Celebrating Art & Culture

Welcome to a place for arts, creativity and community, providing the beating heart of culture in Sydenham .

Supporting Our Community

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We’re a registered charity providing arts activities and events all year round from our permanent home and performance space at the Sydenham Centre and the surrounding area. We’re committed to providing a platform for emerging, local artists as well as bringing in high quality, established artists to the area and using creativity to improve the lives of local people.

Learn More About Us


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Community Garden Mural

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, 5 August

Project Overview:
Our friends and neighbours in Ignition Brewery and Taproom have installed a new beer garden at the back of the taproom on Sydenham Road and would like to commission a vibrant and meaningful mural. Run by the charity Brighter Horizons, Ignition is a social enterprise that recruits and trains adults with learning disabilities to brew (onsite) and serve great beer.

We are inviting our community of artists to submit their design proposals to create the mural. Perhaps you would like to use this project to promote your artwork, or maybe you are a local artist keen to leave a legacy in your community. You may even be a student at the start of your career and are looking for a new project… Read on to find out more!


Sydenham Artists Trail, 2024

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Dive into Sydenham's vibrant art scene with the 2024 Artists Trail!

Each year, local artists and creatives showcase an abundance of art in open homes and studios, and private and public venues across Sydenham.

ANY ARTIST working in ANY MEDIA can exhibit; we’ve had oils to acrylics, videography and performance art, live music, glasswork, textiles, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, toys, millinery… the list goes on.

Although you don’t need to live in Sydenham to showcase your work, all the venues are based in Sydenham and the local area. You can exhibit from your own (local) home or studio and may also like to host other creatives with you. If you don’t have a venue – fear not, we can help you with that!

Whether you have exhibited before or are new to exhibiting and/or the Sydenham Artists Trail, we’d love to have you join us for a bumper 2024 Artists Trail where we can show off just how creative our community is!


Coming Up

  • Film: Belleville Rendez-vous

    Film: Belleville Rendez-vous

    Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of animation, music, comedy and...cycling in Sylvain Chomet's Belleville Rendez-vous.

    Thu July 25, 2024 7:30PM
    The Sydenham Centre, 44A Sydenham Road, SE26 5QX
  • Moving with Parkinson's

    Moving with Parkinson's

    Come along to our creative movement sessions, led by Leah Georges for people living with Parkinson's.

    Mon July 29, 2024 10:30AM
    The Sydenham Centre, 44A Sydenham Road, SE26 5QX

A Year in Review

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Here at Sydenham Arts, we want to make sure we're doing as much as possible to help our local community thrive, and we want to share what we've acheived with you!

So to capture some of the things we've been up to over the past 12 months, we've pulled together this quick summary of some of our main programmes, and a look at what we've achieved overall during the last year...

Check it Out