SAF Networking Events are a great way to meet creative people!
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Our events are friendly and informal. You will meet a wide range of people, from other members and artists, to potential partners and funders. You never know where a connection might lead! Networking Events also give you an opportunity to visit different cultural venues in Southwark.
Each event covers a different theme or key issue relevant to the arts sector in Southwark. There are presentations by specialists and opportunities for discussion - and of course lots of time for meeting others and networking!
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Previous Networking Events
- March 11: ‘Southwark Arts – A Changing Landscape?’ @ Tate Modern
Was a day long conference with specially selected speakers who have successfully developed projects which navigate through fallow funded art worlds, projects that helped the attendees do just that. Each speaker shared their knowledge, insight & inspiration.
Bureau Of Silly ideas: Roger Hartley, Director – www.bosi.org.uk
V22 Collection: Tara Cranswick, Director – www.v22collection.com
Khadijatou Doyneh: Performance Artist - www.khadijatoudoyneh.com
Emilia Telese: Cross Over Artist – www.emiliatelese.com
Shaun Patrick James: VJ, Creative and Multimedia Artist – www.prickimage.com
Marcia Buxton, Executive Coach and Founder – www.kamaka.co.uk
Michael Troughton, Founder – www.wefund.co.uk
Gregory Vincent, Founder – www.sponsume.com
Ed Whiting, Co-founder – wedidthis.org.uk
- Feb 11: SE15 Creative Networking Event – Multidisciplinary Art Practises @ South London Gallery
A chance to meet artists & learn about their work. Be part of our next SE15 Networking Event in Multidisciplinary Arts at South London Gallery on Tuesday the 15th 3.30 to 6pm.
SAF events are a great way to connect with Southwark’s Arts Community – they are informal meetings where you can meet like-minded artists and creatives, discuss ideas, share information and make contacts and connections!
Guest's found out about:
Various approaches to Multidisciplinary Art practices. Like-minded artists, sharing knowledge.What’s happening at SLG.
Georgina Davey. Developer Officer at South London Gallery
Jayne Lloyd. Multidisciplinary artist who’s practice covers drawing, mixed media sculpture, mixed media relief work, video, painting and participatory projects. Jayne recently exhibited in the Peckham Open at Peckham Space.
Savvas Pappasava. Multidisciplinary artist and technician who has worked in Southwark as a handyman for Occupation Studios. Currently involved in a residency where he is working with three other artist towards building a pedalo canal boat.
Kerri Meehan & Sophie Von Cundale. Multidisciplinary artists based in Peckham. Kerri Meehan is a collagist and video artist, who is currently writing a musical about the end of the world. Sophie von Cundale is a video artist who is currently remaking the Alien Quadrology.
Meehan & Von Cundale will be performing The Last Word, an ongoing project taking the form of an absurdist magazine show, surreal and schizophrenic in content, which reflects the eschatological nature of television broadcasting.
- Dec 10: SAF Winter Arts Market – Camberwell Green
On Saturday 11th December, SAF’s second Winter Arts Market took place on Camberwell Green, once again the arts were bought to life. Christmas shoppers and casual walkers were intrigued by the fabulous offer that the artists/makers provided. Other activities included Bouncy Castle and face painting brought fun to the kids.
Hartley Voices Choir gave some Christmas spirit to the market and Gongoma Planet played drums and put a rhythm to the winter experience.
We look forward to more markets next year!
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- Nov 10: SE15 Creative Networking Event
SAF’s SE15 Creative Networking Event took place on Tuesday 9th of November at Peckham Space. The event was a truly exceptional opportunity for artists to exhibit their work in a new, leading venue on Peckham Square.
SE15 is Peckham Space’s first OPEN exhibition. The event was a unique exhibition showcasing artworks that have a connection to Peckham. The selection panel for this exhibition consisted of representatives from: Tate Britain, Café Gallery Projects, Camberwell College of Arts, Art Licks and Peckham Space.
Emily Druiff – Director, Peckham Space www.peckhamspace.com
Holly Willats – Art Licks & Peckham Space Open Exhibition Panel Expert
Sally Butcher TBC – Co-Founder and Co-Organiser, Peckham Literary Festival www.reviewbookshop.co.uk/peckham-literary-festival.html
- Oct 10: SE15 Creative Networking Event @ Buchan Road Community Hall
At this SE15 Creative Networking Event attendees heared about the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festivals plus opportunities/projects/events/activities for young people taking place/happening in the Peckham and Nunhead area.
The SE15 creative networking events were set up to support creative people working in the arts and creative industries within the Nunhead and Peckham area. They are an opportunity to meet like-minded artists and creatives, discuss new ideas, share information and make lots of contacts and links!
