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Festival Partners 

Lewisham Live Festival is produced by a group of local partners from leading organisations in the fields of music, dance and performance.

The partners come together to collaborate and create opportunities and projects for the festival, as well as running many projects independently for creatives in Lewisham and beyond.​


Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century. Over the last few years, we have emerged as a new type of arts venue, very much driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South East London. Involving people, through participation and partnerships, is central to our work and is essential to the delivery of our vision.


Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN) is a support organisation for all those working with children and young people in participation arts. We lead on a network that champions arts education in Lewisham fostering high quality creative opportunities for children and young people.

This network brings together teachers, artists and arts organisations, arts education officers, advocates and supporters of arts education, youth workers, community workers, policy makers and arts administrators to:

  • Share ideas and skills

  • Broker partnerships

  • Stimulate Discussion


Lewisham Music, a registered charity, is the former Lewisham Council Music Service & Hub. With financial support from Arts Council England, it is the music education hub lead organisation for Lewisham. Our large team of music tutors deliver vocal and instrumental programmes in the borough’s schools. Young musicians and school music groups regularly join us in our exciting programme of concerts and projects. In addition, we have run a vibrant programme of music-making after school, at our Saturday Centre and during the school holidays.


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Their innovative course provision, exciting performances and groundbreaking education, community and social inclusion work make Trinity Laban a leader in the advancement of creative artistic practice. Their unique conjunction has created exciting opportunities for collaboration between instrumentalists, singers, composers, dancers and choreographers.


Blackheath Halls is an entertainment venue and concert hall in the heart of South East London.  Built in 1895 by William Webster, Blackheath Halls is part of the oldest surviving purpose built cultural complex in London. Blackheath Halls presents a diverse programme of concerts and events throughout the year including classical, folk, comedy nights, talks, literary events, exhibitions and children’s theatre. The Halls also run a varied community engagement programme from choirs and orchestra through to community opera and children’s opera.


The Horniman Museum and Garden is an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill. They have been open since Victorian times, since then the collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium, a Butterfly House and even 16-acre of gardens.


The Midi Music Company (MMC) is a youth music education charity based in Deptford, South London. MMC offers young people innovative and inspiring creative projects​ and a bespoke, professional careers advice service for 16 to 30 year olds, CICAS®, to guide and support their careers within the music business and other creative industries. 

MMC holds free events and seminars each quarter, The Breakout Club and Music Explosion, providing a performance platform, creative networking opportunities and a chance for those interested in developing a career in music and the creative industries to be inspired by leading individuals in the business.


Goldsmiths University in New Cross is a flagship higher education provider with a focus on the arts. 

The music department at Goldsmiths is state-of-the-art with its very own record company - NX Records and various groups, ensembles and projects running year-round. 


The Young Mayor’s Office is a section of Lewisham Council.

The Young Mayor provides a focus and a channel for young people’s views to be heard by decision makers. Democratically elected every year through Lewisham’s schools and colleges, the Young Mayor is supported by young advisors and a Young Citizens’ Panel, serving a year-long term.

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