What we’re up to…
Activism and individualism collide over soya lattes, jerk chicken, planning applications and pop-up vintage shops.
Welcome to Brixton.
#ReGeneration is a work-in-progress theatre piece that is from the heart of Brixton. It is of the people, by the people, for the people. It’s a story of life on an estate that is being demolished - and the fight for ‘home’. #ReGeneration explores the system of ‘gentrification’, how areas change – this encompasses government policy, the roles
of the council and the developers, – the pricing out that people experience in terms of housing and the sudden mixing
(which is really non-mixing) of classes. The clash and cohesion of different ‘London tribes’. It also exposes the mass
evictions and social cleansing that is taking place all over the capital. We have first hand experience of the effects ofregeneration - living on a Brixton estate that is currently being redeveloped and seeing neighbours and friends evicted
in a housing crisis. This allows for a truthful look at fighting ‘the system’ and what happens to a community when it is under threat.
We are collaborating with Brixton photographer Ellie Laycock on this evolving project.Check out her series #ReGeneration. SUPPORT US… Do you want to support us and get involved in challenging the increasing gap in equality in London? After a sell out preview at Camden People’s Theatre earlier this year we are now looking to develop the piece further
through creative collaborations with sound and projection designers. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved...
Click to watch the music video created with youth group ‘Off Da Streets’.