Lewisham Live Young People’s Festival-2018

Lewisham Live is crowdfunding and they need you!

The Lewisham Live Festival will be back in 2018, providing many more unique performance and development opportunities for local children and young people.

The Festival is  put together by Lewisham Youth Theatre, Laban Dance Company , The Albany Theatre and other groups. This year’s festival saw 16 performances, in 9 prestigious venues with 2000+ young participants from across Lewisham including schools in Hither Green.

Lewisham Live has now  launched a crowdfunder campaign to ensure that ticket prices for the Live Voices and Live Dance events, held at The Broadway Theatre Catford, remain affordable for families. theatres already provide their rehearsal and performance space at little or no cost to ensure funds go to where they are needed most; development opportunities for young people.
Lewisham Live’s 2018 crowdfunding page
So many young people state year after year how much of an incredible experience it is to perform somewhere as prestigious as the Broadway Theatre and that seeing their mums, dads, siblings and grandparents in the audience is something they will never forget. It’s a real honour to be able to provide such exceptional opportunities for Lewisham’s young people, but it is increasingly more expensive. We are hoping individuals, group and businesses will support our crowdfunding campaign so we can make sure as many young people have the chance to perform in this iconic local treasure and see their loved ones cheering them on.”Natalie Clarke, Festival Coordinator

Lewisham Live is working to raise £3000 from their crowdfunding campaign, which will be used as matched funding for an arts council application helping to secure the festival activity and costs for 2018. There are various ‘pledges’ offering marketing credits, event tickets and promotion in exchange for donations, but any support however big or small is a great help.


Lewisham Live Festival is a celebration of children and young peoples talents in music and dance, which takes place every year in the Spring.

Festival partners: Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Albany, Lewisham Music, The Horniman Museum, Blackheath Halls, XLP, Bellingham Gateway Housing Association and Lewisham Council.


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