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
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
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
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2014
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?
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.
STUDIO PERFORMANCE ON THURS 20 & 27 NOVEMBER 2014
A new play devised and performed by young actors, writers and lyricists.
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?
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.
FUSION (12-16 years) £15 per term or £2 per session
Every Saturday 10.30am-1pm, 4 October to 13 December 2014
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.
CREATIVE YOUTH LEADERSHIP & DEBATE (15-21 yrs) FREE
Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm, 30 September - 9 December 2014
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
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 email@example.com.
Check us out on Facebook (Second Wave Youth Arts) and Twitter (@SecondWave1).
|Olympic Wave – Kloe Dean in Opening Ceremony
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
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
October 2010 Joan Ruddock MP visited the centre and met young people,
police officers and community representatives involved in ‘Critical
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 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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Let us know!
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
|DANCE REHEARSAL SPACE
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2444 to find out when space is free.
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