On Tuesday 10 October we were visited by the runners from GoodGym Lambeth, https://www.goodgym.org/areas/lambeth. They are committed to running and stopping off to support local people and organisations. We had 40 runners popping into the building and painting our Lower Hall. They worked extremely hard and fast and when one team had completed a wall, off they trotted for a swift run around the block. Thanks so much to GoodGym and especially Katie for supporting us.
From March to May 2017 Sixteenfeet Productions delivered a series of creative writing workshops as part of the ‘Lambeth Vintage Voices’ project. The sessions were fun, challenging and explored participants’ expe- riences of living, working and bringing up families in Brixton over decades.
‘Lovers’ Telephone’ presents some of the writings which have been recorded and are presented in Brixton Community Base as part of the 2017 Brixton Design Trail event. Visitors are encouraged to engage by listen- ing and sharing personal histories of Brixton.
This event has been designed by Brixton Community Base and Variant Of ce:
Brixton Community Base is an arts-orientated community centre providing a base for local groups, which hires space for rehearsals, workshops, evening classes, and meetings. It is an important historical community resource that provides a friendly open collaborative space that brings people together to share learning and experience new activities and make friends.
Variant Of ce is a Brixton based architecture practice that brings together many years of experience in ar- chitecture, design, planning and construction. The ethos of Variant Of ce is rooted in design research, us- er-centricity and a commitment to exploring the ability of space to transform lives and experiences through the careful engagement with both the client’s requirements and sensitivity to the site.
We will be running another series of creative writing and oral history workshops during Winter 2017/Spring 2018. If you would like to share your experiences of living in Brixton, learn new writing skills and make friends please contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Adapted By Bradley Cole from Lewis Carroll’s Tales
Original music composed by Guy Holden
Directed by John Ward
Weekdays: 11.30 & 2.30
Weekends: 2.30 & 5.30
Walled Garden, Brockwell Park:
Saturday 22nd – 31st July
Streatham Rookery Gardens
Thursday 10th – Monday 14th August 2017
Sixteenfeet Productions return to some of Lambeth’s loveliest green spaces with their unique brand of outdoor theatre.
Plunge down the rabbit hole and enter a fantastical world inhabited by some of the most iconic characters in children’s fiction.
This is promenade theatre so the audience will be encouraged to explore the beautiful setting in order to watch the story unfold, ably led by a talented cast of actor-musicians.
Find out more:
We have an allocation of discounted tickets for play schemes and Lambeth Groups. To find out more contact:
Creative Writing and Oral History
Do you have a story to tell?
We will also be recording memories and experiences of first generation Brixtonians who settled here and shaped it’s identity. This is an exciting opportunity to paint a picture of how things were to pass on to a new generation.
Sixteenfeet Productions invites Lambeth Elders to take part in a series of writing workshops developing skills, sharing experiences and having fun on Thursday afternoons at Brixton Community Base.
Click Here >> Vintage Voices
invite you to…
Not Half Bard
Brixton Community Base
London SW2 1AS
7pm Saturday 21st January 2017
Not Half Bard is an hour long, five actor comedy, crafted from some of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes and speeches with added music for good measure. It is a marvellous introduction to Shakespeare’s work or for those with a little more in-depth knowledge, a wonderfully irreverent take that will certainly leave you smiling.
Come and Join Us on the Night
There will be a collection after the performance
All proceeds go to Brixton Community Base
Tube: Victoria line to Brixton
• Turn left out of the tube and walk past the Ritzy Cinema and past the Library along Effra Road.
• Turn left onto Mervan Road and continue until you come to Talma Road and then turn right.
• The Community Centre is on the corner of Talma Road and Probert Road.
Buses to Brixton
3, 37, 45, 59, 159, 139, 109, 2, 2a, 2b, 133, 135, 37, 35, 322.
Brixton station is 5 minutes walk away. Alternatively you can use Herne Hill station (Thameslink) then catch a bus or walk the 13 minutes to Brixton.