Among the local supermarkets and fried chicken joints of Streatham Hill sits Beacon Bingo. The name may not be grand, but the building is; it was once a theatre.
The Streatham Hill Playhouse was open as a theatre from 1928-1962, weathering bomb damage in the second world war. After closing, it was taken over as a bingo hall and is still one to this day. Next month, however, it revisits its theatrical roots for a day.
Streatham Theatre Company will be running a tour of the listed building, including disused areas, with scenes from various Shakespeare plays being performed as part of the tour. The event is part of Streatham Festival 2016, a week-long celebration of all things local.
Elsewhere, Streatham Common's little-known Rookery garden is put to good use with a live showtune music performance and a community barbecue. Harry Potter actor and Streathan local Jon Campling is involved in a portrait session for budding artists, while music, dance and more theatre complete the programme.
As always, Streatham will become a giant art gallery throughout the festival: Art 23 sees work by local artists displayed in shop windows, public areas, and on the walls of cafes and restaurants.