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12 January 2006

Creative Lewisham Agency
1 Resolution Way
p. 020 8691 6729

The Creative Lewisham Agency is a company limited by guarantee Company Number 5079053.
Supported by London Borough of Lewisham and Creative London

In this issue:

        R SVP Deptford, the new directory for Creative Business in Deptford.
        Enter your business in the Lewisham Business Awards 2006 – new category for Creative Business
         of the Year!
        Plus loads of courses to get your year off to the right start!

RSVP Networking Event
When: 26 January
Time: 6pm till late
Where: Mashed Potato Gallery, old Seager Distillery Cnr Brookmill Rd / Deptford Broadway Deptford SE8
Art: by Deptford Arts Network
Talk: by Open Arts Network about Art Collectives
Music: by Steve Morrison‟s Blues Abuse
Drinks: complimentary
This is a fantastic networking opportunity for all creatives – you‟ll be missing out if you don‟t come, so put
it in your diary now!
RSVP is a quarterly event intending to strengthen the Deptford creative sector by bringing people
together in an informal and relaxed setting.
RSVP Deptford is also a website that functions as a directory and enables people to find out about the
creative businesses based primarily in Deptford and its surrounding areas. Additionally it also works as a
business facility for people trying to find information to generate new business links.
If you have anything to offer, or just fancy checking it out please go to

Creative Business of the Year
Lewisham Business Awards 2006
If you haven’t yet sent in an application, then do so immediately! Deadline for entries is 24
January 2006.
The Creative Lewisham Agency is proud to announce a new category in Lewisham‟s Business Awards –
Creative Business of the Year.
We are inviting applications in this category from all creative businesses in the borough of Lewisham.
However, creative businesses are eligible in all other categories, so please consider those too.
Created last year by Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham, the awards aim to recognise the successes of
Lewisham businesses, not just in terms of turnover or profit. The Lewisham awards recognise
achievement in areas such as innovation, customer service, creativity and social enterprise.
Steve says: 'Businesses in Lewisham make a huge contribution to the borough. They drive its economy
and form a vital part of its social fabric. The Business Awards aim to recognise and celebrate that
With rewards for each business that enters, there's every reason to put yourself or your company in the
running for the top prizes.

Creative Business of the Year Criteria
* A creative business is one that falls into the following DCMS categories:
Advertising; Architecture; Arts and antiques; Crafts and design; Designer fashion; Film;
Interactive Leisure Software; Additional ITC; Music; Performing arts; Publishing and printing;
TV and radio

     How have you / your business best applied an innovative idea to your company?
     How have you planned to exploit this idea and grow your business?
     Has this idea allowed you to enter any new markets?

The Creative Lewisham Agency aims to improve the economic fortunes and social well-being of all those
living, working or studying in Lewisham, by growing the creative sector. This award aims to celebrate the
most impressive contribution to that aim by a creative business.

For more information on all the awards and to download an application pack, please go to

Need help with your Tax and National Insurance?
Did you know that HM Revenue and Customs (previously Inland Revenue) offers free support to
individuals and organisations tying to navigate the maze of the British tax system?
Through their Business Support Teams, HM Revenue and Customs offers a series of workshops (varying
in length from 30 minutes to 2 hours) on different aspects of taxation and National Insurance. They also
offer confidential one to one advice – either at their offices, or at your workplace.
There is no charge for any of their services. Previous clients include London Institute, Royal College of
Art, Clerkenwell Green Arts, Arts Council, Design Council and other arts based organisations.
With the self-assessment tax returns due in at the end of January, you might like to contact Martin
McKee, who covers the Lewisham / Greenwich area.
Call 020 8836 9636 or 07876 392 259 for more information.


