Our August 2022 Member Spotlight is Creative Lives

Natanya Mark, Creative Lives’ Senior England Development and London Development Officer, tells us about the work they do, including the free peer-support network for #CreativeEngagement in the Old Kent Road

Name

Natanya Mark

Job role

Senior England Development Officer and London Development Officer.

What does your organisation do?

We support and encourage people to be creative in their everyday lives.

How does your organisation support and benefit the Southwark community?

In Southwark you can join Creative Network – Old Kent Road, a free peer-support network for anyone involved in, or interested by, creative engagement in the Old Kent Road area.

What are you working on, is there anything you would like to highlight?

Creative Network – Old Kent Road is a free peer-support network for anyone involved in, or interested by, creative engagement in the Old Kent Road area. All are welcome!

  • Meet collaborators
  • Make friends
  • share resources
  • learn from others
  • up-skill and skill share
  • grow a community

Creative Network Old Kent Road takes the form of peer-support lunch clubs at Avalon Cafe and supper clubs at Peckham Pelican.

Upcoming dates:

Lunch Club
monthly on a Thursday, 1-2pm at Avalon Cafe (SE14 5RW)
16 June, 14 July

Supper Club
monthly on a Tuesday, 6.30pm at Peckham Pelican (SE15 5PY)
31 May, 28 June, 26 July

We have a mailing list for collaborator call outs, skill share offers and to share network events. Email natanya@creative-lives.org to join the mailing list. Follow @cn_okr on instagram for updates.

How did you hear about Community Southwark?

Alex from Community Southwark emailed me.

In a sentence, can you explain how Community Southwark has benefited you?

They connected us to wider networks.

Would you recommend Community Southwark to other charities for support?

Yes

If yes, why?

To link up with local people and opportunities.

How can people get support from your organisation?

Creative Network
https://www.creative-lives.org/creativenetwork
Run by Creative Lives, the Creative Network is a series of online discussions on a range of topics. They bring people together to learn from, inspire and share with each other, and hear from experts in their field.

Creative Network – Old Kent Road
https://www.instagram.com/cn_okr/
A free peer-support network for anyone involved in, or interested by, creative engagement in the Old Kent Road area. All are welcome! We have fortnightly lunch clubs at Avalon Cafe and supper clubs at Peckham Pelican. See our flyer for upcoming dates.

Creative Community Champions
https://www.creative-lives.org/creative-lives-champions-network
The Creative Lives Community Champions Network is an online peer support network for people who lead, organise and host participatory creative cultural activities that take place regularly in social groups in England.

Creative Lives Awards
https://www.creative-lives.org/awards
Run by Creative Lives, the Creative Lives Awards are open to any amateur group or project based in the UK and Ireland. They recognise the skill, innovation and hard work of the people involved and the benefits they bring to local communities.

Briefings
https://www.creative-lives.org/Pages/Category/briefings
Creative Lives Briefings provide essential guidance and advice in handy resources written in plain English. Find Briefings and resources by category: Getting Started | Get Funded | Planning Events | Publicity & Promotion | Best Practice | Roles & Responsibilities.

How can people find out more about what you do?

The best way to find out about our events and activities is to look on our website: www.creative-lives.org

Walworth Living Room Twitter

@CreativeLivesCL

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