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Celebrating youth arts in the heart of Deptford...
Since 1982
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
"Developing invaluable skills for our next generation of leaders and trailblazers"


About Second Wave

About Second Wave

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FUSION ~ Drama and Games

FREE Workshops for 11-16 year olds | 12pm - 2pm
A fun and friendly group, Saturday Fusion is a great way to develop your skills and confidence. No experience needed and new people are always welcome.
Spring term workshops start on 27 January 2024 and run every Saturday until 16 March 2024.

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UNDERGROUND ~ Lyrics and Drama

FREE Workshops for 14-18 year olds | 3pm - 5pm
Gain new skills in acting, writing, lyrics, music and performance. No experience needed and new people are always welcome.
Spring term workshops start on 3 February 2024 and run every Saturday until 16 March 2024.

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Young womeen's Film & Media Group

FREE Workshops for young women 11-16 year olds | February Half Term
Come and discover your talents in writing, photography and filmmaking.. No experience needed and new young women are always welcome.
Workshops will run 12pm - 5pm during February half-term.

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From our dedicated youth arts centre, we offer a year-round creative programme for young people aged 11+. Most programmes can be joined any time by young people with any level of experience. Our team of experienced facilitator and young leaders support each young person in their journey.



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Second Wave is an active member in the community, placing young people at the heart of change. Co-founders of the Hate Crime Working Group, we host and participate in community events bringing together local authority, community groups, schools, colleges and families.



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Guided by our person-centred philosophy, we offer unique pathways of progression for all young people interested in our leadership programme. Young leaders transition from participation to workshop facilitation with guidance and support. In turn, they empower their peers to find their voice, gain new skills and take their place as creative changemakers.

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"Thanks, it was wonderful to meet the Second Wave team and get the chance to see and hear the great work that students had produced and how happy they were with the day."
Celine Nembhard, Careers Coordinator, Deptford Green School
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the show on Saturday, it was great to see the three DG students in something outside school and to see how their confidence has really grown. I brought my two boys with me and one of them is very keen to join now too in the autumn. The work you do at Second Wave is fabulous, bravo!!"
Ian Paish, Teacher, Deptford Green
"Brilliant! A lot of youth are under peer pressure and some are lacking confidence. The themes of the play were very relevant to young people. Young people gain self esteem, leadership, empowerment and experience here."
Jasmin Bowen, audience member
"We enjoyed the whole play very much. The themes were very relevant. I think young people gain skills at Second Wave: like communicating, self confidence, working as a team, listening, acting and its character building."
G. Muchia, audience member.
"Shadow Games was fabulous. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and having the material online meant that we could target lots of students. The way that the material was presented was really impressive and interactivty was excellent. Good performance and hot seating. Our students really gained from the classroom discussion."
Mary O'Brien, Deputy Headteacher, Langdon Park School

Support Us

Second Wave is a small grassroots charity. We exist to empower young people's creativity and activism through engaging them as performers, writers, lyricists and technicians - developing new projects and youth-led creative outreach efforts in the community.
The company has developed the careers of many young activists, writers, performers and educators.
You donation will help us continue our work and enrich our local community.

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