Head of Community Business
Salary: OTE £40,000 - £45,000 p/a
Point Blank‟s Community Music Department requires a highly organised and motivated individual with a
proven track record in sourcing a wide range of funding for youth projects. You will secure funds from
organisations such as local government, PAYP, housing associations, Arts Council and Youth Music.
Please send CVs to
Closing date: 28 January 2006
Strange Cargo Arts need a technician
Strange Cargo Arts – based in Folkestone and one of the south-east‟s leading arts organisations – is
looking for a workshop technician for 3 days per week. £17k pa, pro rata, 6 month contract initially.
Contact Strange Cargo for more info on or go to the website

Marketing Manager – short term contract
Jan – Mar 06
Independent Photography (IP) would like to commission an individual to undertake the marketing of the
launch of its Peninsula programme of arts projects.
 IP plans to launch its Peninsula programme via a public event on the Greenwich Peninsula on March
30th 2006. The timing of this event is to coincide with the season of media arts
(, and the completion of the first Peninsula commission, Greenwich Emotion Map.
The event will celebrate Greenwich Emotion Map and launch the programme.
The intended audiences for the programmes launch are:
      the London wide media arts community
      Greenwich residents, councillors, businesses and VIP‟s
Independent Photography is keen to situate Peninsula within contemporary media arts and socially
engaged practice, as well as promoting its relevance within the sectors of community development and
urban regeneration.
The brief for the marketing is therefore to:
1. Devise an appropriate and effective marketing strategy for the programme‟s launch taking into
consideration the two distinct audiences.
2. Deliver the strategy alongside IP‟s staff team
A fee of £1,500 is available for this work.
Jan – Mar 06
Peninsula runs between September 2005 and June 2007.
The launch event is planned for March 30th 2006, season of media arts, runs throughout March 2006
 Application procedure
Please respond to the brief by submitting:
 a proposal detailing your response and approach to the brief. Please include a draft breakdown of
     work schedule, and budget allocation.
 a current CV, highlighting your key skills and experience relevant to this area of work
Application deadline is: Wednesday January 25th 2006
Please send applications either by email or post to:
Isabel Lilly, Artistic Director
Independent Photography, Rothbury Hall, Azof Street, London SE10 0EF
Tel. 020 8858 2825 Fax. 020 8858 2025

Big Fish Theatre needs Actors
Big Fish Theatre requires an ethnically diverse cast of four actors, male and female. Actors are needed
for a play that will explore the effects of teenage pregnancy and will tour secondary schools in South
If you are between 15-30 and have devising and/or musical skills please send your CV and a photo to Liz
Sacre, Big Fish Theatre, Unit 225, 49 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JL or email: All successful applicants will need to obtain an enhanced CRB check. The
closing date is the 13 January 2006.

Wordsmiths, Graphic Designers, Photographers needed for new concept magazine
Art book meets high fashion magazine presenting an array of personal projects and pioneering cutting
edge style through photography, writing and illustration not commonly seen together.
Entitled Matter, the magazine will be a bi-annual leading independent voice for creative culture with an
eclectic mix of high quality visuals, this magazine will be an artwork in its own right with an understated
yet powerful look.
Personal submissions by respected artists who are renowned in their practice and at the forefront of
creativity help the publication gain credibility and originality attracting an elusive demographic of readers
who advertisers long to reach. The work featured will edited so each story will be unique, considered and
If you're passionate about fashion and art and you want to contribute to a truly innovative cause, email: with examples of your work.

The Film London Online Directory has grown!
The Film London Online Directory has grown! It now includes all 33 London boroughs and their
surrounding areas. Search for locations by category, name of location or borough. It is also possible to
register your profile on facilities or crew and to create a 'personal folio' of location photographs. Check out
this new improved resource at

Festival of Youth Arts reminders
You have until the end of January to enrol to become a Youth Arts Ambassador for the new Festival of
Youth Arts in 2006. This is a great way to get involved in the new Festival and see it from the inside out!
Go to to get the form.
If you think you're ready to perform to thousands, or if you know anyone who is, remember to download a
submission form for the new Festival from the website.

