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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.

Closure of the Time & Talents temporary COVID-19 emergency relief food hub


The pandemic forced harsh choices on us all. For Time & Talents, it meant having to stop being a place where people could meet and enjoy the chance to be part of their community.


In partnership with Southwark Council and a network of other community organisations, last May we found a new role as a temporary food hub, storing and distributing food to local households in crisis to support them through the various lockdowns. It was always intended to be an emergency response to an emergency situation.


Fortunately, with the rate of vaccinations continuing to progress well and restrictions gradually beginning to ease, we can see there is light at the end of the lockdown tunnel when we will be able to reclaim our Old Mortuary building as a meeting place and community centre, rather than a food store.


We have been in touch with the households currently receiving food support to offer guidance and advice they may need from April onwards once our food hub closes on Thursday 25 March.


We do want to go on helping to address issues around food poverty and will continue to collaborate with local partners to explore sustainable solutions such as community pantries.


In the meantime. the good news is that, in line with the Government’s roadmap, we hope to start to reopen our doors from April over the coming months to the local people who rely on us for friendship, support and community.

We’re very grateful to our staff, volunteers, community partners and Southwark Council for a fantastic collaborative response over the past 11 months.


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

You can contact the team as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at

With our very best wishes

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

17 March 2021