Celebrating the Changing Face of Tooting High Street

4 September, 2021

Sugar & Spice

Bounce Theatre is delighted to have received support from the National Heritage Fund for a brand new project, Sugar and Spice.

Sugar & Spice will celebrate the changing face of Tooting High Street. Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to set up youth projects, heritage clubs for all ages and tour a pop-up museum founded on residents’ memories and oral histories. From the post-war sweet shops through to the emergence of the curry houses, we will celebrate why Tooting was voted one of the coolest places to live pre-pandemic.

All of the work will be digitised for local schools to use in their history teaching. Along with this, the memories and photos collected will be donated to Wandsworth Heritage Service to expand and diversify their collection.

Louise Pendry, Artistic Director of Bounce says of the project, “As we relocated our base to Wandsworth, this is a fantastic opportunity for us to delve into the stories of our local area. We are excited that so many people will undertake their first heritage project with us. We can’t wait to get started!”

Sugar & Spice is open to Tooting residents to join in. There will be youth projects, Heritage Clubs for adults, DIY packs to get involved from home and more.

The project will culminate in a cinematic inspired theatre piece, a pop-up museum and digital art/teaching resource.

For more details visit the project page for Sugar & Spice or email louise@bouncetheatre.com

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