about us

Bounce makes original, imaginative and brave work.

We bring people together to find new ways to see the world and their potential within it. 

Our work is born from the raw energy of our participants. Thoughts and ideas flow in all directions and are channelled into creative practices. Each piece of work makes our annual programme, blending new theatre with projects, creative learning, and exhibitions. 

Underpinning all of this is the belief that nurturing your creativity is good for you. We want the benefits of participation to be authentic and sustainable. Our collaborators include educators, mental health professionals and youth coaches, who support us to make this happen. 

our impact 2018 – 2019

75,000

Opportunities
to join in

5,000

Opportunities
to watch work

3 new

Collaborations with Stanley Picker Gallery, National Archives & Kingston Hospital

2 more

Partnerships with Anstee Bridge & It’s not your birthday but…

Finding new ways to make theatre

We made SCAR with Anstee Bridge. The young people were engaged as creative consultants during the script writing process. The methodology we adopted allowed them to contribute to the source material and ensured their voice was heard but didn’t require them to start with an interest in theatre making. In doing so they were given a creative way to demonstrate their learning, debate and reflect on their NHS project. These young people saw this for themselves when they came to watch the theatre production, which was a professional output.

Premiering at the National Archives, SCAR has since been performed at the Rose Theatre, Kent Council Safeguarding Conference, Kingston Hospital Nursing Conference, Heatham House and local schools. It’s authenticity is central to its success.

Supporting participants to build emotional resilience

Bounce has held a residency at Anstee Bridge for the past five years. This year we produced Our Health Your Hands, celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS. Our artists supported all 24 young people, who at risk of becoming NEET because of emotional and social issues, to obtain Bronze level Arts Awards.

During 2018 our Mums Plus+ project ran in four locations across SW London. We blended creative practise with access to coaching to offer women a range of new skills. Women have tackled a range of issues from abusive relationships to post natal mental health needs in that time.

Increasing our commitment to well-being

This year we have evaluated ways we can better support our practitioners, who often work in isolation. Over the next year we look forward to implementing some changes to more effectively care for their wellness and professional development whilst working with Bounce. This includes access to training and coaching, along with meet ups.

Championing parents in work

As a company we have placed well-being at the heart of what we do. Over the last year we have found new ways for people with families to work flexibly for us. Mums not in employment are volunteering with us to prepare for a return to work.

our work

projects & groups

productions

our people

Artistic Team

Artistic Director
Louise Pendry

Company Manager
Lauren Purser

Artistic Associates
Katie Halliday Turner
Henry Mendoza
Verity Richards

Operations

Evaluation & Development
Amber Demetrius
Kirsten Hutton
Apinder Sidhu

Finance
JR Finance

Graphic Design
Andrew Demetrius

Visual

Photography
Simon Adrians

Graphic Design
Andrew Demetrius

Branding
Tola Alade

Friends & Collaborators

It’s Not Your Birthday But…
Anstee Bridge
Creative Spaces London
Welcare
Be Healthy Coaching

Funders

Achieving for Children / Anstee Bridge

Grace Dear Trust

Heritage Fund

Kingston Arts Commissioning Team

Sports England