As part of London Borough of Culture in Lewisham 2022, Teatro Vivo have been commissioned as 'Artists of Change'.

From January 2022 we've been embedded with the Climate resilience team at Lewisham Council - learning about the work they do and exploring the way they make change happen.

From March 2022 the Lewisham Usherettes have been heading out onto the the streets of Lewisham to talk with the public about what we've found out, and gather the thoughts and opinions of Lewisham residents about how we can use climate adaptation to make the borough the best it can possibly be.

From April 2022 we've run workshops with 19 community groups (one for each ward in the borough) to explore all these ideas.

All this work has inspired a 20 minute show called 'Lewisham Speaks' that will be performed on the streets of every ward in Lewisham between 21st June and 3rd July at the following locations:

Rushey Green Catford Broadway Tues 21st June 5.30 & 6.30pm
Lee Green Outside Hither Green station Weds 22nd June 3 & 4pm
Forest Hill Station forecourt Thurs 23rd June 4.30pm & 5.30pm
New Cross Gate Carpark outside Sainsbury's Fri 24th June 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Brockley Outside station - on Coulgate Street Fri 24th June 4.30pm & 5.30pm
Telegraph Hill Outside the Telegraph Hill Centre Sat 25th June 11.30 & 12.30pm
Crofton Park Dandy Park Revival Street Party - Courtrai Road Sat 25th June 2.30 & 3.30pm
Bellingham Beckenham Place Park - In the Homestead Cafe courtyard Sun 26th June 11.30 & 12.30pm
Perry Vale Mayow Park - near the cafe Sun 26th June 2.30 & 3.30pm
Downham Leisure centre front entrance Tues 28th June 11.30 & 12.30pm
Catford South Forster Memorial Park Tues 28th June 3.10 & 4.10pm
Ladywell Hilly fields - near the stone circle Thurs 30th June 3 & 4pm
Lewisham Central In front of the Shopping Centre (on the painted circle with the 'We Are Lewisham' signs' Thurs 30th June 6.30pm & 7.30pm
Blackheath Bit opposite station by fish & chip shop Fri 1st July 4.30pm & 5.30pm
Sydenham High Street (outside Ignition Brewery) Fri 1st July 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Grove Park Ringway Centre Sat 2nd July 12.30 & 1.30pm
Hither Green Goldsmiths Community Centre Sat 2nd July 4.30 & 5.30pm
Evelyn Deptford Park Sun 3rd July 11.30 & 12.30pm
Deptford Giffin Square  Sun 3rd July 2.30 & 3.30pm
People's Day Mountsfield Park Sat 16th July Various
Climate Home Richard MacVicar Deptford Adventure Playground Wed 17th Aug 2.30pm

 You can find the locations on this map:

The show is completely FREE. No ticket is required. all you need to do is turn up at the location.

The show will include community performers from across the borough working alongside professional actors.

The script and music of the show will then be freely available for anyone to perform - from community groups, to a class at your school, or even just by a few friends sharing performing together.

If you'd like to know more then please email us at [email protected]

If you'd like to join in the performance as a volunteer steward then you can sign up here.

If you'd like to tell us your thoughts on what Lewisham is doing brilliantly or what it should be doing better to tackle the Climate Emergency then please email [email protected]


Directed and Produced by: Kas Darley & Mark Stevenson

Performed by: Jess Barker-Wren & Leann O'Kasi

Stage Manager: Jessica Fulton

Engagement Manager: Kelsey Yuhara


Senior Producer for Lewisham Borough of Culture: Rachel Harris

Programme Co-ordinator for Lewisham Council: Ivie Bartlett

Producer for Counterpoints Arts: Dijana Rakovic

With thanks to: Martin O’Brien and the Climate Resilience team


Community Chorus:

Raymond Bishop

Tatiana Biyiha

Kam-Mei Chak

Steve Cox

Murat Demircan

Sherine Gordon

Roz Hardie

Aleks Ivackovic

Wendy Neville

Susie New

Mark Newman

Julie Ogonya

Alex Owen

Sheila Warr

Jackie Withnall

Anthea Wormington

Mutete Yongo Lea


Borough of Culture Creative Assistants :

Serge Dihoulou

Kieran Jackson

Mikhayla Mulvanerty

Joyce Osahon

Alexander Owen

Shaquille Smith



Jessica Barker Wren

Debbie Bridge

Julie Cheung-Inhin

Nichole Cook

Claire Emmott

Charles Furness

Noemi Gunea

Grace Lambert

Rebecca Peyton

Hannah Roze-Lewis

Cassie Symes

Seda Yildiz

Kelsey Yuhara


Workshop Leaders:

Justin Allder

Jo Carey

Nichole Cook

Stephen Davidson

Lisa Greenwood

Sharon Kanolik

Laura Mcfall

Stewart Melton

Mark Stevenson


Community Groups involved include:

Arts Network

Bank of things/Young Advisors

Blackheath Creatives Pop-up

Branching Out

The Diamond Club

Downham Men's Group

Ignition Brewery/Lewisham Mencap

Forest Hill Society/Albion Millenium Green

Frendsbury Gardens Volunteers

Grove Park Youth Club

Mary the Virgin in Lewisham

Peace of Cake/Goldsmiths Community Centre


Rushey Green Time Bank

St. Peter's Brockley

Stanstead Lodge

Voices In Motion

999 Club


Artists of Change is presented in association with 

London Borough of Culture is a
Mayor of London initiative

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