Unicorn Theatre
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
147 Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 2HZ
Unicorn Theatre


Exploring the history of workers in the South Bank and greater Southwark area, South Bank Stories will incorporate 6 photographic portraits, archival imagery, and written interviews to bring to life the memories of the area’s workforce from the 1980’s to the present day.

In recent years the South Bank area has undergone extensive regeneration due to its close proximity to the City of London. As an area that is becoming increasingly popular with professional workers and commuters, the South Bank is a rapidly evolving environment. This exciting project will celebrate the industrious and cultural heritage of Southwark through the telling of stories from local artists, artisans and traders who are still working in the area today.

The South Bank is the culturally diverse area that it is today thanks to its rich history of theatre, literature and trade. Many locales are featured in Charles Dickens’s novels. Borough Market still stands in its original site since the 11th Century and is the workplace of traders and artisans alike. This is a heritage deserving of recognition and celebration in the midst of the modern-day challenges that these traditional trades now face.