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Theatre Delicatessen are working with Southwark Council to transform The Old Library in Burgess Park into a vibrant new arts and cultural space for the local community.
Over the next few months, the Old Library will be transformed into a performance space for use by both the local and London’s wider artistic community, alongside rehearsal and development studios hosting residencies for emerging companies to develop new performances. Part of the project also involves the creation of a new public cafe space for park users.
Artists who will creating new performances at the Old Library include DifferencEngine – with whom Theatre Delicatessen collaborated on the phenomenally successful ‘Heist’ – Casson and Friends and Sleight of Hand.
One of the first artists to take residency of the Old Library will be Collectif And Then, winners of the 2016 The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, who will be developing ‘The Machine’, which will be staged 27 September 2016 – 8 October as part of the Barbican 2016 season
Working with Involuntary Movement, Theatre Delicatessen will also be developing a number of programmes for people from across the community. The aim is that these will include drama and improvisation classes, circus skills training and working with local organisations to host existing events.
These will include
But this is just the start.
We want to hear your ideas about what you want to see in the space and what you think you can use it for. It can be something that you are already are involved in that you are looking for a permanent home for, or something completely new that you want help with getting off the ground.
Everything is possible, and we are here to help make it happen.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.