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Learners at Lewisham College are participating in ‘Drilling Diamonds’, a music, drama, and film project created by Playing ON in partnership with Rose Bruford College and The Albany as part of the Mayor's of London’s Borough of Culture award 2022.

Drilling Diamonds offers young people a space to process their firsthand experiences creatively through workshops and group activities. The learners can also get involved in storytelling through a variety of creative mediums, including music, performance, and shadow puppetry.

As part of the project, learners from various disciplines work collaboratively to produce a multimedia performance portraying the story of a Windrush family in Lewisham and how their experiences continue to influence young people to this day. The piece will tour the community and performance spaces across Lewisham as part of the borough of culture celebrations.

Gerard Garvey, Principal at Lewisham College said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Drilling Diamonds project at Lewisham Colleges part of the London Borough of Culture 2022 programme.

“The project offers our learners the opportunity to be creative and collaborative while sharing important stories with each other and the Lewisham community, and promoting arts, culture, and community spirit.”

Playing ON Theatre Company use theatre as a tool for those with lived experience to connect with gatekeepers in their lives and have their voices heard. The Drilling Diamonds project originated in Tower Hamlets and is now in residence at Lewisham College with workshops open to all Lewisham College learners held every Thursday from 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

To discover more about the enrichment opportunities available to learners at Lewisham College, visit lewisham.ac.uk/learner-support/enrichment-and-student-union

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