Creative Opportunities 15th – 31st July 2021

Searching for creative events and opportunities to get involved in this July? Perhaps you’re in the mood for some local art installations, late-night festivals and live theatre. Or maybe you’re looking to develop your talent, take part in fighting climate change or help run a creative cafe. Maybe you want to learn about glassblowing or dance – or simply have a fun summer day out. We have curated a selection of activities and creative opportunities – in London, in Kent, and online – for you to enjoy this July.

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‘The first thing I did was to kiss the ground’ by Jasleen Kuar

Now until 14th Nov 2021

Royal Pier Road, Kent, DA12 2BD


Check out artist Jasleen Kaur’s work, ‘The first thing I did was to kiss the ground,’ created with Cement fields in Gravesend as part of England’s Creative Coast. Inspired by Sikh culture and Gravesend’s rich history of migration, this is a work in two parts: a large-scale abstract sculpture and a sound piece, both located right on the water’s edge.


For more information, click here.

Nocturnal Creatures: Free late-night arts festival

17th July 2021, 18:00-23:00

Whitechapel Gallery and East London


For one night only, installations, music, films, live performances and food experiences will take over Whitechapel Gallery and East London.


Featuring electrifying work by 6 emerging London-based artists: Candida Powell-Williams, Nicole Bachmann, Julianknxx, Paula Morison, Inês Neto dos Santos and Abbas Zahedi.


Info & booking: click here.

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Hjem at The Greenhouse Theatre

23rd July to 15th August 2021

Thursdays 19:30, Saturdays 14:30, Sundays 19:30

The Greenhouse, Canary Wharf


Playing at The Greenhouse Theatre, the UK’s 1st zero-waste performance space, Hjem is a magically modern folk story of a Norwegian fishing vessel struck by a story in the North Sea in the 1950s. Rescued by an English ship, its crew soon find themselves in a sleepy coastal town in Northumberland. A whirlwind romance ensues…


Info & free tickets: click here.


Applications open for NETWORK@LFF

Applications close 2nd August 2021 at 17:00

Apply Online

The BFI has announced that NETWORK@LFF, their flagship talent development programme at the heart of the BFI London Film Festival, is back for 2021.


Up to 12 UK-based writers, directors and producers will be given the exclusive opportunity to take part in an intensive programme of masterclasses, screenings, events and industry insights.


Info & apply: click here.

Free Climate Lab by Activate The City!

Deadline: Monday 19th August at midnight

7-week programme

Virtual + Allbirds Covent Garden


For 16-19 year olds

Organised by Activate the City in collaboration with Allbirds, this free 7-week summer programme will focus on Youth Climate Action ahead of COP 26 in November.


Participants will get to take part in creative and engaging workshops lead by industry experts. Activities include greening your local area, content creation, zine-making, building an installation & organising a final showcase event.


Info & apply: click here.

Covid Café lived-experience facilitators

Apply from now until 15th Sept 2021

Tower Hamlets

The Health Tree is looking for up to 4 freelance facilitators with lived experience of long Covid (or another long-term condition that has affected their daily life).


Participants will work with the Artistic Director to host a series of creative Covid Cafés between October 2021 and April 2022.


Info & apply: click here.

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Fitzrovia Noir glassblowing workshops

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th July 2021

Making Space Aberfeldy, London


Under the supervision of professional glassmakers John Lewis and Tom Chadwin, learn how to work with hot glass in this exciting series of workshops by Fitzrovia Noir, running for one weekend only in July.


Info & registration: click here.

Dance Me to the End of Lockdown

Tuesday 27th July 2021, 17:30-19:00

Online Seminar


Join City Arts for a free online seminar exploring older people’s dance during the pandemic. Featuring the premiere of The Workhouse – a new dance film by award-winning filmmaker Sima Gonsai.


Also joining the seminar will be Moving Memory Dance Company, whose work is drawn from the perspectives, opinions, and experiences of older people.


Info & booking: click here.

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Fun at Fort Gardens

Wednesday 28th July 2021, 10:00

Fort Gardens, Kent


Come along to Fort Gardens for a day of fun, free summer activities. Suitable for families and children aged 4 – 11 years.


There, you’ll find a range of storytelling, arts and crafts sessions, activities, and games.


For full info, event schedule & registration: click here.