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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 inspiring change."

SHINGAI SHONIWA
of The Noisettes




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 young people.

Noisettes

The Noisettes' single, 'Don't Upset The Rhythm' reached No 2 in the charts in 2009. Check out their album, 'Wild Young Hearts'. www.thenoisettes.
com and read Shingai's story here

Check out our SHADOW GAMES YOUTH PROJECT

AUTUMN PROGRAMME  
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2014

What's happening?
Our Autumn Programme welcomes young people aged 11–30 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.

SHADOW GAMES 

STUDIO PERFORMANCE ON THURS 20 & 27 NOVEMBER 2014
A new play devised and performed by young actors, writers and lyricists.

Osiris influencing Samuel17 year old Samuel is a natural gamer. He can beat anyone online and his 'Black Ops' scores are legendary. But in his mind, Samuel is playing a different game - one where the stakes are high, for both him and his family. When a powerful new influence comes into his life, what happens when the fantasy of violence becomes a reality?  
If you would like to be part of our Shadow Games production as a performer, lyricists or assist the technical or front of house team, we would love to here from you. Call us on 020 8694 2444 or find out more about the Shadow Games Youth Project here.
Photo by Martin Burton.

SATURDAYS

FUSION (12-16 years) 15 per term or 2 per session
Every Saturday 10.30am-1pm, 4 October to 13 December 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, 11 October to 13 December 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.

FREE HALF TERM WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS (11-13 years) FREE 
Saturday 1 November 2014
  
A safe place to build your creativity, confidence & make friends. Explore drama, singing, song writing and performing.

EVENINGS

CREATIVE YOUTH LEADERSHIP & DEBATE (15-21 yrs) FREE 
Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm, 30 September - 9 December 2014
    
For young people interested in training in youth work. Develop your leadership skills - get involved & represent young people in the community. No experience needed.

WRITER'S WORKSHOP (16-30 yrs) FREE 
Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6:30-9pm
                 
A new group for young writers - dramatists, poets, spoken word artists, lyricists and playwrights interested in writing about social justice issues and telling hidden stories. Workshops will take place once every four weeks and we will look to create new work for performances and readings in our studio. 

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 info@secondwave.org.uk. 

Check us out on Facebook (Second Wave Youth Arts) and Twitter (@SecondWave1).



Olympic Wave – Kloe Dean in Opening Ceremony

Kloe

Kloe

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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.

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StopWatch launched by Rev Jesse Jackson

StopWatch

Stopwatch


On Monday 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:
www.stop-watch.org
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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.


Joan Ruddock



Second Waver elected Young Mayor

Kieza space 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

From left to right: Jacob, Kieza, Lola and Jawan




 

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SHADOW GAMES

20 & 27 November 2014

A new play  performed by young actors, writers and lyricists.
Would you like to be part of our Autumn production? 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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Interested in

DANCE, FASHION or PHOTOGRAPHY?


Let us know!
We can organise extra workshops if there is a demand. New young people are always welcome. Call Riane on 020 8694 2444 for more info or text 07943 201307


DANCE REHEARSAL SPACE
FOR HIRE
Contact Riane on 020 8694 2444 to find out when space is free.

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Second Wave also receives funding from:
BBC Children in Need, Metropolitan Police Service, The Sojourner Trust

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