SE1 has got talent!

Posted on July 6, 2011


We have spent the last week assisting UsCreates, a social innovation organisation, with the Urban Physic Garden project. The garden is open temporarily until August 15th and is located at 100 Union Street (SE1). The site, which would otherwise be empty prior to development, has been transformed into a garden with many flowers, herbs and plants that educate visitors about their medicinal properties and uses. It also has fun activities and a café.

They have asked UsCreates to help them engage local residents. After conducting micro interviews with a few people in the street last week, we realised that there was some latent potential for locals to be more involved.

This Saturday 9th July we will be hosting an afternoon of fun from 2-5pm on behalf of UsCreates.  We will be running fun activities at the site for both children and adults to participate in. The main aim of this workshop will be to engage with the local community and welcome them to the site. Through this we hope to unfold the potential of residents and, by giving them a voice, show the value of their ideas, knowledge and skills. Why? Because we think SE1 has got talent!

If you are curious, pop in! The event is this Saturday 9th of July, from 2pm to 5pm, in the Urban Physic Garden, 100 Union Street, London SE1.