Covid-19 Community Response
Made In Bermondsey Shop
The Bermondsey Book
The Bermondsey Book is a 40 pages of Bermondsey-themed family activities including colouring-in, competitions, stories and games. We distributed the book along with a box of games and children's masks to over 100 children living in the area during the summer 2020. A big thank you to Galleywall Primary school and St James' Primary school for safely distributing the packs to local families.
The activity book is published by The Bermondsey Bookshop who provided working people from the factories and docks with a book club, free library and educational events for the first time. The Bermondsey Book featured writing by local working people alongside famous writers including Thomas Hardy, H. G Wells and Virginia Woolf.
As a Southwark based charity, our aims include increasing self employment for those needing to work from home, particularly people who need to shield due to coronavirus and their families. We want to help more Southwark based people secure home based employment, having successfully been granted some COVID Response funding, we are excited to announce that a new clothing and textile makerspace will be arriving in 2021. We will launch with a free online sewing course with limited spaces. We want to upskill our network and community by offering workshops, workspace and support for creatives in Bermondsey and surrounding areas.