As part of Lewisham Borough of Culture 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 will inspire a 20 minute show 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 Centre Tues 21st June 5.30 & 6.30pm
Lee Green Outside Hither Green station Weds 22nd June 3 & 4pm
Sydenham High Street Thurs 23rd June 1.30pm & 2.30pm
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  Fri 24th June 4.30pm & 5.30pm
Telegraph Hill Frendsbury gardens Sat 25th June 11.30 & 12.30pm
Crofton Park Dandy Park Revival Street Party Sat 25th June 2.30 & 3.30pm
Bellingham Beckenham Place Park Sun 26th June 11.30 & 12.30pm
Perry Vale Mayow Park Sun 26th June 2.30 & 3.30pm
Downham Leisure centre Tues 28th June 11.30 & 12.30pm
Catford South TBC Tues 28th June 3 & 4pm
Ladywell Hilly fields Thurs 30th June 3 & 4pm
Lewisham Central Shopping Centre Thurs 30th June 6.30pm & 7.30pm
Blackheath Bit opposite station by fish & chip shop Fri 1st July 6 & 7pm
Grove Park Ringway Centre Sat 2nd July 12.30 & 1.30pm
Hither Green Goldsmiths Community Centre Sat 2nd July 4.30 & 5.30pm
Evelyn Pepys Estate Sun 3rd July 11.30 & 12.30pm
Deptford Market Sq Sun 3rd July 2.30 & 3.30pm
People's Day Mountsfield Park Sat 16th July Various


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 community participant or volunteer as a steward then you can sign up here,  or find out more 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



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

Branching Out

The Diamond Club

Ignition Brewery/Lewisham Mencap

Forest Hill Society/Albion Millenium Green

Frendsbury Gardens Volunteers

Grove Park Youth Club

Peace of Cake/Goldsmiths Community Centre


Rushey Green Time Bank

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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