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Lewisham Live is passionate about young people having access to creative development opportunities. From workshops to projects, talks to activities, see how you can get involved below. 

Read about our past events here.

Lewisham Creative Youth Council (LCYC)

MONTHLY - Starting 30 June 


Age: 15 - 19

Are you 15-19 years old and live in Lewisham? Interested in the Arts and Creative Industries? Want to have your say in monthly meetings?

Be part of the Lewisham Creative Youth Council.


We will share your knowledge and expertise with arts organisations in Lewisham to help shape future arts projects in the area.


What will young people do as part of Lewisham Creative Youth Council?

Meet with other young people aged 15-19 and someone from LEAN to discuss the Arts and creative opportunities in Lewisham. We will listen, make notes, share experiences, and then pass on your ideas to Lewisham arts organisations working with children and young people.

It is a chance for young people to help shape the future of creative projects in the borough and to hang out with a friendly and relaxed group of like-minded people.

We don’t hold stuffy meetings – we play games, explore creative ideas and respect all opinions.


Hmmm, but what's in it for me?

  • LEAN will share your views with Lewisham Council, local arts organisations and schools.

  • Receive Love2Shop vouchers to repay you for your time.

  • Hear about creative opportunities in the borough and beyond so you never miss a great workshop, talk or project.

  • Connect with local arts professionals.

  • Improve your confidence by sharing your views with others.

  • Make your CV stand out with this unique experience.

  • Talk with other young people from Lewisham, make friends, play games and have a laugh.

  • Share your opinions on Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022, creative careers opportunities, arts projects in Lewisham and more.

Where and When? 

The first 3 sessions will take place on Zoom:

  • Wednesday 30th June 17.00-18.30

  • Wednesday 21st July 17.00-18.30

 After that, we'd love to meet in real life (but let’s wait and see).

We hope you will join us for all of the sessions but we understand that life gets in the way. If you can’t make every date, just let us know.


Where do I sign up?

Register your details right HERE and email Nat ( if you want to discuss it more!

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DATES: June-August 2021
AGES/LEVEL: 10-17 (any level)
First Floor, The Fellowship and Star,

Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, SE6 3BT
COST: Free

Lewisham Music has teamed up with South London Samba to bring you 12 weeks (starting with taster workshops) of high-energy drumming workshops for young people aged 10-17. 


The project is open to anyone, whether you’ve been beating drums for years or never laid eyes on one. The workshops will be led by our team of friendly professional musicians from South London Samba, a collective of young people who love to drum.
Expect to bring some good vibes, playing energetic music inspired by Latin, Caribbean and African rhythms, blended together with a South London twist. You’ll have the chance to learn new skills, work alongside other young musicians and work towards some carnival-style performances.

Head over to the
Lewisham Music website for more information about the project and click here to sign up.

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