Don’t forget the Eltham Arts AGM is on Sat 23rd May 2016 at 10.30am at CANE, New Eltham Library, Southwood Rd. This will be followed by a discussion about the Eltham Winter Festival. All welcome ! Let us know if you are able to come.
We currently have a committee of 10 members. Three members are standing down at the AGM on 23rd May 2015 following involvement since Eltham Arts was started. We could therefore recruit additional committee members. If you live or work in Eltham SE9 and have an interest in the local arts scene and would like to be an active Eltham Arts committee member, please send a short biography together with your name and contact details. We would be looking for committee members who are social media literate and enthusiastic!
We had marvellous postcards entered for our Postcard from Eltham competition. The postcards have now been judged and selected for awards. Everyone is welcome to come to Eltham Centre library, 2 Archery Road . Eltham SE9 1HA at 6pm to congratulate the winners and see the postcards. This is part of the World Book Night celebrations at the library and it will be followed by a Meet the Author event. Join in with this community event ! Love Eltham!
The competition deadline has been reached ! Thank you everyone who has designed a postcard, encouraged someone else to design a postcard , distributed leaflets and run postcard workshops in the community. We have had some magnificent entries and judging will commence soon. It will be a very difficult task for the judges,
Put 23rd April in your diary , as that will be our celebratory event . It will start at 6pm at Eltham Centre Library , 2 Archery Road, Eltham SE9 1HA . The winners will be announced and prizes and awards given. We will be printing some winning entries , and you will see what great new postcards we now have in Eltham.
Everyone is welcome at the Celebratory Event . Come and support the local community and our artists!
Eltham is a Creative Community!
At our conference in October on developing the arts in Eltham , one of our BIG IDEAS was an Eltham Festival ! The discussions have started ! The proposal is an Eltham Winter Festival starting Halloween and finishing on 22nd November . The annual event, Eltham Lights Up, which is organised by Royal Greenwich council is scheduled for 19th November 2015.
We are looking at bringing together a programme of events during this time which reflect Eltham’s creativity and engergy. We are also planning an Eltham Art Trail, involving galleries, shops and anywhere else which can host a small display of paintings,pottery or crafts.
We hope this will be an innovative and enjoyable Festival for everyone. There is great enthusiam from groups and individuals so far . We are looking for partners to join together to make this a success. There is support but no finance from Royal Greenwich Council, apart from their event on 19th November, so we will all have to work togther to make this happen. If you have ideas or want to be involved in any way, do get in touch.