Arts Festival: Lewisham Live 2017! 2,000 y-p to perform!

Lewisham Live returns for 2017 and this year it is bigger than ever!

With 15 events, in 8 different venues and well over 2,000 young people involved – The festival continues to create unique opportunities for children and young people to showcase and develop their talents in music and dance.

Tickets from FREE to £10. Buy here: Lewishamlive

Date Event  Time
14th & 15th February Creative Collective Drop in Rehearsals Tate Exchange, Tate Modern Drop in
17th february Creative Collective Showcase

Tate Exchange,Tate Modem


8th  & 9th March Live Voices   Broadway Theatre, Catford 7pm
14th March Live at the Halls Blackheath Halls 7pm
15th & 16th March Live Dance  Broadway Theatre, Catford 7pm
17th March Live Composers The Albany, Deptford 7pm
19th March Love2Dance Showcase : The Albany, Deptford 2pm & 6pm
21st March Live at Trinity Laban Laban Theatre 7pm
25th March Youth Panel Family Day,  Hornirman Museum  & Gardens 12pm
25th March XLP Arts Showcase  The Albany, Deptford 7pm
27th March Live at Goldsmiths  Goldsmiths University, New Cross 7pm
30th  March Live Bands  Sydenham School, SE264RD   7pm
1st April Move, Shake, Mango ,  The Albany, Deptford 7 30pm
3rd April Animate Orchestra Lewisham course   Trinity Laban 9.30am-3.30pm

The Festival press release: The 2017 festival has a whole host of new projects working with young people, and creates performance opportunities in prestigious venues all across the borough. These projects allow young producers, musicians and dancers to specialise and develop, and perhaps even taking the first professional steps.


In partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Creative Collective project brings together young performers (some who may have performed in past festivals) and two professional mentors to create innovative pop- up performances across Lewisham and inside Tate Modern as part of the Tate Exchange programme.


Live Composers, features brand new pieces created by young composers presented to a live audience for the very first time. Professional musicians; Patrick Bailey(London Philharmonic Orchestra), Sarah Freestone(BBC Concert Orchestra) and Damien Cooke (producer & songwriter) will mentor the young composers in variety of musical styles, all before the final pieces are presented on a professional stage at The Albany, Deptford.


As the name suggests ‘Move, Shake, Mango’, is an exciting event where for the first time ever, young producers from The Albany and Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) will come together to produce an night of innovative music and dance.


Live at Trinity Laban returns for 2017, led this year by celebrated musician and BBC Concert Orchestra violinist Sarah Freestone and distinguished choreographer Alesandra Seutin, whose distinctive ‘Afro-pean’ dance works have been performed across the UK, Europe and Africa .This showcase of local performance is headlined by a unique musical and dance collaboration created by young dancers and musicians from across Lewisham.


‘Lewisham Live has more performances than ever covering everything from classical music to hip hop, and contemporary dance to street. It really is a festival with something for everyone – children, young people, their families and wider audiences across the Borough & London”

—- Jane Hendrie, Manager at Lewisham Education Arts Network



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