Say hello to The Blue… The Somerville is opening a new youth and community centre in Bermondsey called The Blue. The launch date, opening times and timetable will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
“It is a very child friendly play environment. My 7 year old daughter absolutely loves coming here. She has gained lots of confidence as she is able to take risks in a safe environment. She has made lots of new friends and enjoys interacting with the staff. ”
It all started with the adventure playground at Somerville. This is a unique resource in inner London – the only one of its kind. The playground is open all year round with a wide range of activities for children and young people. The emphasis is on children and young people being given the opportunity to […]
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.
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 […]
The Somerville was first opened in 1971. Our commitment to providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment for all members of the Lewisham and Southwark community hasn’t changed since then. Find out about our history and read our mission statement. Our youth and play provision covers our unique adventure playground plus a programme of educational […]
The Blue Youth Club is now Opened!! The Blue Youth Club is a place for everyone, a community hub to empower, enable and achieve. The youth centre in The Blue offers activities for young people 11-15 years olds and the community in the brand new home in Bermondsey. Don’t miss out, pop in during opening […]
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The men in sheds project is run by JOY – Just Older Youth. The project is based in a fully kitted-out workshop in the grounds of the Somerville adventure playground. “Shedders” can start their own projects, join in making things with other “Shedders” or create things for the community. Activities include: woodworking–inter-generational skills sharing – […]
An art mosaic project for adults meets at Somerville every Wednesday. The group spends one term learning the skills and techniques of this ancient art resulting in an individual piece of work. Results are fantastic with all students completing unique designs of outstanding quality. Students then work collaboratively with the mosaic tutor on large […]
Our outdoor area is now open at Somerville, there is a mixture of old and new structures for you all to enjoy. We are awaiting our big border swing and tyre swings to be fixed and there are also some real belly churning slides that are still yet to be opened and guaranteed to give […]