Students from three Lambeth schools have collaborated with local artists to create new artworks responding to Lambeth’s local heritage, identity and wellbeing. Present in the Moment, funded by Arts Council England and produced by Lin Kam Art, is part of ELEVATE – Lambeth’s mission to open up creative opportunities for all young people in the borough.
Word from the Cabinet
Councillor Donatus Anyanwu, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Leisure and Sport was impressed by the students’ work, saying “Lambeth are committed to providing our young people opportunities to grow their confidence, express themselves and explore their creative talents. This project has provided exactly that, and now their creativity is inspiring others.”
Bishop Thomas Grant School
Guided by artist Maya Campbell, Bishop Thomas Grant students explored identity and belonging through personal and archival images of our local area of Streatham, showcased at Streatham Festival in October.
Lansdowne students created a beautiful and thoughtful artwork, featuring a bench that they hope will encourage the community to sit, pause and ‘make time for now’. Lansdowne students created a beautiful and thoughtful artwork, featuring a bench that they hope will encourage the community to sit, pause and ‘make time for now’. The artwork has a new home at Papa’s Park SW9, where artist Laurie Fitzgerald is leading creative workshops inspired by the artwork’s themes of nature and wellbeing. Join Laurie for after school art workshops at Papa’s Park on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3.45-5pm (refreshments provided).
Lilian Baylis School
The celebration of Lambeth’s vibrant Portuguese-speaking community was the focus for Lilian Baylis School. They produced a performance weaving together music, poetry and painting with Brazilian theatre practitioner Tereza Araujo. Tereza is now collaborating with Stockwell Partnership to take their ideas into the community.
- Find more info on elevatelambeth.london
- Scan this QR code to hear a poem showcasing the creativity of Bishop Thomas Grant students, and find out more about the project.
Photos by Gorm Ashurst