In conjunction with Nouveau Riche
10-16 June 2024

Broadway Theatre, Catford

Seen LEWISHAM presented by NVRCH
Seen LEWISHAM presented by NVRCH

SEEN Lewisham will be kicking off on Monday 10 June, at the Broadway Theatre Catford, with a packed week-long programme of events showcasing the borough’s best Global Majority talent.

  • Tippa Irie and Richard Blackwood announced as headliners for the Kings of UK Comedy – Father’s Day special.
  • Robbie Gee and Eddie Nestor to round off the celebrations at the SEEN Lewisham festival finale.
  • See Lewisham’s emerging talent, featuring diverse theatre, dance, and music performances supported by grants and mentoring.
  • All studio theatre tickets are £10 and under, with a free family day on Saturday 15 June.

SEEN Lewisham is a collaboration between the London Borough of Lewisham and the innovative, award-winning arts organisation Nouveau Riche. Funded by Lewisham Council, the Mayor of London, and the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, this festival promises to be a celebration of creativity and diversity in the heart of London.

Broadway Theatre will be filled with the sights and sounds of artists of Global Majority backgrounds from Monday 10 – Sunday 16 June. This is a festival for everyone, whether you’re looking for family friendly events, thought-provoking drama, inspiring talks, up-lifting music or laugh out loud comedy – there is something on the SEEN Lewisham programme for you. All studio theatre tickets are £10 and under. Tickets are on sale now on the Broadway Theatre website.

SEEN Lewisham presents a line-up of homegrown talent brought together through a February call for submissions. These artists receive grants and mentoring to bring their acts to life. Theatre performances include Monique Day’s ‘Mirror Mirror’, exploring racial identity and dreams amidst societal pressures. Amaarah Roze’s ‘This Is Embarrassing’ celebrates vulnerability and authenticity. Zahra Dalilah’s ‘Anatomy of a Black Rebellion’ offers a retelling of the classic rebellion narrative. In dance, Masumi Saito and An-Ting fuse Japanese and Taiwanese cultures, while Amanda Thompson’s ‘The Nest’ celebrates curiosity inspired by nature. Musical performances feature Sahra Gure and Tendo, known for their soulful melodies and dynamic blend of music, poetry, and film. Kanar Iessa and Valeria Salinas Toro contribute to the festival’s sound and visuals experience through set, costume, and lighting design, ensuring an unforgettable event.

Catch the performances of Black Wall Street -The Dreamland, Kings of UK Comedy featuring Richard Blackwood, Curtis Walker, and Slim. The festival will close with a gala event hosted by Robbie Gee and Eddie Nestor and will feature the Lewisham Goes Gospel choir – this will be a choir of Lewisham residents, led by Let’s Go Gospel.

Family and cultural events will also be on offer throughout the week. Saturday 15 June is an exciting family day jam-packed with free events suitable for children of all ages including storytelling, dance and music workshops. Relax in the curated Lewisham Libraries Reading Room, where you can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts all week. Also, participate in talks and workshops hosted by leaders from the Global Majority community. Head to the Show & Sell Market on Tuesday 11 June, showcasing products from Global Majority-owned businesses.