WHAT WE DO

Ugly Duck revitalises underused space.

We provide unusual spaces around London for film, photoshoots and events.
We curate a programme of creative projects in our buildings and beyond.
We provide services to landlords and local authorities to turn empty buildings into assets.

At a glance

We take vacant buildings and underused public places and bring them into creative use.

We provide unique locations the film and events industries and reinvest all earnings back into creative and community projects

Public events

A programme of artistic events in our locations and special projects in other spaces throughout the year.

Workshops

Our regular workshops are open to the public. You can access most of these for free via our time bank.

Time bank

Our time bank allows people to access our services in exchange for their skills, rather than money.

Services to landlords

We manage spaces on a short to medium term on behalf of landlords to generate social capital.

Live experiences

Public and private projects in collaboration with local authorities, festivals, companies and others.

Stunning locations

Competitively priced London locations. We work with partners to offer a broad range of services to clients.

LAST YEAR IN NUMBERS

2200

Hours exchanged

56

Arts Events

400

Artists supported

OUR TEAM

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Get in touch with Géraldine for filming and photography bookings, or to talk about our creative projects.

Géraldine Atger

Creative project Manager
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Get in touch with Katy for event hires, press and fundraising.

Katy White

General Manager

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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Jennifer Johnston has lived in Southwark for over 15 years and works as a Management Consultant across London, she has always endeavoured to combine her corporate life with a keen interest in social organisations.

Jennifer Johnston

Executive Director
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Susie is an arts producer who has delivered festivals, large-scale performances, installations, talks programmes, and spoken word projects for Artichoke, Battersea Arts Centre, the Tower of London, the Gate Theatre, and Historic Royal Palaces.

Susie Thornberry

Executive Director
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Kamran has spent over a decade building specialist knowledge in the transport sector with a focus on operational delivery and commercial analysis.

Kamran Hussain

Executive Director
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Louise Keane

Executive Director
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Javier grew up in his native Spain, moving to London in 1995 to pursue a Master's degree that he furthered through the years with accounting and financial engineering qualifications. He has combined a career in investment banking with volunteering as a mentor for young people at risk, lately artists which led him to create Chrom-Art, a non for profit organisation of art lovers supporting talented undiscovered artists and promoting the education of creativity.

Javier Melian-Perez

Executive Director

CONTACT US

Registered Address

47/49 Tanner Street
47-49 Tanner Street
London
SE1 3PL
Email: Art / Film / Photoshoot / Time Banking geraldine@uglyduck.org.uk // Events / Press katy@uglyduck.org.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 203 701 1666

Other locations

Kirkaldy’s Testing Works

99 Southwark Street
London
SE1 0JF