1968 – Catford – Community Heritage Theatre Project


1968 – Catford – Community Heritage Theatre Project
September to November, 2018
Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

Partnered with St Laurence Church, Outburst Theatre is bringing together children in Years 5 & 6 from different Catford primary schools and local senior residents to research local history and stage a live theatre production about the events of 1968 in Catford.

This project gives FREE drama training and FREE research training to all participating children and brings senior residents together with them to share their stories from the 60s. The process will also be filmed for a docu-film to be screened publicly and then kept in the Lewisham Archives. We are making history! Join us!!

The young people will receive training in research, interviewing, scripting, choreography and acting; and will perform the drama they have written in November, using the entire building, and feature in a film that will be made of the event.

Rehearsals begin in September, and there is an information evening at St Laurence’s for parents, carers and young people on July 18th, 6pm.
For detailed information and relevant dates please look at the Outburst Theatre website
To register, please email outbursttheatre@gmail.com

If you are an older person and are interested in getting involved we are also excited for you to get in touch with us

We are training 50 primary school children in how to research local history and how to interview senior residents who can recall their experiences in the year of 1968 in Catford and Lewisham. 1968 is the year that St Laurence’ church was rebuilt, with an leading-edge architectural design, the year of The Catford Floods and many pivotal social and political changes.

This project is being recorded via film, photography and written research. The film, documenting all stages from research to theatre performance, will be submitted to the Lewisham Archive, where we hope it will serve as a great resource for local researchers for many generations to come.
We are seeking involvement from community groups, local heritage organisations and reminiscence groups to join us on our Reminiscence Day, 22nd September to meet the children at St Laurence Church, 37 Bromley Rd, SE6.
To register, please email outbursttheatre@gmail.com
We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity to bring many cultural aspects of Catford and Lewisham together to revisit the past and to make new history.


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Hi. I am the coordinator for the Catford South Local Assembly and a friend of all things Catford :-)

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