From estate agents to squatters, from support workers to oligarchs, we are all united in a race to get a place. But who can afford to go the distance? Luckily Sam’s got a chance to make a change, to make things better somehow. Sam’s going to tell us the answer. He just doesn’t know what it is yet.
David Watson’s epic tale, based on the testimonies of over 200 Londoners, is a response to the mounting housing crisis and asks what it means to find some space in a city that’s squeezing you out.
The Old Vic Community Company is excited to announce their first production, formed of 30 performers and 45 back stage participants. Thank you to the 1,281 people who auditioned to be a part of the production.
Journeys, is a collaborative project between the residents of Southwark Council’s Leathermarket JMB (Joint Management Board) and students from the London College of Communication. Designed to help recount the histories and life journeys of local residents, through a series of films, photographs, installations and publications, to be exhibited at the Hotel Elephant, the project aims to help build a stronger more cohesive community, linking old and young, rich and poor, including Bermondsey natives and newcomers from elsewhere in the UK and far beyond, who have now come to call the area home.If we can better understand, acknowledge and share the tremendous variety of ways and reasons why people have come to be in a JMB residence then we can strengthen the links between individuals and across our community as well as providing a fascinating picture of the change in this special part of inner London.
Seven Streets, Two Markets and a Wedding.
A feature-length programme of archive films curated by London's Screen Archives, Seven Streets, Two Markets and a Wedding is a collection of 10 rare films offering glimpses of lost London from 1930 to 1980.
Largely unseen for generations, these snapshots of London life provide a unique insight into the continuities and changes in the capital across the twentieth century.Viewers will travel from Brent to Southwark via Hackney and Hampstead Heath in this heritage showcase. Highlights include the original Lambeth Walk, dray horses in '60s Marylebone and an East End parade.