Welcome to a new season at SCL CVN, we’re back with a bang! The theme is COZY and WHOLESOME and we bring you an array of events that are just that!
Kicking off the September programme is our very own UNCONVENTIONAL drag show all the way from Reading hosted, founded and produced by Big Jay! This night will be LARGE, so grab your tickets to see some unconventional drag and queer joy!
We’re also chuffed to welcome Orange Not Pink back to our programme with another Sip & Paint social. ONP is a fab organisation who host monthly socials for Womxn in London to meet and have fun!
Another addition to our regular events programme is a residency from Act Up Drama Club – come down to play drama games, socialise and have fun with like-minded theatre kids in London!
Finally for now, we are so happy to announce our latest Drag residency with the one and only Violetta J’Adore!! We’ve seen her perform and she blew our socks off, so shes coming back for a three month residency + some amazing emerging drag talent! Tickets are now on sale and we’d reaaaaaaally recommend you come down to see for yourself!
Check out our website to see what else we have in store for you, and as always, if you or someone you know needs a venue and support to bring an idea to life, you know where to find us!
The Poetry Exchange Podcast shares the conversations we have been having with people about Poems as Friends.
In each 20-minute episode you will hear an individual talking about a poem that has been a friend to them, as well as the ‘gift’ recording of the poem that has been made for them, in response to their thoughts and feelings about the poem.
Teenage boys Ste and Jamie are neighbours on a South London estate. Jamie is more knowledgeable about The Sound of Music than football, while classmate Ste never misses a sports day. Both are being bullied, Jamie at school and Ste at home by his violent father and brother. One night, when things get too much, Ste seeks refuge in Jamie’s flat and, sharing a bed, the boys strike up a new relationship. Together they come to terms with their sexuality and explore their feelings alongside their Mama Cass loving, rebellious friend Leah and with the much-needed emotional support of Jamie’s lioness mother, Sandra.
Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, their home and livelihood is taken away.With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.
The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.
Polly Mackey, trading as Art School Girlfriend, really feels like the whole package: an electronic auteur who writes, records and co-produces, she also hosts a radio show on the female-led Foundation FM and has scored independent films. On her second album as ASG, the Welsh-born artist draws deep from both digital and analogue sensibilities, her club-facing, saturated alt-pop aiming to reflect “small euphorias” – the joy in everyday things.
Newham Music is the award-winning music hub for Newham. We are committed to providing high-quality music education and opportunities to children and young people in schools throughout the borough and at Newham Music Academy, our after school and Saturday music centre.
We work with over 15,000 children and young people each year and, since becoming an independent charity in 1996, we have provided transformational and life-enhancing music opportunities to many thousands of young people from all corners of the borough.
As the lead organisation for Newham’s Music Education Hub, we work with local schools, cultural organisations and community groups to bring exciting musical opportunities to the doorstep of Newham’s newest generation. An award-winning organisation, we have received the Diploma of Merit and the Incorporated Society of Musicians Award for Music Technology in Education from the National Music Council as well as the Outstanding Musical Initiative award from the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.
FRIENDS OF SCL CVN
Cold Islanders – 29th September
Join creative collective Cold Islanders for “Black Adoption: a call to the community”, a panel talk featuring Black adopters, adoptees, foster carers and social workers discussing the process of adoption and why we need more Black adopters.