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We currently host a weekly creative session at Lauderdale House on Thursday evenings in partnership with Camden Youth Services. The session is open to young people from 11 – 18 years old (up to 25 for disabled young people). 

The sessions are supported by two youth workers from Camden Youth Services and are normally led by an artist or our Education and Outreach Officer. We work with exciting artists who lead engaging and fun sessions. The programme is youth led, which means it’s a great way to try new things.

Session Timetable

30 September - Breakdancing with The Breaking Community CiC

Did you know breakdance is now an official Olympic sport and will be included in 2024. The Breaking Community is a London based dance collective ready to train the next generation of Olympiads. Supported by live drum kit and percussion join the dancing circle and learn in a supportive environment at Lauderdale House. 

7 October - West African Dance with Papis Mane

Papis Mane is a master of West African Mande Dance from Senegal. Supported by young drummers Papis will be sharing his skills in an immersive and energetic dance workshop. In the dance workshop Papis invites young people to understand his traditions of West African Mande folkloric song, music and dance for a Black History Month special. 

14 October - Bead Threading & Bracelet Making with Skanda Sabbagh 

Depending on where you come from in the African Diaspora there are a many different traditions. From bracelets and necklaces to decorating clothes, different shaped and coloured beads have many meanings. Come join Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh to make your own Jewellery to take home with you and tell your own story through creativity!

21 October - West African Drumming with Aboubacar Konate

Aboubacar Konate is a master drummer percussionist and multi-instrumentalist from Burkina Faso in West Africa. Come learn and play West African music and drums and perform as part of a team. Aboubacar invites young people to understand and share his traditions of West African Mande folkloric song, music and drumming for a Black History Month Special. 

28 October - Batik Wax Painting with Skanda Sabbagh 

Batik is a technique of decorating and dyeing beautiful patterns and colours into cloth. Found in West Africa and the African diaspora Batik is a global and ancient tradition that can even been found in the wrappings of Egyptian mummies! Come join Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh to explore designing our own patterns using traditional tools, melted wax and colourful dyes!

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Are you a parent/carer of someone who would like to try these sessions?

Please get in touch with our Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh on ssabbagh@lauderdale.org.uk or 020 8348 8716. We'll need your contact details and the young person's full name, age and school. 

Are you a young person who would like to try these sessions?  

Please get in touch with our Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh on ssabbagh@lauderdale.org.uk or 020 8348 8716. We'll need your full name and the contact details of your parent/carers. We will then get in contact with you and your parent/carers to see which types of creativity you enjoy and how we can best support your artistic journey!

We also offer the opportunity to drop in for just 5-10 minutes to see how the session feels before committing to a longer session.

This youth project is delivered in partnership with Camden Youth Services, with support from Camden Council. We are a Covid Secure venue and adhere to NYA and HSE Guidance on an ongoing basis.