Neil Johns – Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festivals www.freefilmfestivals.org
Marie-Claire Denyer – Producer, Look at Me London www.myspace.com/lookatmelondon
Beccy Allen - Creative Director, Southwark Theatres’ Education Partnership www.step-partnership.co.uk
Louise Doherty – Project Co-ordinator, Visual & Performing Arts Project www.southwark.gov.uk/vapa
City of London Festival www.colf.org
This informal and sociable afternoon provided a taste of new opportunities for over 60’s to be creative, get involved and get active.
Silver 2011 and Silver Views - Time to start thinking creatively for Southwark’s annual art exhibition
Over the Hill - Find out about the free short training sessions for local organisations on promoting positive attitudes to ageing and older people
Southwark Pensioners Centre - Find out what’s going on locally for over 60’s and how to be involved
Woolfson & Tay - Creative writing workshops and other opportunities for older people at Bermondsey’s new café, gallery and bookshop
- June 10: SE15 Creative Networking Event @ Peckham Settlement + Peckham Space
This was the second of our SE15 Networking events. Members got to preview Peckham Space, Southwark’s newest arts venue before its launch and found out about ACME's Southwark Studio Residency Programme.
Emily Druiff, Director – Peckham Space
Julia Lancaster, Residency and Projects Manager – ACME Studios
Marie-Claire Denyer, Producer – Look at Me London
- May 10: ‘Big Dance Networking’ Event @ Inspire
A networking event to find out about opportunities around Big Dance, how to get involved and to meet dance artist, groups and organisations from Southwark and Lambeth
Coral Flood, Arts Manager – Southwark Council
David Holley, Cultural Officer – Lambeth Council
Leanne Pero, Founder & Tanja Raaste, Project Administrator - Bruk Out
- March 10: ‘Celebrating Women’ Event @ Dulwich Library
Southwark Arts Forum (SAF) host a networking event with South London Women Artists (SLWA), creating a platform to profile and showcase key female artist in Southwark.
Laura Moreton- Griffiths, Co-Founder - SLWA
Susan Wood , Member – SLWA
Pia Randall- Goddard, Member – SLWA
- March 10: ‘How to Work Creatively with Young People’ Networking Event @ Salmon Youth Theatre
A free event for anyone that works with young people and arts projects. The event was for those wanting to make the first step in working with young people and who were interested in investigating creative ways of engaging with them through art projects.
Louise Doherty, Visual & Performing Arts Projects (VAPA) – 'Young Women’s Group'
Erel Onojobi nee Onyecherelam, Set Fashion Free Youth – 'Summer Showcase'
Dom Ridout, Southside Magazine – 'Young People’s Magazine Project'
Tatiana Garavito, Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) – 'Summer Conference'
- Jan 10: AGM @ Almond Studio, Biscuit Factory
Our AGM 08-09 was an opportunity to find out more about SAF and visit the Biscuit Factory site where we are now based. We announced some significant changes to how SAF will operate, detailed in the presentations below.
Hilary Best, The Biscuit Factory Centre Manager
Anya Whitehead, Head of Culture, Southwark Council
Edward Birch, SAF Director
Katy Fattuhi, SAF Communications and Marketing Manager
Ioanna Papapavlou, SAF Operations Officer
Wendy Jackson, SAF Networks Manager
Download presentations by SAF staff
Wendy's notes on future of SAF Networking Events
Laura Victoria, Musician
Inua Ellams, Spoken word artist
Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Choral Society
Find more details on our members Directory
- Nov 09: 'SE15 Creative Network Launch' @ Peckham Library
For more info on this event please see SE15 Creative Network page
- Nov 09: 'Funding for the Arts and Older Learners' @ Inspire
A Seniors Creative Network (SCN) looking at potential sources of funding for arts and older people's projects, how to make successful funding applications and the benefits of partnership working. It was run in partnership with Silver, Southwark's festival for older people.
Catherine Morgan - Events Development Officer, Southwark Council
David Cutler - Director, The Baring Foundation
Wendy Smithers - Director, The Hub
Jon Morgan - Community Development Officer, Southwark Pensioners Centre
Download Jon Morgan's presentation
Download Wendy Smither's presentation
- Oct 09: Film & Photography Network Event @ Café Shortwaves Cinema
Networking event for those involved in Film & Photography in this independent cinema and cafe bar based in Bermondsey Square
Edward Birch, Director - Southwark Arts Forum
Inua Ellams, Poet
Alice Gbelia, Editor - Catch a Vibe
Paul Lepper, Filmmaker
- Oct 09: 'Boundless Launch: SAF's new Disability Arts Network' @ Siobhan Davies Studios
For more info on this event please see Boundless Network page
- Aug 09: Film & Photography Network Event @ Area 10
Networking event for those involved in Film & Photography in this artist led project and space in Peckham
Dimitri Launder, Director - Area 10
Farhad Achtung, Photograher
- April 09: 'Theatre & Performance – Benefits to Older People' @ Oval House Theatre
A Seniors Creative Network (SCN) event exploring the positive impacts of theatre and performance for older people. This art form is instrumental in enabling those involved to express and enjoy themselves, in turn enhancing physical health and overall wellbeing.
