Let’s Build

Let’s Build is our offsite community project created to centre young people in our decision making as we move to our new location. In 2019-20 year we are working with local children to design and build their own pop-up outdoor performance space on Somerleyton Road in Brixton, next door to our new building (opening Spring 2021).

In Summer 2019, with support from 145 generous backers, including an amazing £12,000 pledge from the Mayor of London’s Crowdfund London campaign and a very generous £35,000 from the Co-Operative Foundation, we raised our goal of £50,845 to make Let’s Build happen.

Young people in Lambeth are working with our Creative Civic Producer Tobi Kyeremateng and our architect partners Matt + Fiona to co-design and self-build their own temporary structure, and to plan and create events for other young people across the borough. This April a small group of year 6 pupils will physically build the new space - hard hats and power tools included! All the participants will be able to perform in their pop-up venue throughout Summer 2020 and other youth groups, youth theatres, local organisations and schools are all invited to make it a place of community celebration.

What’s happened so far…
Coming up in 2020…

If you'd like to get involved - now's your chance! Visit Matt + Fiona's website to sign up as a volunteer and support our Yr 6's on their build. Click here for more details about volunteering.

Follow the hashtag #LetsBuildOH for updates on the project.

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supported and sponsored byBurrohappold Engineering; The Happold Foundation; Jestico + Whiles; PHD Access; HSS Hire Vauxhall.