A documentary about a food bank handling the Covid-19 crisis has won international film awards. Feeding Lewisham, directed by Cara Bowen, shows how the We Care Food Pantry in Deptford adapted from feeding 30 families to almost 5,000 as the pandemic hit.
A theatre programme has been launched online to support the well-being and mental health of young people. Theatre Peckham will provide 28 online creative classes including music production, street dancing, spoken word and acting.
Abiola Rufai-Awojide, from Streatham, was selected to take part in the British Film Institute, BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew programme. Funded by the National Lottery, the programme sees that 16 emerging film-makers from under-represented groups are mentored by senior figures from the industry, as they put together their first feature or major broadcast/online commission.
A singer songwriter has won a MOBO award for her genre-bending soulful music. Ego Ella May – pronounced “Eh-go” won at the Best Jazz Act in the 2020 awards.
Writers and artists have joined a forum to help amplify black and diverse voices through culture.
The Lewisham Culture and Diversity Advisory Forum will also advise the council on how to help under-represented young people get into the creative industry.
A French singer-songwriter has released his first studio album in English after feeling the need to counter the language-barrier-induced loneliness and connect with his English- speaking neighbours.
It’s time to be one of the pillage, people. And the latest Assassin’s Creed release is Norse-y but nice. Okay, I promise I’ll leave the puns there. For anyone was has previous played Ubisoft’s popular series, then you’ll know the drill. And I’ve got no axe to grind about that. No, quite on the contrary, I need to sharpen it. And my dagger. And my spear.
South London’s most creative music is thriving despite the handicaps caused by lockdown. Here MELISSA Kasule picks a selection of up-and-coming artists who could make an impact in 2021.
A documentary about the last five hours of a man’s life before he was made homeless has picked up a number of awards on the film festival circuit.
A postgraduate student has beaten 1,600 other entries to win a prize for his first novel, which was completed during lockdown. Joe Pierson’s book ‘Helen and the Fires’ tells the story of a woman who quits her job to write, only to become caught up in a series of climate change related suicides.
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