David Slater, Director - Entelechy Arts
Maureen Tyson and Jo Rayment - Seniors Creative Network members
Tessa Brewer and John Clayton - Members of 1st Framework / 3rdthought
Lorraine Spenceley, Activity Co-ordinator - The Lomond Players
- March 09: Focus: Music + Focus: Spoken Word @ Shunt
We created two special live evening events at the atmospheric Shunt Vaults, to promote the talents of local young emerging artists and to give them the opportunity to network with industry professionals and other SAF members. We had one night of fantastic music and one night of inspiring spoken word performances. The events were funded by Awards for All to help SAF reach out to local young artists and demonstrate how SAF can help in supporting their creative ambitions.
A short video of the event and work by participants can be seen on our myspace page: www.myspace.com/southwarkartsforum
- Feb 09: 'Quality Work experience: What can you get out of it?' @ Southbank Centre
Training event looking at what makes quality work experience, the benefits and barriers, plus ideas for improving participants own programmes.
Laia Gasch and Olivia Chessell - SOWF
Nina Birch, Drama Consultant - Southwark Council
Glenis Wade, Senior Lecturer Enterprise and Business Planning - LCC
Download Info Pack from this event - 'What makes Quality wWork Experience'
Download SAF Director's Presentation
Download attendees feedback on Barriers, Benefits and Key Learnings
- Dec 08: 'How to make it in the Film and Photography Business' @ BFI
Showcasing event with film screenings by local young people 18-25yrs, with speakers giving advice on how to progress their careers.
Andrew Pavord - Southwark Film Office
Max Barber - New Producers Alliance / Clever Max
Rob Wray - Elefest / Short Wave Films
Richard Wills - Photofusion
Nolia Devlin - Nolias Gallery
Sharon Heard - Media Trust
Download Info Pack from this event - Key Resources in Film and Photography Business
Download Top Tips on how to get a job in Film and TV
Download Artists' Statements
Download info on Mentoring
- Sept 08: SAF 21st Birthday Party! @ Unicorn Theatre
We celebrated 21 years of Southwark Arts Forum in style with over 150 members. We showcased members' performances and art work, and admired not quite real cakes by artist Eleanor Margolies. Kathy O’Brien, Ro Shannon and Chris Lawrence retold SAF's early days.
Artwork and stalls:
Art in the Park ‘The Shed’ by Bill Hudson; Into Art; Art4Space; Theatre Peckham, Tessa Cooney, SAF's Seniors Creative Network and workshop leaders Najlaa Khahil and Gil Mutch
‘A Fiwi time now’- dance by Carl Campbell Dance Company 7’s Recycled Teenagers
‘Cold Wandering Stars’ - music by Steve Barbe
‘Divisions are Fine’- song and poem by Rona Topaz
‘In the Dog House’- film produced by Laverne Hunt, Media Community Network Ltd, performed by Aylesbury Latin American Multi Cultural Group.
‘Ala Pa Yong’ and ‘Ikan Keke’ Malaysian music performance by Nolia Devlin and Kien Lim
‘Southwark Life’- story telling and comedy by Craig Jenkins
Find more detail about all these artists and performers in our members Directory
- Sept 08: 'Creative Communication inclsuive arts for older people' @ Tate Modern
A Seniors Creative Network (SCN) event on the theme of acquired disability through the natural ageing process (e.g. Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Aphasia) and the important role that the arts can play in enhancing communication, reducing social isolation and improving quality of life. Part of the Boundless Festival.
Barbara Kane, Workshop Leader in Movement and Relaxation, SCN
Olivia McLennan, Outreach and Support Worker, Alzheimer’s Society
Sally McVicker, Project Manager, Connect (Communications Disability Network)
Brian Butler, Photography Group Leader, Connect
Download Alzheimer's Society presentation
Download Connect's presentation
- July 08: Southwark Visual Arts Network Event @ The Galleria/ ACME Studios
Networking event for those involved in visual arts in this gallery in Peckam.
Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre: Artist
Soheila Keyani: Artist
- June 08: Film & Photography Network Event @ Café Gallery Projects
Networking event for those involved in Film & Photography in this Southwark Park based gallery which hosts exhibitions and runs off site projects.