Get Involved

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. 

Music Explosion Special x Lewisham Live

19 May 2021


Age: 13 - 19

The Midi Music Company produce this special edition of music panel chat and Q&As with music industry experts is designed for 13-19 year old musicians, producers, engineers & everyone wanting to know more about a career in music. 


4.30pm-5.15pm: Natalie Witts-Kilshaw - Musicians' Union

The role of the Musicians’ Union (MU), how it supports young UK musicians and 5 x Top Tips, including copyright, contracts, royalties and providing advice to help you navigate the music business.

5.30pm-6.15pm: Metropolis Studios

Top tips on studio engineering


6.30pm-7.15pm: Oggie - Singer & Songwriter

Life of an artist, touring, adapting, surviving and manifesting your dreams

Book your FREE space here!

Zoom invitations will be emailed on the morning of Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Please register using the same email you want to use to join the event. 


One Planet, Many Futures:

Responding Creatively to the Climate Emergency

Deadline 10 May 

In Person - Laban Theatre, Deptford, SE8 3DZ

Age: 14 - 18

Calling all young creatives, dancers, writers and music-makers! Are you passionate about the planet? Are you concerned about how climate change is impacting upon the world we live in? And do you want to join with other young people and an exciting team of artists at Trinity Laban to explore a creative response to the biggest issue of our times?


Join us and work with renowned genre-defying musician Eska Mtungwazi, writer and Young People’s Laureate for London Cecilia Knapp, and dynamic performer and choreographer Sarah Golding. Together you’ll play, test, tinker, and create art that addresses the climate and ecological emergency.

This will be the first phase as you begin the creation of a music and dance performance piece that could eventually join together hundreds of young people across Lewisham as part of 2022 Borough of Culture. Participants will get the chance to work in their preferred art form, as well as to come together to share, learn and build as a wider group.


This FREE project is open to ALL interested aged 14 – 18 , with priority for young people living or studying in Lewisham. There will be a series of workshops across May - June 2021, beginning on Sunday 23 May from 10:30 – 15:30.


To apply to take part please complete our online form, and let us know why you want to be involved.

The deadline for applications is 10 May.  

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Lewisham Creative Youth Council (LCYC)

MONTHLY - Starting 26 May 


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 26th May 17.00-18.30

  • 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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