Industry Workshops

Lewisham Live is passionate about young people having access to creative development opportunities. 

Lewisham Live will be back in 2021. The below listed workshops were planned for 2020. Unfortunately only two managed to take place. 

Beleve UK & The Albany present : Careers Day - The Creative Industries 

Thursday 20 February     10.00am- 4pm

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

Age: 14 - 18 

This event is for women only*


Do you aspire to have a career in the creative industries? Perhaps you would like to be on the stage, or behind it, present your own radio show or learn how podcasts are put together?


BelEve and The Albany are excited to announce this careers day focussed on the creative industries. Join in for an inspiring day full of guest speakers who will share their stories, hints & tips with you. You will also get the chance to work on creative tasks and get professional feedback, as well as exclusive opportunities for work experience and internships. 

FREE EVENT - Registration required. 


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The Albany presents: Industry Workshops

Saturday 14 & 21 March and Saturday 4 April

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

Are you dreaming of a career in the performing arts?

Do you want to get your work out there but don’t know how? Are you wondering what next?

The Albany is holding a series of practical workshops on navigating the arts industry. Each session will cover a different sector – music, spoken word or theatre – and will include a Q&A about the industry, a practical creative session, and discussion about working as an arts facilitator/educator.

Age: 16+



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Lewisham Music presents: Spoken Word and rap masterclass series with Kenny Baraka

Thursday 19 & 26 March and Thursday 2 April       6.30 - 8.30pm

Lewisham Music, The Fellowship & Star, First Floor, Randlesdown Road, London, SE6 3BT

Are you an aspiring poet, spoken-word artist or rapper aged 13-18? If so, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to develop your craft and career in a series of masterclasses delivered by Kenny Baraka.

From his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, where he was a formative part of the 90’s Golden Era NYC hip-hop scene to his international recording and touring career with the likes of Tribe Called Quest, Supernatural, Omar, De La Soul, Rodney P, Burning Spear, Common Sense and KISS FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz, Kenny has been making and performing music across the world.

Residing in the UK for over 10 years, he has combined his musical background with his BA in World History & Literature, his MA studies in Community Organising and many years of teaching experience to work with and inspire young people from across the UK. 


As well as hearing Kenny perform and talk about his career, the sessions will let young people experiment with ideas, hone their craft, and explore the best way to progress their hobby or even how to turn it into a career!

FREE but sign-up is essential as spaces are strictly limited

It is expected that you will attend all three sessions, although attendance at individual sessions is possible.

Age: 13 - 18

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Specially commissioned for Lewisham Live. 

Trinity Laban presents: Youth Dance & Music Workshop with Hofesh Shechter Company 

Sunday 29 March       10.30 - 4.15pm

Laban Building, Creekside, SE8 3DZ

For all young dancers and musicians aged 14 – 18 years old interested in collaborating across art forms and developing practical and creative skills.

Take part in an intensive workshop day with an internationally-renowned dance company. Hofesh Shechter Company create visceral dance work driven by live music.  The scale of their striking visual choreography is matched by epic, multi-layered cinematic soundtracks created by live musicians. The company’s work explores energy and emotion, groove and rhythm.

This workshop day is a chance to learn from Hofesh Shechter Company’s percussionist and dance artist, and explore their creative process close-up.


  • 10.30: Introduction and Warm Up

  • 10.45 - 12.45: A. Dancers Workshop, B. Musicians Workshop

  • 13.30 - 16.15: Collaborative Workshop with Dancers and Musicians & Career Insights

Spend the morning working within your preferred art form, before coming together in the afternoon to learn about and experiment with collaboration across art forms.

Musicians are welcome to bring their own instruments. Percussion instruments will be provided.

Book a place

Places are allocated first to young people who live in the borough of Lewisham. All young people living outside the borough of Lewisham will be added to a waiting list and notified if/when a place becomes available. Please complete the booking form regardless of where you live.

If you have any questions please contact:

Specially commissioned for Lewisham Live

Technical Theatre Workshop

Sunday 5 April 

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

Ever wondered what goes on backstage at a show? Are you interested in lighting, sound or stage management?

This workshop will provide an inspiring overview and hands on experience of backstage jobs and a chance to operate the Albany’s technical equipment.

Led by industry professionals this day long workshop is ideal for anyone wishing to learn and gain more skills and knowledge about behind the scenes of a theatre. It will give you the practical experience needed to help develop your interest and technical knowledge.

Age: 14 - 25 


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This project is supported by the David Solomon Charitable Trust

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