannot afford the fees, he sets up a campaign to highlight socio-economic exclusion in the arts. Tom is not alone. Actors from working class backgrounds are struggling to get in and get on in an industry stacked against them. Established actors worry about where the next generation of talent from modest backgrounds is going to come from. Christopher Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake and Samuel West are among those who feature in this film talking about the barriers to success. And this is an issue not just for those who see their dreams thwarted because they do not have the ‘bank of mom and dad’ to back them.  Who gets to be on our stages and screens matters to all of us. Whose stories get told, what images we have of ourselves, who we think ‘we’ are, helps shape our individual and national identities.

Awarded Best UK Feature Film by the Labour Film festival 2017.

Leading: Gaynor Wingham liaising with Inside Film 

 

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 elsewhere

Leading: Gaynor Wingham

 

Email elthamarts@aol.co.uk for more information or to discuss a project. or through the website contact.

 

 

Eltham Arts – Privacy Policy

Due to the introduction of a new data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018 we have revised our Privacy Policy.

Eltham Arts value each and every person who is part of our Eltham Arts Network and your privacy is important to us. We enjoy keeping you updated and telling you about all the wonderful creative news in the SE9 area through our newsletter, social media and website.

Scope

Eltham Arts is a network of artists and people interested in the arts and who mainly live in the SE9 area. We do not have a formal membership. We do not have membership application forms, we do not take subscriptions and we don’t issue membership cards.

We define our membership as those who have asked to receive our online news letter

This privacy policy applies only to those individuals or organisations that are members or are users of our web site.

This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all information or data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of our website or our operations.

This policy applies only to the actions of EA members and/or users of our website. It does not extend to any website that can be accessed from our web site, including but not limited to, any links we may provide to other websites or social media websites. We have no control over these websites and are not responsible for their content. This policy does not extend to your use of such websites.

Application

Any one asking to receive our newsletter will be asked for their consent. An unsubscribe button is available to enable members to unsubscribe without any further action on their part.

All information will be sent by the Blind copy system to keep email addresses confidential unless members have agreed to share their address with others.

EA will not hold any financial information on any members and will not share any data with any third party without their consent or unless required to by law.

EA will not use any personal data for direct marketing by a third party.

In the event that EA ceases all data will be erased and not passed to any third party.

Only committee members or those designated by the chair for operational purposes only will have access to any information held by EA.

The chair is the designated officer responsible for the operation and application of this policy.

Eltham Arts Committee   May 2018

Happy Easter!

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Thank you everyone for being so creative in Eltham and SE9. It’s been a busy time. An update on the WALL project!

Writing on a Wall
We challenged our local creative writers of all ages to write a poem or story on the theme of WALLS.! It captured the imagination with we had short stories and poems which certainly challenged our judges. Do come along to the celebratory event where awards will be presented!

Celebratory Event on Monday 23rd April 2018
at Eltham Library, 2 Archery Rd, Eltham SE9 1HA
5.30 – 7.30pm
Come along and congratulate our award winning creative writers! The awards to the children will start at 5.30pm and adults about 6.30pm. Eltham’s wonderful Make a Noise choir will be performing show songs! Display of many of the poems and short stories will be at Eltham library. A book is planned.

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Bricks on the Wall
The project has started to create a community wall art installation in the SE9 Container Gallery in September. Bricks (cardboard) are being made in workshops, schools and by community groups. They are terrific.

At the first free workshop in Eltham library 70 people joined in. Dates of the next workshops. All ages welcome!

Sat 14th April. 10.30-12.30pm at Eltham Library, Archery Rd,
Sat 28th April 2-4pm at New Eltham library, Southwood Rd,
Sat 31st May 2018 10.30-12.30pm at Eltham Library. Archery Rd

Any groups who would like to make bricks and be part of this project, please contact us to discuss.

Songs across a Wall
This is the third challenge to our local singer/songwriters! The first challenge was to write and perform a song on a ‘WINTER’ theme and a CD ‘Aspects of Winter’ was launched and ‘FOOD’ last year with a tasty ‘Plateful of Songs’  CD being enjoyed . Now it’s ‘WALLS’.

Songs are being written and rehearsed already. A date has been set for an open air performance of the Songs Across a Wall at Passey Place on Sat 21st July as part of the Eltham Music Festival.

The deadline for songs to be considered in end May , so contact us if you are feeling inspired to write a song.

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There are other projects being planned as part of the WALL project, so do follow us on Twitter and Facebook for information.

We continue to celebrate and promote all creative activities in Eltham and SE9 (and our friends nearby!) on our social media, so do keep in touch if you have an event/project.

With all good wishes from
 
Gaynor and the Eltham Arts Team

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