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  • Family friendly performances, community projects with children, young people & elderly and drama classes for all ages

    Our mission is to provide the artistic direction, skills, environment and resources to create inspirational, inclusive, involving theatre, which shares stories that animate the spaces of the city and the spirits of its citizens.

    Creative Elders Programme

    At Bubble we’ve developed our Creative Elders Programme to offer older adults in our local area opportunities to connect and create.

    The three strands of our programme support maintaining independence, good health and wellbeing using creative activities to address the acute social isolation and lack of physical and emotional stimulation which we know effects the lives of so many.

    All activities are free to attend, thanks to support from the Big Lottery Fund, and we have aspirations to expand the programme substantially in the coming years.
    Our facilitators’ specialist skills and experience allow us to offer bespoke opportunities for services working with older adults.  Please contact us to discuss how we can work with you.

    For more detail about any part of the programme please click on the boxes below.
    Or get in  touch with Lucy on 020 7237 4434 | lucy@londonbubble.org.uk 

    Creative Homes

    Creative Homes is a gentle and social theatre making process, specifically developed to take place in sheltered housing accommodation.

    Currently running across 7 Southwark sheltered housing schemes, the project has expanded significantly since it’s pilot in 2012.

    Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery the programme is seeking to expand further in 2017.
    A small group from each home meets every fortnight for a facilitated conversation and interactive workshop led by London Bubble theatre makers and practitioners.  Bubble’s role is to start a series of creative discussions in the homes that bring peer groups, young people and artists into the settings. The outcome of these feed into drama workshops, performed sharings and public performances.Participants are encouraged to share stories, anecdotes, to move, laugh, play and connect.  The reflections, words, wisdom, stories and opinions generated in these workshops have been shared at informal performances to the wider community, involving the older people as performers and/or producers and/or commentators.Tea Break TheatreFridays, 10.30 – 12.30pm*
    This is a drop-in group for adults with time during the day.
    Tea Break Theatre embodies our belief that theatre making can improve wellbeing and confidence. The theatre making in these sessions is designed to playfully build confidence and a sense of community.Free and fun”You can come and meet people, learn about acting, improve your confidence and make friends”
    Tea, cake and a chat, followed by a gentle workshop to make friends, tell stories and share laughter.

    At Bubble we believe that taking part in creative activities and connecting with others can have a significant positive impact on well being.  This group has those principles at its heart and offers an opportunity for people to come together to make theatre in a gentle and social way (although it promised to be just as alive and exciting as our other groups).

    To find out more about the group please get in touch.
    Call Lucy on 020 7237 4434 or email lucy@londonbubble.org.uk

    *please note we have occasional breaks for half term and at public holidays.  There’s no class on 27th October, 22nd & 29th December.

    Rotherhithe Shed

    If it’s broken – fix it
    If you want it – make it
    If you’re thirsty – drink it
    If you have time – visit

    Rotherhithe Shed is an exciting new project set up for older men in Southwark (but welcomes men and women), based on the very successful Australian Men’s Shed movement. We meet in the London Bubble workshop, 5 Elephant Lane, SE16 4JD on
    Mondays 10am – 2pm
    Thursdays, 1 – 5pm

    Members are welcome to drop in and out at any point during our opening hours.
    Refreshments provided.  Free to attend.

    To find out more please CLICK HERE

    For more information call 020 7237 4434 (London Bubble) and speak to Breakey or 020 7232 5663 (Time & Talents) and speak to Devon.

    We thank North Southwark Environment Trust, The Drapers Charitable Fund and Rotherhithe Consolidated Charities for their support of the programme.