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Looking for somewhere to sell your #photography? Call out for @SAF_London Summer Fair #arts #markets #London #londonbridgecity #haysgalleria

Saturday 12th September 2015, 11am – 7pm

Sunday 13th September 2015, 11am – 5pm

Hay’s Galleria, London Bridge, 1 Battle Bridge Lane, Southwark, London, SE1 2HP

Are you a practicing artist or craft or design maker? Do you want to showcase, promote and sell your work? Would you like to run a workshop to demonstrate how you create your work?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Southwark Arts Forum is now looking for a wide range of artists to participate in its next art market, taking place at the prestigious Hay’s Galleria this September as part of the Totally Thames Festival.

For the past 3 years SAF has been delivering high quality arts markets, populated by a diverse range of artists and craft-makers. SAF’s arts markets include artists’ stalls, and a workshop space, where the public can gain an insight into different artistic processes and maybe try it for themselves!

Participating in a SAF arts market offers you a great opportunity to sell your work, and to showcase and promote your art to a new wide audience.

It also offers the chance to meet and work alongside other artists, and gain experience and exposure, all under the supportive umbrella of the Southwark Arts Forum.

“It was a lovely day with a good turnout & a great atmosphere
provoking some very interesting conversations”

 “I thoroughly enjoyed the day, SAF made me feel most welcome & the other traders were great fun, the event was well organised with a relaxed atmosphere 

If you are interested in taking part in SAF’s Summer Arts Fair 2015, please have a look at the Info Pack and then fill in the Application Form. Please return the the filled in application form to by 21st August by midday. Please also e-mail us if you have an interest in delivering a 30-minute workshop to demonstrate how you create your work.

For any additional information or any queries please contact the SAF Arts Markets Team at or phone on 020 7701 8885. Please note office hours are Tuesday to Fridays 10am-5pm.


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See us accepting our Visual Arts Award from @SAF_London – a very proud moment for us. Thanks to you all for your support #photography #London #LPF

SAF hosted the second Southwark Arts Forum The Awards (SAFTAs) on Wednesday 24th June 2015. The award ceremony took place at Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading professional theatre for young audiences.

Congratulations to the SAFTAs 2015 winners! Nela Milic for Best Community Arts Project; The Dragon Café for Celebrating Diversity; Liz Atkinfor Emerging Talent; Theatre Peckham for Performing Arts; London Photo Festival for Visual Arts; Stephen Bourne for Literature; Reprezent Radio for Music and Irene Hayes for Arts Champion.

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Visual Arts Award Winners at the SAFTAs @SAF_London #photography #London #Southwark

We were delighted to have won the Visual Arts Award (SAFTA) last week as hosted by the Southwark Arts Forum.

Southwark Arts Forum (SAF) is the cultural agency for Southwark. SAF was set up by a small group of local artists in Southwark in 1987 and now has over 3,000 members and we are very proud to be supporting the arts in Southwark and photographers from around the world.

Thank you to everyone who nominated us and to the judges for selecting us as the winners.

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Do you know an artist or an arts organisation that deserves special recognition for an outstanding achievement in the arts & culture industry in Southwark?

Would you like to nominate the London Photo Festival?? We’d be most grateful and it will help raise the profile of the Festival! 

On Friday 27th February 2015, SAF will be holding the second Southwark Arts Forum The Awards (SAFTA) ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the talent and inspiration Southwark has to offer. The event will be held at Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street.

Nominations shall be made via email to Southwark Arts Forum Director Bridget Edwards. Each nomination shall state the reason for the nomination and provide a brief synopsis of the nominee’s accomplishments and reasons why they should receive the award. Individuals and organisations can nominate themselves.

The awards ceremony will consist of 8 award categories; Four of which are themed to celebrate groups or individuals within the borough and four of which are to celebrate art forms.
1. Best community arts project/ programme (group or individuals)
2. Celebrating diversity in the arts (groups or individuals)
3. Arts Champion (individual)
4. Emerging Talent (individual)
5. Performing arts, theatre, dance, spoken word (groups or individuals)
6. Visual arts including digital, film and photography (groups or individuals)
7. Literature, including poetry (groups or individuals)
8. Musicians including singers, instrumentalists, composers across any genre (groups or individuals)
This is a great opportunity to have your work shown to a large audience of special invitation only guests and to have your work publicized within the event programme. The work will receive special mention when the winner is announced.

Please visit their website to download the Nomination Form from the link at the “Submitting” area. Alternatively you can email them at and they’ll send you a copy.