There were pitched battles, acts of sabotage, drinking water spiked with alcohol and month long festivals, in an attempt to keep this vast green space for the people.

Today there are green areas in Sydenham and Forest Hill that only exist because of those who battled – and continue to battle – to keep them.

Lewisham based site specific theatre experts Teatro Vivo will take you on an adventure across the former site of Sydenham Common – visiting the treasures of the local area and celebrating the protests and passion of the locals.

The show will be outside and will take you on a gentle walk of 1.2k starting at Sydenham Wells Park.

Written by: Bernadette Russell