Monday, February 13, 2012

Garden and Art project 2013

We are fortunate to see our garden project continue into 2013. 

The project is taking place at Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust garden in Brockley and began in 2012. Myself and   Sue Luxton worked alongside the young women from the house and volunteers. The project began with garden clearance in preparation for growing edible plants. We also ran Art workshops using the Garden as inspiration. 

Geraldine Walsh

see garden project photos at on Sue's photostream on flickr

Monday, February 15, 2010

Choir - sat 13th Feb

Thursday, January 14, 2010

'Raise your Voice'

Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust Community Choir

Inspirational singing workshops expressing an eclectic range from African to Gospel & and everything in between

Lead by Brenda Rattray

Taster workshop on - Sat 30th Jan

Dates: every Sat from Jan 30th - March 6th *Note:additional dates tbc
(end event 18th March) Time: 11-12.30

Cost: free
Access: call for details
Open to both men and women - age 16 plus

Booking essential: Contact: Rebecca Long Tel 0208 691 5911:
Email: (leaving your name/tel and or email address)

Venue: Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust, 90/92 Tressillian Rd. Brockley. London Se4 1Ya

Brenda Rattray...
….. a ‘singer with a voice that spans four octaves. Its versatility is seen in her wide repertoire of gospel, soul, jazz and improvisations. …She has worked internationally facilitating workshops in all areas of the community, and has performed with London community Gospel choir, Pee Wee Ellis, BBC Concert Orchestra amongst others. She is also published by Faber music, ‘The Joy of Singing” a magnificent resource for good reflective singing practise for all areas of the community.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Mandala Sculpt

Monday, November 30, 2009

'Mandala' inspired workshop
Autumn 2009
made from recycled C.d's.
Group work.
Laphonia - 'Lifecycle' mandala

Zeudi - Barriers Mandala

Monday, October 19, 2009




Monday, May 11, 2009

Artwork Jona Thorpe & Chystelle Payen
(edited Geraldine Walsh)

Salsa in line dance project
using Salsa in Line and Merengue
workshop dates: 20th/27th June: 4th/11th July
cost free
Venue: Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust
90/92 Tressllian Rd, Brockley se4 1ya
call to book: 0208 691 5911 or email:
also end event at Sydenham arts Festival 12th July

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

B/W pencil drawing by Teresa Earle
donated artwork from local artist for art auction

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Art Auction
11th & 12th April
2-6pm St Peters Church
(corner of Cranfield & Wickham Rd)
Brockley se4 1lt

The work will be auctioned by blind bids during the exhibition and the proceeds raised will go to Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust

donations of Artwork to be sent to the above address at St Peters

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Visual Art and
Salsa Line dance
project 2008/09

by Sabrina Rodney/Jona Thorpe/Charmaine Augustine

Artwork by Evelyne Jackman

The project consisted of a series of workshops focusing on dance and artistic expression as a community/ social activity to be shared between generations and people of different backgrounds culminating the programme in
……a participatory dance workshop of salsa line dancing at the Trusts annual Fund raising dinner at Lewisham College (Thursday 5th March 09) …

One fund Lewisham

which will incorporate what we developed during the workshops by participants and additionally inviting people attending the event to join the workshop - to provide a fun and shared experience.
We took the tradition of Salsa into the form of line dance - as a community project that took place at Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust for residents and opened to the local community.
The visual Art workshops built on the theme making both collective & individual pieces based on inspirations on community dance themes and associated visual material. Images were sourced of community & social dance and with this we used magazines & newspapers to montage & recreate images inspired by dance adding humour.

These workshops ran in partnership with the Lewisham College art classes at
Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust and the dance classes an additional course based in the garden studio.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

a few more pieces of work from our October Black history month project 'Models & Role Models' involving art, dress making & writing workshops, that concluded with an open day, art exhibition and fashion show

Folded group workshop drawings
'Phoenix Fashions'
2008 Black history month

Thursday, October 16, 2008

images from folded shared drawings & montage -
& artwork created from old C.d’s

‘Phoenix Fashions’ 1968-1973
- Afro European fashion designs -by Mrs Sybil Phoenix

With thanks to
One fund Lewisham:
Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust:

& with many thanks to Vogue Italia for their support:
& also to those at the Institute of Contemporary Arts who collected their unwanted Cd’s for us to work with.

C.d's & second image - collective artwork:
artwork by Caroline & last image by Nordia

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


made by the late Marsha Phoenix
between 1963-1974

Artwork: a selection of Charmaine's
workshop and portfolio artwork

Artwork: Charmaine

Artwork: Charmaine
Artwork: Charmaine
Artwork: Charmaine

Artwork by Charmaine:

Monday, February 19, 2007

Inviting you to 'House & Home' 2007

Artwork by Ruqiya

Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust
‘House & Home’
3rd - 11th March:
Opening: (12 - 3pm March 3rd)
An Exhibition taken from a selection of artwork
from Archive & Art Workshop material between 1985 - 2007
Venue: - ‘Chez Ecosium’ 5 Harefield Road, Brockley, SE4 1LW
Tel (0208 469 0055)

'House & Home'

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

'Creative you'

Artwork by Ashleen
May/June 06