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welcome nandita!

14 Mar 19
Spring is on the way - it’s such a special time of year as we anticipate a proliferation of creativity with new life and colour bursting through the natural world. In the same vein, we are so pleased to welcome Nandita Lovage to the Eastside team who is joining us as our new Film and Digital Programme Manager. Nandita brings fresh skills and expertise to Eastside having worked in film, digital and broadcast media at the Roundhouse and Shakespeare’s Globe and we are excited that she has joined Eastside to spearhead our expansion into the realms of Film, TV and digital work with young people.
Related to this Nandita has just launched Eastside ...

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eastside's 25th anniversary

12 Feb 19
Hi everyone, I am really pleased to announce some very exciting news. Did you know Eastside celebrates its 25th anniversary this year? We have been thinking hard about how to mark this important milestone. It’s taken us many months to design, develop and deliver our big idea, and here it is…
We are proud to announce I know, I wish, I will … a ...

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happy 2019!

17 Jan 19
Happy 2019 everyone! It’s great to be back at Eastside and launching into our 25th anniversary year. I hope you all feel refreshed and ready for another year of great creativity and wonderful cultural learning activities. I was delighted to kick off the year by recently accompanying a group of dedicated and creative friends from our teacher network to see a magical performance of TOTEM thanks to an offer of free tickets from our friends at Cirque du Soleil.
Watching the performance I was struck by the incredible strength, skill and commitment of each artist as they performed their acts.  I ...

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Eastside's 12 Days of Christmas

13 Dec 18
Hello everyone, I hope you are well as we approach the end of 2018. Here at Eastside we have been reflecting on our year and want to share 12 top 2018 memories with you with a festive twist...
1 Fantastic feature length film, written, shot, edited and produced by 75 young ...

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Interning at Eastside by Thea Medland

28 Nov 18
November has flown by at Eastside and we’ve been busy as ever. This month, I’m really pleased to hand the blog baton to Thea Medland who has spent the last eight weeks as an intern with us.
  Not only has Thea thrown herself into supporting our programme workshops and activities, she has also authored a couple of excellent ...

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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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