When life gives you lemons #LemonaidResponseUnit
Between previewing my new theatre show Ugly Chief I have been working on a new community project called the Lemonaid Response Unit. The Lemonaid Response Unit comes from a collaboration between an artist (me) and a police officer (PC Mahmoud). It was commissioned through Battersea Art Centre through their Agents of Creative Change program. The Lemonaid Response Unit is about visibility and getting a rare opportunity to speak to the human behind the uniform. You only usually have to speak to the police during a stressful situation. This is creating a new fun and accessible line of communication between the police and the public. We have built a mobile lemonade stand in which we can take to public locations. The public are invited to come and chat to a policeman about anything over a glass of lemonade.