Last Thursday evening we started by welcoming new members of the group and sharing the basic Mayflower story through a...
28 Nov 2019
As we are now finishing week six (!!!), which is half way through this year’s Young Theatre Makers Programme, we...
31 Oct 2019
London Bubble’s Young Theatre Makers Programme opens its doors to 12 new budding young people that have all taken an...
08 Oct 2019
So we have come to our end of the first year (and more) of Charting the Mayflower workshops where we...
08 Aug 2019
The day before this week’s workshop I had spent half an hour online, talking to Mohegan theatre maker Madeline Sayet....
22 Jul 2019
Adam blogs for Pearson. Originally published May 2019.
01 Jul 2019
Nine Bubble participants are currently appearing in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank....
18 Jun 2019
On Thursday the 6th of June, I took part in the intergenerational Charting the Mayflower workshop. We discussed the effect...
10 Jun 2019
Our exploration into the passengers on the Mayflower saw us setting out for our own new worlds last week. We...
10 Jun 2019
Wow, what an opportunity! Ten of us – Bubble participants of different ages and experience – are about to step...
03 Jun 2019
“Where shall we go? What country will have us?” In small clusters people are asked to choose a new home...
31 May 2019
The Adult Drama group’s performance was called ‘Blah Blah Blah…Brexit’. When we started at the beginning of the year, because...
17 Apr 2019
Working with Tea Break was such a rewarding, warm and wonderful experience.  As someone who works in theatre primarily with...
09 Feb 2019
Last Thursday evening, everyone on board the Mayflower project explored ‘Encounters and Influencers’, the moments we meet people and the...
09 Feb 2019
At this week’s Mayflower session, we explored lingering, unanswered questions and ideas the group has about how and why the...
09 Feb 2019
Cramped, weightless, swaying. I carried these words with me as I left the Mayflower session last Thursday and journeyed home....
09 Feb 2019
Over the past nine months since its inception, London Bubble’s intergenerational project Charting The Mayflower has been looking at the...
09 Feb 2019
It is a hot June day. There is an audience of about 40 people looking on. Seven women sit in...
19 Oct 2018
London Bubble’s inter-generational project Charting the Mayflower is bringing together historians, artists, volunteers and participants of all ages to explore...
01 Aug 2018
The session on the 14th June commenced with a deep discussion in an attempt to draw ties between The Mayflower...
19 Jul 2018
This is my third week attending a workshop on the Charting the Mayflower project. My journey so far has been...
19 Jul 2018
I accepted an invitation to help on a project directed by Helena Rice at the Bubble Theatre Company. I was...
19 Jul 2018
I am Tzu-Ying from Taiwan. I have done the internship and volunteered in Bubble for about six months. I mainly...
19 Jul 2018
Tonight was an interesting “voyage” for me, because it was my first practical workshop at Bubble (though I’ve been involved...
31 May 2018
I walked into the studio yesterday evening at 6.30 with a pocket sized understanding of the Mayflower, 2 hours later...
31 May 2018
Trying to imagine a ship, called the Mayflower, setting sail from the Rotherhithe shore of the River Thames was made...
31 May 2018
Adam blogs for Pro Bono Economics on evaluating Speech Bubbles. Originally published April 2018
17 Apr 2018
Amelia’s blog for Early Arts on why we commission research on Speech Bubbles. First published April 2018.
17 Apr 2018
London Bubble Theatre’s latest intergenerational community project is a thoroughly charming and compelling piece about the experience of primary school.  Performed in...
26 Mar 2018
On Sunday 18th March, people aged 6 – adult from 5 different Bubble classes came together to share and celebrate...
17 Mar 2018
The project is at an exciting stage now as we look to gather more material which will grow into a...
11 May 2017
The project is at an exciting stage now as we look to gather more material which will grow into a...
17 Mar 2017
A paper given to the Performing Care Symposium, London. 15th December 2016 Thank you for coming along, and thank you...
11 Jan 2017
We started off this evening’s session with a warm up which involved walking around the room to ‘fill the space’...
05 Dec 2016
An energetic warm up game of Stuck in the Mud got us running around the space as if it were...
17 Nov 2016
We began today’s session by exploring the contrast between the position of student and the position of teacher. We created...
03 Nov 2016
Tonight’s workshop was a mixture of laughter and emotion as we revealed some of our memories to the group about...
26 Oct 2016
For the purpose of introduction, my name is Charlotte Hulme and I have just embarked on the challenge that is...
26 Oct 2016
Someone had mentioned in one of our earlier workshops exploring the theme of ‘Primary Schools’ that they remembered ‘drawing a...
25 Aug 2016
Apart from some dismissive remarks about not liking maths, the fact that a significant amount of time at primary school...
03 Aug 2016
This was the first question put to us at the third of our explorations into ‘Primary Schools’. A mixture of...
17 Jul 2016
At our second meeting the previous week’s memories of primary school had been strung back up and welcomed returning and...
07 Jul 2016
Throughout Spring 2016 London Bubble has been working with Year 6 of Peter Hills School in Rotherhithe to discover the...
09 May 2016
Early last month I sat KS2 English SAT test*. The whole experience was very enlightening. While writing down about the experience...
05 May 2016
Adam blogs about the work of play on People Make Theatre, first published March 2016.
06 Apr 2016
Read Catherine’s blog on Exeunt Magazine website, first published October 2014.
06 Apr 2016
Last Thursday a group of people met at London Bubble to begin a conversation about how we remember and think...
01 Dec 2015
DAY 3: Tuesday 21st April Money… So although we’ve had a day without workshops, it has allowed us to think...
01 May 2015
DAY 2: Sunday 19th April People turn up. And some new people too. I ask those that were present yesterday...
28 Apr 2015
DAY 1: Saturday 18th April If this project has any chance of happening we have to overcome 2 big blocks...
28 Apr 2015
Last Saturday saw a number of major gatherings: the Grand National, the Boat Race, and the coming together of the...
22 Apr 2015
Two months in and this project has taken on a life of its own… grown a pair of legs and is...
22 Apr 2015
Theatre is an art form that has spanned hundreds of years, and is defined by various aspects. The main component...
23 Mar 2015
Being a part of a community is an important job, whether it be your local community or a community where...
19 Mar 2015
The audience is absolutely central to any work we do in theatre which is how I come to find myself...
10 Feb 2015
“…now stir in 100 grams of specialist artists”. Last week saw us running The Big Consultation. 110 lucky people were...
10 Feb 2015
Sunday afternoon. I am making a singing banana. I am very pleased, not only has it got a mouth that sings...
10 Feb 2015
Hopelessly De-Voted has two aims. To reflect on what we feel about how our political system works and to test the...
10 Feb 2015
‘When Sophia likes a picture on Instagram, she has no idea of the trouble it will cause. A quick decision...
24 Nov 2014
Snap – This week we snapped an image for our poster and came up with a snappy title! We are pleased...
10 Nov 2014
This last week has been a week for learning – beginning with ‘first aid in the work place’ and gaining...
03 Nov 2014
In 2011 London Bubble started making new theatre pieces with groups of volunteer performers of all ages and backgrounds. People...
03 Nov 2014
This week has been a jam packed week for our company! Not that we plan on slowing down now, after...
24 Oct 2014
Our Young Theatre Makers program is now on its 7th cohort and we have gained another diverse and enthusiastic group....
21 Oct 2014
A panel led by Jocelyn Cunningham (Arts and Society), Paul Heritage (People’s Palace Projects), Justine Kenyon (Arts and Culture, Wandsworth...
19 Jun 2014
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou “Capitalism has stolen our stories. It sells...
10 Jun 2014
Having read ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg, some employees of Norton Rose Fulbright wondered what advice they might give their...
06 Jun 2014
It’s Monday morning. I open my inbox and find the usual to do list, meetings to attend and an email from a Fergus Carr. I don’t know...
09 Sep 2013
“What an amazing experience, I spent my day with the guys from London Bubble Theatre Company as they continue their...
06 Aug 2013
Making theatre intergenerationally is the topic of the day. We began with the From Docks to Desktops roadshow; a participatory exhibition...
21 Jun 2013
We gathered in the rehearsal room, about 30 of us. Peth opened and welcomed and then I (Julia Voce, former...
20 Jun 2013
Wednesday afternoon was an exciting day for Bubble and its Creative Homes project. Nine women from sheltered accommodations Frank Whymark and Ronald...
20 Jun 2013
On the agenda was children’s play, children playing, children in plays, any which way you want to mash up those...
19 Jun 2013
How does participating in creative activities affect the wellbeing of young people? “It gave me something to look forward to...
19 Jun 2013
Having spent several months experimenting with the theatrical possibilities of work, we are now  doing the job for real it...
06 Jun 2013
For the past nine months I have been immersed in the working lives of elders from Rotherhithe, Bermondsey and Deptford....
03 May 2013
We are currently working on a new piece of Theater called From Docks to Desktops. We have been creating pieces...
