Active communities in London and South East England (UK)

London defines itself as the cultural capital of the world. Its museums, galleries  and theatres consider themselves as world leaders often with good reason.  However under the surface gleam, there lurks another London, a London of local communities with a diverse cultures often rubbing shoulder to shoulder with international tourists.

This study trip focuses on how communities in [...]. Read more

Holburn Community Association

Holborn Community Association provides a range of core services and special projects to everyone in the local community.

We used the community centre at Bedford House to host our welcome and evaluation meeting. The building provides space and resources to support the needs of the local communities. There are 2 centres and they are open to all local people. As part of their services they [...]. Read more

Cross-sectoral and Community Arts (Goldsmiths College)

Chrissie Tiller, Head of Cross- sectoral and Community Arts (Goldsmiths College)

Chrissie is the founder and director of the MA in Cross-Sectoral and Community Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. This was established in partnership with the National Theatre. Chrissie also works in the UK and internationally, both within the arts but also as a creative facilitator and leader in the [...]. Read more

Art in the Park, Burgess Park London

Art in the Park is a charity, which delivers art based work to help improve the lives and environment for people in the local community. They use visual and performance based education and training workshops, and are involved in community, studio and public art projects. Andrea Sinclair is a senior artist at Art in the Park who has worked on a variety of projects including many years [...]. Read more

Spare Tyre

Spare Tyre is a participatory arts company, which creates theatre with voiceless communities. They currently work with people aged 60+, adults with learning disabilities, and women who have experienced sexual violence. They deliver workshops and create performances as well as share their learning within the wider community.

Spare Tyre has been active in London for a number of years and [...]. Read more

Arts programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

The arts programme at the hospital aims to improve the hospital and environment for patients, visitors and staff. The Charity also supports a performing arts programme for patients, staff and visitors. This includes music, dance and drama performances as well as poetry workshops.

http://www.gsttcharity.org.uk/

http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/about-us/our-history/art.aspx

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London Arts in Health Forum

London Arts in Health Forum is a (free) membership organisation which aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity across London and nationally. It supports artists, architects, clinical staff and service users – basically anyone with an interest in arts in health. LAHF currently has over 2,000 members from London and further [...]. Read more

Can we talk about this? – DV8 Performance

We went to watch this performance at the National Theatre. The sold out performance focuses on speech, censorship and Islam. It premiered in Australia in 2011. It was a follow up performance to To Be Straight With You. DV8 describes this asdocumentary-style dance-theatre production will use real-life interviews and archive footage”. The performance included contributions from writers [...]. Read more

Tate Modern

The Tate works with community groups and individuals living locally in a range of projects which involve contemporary artists. Work includes specially created programmes, activities and events in the gallery and surrounding neighbourhood.

http://www.tate.org.uk/about/projects/tate-modern-project/community

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Because we’re worth it – A national summit on participatory arts

Because we’re worth it! was an important national Summit exploring and celebrating the value of participatory arts, held 22 March at the ICA in London. connectedculture is an independent voice for adult participatory arts.  A network for anyone involved in participatory arts who wants to better connect to peers and better advocate for this area of artistic practice.  It encourages an [...]. Read more