PeoplePower in the Park – 21 June to 29 July 

Explore the history of Myatt’s Fields Park through the powerful acts of local activists and female leaders.

These free twice-weekly workshops for adults run from 21st June to 29 July at Longfield Hall. Workshops are inspired by the flora and fauna in the park, as well as the stories of historical people who may have frequented it, for example its Victorian designer, Fanny Wilkinson, the first professional female landscape designer in Britain, and Olive Morris, an influential black activist in Brixton. Participants will improvise, create and rehearse short creative writing projects which will be shared with a friendly local audience on 26 and 29 July.

Dates and times
Mondays 12.30pm to 1pm, 21 June to 26 July
Wednesdays 10am to 12.30pm, 23 June to 28 July
Sharing events: Monday 26 and Thursday 29 July, 7pm

Who can sign up?
You must be 50+ and live in Vassal or Coldharbour wards in Lambeth (or nearby).

Enrolment information coming soon….
For any queries please contact Catherine (catherinehamilton@longfieldhall.org.uk)

Rosie Hilal
Workshops are delivered by local actor and theatre-maker Rosie Hilal. Her mixed heritage and background in languages influence her work on inclusion, equality and lateral thinking in the arts. During lockdown she joined Young Vic Genesis directors and is using this opportunity to practice directing, notably with a (socially distanced) Shakespeare workshop for professional actors that took place in Myatts’ Fields over summer 2020, and with her own show ‘Witches’ which she is developing at Longfield Hall. Currently on hold from her acting work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, she is delighted to work with her local community to hear and tell stories closer to home. Follow her and her theatre collective on social media for more news on workshops and shows: @rosiehilal & @theatreforge’

Workshops are funded by Lambeth Community Foundation