Greenwich Film Festival 2006 - Advance Notice
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GFF06 will take place between 26 and 31 March next year.
Centred at the luxuriously refurbished Greenwich Picturehouse, GFF now in its seventh year, will focus on
maverick film makers.
GFF will showcase films that have been made against the odds and in unusual ways: this may mean
technically - using new technologies or new creative structures; it may mean financially; it may mean in
the film‟s political or creatively challenging content. Overall the festival will look at new ways that film
makers can connect to audiences, new ways that films can get made, be screened, be seen and enjoyed.
We want as many people as possible to engage with the festival.
If you haven‟t yet made your film don‟t despair! GFF is looking for scripts, either for shorts or features
which you would like to be read by professional actors in a public arena.
If you would like to learn to cut a film GFF will run editing workshops to give anyone the chance to
reversion a scene from one of the festival movies.
If you have a film that deserves an audience be it short, full-length or somewhere in between send it to us
on DVD with whatever background info you think appropriate and contact details to the address below.
A new website with further details will be up at the beginning of December on
The Greenwich Film Festival is supported by Greenwich Council and Greenwich University
89 Herbert Rd SE18 3QH

Design to Sell
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3 and 10 February
This two day course is aimed at decision makers within a design business, with the aim of supporting
them in their role of developing and growing a business.
PureGoldsmiths is working with London College of Fashion to help businesses realise the full potential of
their resources by growing their creative knowledge, capacity for change and developing a greater insight
into their current markets and the potential markets they can develop.
The programme is part funded by the London development Agency and will cost £100.00 per person. It
takes place on the 3rd and 10th February 2006. The course will be delivered at the London College of
Fashion, 20 John Princes' Street, London, W1G 0BJ.
Places are limited so ensure you book early for this course. Please look at the website for more information.

CIDA’s Spring 06 Training Programme
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Workshops take place between 9 February – 30 March
Start as you mean to go on! If you‟re a creative individual, business or not-for-profit organisation and you
want to reach new heights in 2006, CIDA can help. Our Spring 06 Training Programme will give you the
skills, knowledge and confidence to meet whatever challenges lie ahead. Whether you‟re just starting out
or hoping to take a creative project or business further we have a host of practical workshops that will
help you make it happen!
Workshops take place between Thursday 9 February and Thursday 30 March 2006.
For more information or to download CIDA‟s full programme of development opportunities visit or contact Emma Derrick, CIDA‟s Marketing and Events Assistant on 020 7247
4710 or

ITC Training - Chancing at Freelancing
20 January
£170 +VAT
This one day course is run by the Independent Theatre Council and aims to introduce participants to the
pros and cons of a freelancing career. The workshop is designed to be thought-provoking, creative and
inspiring with a generous dose of realism. It will include: presentation and question and answer sessions,
creative discussion in small groups and individual reflection. It will not cover areas such as tax and NI.
The cost of the course is £170 + VAT and it will take place on the 20 January 2006. Booking forms
available online - visit: or contact Hazel Tsoi on 020 7089 6829.

Get fit with Montage Theatre
Starts 10 January
Prices vary
Go on - commit to your New Year resolution now and get fit! A great, fun and healthy way to get fit and
take your mind off things- all abilities are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Classes start from Tuesday 10 January and are held at Brockley Primary School, Brockley Rd, London
SE4. Check out for all information, dates and to book. Or ring, 020 8692

Creative Alchemy – Making Programmes Interactive
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25 – 26 January
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8 – 9 February
This is a unique opportunity to gain an overview of the development of interactive projects for multiple
digital platforms and to pitch to programme commissioners. The four day course will allow participants to
pool their knowledge whilst mentors from iTV and the BBC will be on hand to dispense advice. The
course will provide 3 days of training at 01zero-one in the heart of Soho and 1 day at the BBC in White
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City. The course costs £190 and the dates are the 25 and 26th of January, and the 8 and 9 of
February 2006.
The Course is subsidised the European Social Fund (ESF) and Learning + Skills Council (LSC), through
Skillset. Enrol online at or ring 020 7028 1985.

Drama for the Future Conference
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11 –13 April, Winchester
Price varies
National Drama is the leading association of UK drama educators. Every two years National Drama holds
an international Conference. The next Conference is "Drama for the Future". For details please visit You can also become a member of National Drama by joining online.

