Eastside is a registered charity, which exists to help young people develop their creative thinking, so they can be the problem solvers of tomorrow. We believe that any problem can be solved creatively and that the world would be a better place if society valued and encouraged creativity more highly.
We are looking for talented young filmmakers (aged 16-19) with a passion for film, to join our BFI Film Academy starting in October. The 12-week course led by professional filmmakers, will cover every area of the UK film industry and could help to launch your career in film. Applications are now open.
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...?
To celebrate their 50th anniversary (wow!) Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation have commissioned Eastside to run 6 week free drama workshops in local schools. The first term went brilliantly and we are starting up again in November with the new intake. Places still available, but hurry....
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.
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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