Eltham Arts Newsletter – Happy Easter!
Thank you everyone for being so creative in Eltham and SE9. It’s been a busy time. An update on the WALL project!
Writing on a Wall
We challenged our local creative writers of all ages to write a poem or story on the theme of WALLS.! It captured the imagination with we had short stories and poems which certainly challenged our judges. Do come along to the celebratory event where awards will be presented!
Celebratory Event on Monday 23rd April 2018
at Eltham Library, 2 Archery Rd, Eltham SE9 1HA
5.30 – 7.30pm
Come along and congratulate our award winning creative writers! The awards to the children will start at 5.30pm and adults about 6.30pm. Eltham’s wonderful Make a Noise choir will be performing show songs! Display of many of the poems and short stories will be at Eltham library. A book is planned.
Bricks on the Wall
The project has started to create a community wall art installation in the SE9 Container Gallery in September. Bricks (cardboard) are being made in workshops, schools and by community groups. They are terrific.
At the first free workshop in Eltham library 70 people joined in. Dates of the next workshops. All ages welcome!
Sat 14th April. 10.30-12.30pm at Eltham Library, Archery Rd,
Sat 28th April 2-4pm at New Eltham library, Southwood Rd,
Sat 31st May 2018 10.30-12.30pm at Eltham Library. Archery Rd
Any groups who would like to make bricks and be part of this project, please contact us to discuss.
Songs across a Wall
This is the third challenge to our local singer/songwriters! The first challenge was to write and perform a song on a ‘WINTER’ theme and a CD ‘Aspects of Winter’ was launched and ‘FOOD’ last year with a tasty ‘Plateful of Songs’ CD being enjoyed . Now it’s ‘WALLS’.
Songs are being written and rehearsed already. A date has been set for an open air performance of the Songs Across a Wall at Passey Place on Sat 21st July as part of the Eltham Music Festival.
The deadline for songs to be considered in end May , so contact us if you are feeling inspired to write a song.
There are other projects being planned as part of the WALL project, so do follow us on Twitter and Facebook for information.
We continue to celebrate and promote all creative activities in Eltham and SE9 (and our friends nearby!) on our social media, so do keep in touch if you have an event/project.
With all good wishes from
Gaynor and the Eltham Arts Team