The Lions Part
Who we are
"I feel I always learn something about community and spirit and nature when I see the Lions part. I know from experience that their commitment and skill would more than reward any funding support." Quote by Sir Mark Rylance.
the Lions part is a company of 10 like-minded performers who collaborate to create seasonal festivals, plays and theatre pieces that transform public and community spaces with a fusion of stories, plays, music, customs and traditions.
We are most famous for our free annual Bankside Festivals:October Plenty in October and Twelfth Night in January. October Plenty is celebrated in collaboration with The Borough Market's Apple Day in historic Southwark.
The Lions part are also the originators of the devised theatre play, "Lilies on the Land" based on the verbatim memories of WW2 Land Girls. The play toured nationally and ran in the West End to great critical acclaim. "Lilies on the Land" is published by Nick Hern Books and the letters form the Land Girls were donated by the Lions part to the Imperial War Museum where they are available for all to access.
the Lions part gives artistic support to company members and collaborators to create other projects ranging from all kinds of performance, music composition design and costume creation, researching classical texts both as a living history and a resource.
the Lions part currently receives no public funding and relies on donations and good will. The company endeavors to keep all activities at a sustainable level. Our celebrated Bankside Festivals have given great pleasure and enhanced the lives of thousands of Southwark residents and tourists since 1995.
By donating via Virgin Giving you will help us to keep the Lions part festivals alive and free to all. Thank you!