Various children's drawings on paper completely covering the floor for Drawing Disco at Southwark Park Galleries. Two children surrounded by pens are drawing with Alexa Lowe crouched next to them and one child standing.

The Big Draw’s Drawing Space Disco!

The Drawing Disco is back! This time be inspired by planet Mars and our Plastique Fantastique exhibition, get musical and draw alien creatures and landscapes in response to different tunes and disco lights. This year’s The Big Draw Festival’s theme is Creativity

Toddler watering plants in an allotment garden using a gardening hose.

Family Drop-in Gardening Sessions

Our popular gardening sessions for families with pre-schoolers are back after a hiatus for August. Artist Gardener William Evans assisted by Alice Hattrick will lead weekly sessions in our beautiful garden, growing together. You can expect to grow and harvest food, do some

dogs heads collage Alexa Lowe

As Happy as a Dog with Two Tails // Summer Workshops for Families

Enjoy a series of free drop-in art workshops at Dilston Gallery during the summer holidays, with a different artist each week and activities tailored to specific age groups. Take part in an animal cabaret, make doggy dog collages, pose with dog toys/props

Dog Show Brian Catling

Free Dogs Trust Workshops for Families

Join Dogs Trust Education Officer, Kelly Craig, and become dog owners of the future! In this fun workshop, programmed at the tail end of the Dog Show, you will learn how to be safe around dogs and become a responsible dog owner. Enjoy some dog-themed creative activities and take away some useful and

Animating Animals // Seniors Art School

For this Seniors Art School at Dilston Gallery, in response to our Dog Show, artist Flora Duley invited participants to make beautiful silhouette animations in the style of pioneering film director Lotte Reiniger. Playing with different ideas of animation and image-making, you

Bermondsey Carnival 2019 hat making

Hats Off! Victorian Hat Making Workshop for Families

This year Southwark Park celebrates its 150-year anniversary, and as a nod to the fashion trends of the time, we will make our own Victorian hats using feathers, ribbons and paper birds to adorn them. Come and get crafty and add another

From the Kitchen Table

Staging Sculptures // Seniors Art School

Exploring ideas of archives, collections and museums, taking the current exhibition as a point of departure, Abigail Hunt will work with you to find, make and curate a selection of interesting and inspiring objects, thinking about the relationships and stories behind objects and the way they

Lift, Pause, Thud. Easter Holidays Family Clay Workshops

Get hands-on with dry clay over the Easter holidays with artist Lucy Joyce. Coinciding with Beth Collar’s new terracotta sculptures for Dilston Grove, you will learn different clay processes and create tangible artworks to take home. Please come in old clothes as this workshop

Flora Duley // Sculpture in the Park

Sculpture in the Park // May Half-term Family Workshops

Come and get arty! Inspired by sculptures in our current gallery exhibition, you will make different sculptures using mixed media and biodegradable materials with artist Flora Duley. You’ll also make a trail map of the sculptures and photograph or draw your work. The

Performance Pieces (Red Waistcoat / Blue Jacket)

Press On! Half-term Printmaking Workshops for Families

Join artist Fay Nicolson at our free drop-in printmaking workshops that run alongside the RCA: Print MA Interim Show at The Gallery. Over the course of two days, you will learn screen printing stencil processes and other printing techniques designed for children.

Seniors Art School Marcia Farquhar

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure // Seniors Art School

Our Seniors Art School occupied Marcia Farquhar’s piece The Open University – a pop-up lecture theatre located in a skip – to consider the value of objects and ideas. Working with artist Holly Graham, the group produced a short hand-bound publication, with the

Humanifesto Bedfellows

Bedfellows Sex Ed Workshops with Bacon’s College

Following John Walter’s CAPSID exhibition and generously supported by the Wellcome Trust, we programmed a young people’s project with Bedfellows and Bacon’s College, a series of workshops over September and October 2018 looking at debunking sex education through creative writing, discussions and zine-making. The school

A talking project considering how we value objects and ideas; taking Marcia Farquar’s piece The Open University – a pop-up lecture theatre located in a skip – as a point of departure. Over the course of two days, artist Holly Graham will invite individuals to select their own items to either dispose of or save from the trash, and will develop a series of written and spoken word pieces around these subjects, drawing on anecdotes and fictional narratives. The group will gather these texts into a short hand-bound publication, with the project culminating in a series of readings, with the recorded audio existing as a document of these performances and as artworks in their own right. Holly Graham is an artist based in London. Much of her work considers the malleable and subjective nature of individual and collective memory. Bound up in this lies an interest in recording mechanisms, documents, evidence and processes of editing. She graduated from MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 2014. Recent exhibitions and projects include: On my island none of this would be true, Arebyte, London (2018); After Harry Jacobs: Outside, Cypher Billboard, London (2017); House Work, 53 Back Road, London (2017); Altai: Experiments in Collective Practice, RCA Dyson Gallery, London (2017). To make a booking either: Send an email to Debbie at learning@cgplondon.org or telephone 0207 237 1230. Seniors Art School is generously supported by the North Southwark Environment Trust.

Seniors Art School // One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

A talking project open to all with inquisitive minds over the age of 55, that considers how we value objects and ideas; taking Marcia Farquar’s piece The Open University – a pop-up lecture theatre located in a skip – as a point