In 2018 the UK appointed a Minister for Loneliness. With 14 million inhabitants, London is a complex web of communities and cultures interwoven in often invisible ways. Sometimes the loneliest place to be is in a crowd.
In partnership with WeAreWaterloo, Collective Works are working with co-designers Ongéan to create an inclusive temporary space which we hope will enable those communities to become more visible to each other and themselves.
The “Connections” project welcomes all to visit the pavilion in Granby Place where they can either soak up the spirit of community, attend one of the many free events that will be hosted there, or simply enjoy the space to eat their lunch on the tables and chairs provided.
Between June 14th and June 30th a series of free for all activities will be programmed in the space, curated with the intention of connecting a diverse cross-section of Londoners in unexpected ways, from acoustic performances, drawing workshops to swap shops; please see separate event listings on the LFA website to attend a specific event.
The ultimate intention is for the space to act as gathering place where existing groups can congregate and individuals can form new connections through collective experience.
Lower Marsh Market Southbank London SE1 7AE
Access just off Lower Marsh Market next to The Camel & Artichoke Pub