The Broadway Theatre, Catford will come alive from Monday 10 June to Sunday 16 June, with SEEN Lewisham, a new Global Majority festival for London, showcasing the inherent talent in Lewisham, one of London’s most diverse boroughs.

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MEET OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR- RYAN CALAIS CAMERON

MEET OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR- RYAN CALAIS CAMERON

Ryan Calais Cameron is a multiple award-winning and Olivier nominated Writer, Actor and Theatre Maker. For Nouveau Riche, Ryan has written FOR BLACK BOYS, originally produced by New Diorama. Following a sold-out run, the production transferred to the Royal Court in March 2022 and then to the Apollo Theatre, West End in March 2023. FOR BLACK BOYS is currently showing at The Garrick Theatre, West End until June 2024. FOR BLACK BOYS was the winner of the Best Production Play Award at the Black British Theatre Awards 2022. The play was nominated for ‘Best New Play’ and ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ at the 2023 Olivier Awards.

Ryan has also written HUMAN NURTURE (Theatre Centre/ Sheffield Theatres) TYPICAL starring Richard Blackwood (Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre) and QUEENS OF SHEBA co-written with Jessica Hagan winner of the 2018 Edinburgh Untapped Award (Edinburgh Fringe, New Diorama Theatre, London and National Tour 2019).

Recently, as Associate Artists here at Broadway, Nouveau Riche and Broadway co-produced the Offie Nominated, five star reviewed NO MORE MR NICE GUY by Cal-I Jonel.

"I grew up in Catford, an area that has always been a huge colourful cultural hub of art and creativity. SEEN will continue in that legacy, a festival that will have the very best of what Lewisham and London has to offer all in one place, an opportunity for locals and visitors to come and see work and artists that reflect themselves"

Ryan Calais-Cameron

What is Global Majority theatre and why do we use this term?

What is Global Majority theatre and why do we use this term?

The language around ethnicity and race is evolving, just as our understanding of ethnicity and race and related issues also grows and develops.

We take pride in the diversity of our borough, with over 160 languages spoken. Lewisham is the 15th most ethnically diverse borough in the country, with people from all over the world choosing to make it their home. We know that this diversity is Lewisham's strength, contributing to its vibrant community.

The term Global Majority helps to adjust our world view to something closer to reality locally and globally. It is viewed as more inclusive and increasingly used in arts organisations as:

  • It doesn’t centralise whiteness
  • It doesn’t reduce people or groups to an acronym
  • It doesn’t define a person by the colour of their skin
  • It doesn’t minoritise or marginalise people or theirskills, ways of thinking and their experiences 

If you want to know the right term to use to describe an individual, we recommend asking that person how they want their ethnicity to be referred to.

The Broadway Theatre along with many arts organisations now use the term Global Majority to describe the diverse programme of activity on offer, our audiences, and our patrons. 

We encourage people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to come to SEEN Lewisham and experience the rich and diverse creativity that makes Lewisham a very special place to live, work and learn.

SEEN Lewisham is a festival of Global Majority artists for everyone.

Monday June 10 - Sunday June 16

Line Up

More to be announced

STUDIO SHOW TICKETS £10

£5 CONCESSION

Pop Up Market at SEEN Lewisham

Pop Up Market at SEEN Lewisham

Come shop at SEEN Lewisham on Tuesday 11 June between 11 am and 7 pm in the Main House at Broadway. We have a wide range of 65 local sellers, live Jazz music and food. 

TUESDAY 11 JUNE BETWEEN 11-7

Family Day
Family Day
Family Day
Family Day
Family Day

Family Day

Workshops
Workshops
Workshops
Workshops
Workshops

FREE WORKSHOPS

Catford Library
Catford Library
Catford Library
Catford Library
Catford Library

SEEN Lewisham & Lewisham Libraries

The Collective Makers exhibition at Downham Library

The Collective Makers exhibition at Downham Library

FROM MONDAY 10 JUNE

Art exhibition at Downham Library starting on Monday the 10th of June. This will feature local global majority artists, curated by The Collective Makers

The Collective Makers. The Collective Makers campaign to improve diversity within the art sector to raise artist profiles and to seek new platforms and partnerships in the art industry by organising exhibitions and commissions work. 

Downham Library, Downham Health and Leisure Centre 7-9 Moorside Road, Bromley BR1 5EP

 

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Jazz re:freshed Film Club

Jazz re:freshed Film Club

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 7-11pm

Pioneering grassroots jazz organisation Jazz re:freshed are partnering with Lewisham Council's inaugural SEEN Festival to host a one off special edition of The Jazz re:freshed Film Club. Historically a monthly multi-cultural programme of film screenings showcasing and celebrating the links between music, film and the wider popular culture surrounding these. An unforgettable evening at the amazing community cinema and cultural hub the Fellowship Inn on Wednesday 12th June from 7pm-11pm. Conveniently located next to Bellingham Station.

As a non-profit dedicated to creating fun, inclusive and affordable spaces for the advancement of the music, the organisation has provided crucial early career support for the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and many more now making waves on the world stage. Built on the foundations of its weekly residency, Jazz re:freshed has grown into a multi-faceted arts organisation and cultural institution, comprised of band development programs, DJ Club nights, multiple partnerships, an award-winning record label and a paradigm shifting international showcasing initiative.

“Dub Echoes” is a documentary that traces the origins of Jamaican dub music and its influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music. Through interviews with over 40 key names on the history of dub, electronic music and hip hop, "Dub Echoes" connects the dots between the otherwise fragmented relationship between all of these genres.

“Babylon” is the hard hitting classic British Film about a South London sound system in the 1980’s, dealing with racism, the police and a competition with a rival Sound. The film centres around Brindsley Forde's character Blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in South West London (Brixton). The film captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled times.

Where? Fellowship Inn, Randlesdown Rd, London SE6 3BT (next to Bellingham Station) 

 

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Lewisham Goes Gospel

Lewisham Goes Gospel

Thanks to everyone who has applied to be a part of Lewisham Goes Gospel as part of our final night celebrations for SEEN Lewisham. After unprecedented demand from our brilliant community, we have now closed further applications.

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