Lewisham Live

Lewisham Live is an annual festival of music and dance by the children and young people of Lewisham.


Launched in 2010, Lewisham Live is an annual festival of music and dance which platforms the talent and creativity of young people in the borough and is delivered in partnership by arts and community organisations from across the borough. Celebrating the borough and its young people, each year around 2000 young participants take part in professionally programmed events in high-quality venues across the borough.


The festival creates unique opportunities for children & young people to showcase and develop their talents in the performing arts. Young people are given the chance to create brand new work, develop new skills and perform in some of the most prestigious arts establishments in the borough.

With performances,workshops and sharing’s covering everything from classical music to hip hop, and contemporary dance to street, Lewisham Live has something for children & young people, their families, and wider audiences from across London!


Lewisham Live 2020


Lewisham Music will be curating and producing the following events at this year’s festival.


Live at the Halls

Wednesday 18 March – 7pm

Blackheath Halls


Live at the Halls is an eclectic evening hosted by Lewisham Music and Blackheath Halls, showcasing a diverse range of genres and musical combinations from schools and organisations from across the Borough.




Live Voices

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 March – 7pm

Broadway Theatre, Catford


Live Voices is a high-energy and vibrant platform, giving under-18 singers, singing groups, choirs, ensembles and soloists from across the Borough the opportunity to perform on-stage at a professional venue.




Live Singalong

Wednesday 26 March – 2pm

Broadway Theatre, Catford


Live Singalong is an exciting singing event suitable for Reception aged children and their teachers and helpers where everyone gets involved with a fantastic singalong led by Clare Caddick, Lewisham Music’s Singing Leader.


Please note that this event is unfortunately not open to the public.


Live Unplugged

Tuesday 31 March – 7pm

Sedgehill School


An evening of acoustic music, Live Unplugged will showcase young instrumentalists from across Lewisham schools and the community, covering everything from orchestras to world music groups, jazz bands, string ensembles, and folk groups.




Lewisham Live projects and workshops


Lewisham Music will be running two projects for young people aged 13-18 as part of this year’s festival – a spoken word and rap masterclass series and a ground-breaking new cross-genre musical collective for instrumentalists, composers, producers, singers and rappers of all styles and abilities. Please click the links at the bottom of page for further information about each.


There are plenty more events forming Lewisham Live 2020, head to the Lewisham Live website to find out what else is happening.


Lewisham Live 2020


We hope to see you at the festival!