Annual Lewisham Festival kicks off

Pic: Benedict Johnson

Lewisham Live kicked off on March 2. Pic: Benedict Johnson

Schoolchildren from across Lewisham will be showcasing their dance moves at an arts festival this month.

The seventh annual Lewisham Live festival kicked off on March 2 for the seventh year. Throughout March, each week will feature a range of diverse shows.

Katy Pearce, learning and participation dance projects manager at Trinity Laban, said: “Trinity Laban is involved in two of the events. We’re involved in the live dance showcase and live Trinity Laban. All the partners each organise different events.”

“What’s brilliant about it, is that it’s become this regular event in March in the borough. There’s certain things that happen each year so there’s a familiarity of what happens. Every year is a whole new load of young people getting involved, but at the same time, some of them have been involved in previous years.”

Lewisham Live offers brand new dance shows from different primary and secondary school students from the Lewisham area. Pearce, who sets up projects for the schools, said that the festival “celebrates variety and diversity of what young people can get involved in. It’s about giving young people the chance to come together and share what they done.

“As it’s all about celebrating music and dance, there’s different events that cater for different interests.”

Tickets for the different showcases are available at the respective venues websites.


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