About the show
Blank Canvas is back and this time we are focusing on positive transitions, with creative well-being activities that aid in supporting positive mental health for young people. Through creative tools such as oil painting, Children’s Dance/Yoga, Graffiti, and Poetry/Drama workshops with lunch provided each day. Theatre Peckham presents to the community of Southwark, a holistic week for 10-14’s to feel free, be creative and express themselves post-pandemic. This is inspired by our positive transitions programme that will take place in the fall.
Please note, Blank canvas workshops are in-person and our building is covid safe. Artists, Facilitators & young people will have temperature checks and PPE provided.
Grab tickets NOW to secure a FREE spot for your child or group of young people at our Blank Canvas week, as there are only 10 spaces available per day!
Make sure you select EITHER the week long ticket OR individual tickets for specific days.
Please note that you must be aged 10-14 and live in Southwark (proof of postcode required) to attend this event.
Alfiah Jade, is a Poet and trained Facilitator with a background in creative writing and performing arts/ theatre.
Weds 2nd & Thurs 3rd of June: Graffiti workshops with Artful Doger
Fri 4th June: A children’s movement and Yoga workshop with Gerrard Martin
Sat 5th June: A painting workshop with Sarita aka Sado
A self-taught contemporary/classical artist from London. She uses materials such as scarves and cloth, to recreate dynamic figures and subjects from the Bible. The influence of Catholicism in her work explores the powerful contrasts between humanity and the “Gods” that are worshipped. She expresses female figures by identifying the beauty of black skin and body, rather the fusion of grace, power, and pain we have as “ordinary” people.
Sarita’s workshop will be based around self portraits, identity and self-discovery. You will use painting as a tool to feel better about yourself and view who you are in a positive light.
A Yoga Alliance UK trained teacher providing his students with classes that offer a challenge, and a safe space in which to unburden insecurities and physical blockages. Gerrard’s sessions will use a combination of yoga and movement /dance to aid physical aptitude, and gain a better insight into the connection between body and mind.
Special attention will be paid to developing the use of the breath, core, strength and alignment to help achieve better focus and centeredness, thus promoting safe practice. Gerrard tries to ensure that his classes have an enlivening effect on the participants, leading to a positive energy and a productive day. Above all he wants his students to have fun, and to enjoy their practice.
He is widely credited with being one of the first Aerosol Writers/Urban Artists to emerge from the UK, serving as an influence to some of today’s top artists in that field.
Although he has produced artwork for clients such as LucasFilm (Star Wars), Heathrow Airport, EA Games, MTV, The South Bank Show and a well-known breakfast cereal, it is the field of Public/Community Art and creative awareness where his passion truly lies.
In his workshop the young people will be taken through the basic techniques of developing a design & spray-painting. We will see them develop their ideas further as well as produce a small A4 design of their own to take home.
Alfiah Jade is a Poet and trained Facilitator with a background in creative writing and performing arts/ theatre. Alfiah creates multi-disciplined work, using a community outreach approach to collaborate with organisations who seek to amplify less heard voices and people from underrepresented backgrounds. Her main field is amongst Young people + Mental health/wellbeing. Her work covers and tackles a wide range of themes, stories, topical issues, such as Race, Identity, and Social politics which aid towards healing cultural and racial trauma through an Afrocentric perspective.
Russenï is an explosive actor & poet with unique performance abilities. An acclaimed spoken word artist he has featured widely, including events at the Olympic Park, Southbank and as opening act for The Last Poets at the Love Box Festival 2015. As an actor Russeni has worked extensively with London Bubble Theatre where he developed a passion for creating topical, interactive theatre based on real life experiences.