From Docks to Desktops?

Did you work on the docks or know someone who did? Or maybe in a factory or in an office, or working in the home? Were you famous? We want to hear the story of your working life; what you did, where you worked, how it looked.

London Bubble needs volunteers to support the exploration of From Docks to Desktops by sharing stories, interviewing, researching and transcribing.

70 years ago, one third of Britain’s imports entered the country via the Thames and Bermondsey and the surrounding area were full of the sounds and smells of industry. The Docks closed in 1970 and the Surrey Canal followed in 1971. This sudden change altered the area, but how?

From Docks to Desktops is London Bubble’s latest community theatre project – exploring the subject of work from 1935 to the present day, asking questions about how work affects life, how it impacts on an area, on friendships, health and community?

Come and help us turn a collection of stories into a community play for summer 2013. London Bubble is looking for volunteers of all ages to share stories, interview, research and transcribe. Its aim is to collect personal testimonies from older people and members of South East London’s diverse international communities, talking about their working life. these oral histories will then be developed into a play performed by an inter-generational community cast in the summer of 2013 to audiences in our area.

Contact Claire Sexton on 020 7237 4434 or email for more information, and click here for the project flyer.