Our featured Artist of the Month for October is Dee, one of our multi-talented visual arts and media facilitators. Dee has been involved in some of our large scale projects, such as making a clay-tile mural, animation workshops in schools, and this term Dee is working on our literacy project Verse vs Verse.
The Hackney Road Sculpture Prize is a competition to find an original sculpture which will be included in the regeneration plans for Hackney. The winning sculptor will win a £1,000 prize and be comissioned to make their sculpture and see it sited in the heart of a new housing development by Regal Homes.
Eastside's work with children and young people is supported by many well known and respected figures from the arts and media; our celebrity patrons are standing-by to read you a line from their favourite books - but how many of these well loved stories, plays and books can you name...?
Verse vs Verse is a reading and writing project for 500 children in primary schools in North and West London. Partipating children broaden their reading by exploring a range of books to inspire and develop their writing. They also use drama and performance to bring poetry to life.
Are you aged 16-19 with a passion for film? We are inviting talented young filmmakers to apply to join the BFI Film Academy at Eastside starting this October. Led by industry experts, our course will cover every area of the UK film industry helping you to make a career in film, a reality.
Volunteers make a real difference to our work with children and young people. We have a range of opportunities available to work directly alongside our professional artists, or to gain experience of arts administration and project management in our charity's Shoreditch office.
Eastside has its own arts education centre; The Lower Eastside which includes a Studio space and an executive Boardroom, which are available for private hire, at competitive rates. 100% of all the income raised goes towards our work with local children and their families in East London.
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