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What Next? Wandsworth

About the Chapter. This chapter has been meeting regularly since June 2013 and is embedded in the local arts and community scene as a useful network. A marvellous unintended consequence of the Chapter is new working partnerships amongst members. Follow us on Twitter @WNWandsworth and Facebook

We ask:

  • What are the needs of our creative community?
  • How can we work with each other as organisations and individuals to support what is needed or wanted locally and to inspire fresh thinking and creative responses.
  • What can we do together that we can’t do alone? We regular ask, what do you need help with? What can you offer? Where can connections be made?

We have guest speakers – national and local, we have smaller planning groups to develop or deliver collaborative actions. Some of us attend WNUK and bring feedback but the regular agenda is firmly locally focussed

We have a wonderful Arts and Culture team in Wandsworth and a fantastic new Arts and Culture Strategy.

Activity

  • In 2018 we produced the Wandsworth Arts Map, a limited edition artist designed map, shining a light on 50 venues (including our eleven libraries) that offer a wide range of arts, activities and entertainment, as well as places for learning and participation. There’s something for everyone, from world-class theatres to hidden local gems.
  • The Wandsworth Chapter is consulted by developers working in the borough, the local authority, by community and arts organisations and most recently, by the Clapham Junction Business Improvement District.
  • We are looking forward to our WNW spring event (date tbc) on Grief, Mourning and Remembrance,  which will bring together inspiring speakers – a funeral director, an artist working with grief, a hospital worker  – to help us think about how to collectively mark the loss of loved ones during the pandemic.

Meetings: After meeting fortnightly on zoom during 2020/21, our chapter continues to meet online and has moved back to monthly meetings from January 2022.

We currently meet Tuesdays 9.30-10.30am. We change the days of the week from time to time to enable some different people to attend.

2022 dates:  8 February,  8 March, 5 April,  3 May,  31 May, 28 June, 26 July

Membership increased by 50% during 2020-21, mostly freelancers. There are 170+ on our mailing list, with a core of 50 regular attenders from arts, community sectors including faith, youth and business. Our usual attendance is 17-25 per meeting. We have regular attendance by both Labour and Conservative councillors. It’s worth noting that the Local Authority is Conservative led, and has been sine the 1980s and that we currently have three Labour MPs.

A marvellous unintended consequence of the Chapter is new working partnerships amongst members. Follow us on Twitter @WNWandsworth and Facebook

Contact Us
For more information or to receive notices of meetings contact Elizabeth Lynch elizabeth@elizabethlynchandco.com

 

Details last updated: 1 February 2022

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