Autumn Term Updates – September 2023

Dear Friends of Eastside, 

Welcome to a new academic year! 
I hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable summer,

This is a very exciting academic year for us at Eastside, as we are busy preparing for our 30th Anniversary celebrations. The festivities will begin in November, with a special free exhibition at Shoreditch Library, celebrating our work over the last 30 years. We will be sure to keep you all updated. 

Website Refresh

Over the summer we’ve been busy working on updating our website with a fresh look and feel, ready for the Autumn Term. We’re excited to announce that our new site is now live! 

Take a look around.


Black History Month 
Celebrate Black History Month with us this October with our creative workshops designed for you and your students to celebrate black history and culture. All workshops are led by our expert facilitators and build key academic and personal skills including confidence, vocabulary, and speaking & listening.

Take a look at our workshop options for EYFS to KS3.

Creativity Live
Celebrating Diversity Livestream: 19th October 2023

This term, we’re hosting Free Creative Livestream Festivals for Primary Schools, around the theme ‘Celebrating Diversity’. 

Find out more.

Film and Digital Opportunities

BFI Film Academy

Calling all aspiring filmmakers! We’re looking for young people aged 16-19 with a passion for Film & TV, who are interested in pursuing a career in the film or television industries and looking to learn from industry professionals. We can offer you a brilliant free course to hone your skills!

Applications close: 17th September 

Find out more.

BFI Script Writing Open Call
We are seeking scripts from young writers (aged 18-30) for Eastside’s 13th BFI Film Academy, around the theme Milestones, which was selected to resonate with our 30th anniversary.

Find out more.

Hire a desk at Eastside

Looking for a new workspace for you and your colleagues? We have nine desks available to lease, and we are looking to welcome one or multiple companies into our office space in the coming months. 

All profits from our desk hires go towards funding the core work of our charity, which delivers vital creative programme opportunities to underserved children and young people across the country.

Find out more about our space here, along with further details and pricing on our desk hires here.

Interested? Get in touch now.

Become a Trustee

Our search for new Trustees and a new Board Chair is still ongoing. We are looking to refresh our board to support and drive Eastside’s growth as we enter a new exciting era of our 30th Anniversary of outstanding delivery. 

If you think someone in your networks might be interested, please reshare the message across your social media accounts.
You can find the posts in the following places: 
Full job specifications on our website: (Trustee) (Chair). 
Social Media: LinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebook 
Job sites: The Guardian, Arts Jobs (Trustee) (Chair)

Deadline for Chair position: 22nd September
Deadline for Trustees: 1st November

Thank you for your ongoing support for Eastside, it really means the world to us. 

Matt and the Eastside Team

Working towards a future in which all young people’s creativity is nurtured and celebrated