Set up in 1982, and based in Deptford, SE London, Second Wave is a venue and a meeting place for young people. We run regular youth-centred Platform Events and workshops for young performers and writers 12-24 years.
Our workshop programme supports the independent voices of young people expressed through their own performance work and creative narratives.
Our programme develops young people's confidence and skills through accessible and affordable workshops in drama, singing, dance, rap/lyrics, new writing, music, visual arts and production.
Our award-winning volunteers' programme offers progression into apprenticeships with pathways into high education, training and employment.
Second Wave is led by the creative intelligence of young people, and reflects the reality of their lives in a demanding urban environment.
From our base in Deptford and other outreach settings, our community projects, led by young people, aim to break down stereotypes, and enhance local democracy.
We are a registered charity established
in 1982, supported by regular funding from the London Borough of Lewisham.
"In youth arts you
are actively involved in making something as a young
artist – not simply learning about the arts.
This means seizing opportunities, taking risks and
of The Noisettes
Recent Second Wave graduates
include Shingai Shoniwa and Dan
Smith, from the chart-topping
band The Noisettes. Now patrons
of Second Wave, they support the company’s
campaign to raise awareness of safety issues for
single, 'Don't Upset The Rhythm' reached No 2 in the
charts in 2009. Check out their album, 'Wild Young
MAY - AUGUST 2014
Our Summer Programme welcomes young people aged 11–24 years to a mix of creative workshops and events. Workshops include drama, music, lyrics, spoken word and singing. You can progress to our Leadership training programmes and support other young people. Call us on 020 8694 2444 for more information or text INFO to 07943 201307.
How do I join?
Our creative programmes run on Saturdays, evenings and holidays. Usually, you can join anytime. Just ring us on 020 8694 2444 to book a FREE taster for yourself and a friend. No experience is needed and new members are always welcome.
FUSION (12-16 years) £15 per term or £3 per session
Every Saturday 10.30am-1pm, 10 May to 5 July 2014
Like drama, music or lyrics? Fusion is a mix of creative activities. Meet new people, build your confidence and develop new skills. No experience is needed and new members are always welcome.
UNDERGROUND (15-19 years) £15 per term or £2 per session
Every Saturday 2-4pm, 7 June to 2 August 2014
Serious about acting? Interested in gaining new performance skills? Like to write songs/spoken word pieces or lyrics? Get involved and perform. New members always welcome.
GIRL FACTOR (11-13 years) FREE PROGRAMME
Every Saturday 10:30-12:30pm, From 7 June
Want to build your creativity and confidence? Girl Factor is a fun workshop with drama, singing and performance. No experiencee needed. Open to all young women.
GIRL FACTOR LEADERSHIP SKILLS (15-19 yrs) FREE PROGRAMME Every Tuesday 6-8.30pm, From 3 June 2014
Build your confidence, skills and experience in a friendly, creative workshop exploring real life issues for young women using drama, spoken word and creative writing. No experience needed.
Like more info? Like to book your FREE taster?
To join, book a Taster for you or a friend, or for more information, please contact Second Wave on 020 8694 2444, text INFO to 07943 201307 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check us out on Facebook (Second Wave Youth Arts) and Twitter (@SecondWave1).
|Olympic Wave – Kloe Dean in Opening Ceremony
||Second Wave member and local Lewisham resident, Kloe Dean, will be performing in the opening ceremony in the Olympics on 27 July 2012. Kloe said, "It is an amazing opportunity! I’d like to bring everything I’ve learnt at Second Wave into my work as a performer and as a workshop tutor - professionalism, working in a team, dedication, and being able to express myself. It’s also exciting to bring UK Hip Hop to an International audience. I want young people to know that anything is possible, if you work hard".
Kloe is part of Second Wave’s team of young leaders piloting a new national qualification, entitled ‘Youth & Community Skills for Safer Neighbourhoods’. The first of its kind, this has been designed by Second wave through our collaboration with Lewisham Police and the Open College Network London. Kloe said, "For me Second Wave’s qualification can help bring police and young people together and make our streets safer.".
Also performing at the Olympics are Second Wave Patrons and former graduates, Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith of The Noisettes. The indie band will be performing live at the BT River of Music Africa stage as part of a massive musical celebration, that includes International musicians Baaba Maal, and Hugh Masekela.
Hear The Noisettes new single ‘Winner’ and new songs from their new album at the London Pleasure Gardens on 22 July 2012 when you can hear the new album to be released later this year.
launched by Rev Jesse Jackson
18 October 2010 the campaign organization StopWatch was
launched at King's College London where key speaker Reverend
Jesse Jackson called for an end to "racial
profiling" on both sides of the Atlantic.
Second Wavers Leemore Marrett Jr and Kloe
Dean followed Rev Jesse Jackson’s rousing speech
with a description of the ground-breaking work they have been involved in at
Second Wave working in partnership with the police and young people to improve
the quality of interaction on the street.
Read more about this event here.
More about StopWatch at:
||JOAN RUDDOCK MP visits Second Wave
In October 2010 Joan Ruddock MP visited the centre and met young people, police officers and community representatives involved in ‘Critical Encounters’.
Joan heard about the impact of the work from Lewisham’s Borough Commander, Jeremy Burton, community representatives, and young people, including students from Prendergast Ladywell Fields College.
She was impressed by the impact of the programme and emphasised her support for the future development of ‘Critical Encounters’ both locally, and internationally.
Waver elected Young Mayor
||BIG UP Kieza! Congratulations
to Kieza Silveira de Sousa,
elected Young Mayor of Lewisham for 2010-11. A well-known
and respected member of Second Wave, Kieza will bring his
dedication & creative skills
to the role. For more info on Young Mayor scheme go to www.b-involved.org.uk
to right: Jacob, Kieza, Lola and Jawan
A new comedy created & performed by the Fusion Youth Company
A new play and Speakeasy performed by young actors, writers and lyricists.
Would you like to be part of our Summer productions? If you are interested in acting, singing, writing lyrics, dance, sound, lights, stage management or event support, and are aged between 11 - 24 yrs, we would love to hear from you. Call 020 8694 2444 or click here to get in touch with us!
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DANCE, FASHION or PHOTOGRAPHY?
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We can organise extra workshops if there is a demand. New young people are always welcome. Call Hena on 020 8694 2444 for more info or text 07943 201307
|DANCE REHEARSAL SPACE
Contact Riane on 020 8694
2444 to find out when space is free.
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