Category Archives: Wall Project

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

With 2018 coming to an end and our annual Festive Singalong at the Eltham Centre now completed it is time to look back at the year

It has certainly been an amazing year with our WALL project which started in 2017 (with the New Eltham Mural) and has run all this year involving over 2000 people of all ages !

The Writing on a Wall creative writing competition fired the creative imagination of our community producing hundreds of short stories and poems on the theme of Walls in our Lives and an awards night on World Book Night which filled Eltham library ! A book with a selection of entries will be out very soon.

We organised another Song Challenge this year on the WALL theme and the singer/songwriters were even more in number . The July day in Passey Place ‘Songs Across a Wall ‘ was enjoyed by all the community as friends, families and shoppers all stopped to congratulate and listen to the performers . What musical talent we have !

The award winning film on the walls and barriers to working class actors ‘The Acting Class’ by Inside Film was screened in March 2018 at Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham. This ended with a lively debate

All year the local community have joined together to produce bricks ! Not any old bricks , but works of art from cardboard shaped bricks, ceramics, mosaics, glass, crochet. knitted and resin. Almost a thousand of these  were made into a Community Wall in the SE9 Container Gallery . It was magnificent. The exhibition of the WALL project with the community wall, photography , ceramics and textiles was the highlight of the project , bringing together all the aspects of the project.

We have continued to support and celebrate all local creative groups and individuals through social media and attending events . The Life in Eltham column in the Greenwich Visitor spreads the word all over the borough as well.

It has been hard work for all the team and not without difficulties and problems , but with so much local enthusiasm and support we have reached the end of the year! What will 2019 bring?

Happy Christmas and a happy and creative New Year to all our network!

from Gaynor

Invitation to WALL Exhibition!

You are invited to the opening event of the WALL Project !

An exhibition by Eltham Arts

 A multi media project involving the Eltham Community

Is a WALL a barrier? A connector? The exhibition is the voice and the vision of our community.

The exhibition reflects the different projects that have come together over the last year. It has caught the imagination of the whole community. People of all ages have created bricks using various media, photographic displays, artworks in glass and resin, a mosaic and a fabric hanging. The wonderful Community Wall will be built in the gallery with bricks created by individuals and groups reflecting what our local community has to say. The exhibition explores what WALLS mean to us in our lives.

The opening event takes place:

on Saturday 22nd September 2018
at The SE9 Container Gallery, St Thomas More School, Footscray Rd, Eltham SE9 2SU
from 11am to 3pm
There will be refreshments!
WallBanner
We will also be celebrating the Five Year Anniversary of Eltham Arts.
RSVP for the opening event. If you are unable to attend on that day, the exhibition will be open to the public on the following three Saturdays ( 29th Sept and 6th and 13th Oct) from 10am to 4pm

Hope you can come along and celebrate the creativity of our Eltham Community.

PrepWallExhibit

 

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.

Awards-CrowdClapping

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

CollageAwardsEvent

Happy Easter!

Easter

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.

Photo for WOAW publicity 5

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.

EA Committee 170817 c

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

P.S. This has just gone out in our latest Newsletter – if you’d like to sign up, or see previous Newsletters, visit here.

Connecting the Community through the Arts:

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