Our News

Navigating through the next few months

Hello everyone, I sincerely hope you are well and managing ok in these very challenging times? It feels so important at times like these to reach out more than ever so that we can share inspiration, express our thoughts and sentiments and provide support to each other as we all adjust

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Support from Unesco and other news…

Hello everyone, I am delighted to announce that UNESCO UK has endorsed I know I wish I will, Eastside’s 25th anniversary national project.   James Bridge, Secretary-General of The UK National Commission for UNESCO writes: “The UK National Commission for UNESCO is delighted to be partnering with the Eastside Educational Trust’s,

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Happy New Year

Dear Friends and Supporters, Happy New Year!   We are so excited to be launching a new decade of creative activity in which the hope-filled voices and talents of creative and confident young people will without doubt be more important and influential than ever. 2019 was a brilliant year for Eastside

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Young people…Make your voice heard!

Autumn is here and we are excited to launch our 25th anniversary project I know I wish I will which invites 5-25 year olds from across the nation to enter our FREE spoken word poetry competition. Any young person in that age range can send their spoken word poem(s) via

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Primary Schools into Theatre

We are very excited to announce a very exciting new programme that we are running in partnership with Southwark Council. More details will follow, but please see the press statement below (which can be downloaded here), and if you want to keep up to date with all the announcements about

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Celebrating 25 Years

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer.  Schools are back and so are we with a brand new-look website and a range of excellent workshops and activities for schools and young people to get involved in. Over the summer, Eastside’s young filmmaker trainees worked on a Documentary and

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The Notion of Giving

Hello everyone, At Eastside we have been thinking a lot recently about the notion of giving. There is a beautiful concept of putting something good into the world, safe in the belief that this simple act alone has purpose and meaning. It does something to us as individuals.  I think

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Eastside Film Crew

Hello everyone, Filmmaking is a big part of what we do at Eastside and this year we have fully launched Eastside Film Crew –  our own youth led crew of next generation filmmakers.  These talented young people have been working hard with Eastside’s mentors to develop professional standard work using Eastside’s fantastic

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