Creative Opportunities: August 2021

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Searching for creative events and opportunities to get involved in this August? You’re in luck! Perhaps you’re in the mood for some film, local theatre or digital arts. Maybe you want to get networking with other creatives or make some music outdoors. There is also a range of opportunities available for you to apply to. We have taken the time to create a selection of activities and creative opportunities – in London, in Kent, and online – for you to enjoy this August.

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Japan Society Film Club: Grave of the Fireflies

Wednesday 4th August, 18:30



Join the Japan Society for a film club dedicated to the 1988 Japanese animated classic, Grave of the Fireflies.


Directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli, Grave of the Fireflies tells the story of two siblings, Seita and Setsuko Yokokawa, and their struggle to survive during the final months of World War II in Japan. It has been ranked as one of the greatest war films of all time.


For more info & booking, click here.

Anytime The Wind Can Change

11th & 12th August 2021, 20:30

Arcola Theatre, London

From £12

With live music, heart-warming folklore and shadow puppetry from a world-class ensemble, Anytime The Wind Can Change is a unique cabaret night, suitable for all ages. It tells the story of two lonely giants who fall in love across a vast sea, sending messages to each other on the wings of birds.


Info & booking: click here.

Electric Medway Digital Arts Festival

21st – 30th August 2021

Online and around Medway


After a successful debut last year, Electric Medway returns with a 10-day arts programme. Featuring a range of artworks and activities including films, virtual reality, performances, projection, workshops, animation and sound installations.


For more information and the full schedule of events, 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.

Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition Opportunity

Applications close 20th August 2021

Apply Online

The Society of Wildlife Artists is seeking submissions of works that depict wildlife subjects and evoke the spirit of the natural world. A range of prizes and awards are available to be won. Any artist over 18 years old is open to submit.


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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Kent Creative Online Meet-Up

Friday 6th August 2021, 10:00 – 11:15

Online (for Kent residents)


Kent Creative are hosting a free networking event for like-minded creatives and artists to chat, learn, discuss ideas and get support from the community.


The theme for this month’s session is ‘Building stories about yourself and your work.’


Info & booking: click here.

JOY Festival 2021

6th, 7th & 8th August 2021, 11:00 – 16:00

Hammersmith & Fulham, London

Free – no booking required

JOY is a celebration of Hammersmith & Fulham disabled artists, showcasing work by established and emerging disabled artists in the community.


Activities include circus workshops (Friday), creating a community art piece using “paint splashing” (Saturday), and a group dance session (Sunday)


For more info: click here.

Brogdale World Music Garden Outdoor Music Workshop

Friday 6th & 13th August 2021, 10:00 – 12:00

Brogdale Farm, Faversham, Kent

£7.50 per child & 1 adult

Come along to Brogdale Collections’ World Music Garden to take part in an exciting outdoor music workshop. Learn a piece of percussion-based music with local community samba band Samba Pelo Mar. The workshop will end with a final performance and parade. No previous experience needed & all instruments will be provided.


Info & booking: click here.