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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Bonnington Square

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Two open-air performances, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare (adapted by Kelly Hunter and Tom Chapman). This Flute Theatre production is staged with six young actors in Bonnington Square gardens and merges acoustic music with Shakespeare’s verse. Tickets £15, available via the Open Garden Squares Weekend website. Performance lasts just under 2 hours. Tickets restricted to 45 people per performance. Food and drink available from Italo Deli, opposite the garden.

Further details of Twelfth Night
For anyone who's ever been in love or is fed by a love of music
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Kelly Hunter & Tom Chapman
A Flute Theatre production

The show is played with six young actors in the beautiful setting of Bonnington Square gardens, who merge acoustic music with Shakespeare’s verse revealing the pain and ecstasy of falling in love for the first time. Our tale explores love’s madness and our deep human need for music; as the love stories are played out,a seemingly harmless prank goes horribly wrong resulting in a tragic fall from grace.

Saturday 9th June 2018 5pm & 8pm, tickets £15 (to be sold through eventbrite and will go on sale nearer the occasion). Performance lasts just under 2 hours, tickets will be restricted to 45 people per performance!

Entrance

Reached from South Lambeth Road through Vauxhall Grove or Langley Lane
Nearest postcode: SW8 1TQ

Buses

2, 36, 88, 185, 436 also 44, 77, 77A, 156, 322, 344

Station

Vauxhall

Cycle hire station

Ashmole Estate (Map)

Public toilets

Vauxhall Bus Station (Map)
Saturday 06:30-20:00
Sunday 10:00-17:30

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The pleasure garden at Bonnington Square was once a bombsite and then a derelict playground, before it was imaginatively re-designed by the Bonnington Square Garden Association. This association consists of a group of local residents, led by Evan English, who have backgrounds in film, art, design and horticulture. The garden has been funded by grants and local sponsorship and includes a nine-metrehigh Industrial Revolution iron waterwheel, a huge Helping Hand sculpture and evocative sub-tropical planting. Further planting has taken place under the umbrella of the Paradise Project, and includes trees, ground cover planting, vines and endless street gardens. A secret passage links the Square with Harleyford Road Community Garden.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Two open-air performances, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare (adapted by Kelly Hunter and Tom Chapman). This Flute Theatre production is staged with six young actors in Bonnington Square gardens and merges acoustic music with Shakespeare’s verse. Tickets £15, available via the Open Garden Squares Weekend website. Performance lasts just under 2 hours. Tickets restricted to 45 people per performance. Food and drink available from Italo Deli, opposite the garden.

Further details of Twelfth Night
For anyone who's ever been in love or is fed by a love of music
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Kelly Hunter & Tom Chapman
A Flute Theatre production

The show is played with six young actors in the beautiful setting of Bonnington Square gardens, who merge acoustic music with Shakespeare’s verse revealing the pain and ecstasy of falling in love for the first time. Our tale explores love’s madness and our deep human need for music; as the love stories are played out,a seemingly harmless prank goes horribly wrong resulting in a tragic fall from grace.

Saturday 9th June 2018 5pm & 8pm, tickets £15 (to be sold through eventbrite and will go on sale nearer the occasion). Performance lasts just under 2 hours, tickets will be restricted to 45 people per performance!

Entrance

Reached from South Lambeth Road through Vauxhall Grove or Langley Lane
Nearest postcode: SW8 1TQ

Buses

2, 36, 88, 185, 436 also 44, 77, 77A, 156, 322, 344

Station

Vauxhall

Cycle hire station

Ashmole Estate (Map)

Public toilets

Vauxhall Bus Station (Map)
Saturday 06:30-20:00
Sunday 10:00-17:30

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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Jamyang Buddhist Centre SE11 4NA
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Warwick Square SW1V 2AL
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