close search

Sydenham Arts Summer Festival

Funded on Spacehive 21 July 2016

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Sydenham Arts Summer Festival

Sydenham Arts Summer Festival

Helen Goward By Helen Goward

Sydenham Arts' annual July Summer Festival - a multi-disciplinary celebration of the arts taking place over 10 days across Sydenham and Forest Hill. Theatre, Visual Arts, Music, Poetry and more!

Lewisham Delivery stage

funded icon
This project was funded on 21 Jul 2016!

Without the arts life would be much less enjoyable and we want to make sure that Sydenham and the surrounding areas are full of arts this July. At this stage the Summer line-up is already taking shape. An inspired campaign to make Sydenham known as the UK’s first POETRY TOWN is confirmed as the central jewel in the Summer Festival’s crown. With a plan to fill SE26 with verses by famous poets and locals of all ages. Sydenham’s imaginative contribution to the nationwide WW1 Centenary Celebrations will take the form of a GREAT WAR CLASSROOM. This will offer visitors young and old an immersive experience of the effect of the Great War on classrooms in SE London. Alongside this is the return of the Sydenham Comedy Festival, Festival in the Forest, klezmer band Balalaika and much more. Sydenham Arts is committed to making events accessible if not free; will attract people to the area from across London; and create numerous volunteering opportunities for local residents.

What we'll deliver:

  • Produce and distribute South Circular Festival brochures
  • Programme and deliver 10 days of arts activities held accross the community
  • Provide volunteering opportunities
  • Showcase local talents – music, dance, art, poetry, and storytelling
  • Up date our website and social media outputs with festival details and opportunities
  • Liaise with local groups and organisations e.g. schools, churches, local businesses, cafes etc on using spaces as venues

Why it's a great idea:

The annual July Festival brings the whole community together to celebrate the arts and our local area. The programme of events will showcase local emerging talent whilst also bringing world class acts to the area and workshops allow people to try new things or develop their skills.

Steps to get it done:

  • Contract artists
  • Deliver 10 day festival
  • Recruit Festival Makers - volunteers
  • Update website and social media outlets
  • Design Festival Brochure
  • Distribution of Festival Brochure
  • Festival evaluation

Location Lewisham

About the space


London Borough of Lewisham

How will the money be spent?Total £40,876

Artists and performers fees - £13,000 (32%)
Sydenham Arts Core Costs - £9,000 (22%)
Festival brochure design and print - £7,000 (17%)
Festival freelancers staff costs - £5,450 (13%)
Technical costs - £3,855 (9%)
Contingency (at 5%) - £1,428 (3%)
Volunteer Expenses - £375 (1%)
Project evaluation - £200 (0%)
Other - £568 (1%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Artists and performers fees
Sydenham Arts Core Costs
Festival brochure design and print
Festival freelancers staff costs
Technical costs
Contingency (at 5%)
Volunteer Expenses
Project evaluation
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £40,876

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer