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One of our partners, the music and dance conservatoire Trinity Laban is posting

loads of fantastic content! Here's some bits we've found:

Yoga for breath awareness with Vanessa Michielon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YMnxhy9jYc

Tunes from home series - students, teachers and alumni perform and record songs from their own homes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjoDk4h8LAw&list=PL8mrJN8JS6hSqfGpgYvvBnZgX74unLYjM&index=5

A cup of tea with... Dance Professor Daniel Squire to hear more about his life as a dancer with Merce Cunningham and why he feels the technique is still so important to teach today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5GUkSpb8Dw

Interview with TL alum and BalletBoyz Dancer Matt Sandiford part 1 and part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWmJW-mK4E0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFpwm1TWWnw

There's new content out all the time, so keep checking out their youtube homepage to be sure not to miss anything! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOP0GJqNRSdyAV-KhLSVpXA

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If you're at a loose end and wanting some creative activities to keep you and your family busy we've got a list of stuff to do! #day3lockdown

You've probably all been seeing loads of posts listing all the things you should be doing and we want you to remember it's okay to do nothing too... Rapunzel from Tangled has given us all unrealistic expectations of how much we can be doing in one day!


However, maybe you're seeking distraction? Whether you're binge-watching Netflix or beginning to learn a new skill, we think music, dance and the arts can help you get through it! Here's our list - it includes links to other lists too (in bold)!

1. Online Dance Classes

Dance classes on zoom with Jasmin Vardimon https://jasminvardimon.com/education/pop-up-space/

Gaga dance classes on zoom - scroll down to updates for links


Yoga is not strictly dance but improving your flexibility definitely helps - as does increasing your zen! https://www.theyogaroom.london/ These classes do have a small subscription fee but it's good to support Deptford's yoga room!

2. Playlists

Lewisham Live Mixtape - have you heard it yet? It features tracks from Lewisham's best young artists and it really is very good...


Horniman youth created a retro inspired playlist for one of their recent events https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0NWt2SxPs3k2BN2TEZvjFk

Trinity Laban's youtube channel - tunes from home, listen to some of their student's latest creations! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8mrJN8JS6hSqfGpgYvvBnZgX74unLYjM

3. Music Livestreams

Classical Music goes digital - here's a great list of classical music and other arts being streamed online


Also Berliner Philharmoniker is streaming online concerts for free https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/tickets

Virtual gigs on Fridays and Saturdays from Deptford's The Bird Nest Pub https://www.facebook.com/thebirdsnestpub/

4. Ones to watch

Theatre online master list https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=24march2020

Culture to your couch list https://www.thespace.org/resource/culture-your-couch-arts-you-can-experience-home

5. Hobbies/ making things

Daily creative challenges!


Adventures at home from girl guiding.


This resources includes books to read for all ages, but we like the instrument making at the end the best. I'll post a picture of a crocodile castanet soon as I'm done...


Creative learning resources master list. GREAT SELECTION! https://www.artisfoundation.org.uk/blog/blogposts/2020/03/creative-learning-resources/

Learn to weave


Pub quiz alternative


6. Museums

*Pretty much all museums have online learning resources for both children and adults - check out your favourite museums website and see what you can find!

The British library has loads of great learning resources - https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources

Including one on how to write and illustrate a children's book! https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books#

The Tate has some great kids resources https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

I think bigger kids can join in too... everyone likes colouring in!

Explore Horniman's collections online https://www.horniman.ac.uk/explore-the-collections/

Learning resources from the Migration Museum https://www.migrationmuseum.org/resource-bank/

Although we're in relative isolation, at least we have the internet to keep in touch with people and haven't resorted to hanging out with Wilson the volleyball...

I'm looking forward for my first Netflix party and have been getting in touch with friends who I haven't spoken to in ages!

Sending a lot of love and best wishes to you all!

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The Show Must Go On(line)

Last Saturday (21st March) would have been the 'Alchemy Lifestyle' showcase as part of the Lewisham Live Festival at Goldsmiths University. It is so disappointing not to be able to welcome you all to hear the incredible talented performances of Lewisham's young community who usually meet at Goldsmiths every Saturday to develop their music skills. The rehearsals were sounding so good.

Alchemy has been running for three years now thanks to the generosity of the music department, the widening participation staff and an incredible team of music and life mentors.

In the coming weeks we plan to find a way to run the project online in some way - but I would still like to celebrate the brilliant achievements of the young Alchemy artists today by sharing with you the Lewisham Live / NX Records 2020 Mixtape featuring many of the new tracks that have been created by the young Alchemy artists over the past few weeks, as well as tracks from Albany Youth Music projects. Many thanks to Richard Greenan for putting this together.

You can listen here:


As I mentioned above - without an outstanding team, Alchemy would not be possible. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to following individuals:

Local School Partners:

Jake Armstrong (Addey & Stanhope)

Abigail Rodriguez & Romayle Wade (Prendergast Vale)

Hannah Thomas & Jana Jones (Forest Hill Boys)

Celine Nembhard (Deptford Green)

Ex-Alchemy member and current volunteer mentor (starting STaCS degree at Goldsmiths this Autumn):

Kieron Morris (aka KamZz)

Goldsmiths music student mentors:

James Creed

Luis John

Dinah Hayward

Scott MacDonald

Professional music mentors:

Martin Vito (aka King Vito)

Tomáš Kašpar

Mentor Supervisors:

Anabela Semedo

Lara Pereira

STaCS placement students / mentors:

Terral Burgess-Christopher

Declan Grant

Widening Participation support and careers mentor:

Sophie Rowe

Music Outreach support:

Joe Newman

Local partners:

Kirsty Collander-Brown (Albany Theatre)

Robyn Kasozi (Migration Museum)

Natasha Hoare (CCA Goldsmiths)

Music Technicians:

Ed & Abi

Extra special thanks:

Mehrangez Rahman has been working so hard on funding applications to help secure the future and growth of Alchemy.

This is a very challenging time for all of us, our whole community, and we have to find creative solutions fast to keep moving forward and supporting one another. I look forward to working with you all again in person as soon as possible. If I or Alchemy can help in an way at all during these difficult months ahead, don't hesitate to contact me.

Hopefully we will have a new summer mixtape release to share with you in a couple of months.

Thanks for reading, sending well wishes to you all.


- Project lead at Goldsmiths

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