The Old Library, Burgess Park, London

Dates: 2016-2020

A 4-year project dedicated to inspiring audiences and developing artists in the historic grade-II-listed Passmore Edwards Library the heart of Burgess Park. Theatre Deli became more embedded than ever in the local community and contributed to Creative Southwark's strategy of development of cultural and creative industries to build on Southwark’s reputation as a borough of creativity, innovation, and opportunity.

Occupying one half of a beautiful brick Victorian hall which once housed baths in its basement, its high windows, vaulted ceiling, park setting, and local landmark Camberwell Beauty butterfly mural on one of its walls made the Old Library a unique and versatile setting for all kinds of creative activity:

Nights & Festivals

Beyond Borders / Deli Comedy Club / Beats & Pieces / Scratch / Hop Skip Jump / FEMFEST / Día de los Muertos Festival / The Great British F*ck Off / Rain or Shine / Performers in the Park / @Home Festival / Burning Hearts / Zeppelin 1917 / 28 Plays Later

Shows & Installations

Ben Glover: Simple Misunderstanding / Dirty Market: The Hearing Trumpet / Tim Casson & Friends: Choreocracy / Kill the Cat: A Pint Sized Conversation / Hannah Ringham (Shunt) and Glen Neath (Darkfield): Die or Run 

Local Authority: Southwark

Partner Landlord: Southwark Council

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