Stitch Up Look Sharp, a new programme from Lewisham Homes, Make Mee Studio, BelEve UK and the Albany, is kick-starting its operations in the new year with a mission to help young women express themselves creatively while gaining skills that could help them in education and employment.
Starting in February 2020, the programme will engage girls aged 12 to 16 from Lewisham borough in workshops on topics such as confidence building, body positivity, employment and further education. Participants will also get the chance to take part in creative sewing workshops, with the course culminating in a showcase of work which the students will curate, helping them to develop event management skills and create ownership over their work.
As well as hearing from guest speakers, participants will take part in trips to live fashion shows, exhibitions and studio spaces so they can see independent designers at work.
The programme will aim to recruit a diverse group of girls and young women and give them the skills and confidence to inspire social change in their own communities. We will also offer a volunteer opportunity to a young person aged 16 to 25 who can support with the workshops. This will provide them with work experience for their CV and a reference at the end of the project.
The sessions will take place at Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, SE8 4RJ starting on Saturday 1 February and running every other Saturday for twelve weeks, (amended time table during half terms) ending in June 2020 with the showcase event.
There will be space for 15 girls on the course. To register your interest complete the form below or email the Community Relations team, or call on 0800 028 2028.