London Bubbleis looking for people to join a singing group that will provide the choral content for an intergenerational performance project, Primary.

Primary explores the place of Primary Schools in our hearts and communities.

Research, interviews, artefacts, games and songs gathered from people in all aspects of Primary education are being brought together to create a brand new show. The musical content will be woven into the action and the choir will perform alongside Bubble’s volunteer performers.

Singers of all ages and experience (or none) are most welcome to join in. No audition.
Rehearsals will be split between cast & choir rehearsals to accommodate those who would like to do both.

Under 12s should be accompanied by an older member of their family.

Free to join. 

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm. Sept-Dec & Jan onwards
at 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD

For more information contact: | 020 7237 4434

Rotherhithe’s London Bubble theatre company is preparing for its new term which starts in the week of 11 September.

The company offers fun, friendly, creative sessions for children, teenagers and adults.

These weekly classes give the opportunity for a wide range of people to make theatre together, assisted by experienced theatre practitioners who share the vision that people make theatre.

Classes held at 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD
For 6-8yrs, 9-11yrs, 12-17yrs (youth theatre) and adults.
Fees: £60 (£30 concessions) for under 18s.  £80 (£40 concessions) for adults.  Taster classes available at start of term.

Visit the London Bubble website to find out more or contact 020 7237 4434 |

Weekly drama classes for all ages at London Bubble Theatre
new term starts w/c 12 September 2016
Fun, friendly, creative sessions for children, teenagers and adults

Classes held at 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD

CLICK HERE to find out more
or contact 020 7237 4434 |

Basic details are:

6-8yrs    Tuesdays 5-.30pm from 13th September

Saturdays 10-11.30am from 17th September


9-11yrs Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm from 13th September


Youth Theatre   Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm from 12th September


Adult Drama       Wednesdays 7-9pm from 21st September


Tea Break Theatre           Wednesdays, 4.30-6.30pm from 31st August

From January 2016 London Bubble theatre company will have 2 office/desk spaces available for rent in its open plan premises in Elephant Lane.

Email or call 020 7237 4434 for more info or to arrange a viewing.

The spaces are fully accessible, available 7 days per week, day time and evenings. All spaces have wifi.

T​he Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Choral Society have begun rehearsals for their Christmas Concert in December.
They will be singing highlights from J S Bach’s Christmas Oratario and Christmas Carols from around the world.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays 8pm to 9.45pm at Time and Talents, St. Marychurch Street, SE16 4JE​
Visit or email to find out how you can get involved.

Local theatre company London Bubble run weekly drama classes for all ages and abilities.

Its theatre groups are friendly, fun and creative, and include games and exercises which will help to develop confidence and a range of performance skills.

The new term starts week commencing 12 January

Classes for 6-8yrs / 9-11yrs / Youth Theatre for ages 12+

All classes held at 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD

To find out more or book for a taster class contact Lucy 020 7237 4434


 three4all theatre will present a reading of Alison Mead’s new play ‘Politic Man’ in Chatham on Monday 24 November.

Set in run down Bermondsey during two world wars, ‘Politic Man’ is the true story of Alfred Salter and his wife Ada, who between them, stood for local, mayoral and parliamentary elections throughout their lives while living and working in one of the most impoverished areas of London: Bermondsey.

Full details here.

Simon Hughes MP with members of Bermondsey Voices

A Bermondsey community choir has received £15,000 in funding from the City of London Corporation to take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday 8 November.

Bermondsey Voices, who rehearse at St James’s Church on Thurland Road, will enter a ‘History of Bermondsey’ float in the show – focussing on the sights and songs of “Biscuit Town” down the years. On the day, members of the choir will dress up in period costume and sing their hearts out.

The choir will make parts of Bermondsey history come alive with songs composed by local musician Mike Mansbridge for The Lord Mayor’s Show.

Bermondsey Voices member Abenaa Baffoe said: “This choir is a team and there has been a marked increase in the self-esteem and confidence of our members since we started.  Singing makes us feel uplifted and positive, and as a group we want to take the next step and improve on these benefits. We have come a long way and though it will be a challenge performing at such a large event – it will be a huge step forward for us and it will help us attract more members.”

Simon Hughes, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said: “I am delighted that one of our local community choirs, Bermondsey Voices, has been chosen to perform in the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Show this November. They will have the chance to tell the story of Bermondsey to a televised audience of millions across London and the UK. I will look forward to hearing some of the specially composed Bermondsey songs that the choir tell me are ready for the occasion!”

Lord Mayor’s Show Pageantmaster Dominic Reid, who has run Lord Mayor’s Show for 23 years, said: “I’m really pleased to have Bermondsey Voices in this year’s Show. They have some exciting ideas and I’m looking forward to seeing their float on the big day.”

Bermondsey Voices started in May 2012 to promote singing in the community. The choir meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm.

The majority of the choir members are British but it also has members from Sweden, Belgium, Australia and Ghana.  Since 2012 the choir has yearly Summer and Christmas concerts at St James Church, has just performed at the Bermondsey Street Festival for the third year in a row, has taken part in Festival of Neighbourhood at Southbank Centre, performed in the play The Events at Young Vic and are in the planning stages of hosting Bermondsey Choir Festival which will take place in 2015.