Art Saves Lives Launch HOT TAP, New Cross

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 101 months ago
Art Saves Lives Launch HOT TAP, New Cross
17783_hottap1.jpg
Breaking barriers... literally - the door adjoining the theatre and gallery space smashed through in style
Breaking barriers... literally - the door adjoining the theatre and gallery space smashed through in style
Jazzman John Clarke does his thing
Jazzman John Clarke does his thing
Blues Band, The Little Devils (awesome)
Blues Band, The Little Devils (awesome)
Art in the gallery space
Art in the gallery space
Dean Stalham
Dean Stalham
Will Self
Will Self

Art Saves Lives and Artists Studio Company opened the doors of a new theatre, performance and gallery space HOT TAP last Wednesday. Situated not 2 minutes down the side of New Cross Gate station, HOT TAP was whipped into shape by the graft of enthusiastic volunteers and equipped through generous donations in a matter of months, thanks to Art Saves Lives and particularly the drive and charm of its founder, Dean Stalham.

Will Self lent a celebrity suavity to the proceedings, praising Dean's energy and charisma. The man himself looked dapper and dead proud, in turn introducing a string of inspiring performances hinting at the diversity and promise of ASL's talent pool. An exhibition of work by a Goldsmith's student collective suggested fruitful links with the College across the road. With wine and award winning, scrummy cake just a pound a pop and a general feeling of optimism in the air, we got good vibes and the promise of great things to come from HOT TAP.

And first up is a a brand new play by Dean Stalham, starring Dudley Sutton. "God Don't Live On A Council Estate" opens on 13th July and runs Tuesday to Saturday for 3 weeks. Tickets are £10/£5 concessions and all proceeds go back into Art Saves Lives life changing initiatives. Book your tickets now and follow Art Saves Lives on Facebook.

Last Updated 20 June 2010