Over the summer, we’ll be running a series of seven day-long workshops for young people to be creative, develop photography skills and work together to create a series of photos to be professionally printed and displayed on the blocks of the Pepys estate in Deptford.

All sessions are free and lunch will be provided. Cameras will also be provided during sessions.

No experience of photography needed.

Workshops will include:

  • Photography skills sessions
  • Day trips to park and green spaces
  • Day trip to an exhibition (tickets will be provided)

To apply please fill out this form by Friday 19 July.

There are 10 spaces available (because of funding requirements, 7 spaces are reserved for people 14-17. The other 3 spaces will go to people aged 18-22.)
We’ll keep in touch with other creative opportunities as they come up for anyone not selected in this round.

We’ll be picking choosing based on how you answer the question:
What is an event that you were present at /experience that you wished you had photographed and why?

We’re not looking for any technical skills, we just want to see a genuine interest in developing creatively and connecting with other young people in Pepys.

Priority will be given to young people who live in Pepys and efforts will be made to select young people from across Pepys.

You’ll need to be able to make all the session dates:

Wednesdays 31 July, 7 August, 14 August, 21 August, 28 August
Thursdays 22 August, 29 August

If you want more information, we’ll be holding a information/taster day for young people and parents/carers/guardians on Saturday 13 July. Please email pepysproject2024@gmail.com for more information about this.

“When walking in from a long day, I often look around and the estate feels a bit empty and uninspirational. I’ve always felt that could be a bit more lively or homely, and I think that we, the people who live in the buildings, should be able to make them feel more homely. People don’t always think positively of Pepys and fail to see the beauty that is hiding beneath the surface in the communities that live here. I feel that this project can strengthen our pride in where we live, showcase our talents, and help to make our area ours.”
– Be, founder of this project who grew up and still lives in Pepys.