Pimlico

THE STORY SO FAR

YEAR 1

In 2015 we we brought the Royal Court from Sloane Square to Lupus Street. Working with the local community we…

• Had over 40 meetings with individuals, community groups and government schemes

• Held a stall at Tachbrook Street Market every week for eight weeks, serving written-to-order ‘espresso plays’ and handing out over 100 free playtexts to local residents

• Engaged 80 Pimlico-based artists

• Commissioned six site-specific audio-plays by emerging writers, set in Pimlico Playground

• Partnered with Pimlico Academy we’ve engaged with over 70 students, working closely with 16 BTEC performing arts students on their final project, which they performed here in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, and holding workshops with year 9 students and their teachers, led by Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

• Worked with Open Age, who specialise in creative activities for older people, to run playwriting workshops, from which we produced 18 short plays, performed in a rehearsed reading at the St James Theatre

• Facilitated scriptwriting masterclasses as part of Pimlico-based festival, South West Fest

Beyond the Court is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies