Come and join us at Tate Exchange for an afternoon showcasing some of the fantastic civil society groups making Southwark a better place. You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops, view films and performances by local makers and groups, and speak to charities to find out about their work and how you can get involved as a volunteer.
We will have a rolling show reel of films by local makers with a particular focus on female filmmakers tackling a range of issues from regeneration, to gentrification, diversity and creativity. This is presented in partnership with South Social Film Festival.
Workshops and performances
We will have a schedule of performances and workshops on the day that you can drop in to see and take part in.
12.00 - 12.30 Performance: Theatre Peckham
12.45 - 13.15 Performance: Siobhan Davies Dance Studio led by Maria Miguel Rodrigues
13.30 - 15.00 Workshop: Siobhan Davies Dance Studio
TuneIN: This session focuses on finding joy through movement, dancing together and having a good time. Through guided verbal and musical input, individual & group tasks, we have the chance to:
- develop the connection between body and mind, self and collective awareness
- challenge creativity, while exploring choreographic tools and finding new ways to improvise
15.15 - 16.30 Workshop: Coin street family centre
Coin Street Community Builders Art Group - "Synergy in Art" led by Coin Street Community Builders’ Art Group and Xoan Perez
Join Coin Street Community Builders’ art group to find out how to use art to help connect the community.
Coin Street Community Choir - A masterclass in music making led by Nicole Kell
Join Coin Street Community Choir as we have fun singing together in a relaxed environment. Come along and get advice from trained professionals on vocalisation, performance and more!
16.45 - 17.30 Workshop: Southwark LGBT Network will be presenting an exhibition and workshop on LGBTQ+ Communities in Southwark from 1980’s to present. This session will explore how services and needs have changed over the past 25+ years.
Meet local charities
Discover the amazing work of some of our local charities in Southwark. There will be a marketplace of stalls from local organisations where you can find out more about activities in the borough and how you can get involved. You will also be able to read inspiring stories about volunteers who have given their time locally.
Organisations include: Community Southwark, Time and Talents, Bede House, Link Age Southwark, DePaul, Free to be Kids, South Social Film Festival, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, Shakespeare's Globe, Blackfriars Settlement, Healthwatch Southwark.
Community Southwark is an independent charity that exists to support a thriving voluntary and community sector in the London borough of Southwark. We have over 600 members that are all not-for-profit organisations. We deliver training and 1:1 support for organisations and help people get connected to community activity in their local area through volunteering advice and community action networks.
This event brings together a selection of some of our members to showcase a sample of the breadth of community life in the borough.
The Grand Southwark Showcase relates to the current Turbine Hall commission developed by Tania Bruguera. In exploring community driven responses to global political crisis, Tania brought together a group of 21 people who live or work in the same postcode as Tate Modern. They are called the Tate Neighbours, who explored how the museum can learn from and adapt to its local community.
This event is an opportunity to further explore the wider neighbours of the Tate for a day and pose the question to visitors of Tate Exchange ‘How can you be an engaged citizen?’.