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matt's trip to india

31 Oct 18
It’s been an incredible October at Eastside. I’ve recently returned from my first ever visit to India. I was privileged to represent Eastside at a series of meetings with International Partners including West Bengal Government, the British Council, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kinetika and the Totally Thames Festival as part of my visit to the city of Kolkata, the cultural capital of India.
I was totally overwhelmed by the incredible vibrancy of the city at a time when 50 million visitors attended the annual Durga Puja festival.  ...

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Matt Lane Blog - Eastside News

08 Oct 18
It’s fun to be writing my first blog post for Eastside.  I’ve been CEO / Artistic Director since January 2017 and together with our 150 brilliant creative artists and practitioners, we’ve been working really hard to deliver our mission to develop the creative thinking of children and young people across London and beyond.
Firstly, we secured our core funding from the Arts Council 2018 – 2022 – thank you ACE for supporting us and believing in our work.  Soon ...

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announcement on key arts council england funding

05 Jul 17
3 Nigels give us a cheer (©Alex Brenner 2017)
Eastside is really pleased to announce that we will continue to be a National Portfolio Organisation, as announced on 27th June by Arts Council England. Matt Lane, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, writes: "We are sincerely grateful to the Arts Council England for continuing to invest in our work for the period 2018-2022. This is a particularly exciting time for Eastside in its 23 year history as we develop an exciting new strategy for our organisation, transform our building in Shoreditch, launch new programmes with new partners and extend existing programmes of work."
Photo ©Alex Brenner 2017   In June we not only had confirmation of this ongoing funding but also ...

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Applications open for Verse vs Verse 2017-2020

22 Jun 17
Eastside is delighted to announce that our pioneering Verse vs Verse creative literacy and spoken word programme will be continuing for a further 3 years thanks to generous support from John Lyon's Charity. We are now accepting expressions of interest from schools who would like the opportunity to take their September year 4 students on this incredible three year learning journey. Details below.
  We are now welcoming expressions of interest to participate in Verse vs Verse 2017-2020.     You ...

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summer projects

18 Apr 17
summer projects
This Summer Term Eastside has some great project ideas to help spark the creativity in your students. All of our workshops are created bespoke but these are some of our most popular artforms and ideas at this time of year. To discuss how we can tailor these to any themes that you want to explore, then call the team on 020 7033 2380 for a free consultation.
Art Weeks Why not liven up the summer term with some creative making? Eastside’s fantastic team of artists are on ...

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BBFC helping to support emerging filmmakers

06 Mar 17
BBFC Logo
We are delighted to announce two exciting new programmes to celebrate the talents of up-and-coming young filmmakers; a mentoring programme targeted at emerging female filmmakers aiming to break into the film industry and “What Next?” a two-week intensive, summer school to help twenty young filmmakers to take their skills to the next level. Both programmes are supported by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).
We will be launching our mentoring programme for emerging female filmmakers this summer. Women are currently hugely under-represented with the ...

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BFI Awards Ceremony 2017

03 Feb 17
BFI Awards Full Group Shot
The glitz! The glamour! The glory! It's the start of awards season, and that can only mean one thing, the results are in on the most important of them all. The BFI Film Academy screening and awards ceremony at Rich Mix. There were well over 100 people there, including the head of the programme at the BFI, Nikki Christie, and rising British star Ella Purnell who presented the audience choice award, which was chosen by public vote after the screening.
Congratulations to 'Bad Taste' who won that award and congratulations to all the other film-makers who each won awards for their excellent work ...

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BFI Film Academy 2016

08 Dec 16
As the end of the year draws near so does the first half of this year's BFI Film Academy. Since the middle of October we have been working with a new set of 25 16-19 year olds from all across London. They come from a super diverse set of backgrounds but the one thing they all share is a passion for film.
After a few group exercises and a general overview of the principles of film-making, they launched right into an intensive set of theoretical ...

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CYTO Autumn Workshops in Full Swing

23 Nov 16
Our drama engagement project that we are running in Croydon schools in partnership with Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation is back in full swing. We are back working in 6 new schools across the borough, and it has been great to see the energy and enthusiasm that the children are bringing into the room and the passion for drama across all the ages we are working with.
The project has been created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CYTO and give local students the chance to participate in free drama ...

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Verse Vs Verse 2016 Autumn Term Update

23 Nov 16
Our flagship literacy and spoken word project Verse vs Verse is now entering its third and final year and we are halfway through the autumn term workshops. Over the lifetime of the project we have been working with the same set of children in 16 classes from 9 schools across North and West London, using innovative approaches to learning to engage them with reading, performance poetry and literacy more widely.
This year we have two new areas of focus for the autumn and spring terms, namely writing monologues for performance and reading for pleasure. ...

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