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Rotherhithe Shed

Mondays from 10am – 2pm and Thursdays from 1pm – 5pm at London Bubble Theatre, Elephant Lane, London SE16 4JD

For older folks with skills to share and time on their hands…

If it’s broken – fix it!
If you want it – make it!
If you’re thirsty – drink it
If you have time – visit!

Set up in partnership by London Bubble Theatre Company and Time & Talents, the Shed brings together older people (55+) in Southwark to put their practical skills to good use – fixing, making, whittling, drilling, sawing and general tinkering.

Sessions are held in a well equipped workshop where participants can work together on a range of practical activities and creative projects. All levels welcome! Skilled artists and technical experts are available to support you as you create and experiment with new skills. Your ideas will always be strongly encouraged and developed here. 

Rotherhithe Shed is a good opportunity for anyone looking for social and creative experiences; including a chance to make new friends, to experience the camaraderie of teamwork or simply to put practical skills to good use. So if you have something that needs mending or maintaining – be it a wobbly chair or a squeaky bike – feel free to bring it along! And even if you don’t, we’ll soon find you a fun project to work on!

Members are welcome to drop in and out at any point during our opening hours*.
Refreshments provided.  Free to attend.

For more information call 020 7237 4434 (London Bubble) and speak to Michael or 020 7232 5663 (Time & Talents) and speak to Devon.

We thank the National Lottery Community Fund, the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust, North Southwark Environment Trust, The Drapers Charitable Fund and Rotherhithe Consolidated Charities for their support of the programme.



During the national lockdown, all face to face activities, groups and home visits are suspended.


The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.


The team is working as usual and we continue to adapt our services and activities so that we can work safely to support our community.


Current services include:


For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:


  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3


As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

11 January 2021