Applications for Film London’s Audience Development Fund
Film London's Audience Development Fund supports projects that promote a vibrant cinema culture in
London. Applications for the Audience Development Fund 2006 are now open. Cinema projects and film
festivals across the capital are invited to apply for a share of the £150,000 available. Further information
and application forms can be found

Skillset Film Future Grants
Skillset Film Futures are grants for individuals working in all sectors of the UK film industry to attend
vocational training. £800 is available to individuals with 2+ years experience in the film industry to attend
training for business skills, technical and craft skills, and health and safety.
It is now even easier to apply and more types of training will be covered. Please see for more detailed information, including the application process.

Crafts Council Development Award
The Crafts Council Development Award is a one year scheme that offers a maintenance grant of £2500
and equipment grants of up to £5000. The Crafts Council Development Award (formerly known as the
Setting up Scheme) is now seeking applications for designer makers. Deadline for applications: 1st March
2006. For more information please see

Adventure Capital Fund
Long-term 'patient capital' for community projects.
Set up three years ago, it now has £12m to invest in enterprises in deprived areas to return social &
financial dividends.
Up to £400,000 for asset purchase

Rayne Foundation Grants
The Rayne Foundation is a grant-making trust that awards grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to UK
registered charities whose work helps society's most vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals, especially
children, young people and the elderly.
The foundation supports all types of art and culture, but their current areas of interest in the arts sector
are: building projects for performance/display/conservation facilities; specialist arts education
organisations or the education departments of general arts organisations, which help children and young
people with the transition between the different levels of formal education. For full details visit

Space Available in SE14
Space available to share in stone carving workshop at Fishers Court SE14 – it would suit a
sculptor/craftsperson. There is 24 hr access and good natural light. All inclusive £250 pcm.
Phone Phil 07958 592102 or Simon 0207 277 7488

Office space in New Cross
Offices from £215- £326 per month
Office Shares £110 per month
There are a number of offices available for rent in 441 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA (journey time
approximately 10-15 mins from London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross).
 The space is managed by the 441 Association and the building offers low rent office spaces to
organisations who operate for the benefit of local communities in South East London in some way. The
441 Association is made up of the tenants, who act co-operatively to manage the building. Current
tenants find that the building offers invaluable opportunities for networking and sharing skills.
If you‟re interested please contact Boudicca on or call 020 8469
1300 for more information and an application form.

Space Available at Ladywell Business Centre
The Ladywell Business Centre is located at 59 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, London SE13 7UT. It will offer
affordable, fully furnished serviced office accommodation, for 1 to 20 people. Prices start from £199.00
per month. The Centre will also be able to offer full meeting and conference facilities, secretarial and
reception / telephone answering services, hot-desk and virtual office solutions to meet the flexible
requirements of today‟s business.
Ladywell was chosen for the new business centre due to its substantial business and regeneration
improvements in the last few years. The Ladywell Business Centre is an ideal location being next to
Ladywell railway station and convenient for the Lewisham Town Centre, Lewisham main and DLR
stations. It is also within walking distance of the local shopping facilities, restaurants and banks.
Additional advantages include:
- No long lease commitment
- No need for personal guarantees
- Management time saved setting up, running and maintaining the office (cleaning, refuse collection,
     light/heat, business rates all included in the monthly charge).
- Ability to start operating immediately
- Flexibility to increase or decrease space at short notice without changing address
- Ability to vacate office space at short notice without facing penalties
- Monthly fee is treated as a tax deductible revenue expenditure
- Access to meeting rooms on a pay-as-you-use basis
- Access to secretarial and administrative services on a pay-as-you-use basis
For more information, call 020 8690 5999 or email:

What's on in Lewisham

Private View at The Bear
12 January
There is a private view for 'Monumental' an installation of sculptural work by Neil Zakiewicz, on the 12
January 2006 from 7pm at The Bear, Deptford High Street. Utrophia are curating a musical and visual
event to accompany the private view. There is a recommended £3 voluntary contribution. For more
information please refer to

Utrophia’s Radio Show
From 13 January
Utrophia's fortnightly radio show on Resonance 104.4fm has been re-scheduled to a new time of 3.30pm.
Check it out from the 13 January 2006.

