Wac Arts Online is now live. Here you’ll find our full programme of free activities which includes everything from poetry workshops to dance classes. Many of the activities are open for the whole family to get involved. To sign up to any of the classes please follow the link to complete a short form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

There’s no limit to the amount of sessions you can join so sign up to as many as you like.

If you have any further questions please get in touch with our Engagement Officer, Lydia, at Lydia.Entwistle@WacArts.co.uk

Any personal information provided to us will be processed and stored securely in accordance with our privacy policy. Your contact information will be used solely for us to communicate with you regarding the Wac Arts Online workshops.

#WacProtestFromHome

BLACK LIVES MATTER

We are very excited to be launching our Wac Arts Online programme of activity, but not without first stating how proud we are to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement today and every other day.

It’s important that our voices can still be heard from our homes right now, as we call for social change, justice for the black community and widespread solidarity. If you’d like to create a protest sign at home, you can share with us via the Wac email, or using the #WacProtestFromHome hashtag and we will repost on our socials.

We’ll also be compiling a selection to send to our local MP, Tulip Siddiq. We’ll be selecting a winner for the most original sign who’ll receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

For inspiration we’ve shared work on the Wac Arts instagram by artist Reuben Alghali who digitised protest signs seen at the protest at Parliament Square, London on Sunday 7th of June 2020.

Activities

Poetry for Challenging Times – CLOSED

Poetry workshop with Safiya Kinshasa

Who is it for? Ages 13-18
When is it? Friday June 26th, 1.30 – 3pm

Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa is a British born Barbadian raised poet who will be leading a session where we explore the power of poetry and spoken word during challenging times. We’ll be doing exercises to get our creativity flowing and writing a group piece together. All levels of experience are welcome.
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Creative Writing Q&A – CLOSED

Q&A with Safiya Kinshasa

Who is it for? Ages 16 and up.
When is it? Friday June 26th, 3.30-4.30pm

Following her poetry workshop, we’ll be having a Q&A with Safiya where you can ask her anything from how she incorporates activism into her art, to advice on your own creative writing practice. Safiya was shortlisted for the 2020 Outspoken Page Poetry Prize, and recently won the New Voice In Poetry Prize 2020.

Cocojam Dance Workshops

With Jackie Jaxx

Who is it for? The whole family
When is it? Every Saturday in July, 10.30am- 11.30am

Cocojam will be delivering hour-long Street Style dance classes on Zoom, which will be led by the amazing Jackie Jaxx. Expect some 80s disco tunes, and a high energy workout to make you sweat!

Yoga – CLOSED

With Jo Fox

Who is it for? Ages 15+ (parents very welcome)
When is it? Thursday the 25th of June, 5pm-6pm

Jo is a yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience leading classes internationally. This yoga session will be a relaxing hour of Hatha yoga designed to help us feel more centred and calm. The class will be accessible to all levels, including beginners.

Please note this class has been closed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Yoga

With Letty Mitchell

Who is it for? Ages 15+ (parents very welcome)
When is it? Friday the 17th of July, 10am

Letty is a movement artist and yoga teacher who will be leading us in an hour long yoga session aimed at beginners and centred around mindfulness. Letty currently leads classes in top studios across London including BLOK and Chroma Yoga, and has worked with brands such as Adidas, Nike and DAZED.
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Peer Education Programme

Online mental wellbeing peer programme

Who is it for? Ages 14-18
When is it? Monday 27th July, 2pm-3pm

Our mental wellbeing is more important than ever, which is why we’re beginning our online Peer Education programme in the next couple of weeks. This is an AQA accredited programme that will take place over 10 weeks. You’ll receive training on how to create a film and then as a group you’ll create your own awareness-raising campaign around mental health which we’ll be sharing with the rest of the Wac Arts community.

Radio Barr Barr

With Ida Barr

Who is it for? The whole family
When is it? Every 2 weeks beginning 15th July

We’re airing a Wac radio show called “Radio Barr Barr” hosted by the icon herself, Ida Barr. The first show will be on Wednesday the 15th of July, and we’re looking for people who’d like to chat to Ida and showcase some of their creative work through a performance – anything from music to a monologue. Sign up below and we’ll be in touch to discuss more.

Youth Voice

Brainstorming sessions for Wac Arts Online

Who is it for? Ages 14-26
When is it? Monthly

Our Youth Voice programme is a monthly online meet-up where we come together to brainstorm ideas for what we’d like to see on Wac Arts Online. We’ll also be taking part in creative activities – in our next session we’ll be creating zines for staying safe online. 

Sound Design

With Leo Magrin

Who is it for? Ages 14+
When is it? Dates TBC

Leo Magrin is a sound designer from Rocksteady, which is a game development studio in Kentish work. Leo will be capturing soundscapes and interviewing volunteers who are currently helping make PPE in the Wac Arts building for the NHS. He’s looking for some people to help him out with recording sound and interviewing volunteers.

Safety concerns

If you have a safety concern for yourself or for another person, you can get in touch either anonymously or request a response using our Safeguarding Form.