Lewisham Borough of Tradition 2022 Opens With All-Day Programme

Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022 Opens With All-Day Programme

South-east London dwellers prepare, as issues in Lewisham are about to get a complete lot extra artistic…

Picture: We Are Lewisham

Kicking off its tenure as London Borough of Tradition, We Are Lewisham launches this Friday with a bunch of artistic occasions working all through the entire day.

Friday, January 28, or ‘Day One’ will set the tone for the 12 months, drawing on Lewisham’s historical past of activism and creating alternatives for communities to come back collectively and for optimistic change.

The We Are Lewisham initiative additionally prioritises the borough’s tales and historical past, in addition to points such because the local weather emergency.

On Day One, Lewisham residents are invited to to get entangled with the various pop-up performances and occasions happening across the borough, on the road, in faculties, and in venues.

Friday’s occasions consists of the We Are Lewisham movie (screening 6pm-9pm) which will probably be screened throughout the borough and at Piccadilly circus. By way of photographs and clips of Lewisham’s artists and group members, the movie waves collectively the borough’s id. Acquainted faces to be careful for are spoken phrase artist Kae Tempest and poet Inua Ellams.

The day may even see the UK premiere of Identification Tapestry by American artist Mary Corey March at Lewisham Purchasing Centre.

The venture invitations folks to ‘map’ their id through the use of hand-dyed yarn to mark a listing of statements on the set up that apply to them. Statements vary from the on a regular basis (‘I love to journey’), to the profound (‘I’ve lived in concern for my life’).

Matters cowl household, tradition, nature, place, work, mates, tech, beliefs, romance, work and our relationship to our our bodies, and collectively these statements create each a portrait of every particular person participant and the borough as a complete.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan will map his id on the art work at 6pm.

Within the morning (9am-10am) ‘commuter commotions’ will happen round Lewisham DLR, Hither Inexperienced, Catford, Blackheath, Deptford and Bellingham stations.

Positively one to brighten up your morning, these commuter commotions will see Lewisham music makers do their factor in pop-up performances.

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