Festival Listings

I am just so happy we got to do it, can’t wait until next year” (2016 participant)

I love how we were made to feel like professionals” (2017 participant)

Lewisham Live Festival will be back in 2021. The events below were planned for our 2020 festival. Unfortunately only the first four managed to take place. 

Bellingham Beats - Dancing Stories

17, 19 & 21st February - 10am & 11am

Bellingham Childrens Centre, SE6 3HB

Get ready to explore and play this half term, with dancing story sessions for 3-5 year olds and their grown-ups. Little ones will jump, skip, hop and roll into their favourite stories and build fun new worlds to explore. 

Live Dance

3 & 4 March - 7pm

Broadway Theatre Catford, SE6 4RU

Festival favourite, Live Dance returns to celebrate the talents of young people in Lewisham’s primary and secondary schools.  The event is part of U.Dance – a nationwide programme championing great dance. 

Lifestyle: Alchemy Music Showcase

21 March - 3pm

RHB 167, Music Dept,Goldsmiths University

Goldsmiths Alchemy present their second annual showcase of some of the best new live music rising from South London. Goldsmiths Alchemy is a professional weekend creative music lab for local 14-18 year olds.

Live Singalong

26 March - 2pm 

No public audience for this performance 

A singing event suitable for Reception aged children & their teachers and helpers led by Clare Caddick, Lewisham Music’s Singing Leader.  

Love 2 Dance: The Legendary

29 March - 2pm  & 6pm

The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG

Local young people from Love2Dance bring you a brand new hip-hop dance theatre show. THE LEGENDARY is a breath-taking combination of physical theatre and original beats, twisted into a story about overcoming the odds. 

Fellowship Music Collective 

Workshops - 14, 15, 16 April 

The Fellowship and Star, 10 Randlesdown Rd, Bellingham, SE6 3BT

Debut project of a new cross-genre creative musical collective led by DJ, producer and rapper INTALEKT and jazz and soul pianist Arthur Lea. Suitable for 13-18 year old instrumentalists, producers, singers and rappers of all styles and abilities.

Bellingham Beats - Dance & Dive

19 & 21 February  - 1pm

Christ Church. Bellingham Green, SE6 3HQ

Join us for a fun creative dance class open to all 11-14 year olds, exploring the movements of 'Parkour' through dance. Leap, roll, dive and balance; whilst setting yourselves creative challenges along the way

Live at the Halls

18 March - 7pm

Great Hall, Blackheath Halls, SE3 9RQ

Live at the Halls is an eclectic evening hosted  showcasing a diverse range of genres and musical combinations.

Lewisham Live at Trinity Laban

24 March - 6pm (pop-up performances)/ 7.30 (main performance)

Laban Building, Creekside, SE8 3DZ  

Enjoy an evening of collaborative music & dance performances, the results of intensive projects with 4 Lewisham schools, alongside a newly created performance from Junior Trinity and the Centre for Advanced Training.

The Midi Music Showcase

26 March - 5.30pm 

Midi Music Company, Watson's St, SE8 4AU

Come, see and hear some vibrant and original new music and poetry from the Aspiring Young Musicians and Band Camp programme. No Booking required - just turn up!

Live Unplugged

31 March - 7pm

Sedgehill School, Sedgehill Road, SE6 3QN

An evening of acoustic music performed by instrumental ensembles of all shapes and sizes. Previous years have included orchestras, world music groups, jazz bands, string ensembles, and folk groups.

Fellowship Music Collective 

PERFORMANCE -  16 April - 7pm

The Fellowship and Star, 10 Randlesdown Rd, Bellingham, SE6 3BT

Enjoy brand new compositions and performances created by young people taking part in this new cross-genre music collective. 

Animate Lewisham: Next Gen

18,19, 20 Feb workshops 

Public Sharing  -  20 Feb - 3pm

The Fellowship & Star, Bellingham, SE6 3BT

Adventurous young musicians aged 9 – 14 from across Lewisham come together to devise and perform their own music. Creating their own orchestra of the 21st century,

Showtime: Intergenerational Caberet

19 March - 7pm

Stanstead Lodge, Forest Hill, SE23 1DD

Celebrating the skills, talent and performances of older and young people entertaining themselves and each other. All welcome.

Live Voices

24, 25 & 26 March - 7pm

Broadway Theatre Catford,  SE8 3DZ  

A high-energy and vibrant platform for under-18 singers, singing groups, choirs, ensembles and soloists from across the borough that provides young people with the opportunity to perform in a professional venue. 

Going Live!

28 March - 3pm 

Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, SE23 9PQ

The Horniman Youth Panel is teaming up with YOYO to deliver an afternoon of music and performance, showcasing the best in local talent. No Booking required - just turn up!

Albany Young Leaders: Open Invite

11 April - 7pm  

The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG

This is an open invite to a collective experiment: Come and join young artists exploring new grounds, collaborating & creating together. Try something new, Listen, Connect and Amplify with us.

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