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We Are Lewisham is a year-long programme of events created by and with the people of the borough.

As this year's London Borough of Culture 2022, We Are Lewisham is about coming together, collaborating and creating incredible moments of celebration and change.

If you are a resident, run a community group, are an established or budding artist who wants to be part of the year, there are loads of ways to get involved.

We’ll keep this page updated, so check back here to see what opportunities are on offer to you with We Are Lewisham throughout 2022.

Creative Challenges

Twelve creative challenges to inspire mass creativity and positive change

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Open Writing Challenge: Your Words, Your Lyrics, Your Story

We Are Lewisham has partnered with Lewisham Music and International Slam Champion Y.A. Poet to launch an exciting new open writing challenge.

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Share your memories to create a new story of Lewisham’s past

Last year, Lewisham residents responded to a call out for stories that need to be told. Seven have been selected, each focused on a different aspect of Lewisham’s recent history. Share your memories and help us tell these important stories.

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Up-Skill with Creative Futures

Are you 16-30 and interested in a career in the creative industries? Maybe you’re not too sure what’s on offer. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Sign up for access to monthly industry talks, careers fairs, paid work placements and regular training opportunities.

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Submit an Event

London Borough of Culture 2022 is a celebration of Lewisham’s diverse cultures, communities and stories. If you are planning a cultural event this year, you can submit it to be part of the We Are Lewisham community programme.

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Open Calls

Are you a Lewisham based artist, creative or organisation? Find out about our latest open call outs as part of We Are Lewisham. To ensure the year captures a wide-range of voices, different criteria is being considered across call outs – such as specialisms and lived experience.

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Become a Volunteer

Connect with the We Are Lewisham programme through our volunteering partner, Lewisham Local.

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Join the Team

Do you want to help deliver the We Are Lewisham programme? Check here for current job opportunities within the We Are Lewisham team.

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