Retrospective screening of Diana Mavroleons 3 x 16mm films
14 January
In January 1956, Diana Leonidas-Mavroleon was still-born in Danetre House, Cromer, Norfolk. That
makes her 50 years of age. To celebrate this curious happening Utrophia are presenting an evening of
music and film on the 14 January 2006 at their project space, 102/3 engine house. For more information
email or check out

London Art Fair - Seminar and Talks series
18 January
On Wednesday 18 January, the London Art Fair is hosting a range of seminars and talks. The day kicks
off at 1pm with “An Introduction to the London Art Fair art projects exhibition”, continues with “The Art
Market: from Renaissance patronage to 21 Century Investment” at 3pm and finishes with “Collecting
perspectives” – a discussion of why we collect, and what are the benefits of collecting, at 7.30pm.
For more information check out

Live music at The Osbourne Arms
19 Jauary
On the 19 January 2006, Sefferina Steer, Heike Golightly and Mary will play at The Osbourne Arms from
9pm onwards.
14 New King Street Deptford London SE8 3HS

Student Day at the London Art Fair
19 January
On Tuesday 19 January, the London Art Fair is hosting a range of talks and seminars that are primarily
aimed at students. The day starts at 11am with a talk on “Working in the Creative and Cultural Sector”,
proceeds at 1pm with “An Introduction to the London Art Fair projects exhibition”, and continues with a
discussion on “Curating – inside and outside the gallery” at 3pm.
For more information check out

London Art Fair – Museums and Galleries Forum
20 January
On Friday 20 January, the London Art Fair is hosting a Museum and Galleries Forum. The day will
provide a space for discussion of topics such as “Collections – Public and Private” and “Museums and
Enterprise”. For more information see

London Art Fair - Seminar and Talks series
21 January
On Saturday 21 January, the London Art Fair is hosting a range of seminars and talks. The day kicks off
at 11am with “A Guide to the Art Market” and continues at 1pm with “An Introduction to the London Art
Fair arts project exhibition”. From there on there will be discussions and screenings of moving image
work. For more information check out

Utrophia’s Glee Club
25 January
On the 25 January 2006, come down to the utrophia project space: 102/3 engine house with an
instrument and play with other people who have come down with their instruments.
Tea provided. For more information check out

Return of a monthly night at The Bear
26 January
The first in this year's program of monthly events at the Bear starts on the 26 January 2006 – the last
Thursday of the month. The first offering will present the prolific Charles Hayward the Naciente quartet,
and the Astrakan collective. This will be an amazing night of music that challenges and engages with
virtuosity and verve.
There is a recommended £3 voluntary contribution, and the night kicks off 7.45pm. Please visit for more information. The Bear, 154 Deptford High St, London, SE8

LEAN Annual General Meeting
2 February
The Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN) are having their 5 Annual General Meeting on Thursday
2 February 2006 at the Civic Suite, Catford, London, SE6 (next to Lewisham Town Hall) at 4.15pm.
If you are involved in arts education in Lewisham, come and see where Lewisham Councillors meet and
make decisions for the borough and contribute to the future evolution of the network.
If you want further information or would like to market your arts education work at the event please
contact Jane Hendrie, Lewisham Education Arts Network, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London,
SE8 4AG.T: 020 8694 6622

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Dell Inspirons, 5160 Laptop (140 units) with Windows XP Home, Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 256Mb RAM, 40Gb
Hard Drive, 15" TFT, CD-ROM, 1 Year Collect & Return Warranty, Grade: Refurbished.
For only £329.00 ex vat, call Stephen Murphy from Europc on 0870 458 9121 to order, or email

PA/Secretarial service for small businesses
Creativision is a creative management company assisting small businesses and busy professionals by
offering a PA/Secretarial and Lifestyle Management Service. We work with you in practical, holistic way to
organise and manage your office, files and day-to-day tasks enabling you to be more efficient and
effective with your work and life.
To get your business on the right track call 07944 756 288 or email

Delivered to your desktop twice a month, this newsletter aims to keep you up to date with what‟s on in the
creative sector in Lewisham – everything from events to training and job opportunities. We would
welcome your input – so please mail any news, events, projects or creative opportunities to us at

Get on our website
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borough and outside. We aim to keep you up to date with current and potential projects and how you can
get involved with the cultural revolution taking place in Lewisham.

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