EVENTS 25th Anniversary
Core Events 2023
Core Programme 2023

From then until now: Self-organising in Deptford and Lewisham


Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6PD SE14 6PD + Google Map

A two-part day event expanding on the context of Deptford X’s history programmed by Beth Bramich & Sophie Chapman of Ditto Space and London Community Video Archive

A two-part day event based around creative self organising in the area historically, and now, through a morning exploring artist-led organising now and an afternoon looking to Deptford’s history of community video.

There will be a lunch provided and drinks afterwards. We invite people to come for the day to share an intergenerational conversation around self-organising in the borough in the past and today.

There will be a BSL interpreter and print outs available. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with an accessible and gender neutral toilet.

Artist-led, Artist-run, Artist-owned
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From 10.30am – 12.30pm, free to attend, all welcome.

Join us for a conversation with artist-led projects that are expanding creative communities in South East London.

Beth Bramich is a writer and researcher living and working in South East London. Her writing has appeared in Art Monthly, Burlington Contemporary, and Frieze, and she regularly collaborates with artists on publications, films and events. She is a lecturer in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London.

Sophie Chapman is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and organiser, from Newcastle – based in London. She works across film, sculpture, writing and music, as well as curation, facilitation, community building and access support. All her work is connected by a desire for, and a drive to create more collaborative, supportive, equitable and experimental structures for people to make, share and experience art, and make and share the world.

Ditto Space is a new project space set up by Beth Bramich and Sophie Chapman in collaboration with Rosalie Schweiker, Jaq Spooky and Frankie Légère. Ditto is based on Old Kent Road, in the former home of the Old Kent Road Arts Club run by F.A.T. Studio, and is a lo-fi, artist-run space for making work, developing projects, workshops, gatherings, meetings, rehearsals, and more.

From Albany Video to the London Community Video Archive
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From 2 – 5pm, free to attend, all welcome.

Join us for a viewing of films and a discussion with contributors and producers of Albany Video, hosted by London Community Video Archive and chaired by Ed Webb-Ingall.

In the afternoon, past Albany Video contributors and producers will showcase their films. Geoff Stow worked at Albany Video (AV) from the 1970s through to the late ‘80s. His films include a document of an adventure playground in Childers St Deptford; and a documetnary about Downham, ‘A Home in the Country’. Carol Stevens worked for Albany Video in the early 1980s and produced ‘A Netful of Holes’, about young women and homelessness. Carol Jacobs was with Albany Video in the late 1980s and produced a a programme called ‘Step Forward’, for Channel 4 about the Black music scene centred around South London. Pax Nindi worked as a volunteer with AV in the late 1980s and when AV folded, set up Paxvision – a video facility at the Albany.

The talk will be chaired by Ed Webb-Ingall, who organises the public programme for LCVA. He is a filmmaker and researcher working with archival materials and methodologies drawn from community video. He collaborates with groups to explore under-represented historical moments and their relationship to contemporary life, developing modes of self-representation specific to the subject or the experiences of the participants. Tony Dowmunt co-directs the London Community Video Archive. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, co-supervising Practice Research PhDs, mostly in the field of radical and ‘alternative’ documentary practices.

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