27 Apr 2013
How do you put the smell of a leather factory in jar? That was one of the thoughts that ran...
04 Feb 2013
Introduction This document is designed to give the reader a brief insight into my experience of being interviewed by members...
31 Jan 2013
Since October, I have had the wonderful opportunity of helping Claire at the London Bubble Theatre Company on a project...
04 Jan 2013
Docks to desktops and also factories to flats. Courage Brewery was turned into flats. Warehouses have been turned into flats. New...
20 Dec 2012
I’ve been volunteering for a little while on the From Docks to Desktops project doing some recorded oral history interviews,...
14 Dec 2012
On Friday 16th November I took two young people from our LB+ programme, Deshaye and Shaun to meet couples Joan and...
17 Nov 2012
The Observer recently reported the results of a European Social Survey that exposed the intergenerational split in our society –...
29 Oct 2012
While attending the Giving Voice conference at the V&A I heard a lot of talk about engaging the  community in...
29 Oct 2012
The starting point was a space, a huge recently created plaza.  It’s one of these very clean new public spaces,...
29 Oct 2012
On Monday night I went to ‘Shouldn’t all theatre be community theatre’ an event organised through the Young Vic’s Directors...
25 Oct 2012
The second event in the Bubble’s 40th Anniversary Year, saw a fascinating discussion between the 3 Artistic Directors who followed...
25 Oct 2012
I am a bit nervous as I sit down to write this blog, maybe even scared of saying what I...
23 Oct 2012
Monday morning and it is the beginning of a new week filled with interviews, research gatherings with our volunteers and...
17 Oct 2012
This weekend saw the final performances of Blackbirds take place at the newly opened Canada Water Culture Space. The Culture...
09 Jan 2012
It’s been another very busy week for the Blackbirds team! From last Tuesday the technical team were turning the Pumphouse...
16 Nov 2011
Please share with us your comments, feedback and memories from the Blackbirds performances at The Albany this October.
24 Oct 2011
Congratulations to the Blackbirds cast on a successful and memorable return! In case you didn’t know, Blackbirds has returned this...
24 Oct 2011
Congratulations Blackbirds! Thanks so much for your hard work over the last couple of weeks and I hope the experience...
17 May 2011
Audience members, cast and crew that know audience members, please share your Blackbirds feedback with us…
11 May 2011
Well done for last night!! It felt like quite an epic moment to be launching Blackbirds into the world and it looks...
09 May 2011
The day of Blackbirds – or B-day as it shall now be known – is nearly here….. The troops are...
06 May 2011
******* UPDATED REHEARSAL SCHEDULE********* Hello! Hope that you are enjoying the sunshine… Just to alert your attention to our newly...
21 Apr 2011
What a lovely day eh? Just a quick one to say that it will be a full company call for...
25 Mar 2011
Hot off the paintbrush…here we go. The costume designs for Blackbirds First off – the Grownups Hot off the paintbrush, here...
21 Mar 2011
Friday 18 March 2011 Just a quick call-out to teenagers – if you can only make one of next week’s...
18 Mar 2011
As promised, here are some details of what we will be doing next week and who we will need: WEDNESDAY...
18 Mar 2011
Just a quick one to say that it is a full company call tomorrow i.e. we need everyone! See you...
15 Mar 2011
Yesterday evening, Pip and Alice took us through their respective design/costume ideas. It seemed to bring everyone another inch closer...
04 Mar 2011
Performance Schedule The performances dates and times have now been finalised and are as follows: Preview:                   Sunday 8th May, 7.30pm Performance...
28 Feb 2011
…but some very strong performers! Spreading over several spaces, we worked on a number of different scenes. We resurrected the...
23 Feb 2011
..in Dilston Grove. And thankfully there is not a bomb in sight. Last Friday, we had a merry little trip...
01 Feb 2011
With the scripts hot off the press, our assembled company of 30 sat down to read what writer Simon Startin...
25 Jan 2011
On Thursday’s session, we did some more work on public sheltering. First of all, houses 8-13 got back into their...
22 Nov 2010
Last night, the sirens sounded on Mayflower Street. We gathered up our most treasured possessions and necessary bits and pieces...
12 Nov 2010
The week before last, we all headed down to Mayflower street, just behind Bubble HQ, we looked at the buildings...
25 Oct 2010
We had our tenth interview yesterday – with Daisy Edwards of Bermondsey. The full interview will be available on the...
20 Oct 2010
Our Thursday intergenerational sessions are now well underway. In these sessions, we have been using extracts of the interviews, alongside...
04 Oct 2010

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