Southwark Arts Forum (SAF) is the cultural agency for Southwark. SAF was set up by a small group of local artists in Southwark in 1987 and now has over 3,000 members. We are a rich creative network widely known in Southwark and beyond. Our members are a creative bunch and come from all stages of careers and diverse backgrounds.
We offer a wide variety of classes, both day and evening, including classes that develop practical skills.
Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS) seeks to help relieve poverty and distress, and to promote health and further education for asylum seekers and refugees. We aim to provide a wide range of holistic services which support, promote and secure the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in the London Borough of Southwark.
The home library service is free for Southwark residents who are not able to get to their local library. Once a month library staff will deliver library items directly to a resident’s home, or to their sheltered unit or nursing home. This service is ideal for those with disabilities (children and adults), older people and their carers, and people who cannot visit the library due to accident or illness.
Southwark Refugee Project is a well established voluntary organisation serving the refugee community in the London borough of Southwark since October 1991. SRP was created in October 1991 to help refugees and asylum seekers help themselves become independent members of the local community. SRP was created by refugees and is managed mainly by refugees.
STAG is a charitable project whose aim is to address inequalities experienced by Irish Travellers in Southwark and the surrounding area. STAG is grateful to be funded by the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Southwark Council’s Community Capacity Fund.
Spare Tyre is one of the UK’s leading participatory arts charities. We have nearly 40 years experience of producing bold and powerful theatre with voiceless communities. We use performing and digital arts to challenge prejudice and to realise equality, diversity and accessibility. Our arts practice is based on meaningful engagement, care and communication. It focuses on what people can do and supports individuals and communities by enabling their unheard stories to be told, shared and celebrated. A multi-sensory, multi-artform approach is used across all of our work.
Community centre offering a variety of activities including a Friday drop-in for anyone living locally. Groups for carers, toddlers, also dance and crafts groups.
We provide gardening and creative opportunities for co-workers (the name the project gives to our primary beneficiaries) referred from over 30 community organisations and health sector agencies. We have developed an integrative approach where those with different degrees of mental and physical ill health come together with volunteers and members of the local community. This approach aims to reduce exclusion and the prejudice which fuels continuing lack of opportunity for many of our beneficiaries.
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online). It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.
We pride ourselves in providing a warm and welcoming environment and many people have made friends or good business contacts here.
The Goodlife Centre is an independent learning space situated in Waterloo, Central London. We offer practical boutique workshops in DIY, Home Maintenance, Decorating, Upholstery, Woodwork & Carpentry, Furniture Upcycling & Restoration and various traditional hand Crafts.
Superarts has been our way of life for decades, a way of relating to young people and their families, and a platform for community and fellowship.
The Lord Brock Memorial Trust was set up to preserve Britian's oldest surviving operating theatre for the public benefit. The operating theatre is found in the Herb Garret of St. Thomas's Church. A visit to the Museum is an experience that gives individuals a profound insight into the past, stimulating interest in a whole range of issues about past and present health. Download your Teacher Pack on the website, for all the information you need to plan your visit!
The Reader run weekly shared reading groups throughout London. Everything is read aloud at the group so there's no need to read anything in advance.
The Sunday Painter, has gained substantial success holding exhibitions in unusual places, and now they are opening their own gallery in a permanent space in Peckham. Established in 2010, The Sunday Painter is a gallery and studio complex.
We support thousands of young people from one of the most deprived areas of London. Over 400 young members, from 3-19 come to our Courses to learn, live and love performing arts. Our members can learn drama, singing, musical theatre and dance and progress through performance training pathways, gain real qualifications and important skills which can support their journey into adult life. Those serious about being a performer can audition to be apprentices with the professional team in our famous musical theatre shows!
The Thomas Calton Centre is Southwark Council's adult and family learning and skills service. They offer a wide variety of classes, both day and evening, including classes that develop practical skills like woodwork, lampshade making, fitness and dance, fashion and pottery as well as employability and confidence building classes, CV writing, help with English speaking and writing, basic maths and literacy skills. Gain a City and Guilds, OCR, or other qualifications in customer services, childcare, food safety in catering and more.