There is a lovely theatre - gallery in Putney.
It's close to Putney tube station, on Ravenna Road and it's based in enchanted, old Union Church.
It's holy days are over though and now instead of attending reticent mass you can loose yourself in energetic historical theatre play or contemplate intriguing art that covers it's gallery walls.
Driven by a local community including local Putney residents, people from the borough of Wandsworth and from further afield throughout London Putney Arts Theatre provides an artisting home for many talented individuals and it's really worth checking out if you're around!
Putney Arts Theatre has started its life as Group 64, slowly growing in members throughout the years and providing a fantastic place of creative freedom in the area.
Their home is in magical Union Church which they've moved in in 1968 an continue to inhabit until today. This historical landmark with an amazing ambience had been built in 1860 by Sir Samuel Morton Peto, whose other building work among other stuff included the famous Nelson’s Column!
After saving building in 1968 from total devastation and eventually demolition, community has actively grown in members and throughout the years building soon has become a thriving theatre, slowly expanding the range of its own productions, hosting visiting companies and even opening its exhibition space to local artists.
It was an amazing pleasure to be approached by Marie Thackwell, general manager of the venue, regarding a forthcoming group exhibition.
I gladly took part in this event and had an amazing time with my friends and family at the opening night.
I think it's great that such artistic communities exist and also it's very important to remember that they need our constant support !
So if you're around peeps, check it out. The ambience of this place is magical so you're here for a treat! Shakespeare's play followed by very interesting exhibition, what more could one want ?