Community and Events

Performance and Film Events

Find out more about forthcoming and previous community events at BPS.

Education Within The Community

Educational outreach is an important part of the overall programming.

Alongside our active visual arts program, we offer opportunities for the local community via a number of educational initiatives. ‘My Home – My Street – My School’ is a photography project that works with a local school, inviting students to look at their local environment creatively. The results are being judged and exhibited at Project Space.

We also offer a showcase to regional artists and arts organisations wanting to exhibit in Central London.

There is also a program of photography masterclasses, workshops, and seminars.

Power Structures Workshop

June 2021

Photographer Luke O’Donovan led a workshop with students from Dunraven school alongside his exhibition Power Structures, co-curated with Francisco Ibáñez Hantke. Students were shown around the exhibition then taken out into the local area with polaroid cameras to photograph architectural sites. They then returned to the exhibition and curated their photos in the gallery, highlighting relationships between their work and that of the exhibiting photographers. This workshop explored themes of gentrification and regeneration.

UAL / Olympus Photography Award 

February 2018 

OLYMPUS and Bermondsey Project Space for the second time support the next generation of photographers from UAL Responding to the theme Photo Evidence: Between (Media) Representation and Reality, students were asked to submit work in three categories – Print, Projection and Multimedia – and the winner of each category will receive professional equipment from OLYMPUS.

Visual Poetry

27th February – 3rd March 2018

An exhibition sponsored by Flattr

A work in progress film exhibition by Bermondsey Project Space and Flattr, showcasing 11 pioneering LCC MA Documentary Film Students. The works explore varying themes such as artistry, self-acceptance and legacy through an experimental approach to the medium that strays from typical documentary convention.

The team behind Flattr believes in artists and creators, and understand the Internet should be a place to foster and support creative talent with exposure, accessibility and financial reward.


20th – 24th March 2018 

A project sponsored by Olympus
In association with Platanos College

For the third year, Bermondsey Project Space and OLYMPUS have selected a local school for the Photography Outreach Programme, that invites students to turn their eyes away from their own reflected image of the selfie and rediscover the beauty and poetry of their everyday places: My House – My School – My Street.


19th April – 12th May 2018

Xhibit – the annual exhibition showcasing the best emerging talent from UAL, provides vital support to emerging talent through professional development and networking oppotunities, alongside having their work featured in the month-long exhibiton. The open call exhibition, founded in 1977 by Students’ Union officers Kit Hammonds and Angela Robinson, is curated by a panel of industry professionals.



15th – 19th May 2018

A project sponsored by Olympus
In association with Harris Academy Bermondsey 

Every student was given access to an OLYMPUS camera to take several images in the three different contexts mentioned above and then to choose three to submit to Art Bermondsey Project Space. A jury of photographers, critics and curators selected the best shots to have them printed by OLYMPUS for a week-long exhibition at the Project Space.