Season 4 – The School of Hope



> What do you hope for the future?

> What matters to you right now?

This summer, The Paper Birds and Theatre Centre invite you to join the School of Hope and explore what hope and empathy mean to us today.  

In week one, we’ll creatively unpack what ‘hope’ and ‘empathy’ look, sound and feel like. Week two will see us collaborating to create a piece of performance. Join us to explore your creativity, learn new skills, and meet young people like you who are up for shaping the world around us.

“I had the opportunity of meeting an inspiring and wonderful group of people”

– Future Maker


About You

You might enjoy writing, performing, dancing, singing, making music or films, vlogging, photography or simply exploring creativity with others. Bring your skills and discover new ones in this FREE summer project.  

Aged 16 – 19 and live in Lewisham?  

Join NOW


Project Schedule

Week 1: 16 – 20 Aug, 10:00am – 1:00pm – Focus on SkillSharing sessions 

Week 2: 23 – 26 Aug, 10:00am – 1:00pm & 27 Aug 10:00am – 4:00pm – Focus on creating and sharing a piece of performance 

All sessions will take place in person from Monday 16 August – Friday 27 August as long as Covid restrictions allow.


How to Join The School of Hope

If you are interested in joining us, then its one short click through to our portal HERE.

We will ask you a few questions but it shouldn’t take you longer than 20 minutes to complete. We will use this information when we contact you and to help us plan how best to support any access requirements you have. 

We know writing answers doesn’t work for everyone so please send your answers in whatever way works for you – could be written, or a short video, or an audio recording etc. You can upload your video or other format in our application portal.   


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You can read more about Theatre Centre’s Privacy Notice here. 

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