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Meet the Team

To work at Somerville you really need to be part of a flexible team. Each member brings and shares their skills. They encourage children and young people to become competent, confident, independent and cooperative individuals.  Overcoming barriers, learning new skills and promoting positive relationships with peers, parents and carers under the umbrella of a united mission […]

Anti Knife Crime Project Who We Are

Anti Knife Crime Project Video

Young people took part in this video to support gofilm it and Somerville youth in raising awareness around youth support, and knife crime. A project developed and devised by filmmaker Cassius Rayner to create positive video content for the continued work in supporting young people and youth workers combat the issues in knife crime. 

Your Space

Your Space

The Somerville is at the heart of the community in Lewisham and Southwark, providing a safe space for play, learning, socialising and developing new skills. From young children to our senior residents – there is something for everyone to get involved in.

Who We Are


The Somerville was founded by local community worker Ron Martin in 1971. He believed that adventure playgrounds were a much-needed resource for children growing up in inner cities and worked tirelessly throughout his life to make the site accessible to kids. Ron was a volunteer at a play scheme run from St Catherine’s Church on […]