Skip links

  1. Skip to content
  2. Skip to main menu
  3. Skip to search

Artsadmin & Artangel with The Big Issue present Here for Life

They say freedom's only possible when there's nothing left to lose. But what, in the end, is the real cost of living?

Film still from Here for Life (2019) by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson

A screening of film Here for Life, followed by a Q&A with Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Uncle Errol, a spoken word artist who features in the film.

Here for Life is a feature film marking the culmination of a long collaboration between film-maker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre-maker Adrian Jackson, a group of Londoners, and a dog. Commissioned and produced by Artangel, the work was partially developed at Toynbee Studios so we are delighted to welcome them back for this screening. 

In a city framed by capital and loss, ten unruly Londoners navigate their wild and wayward way, travelling on their own terms towards a co-existence far stronger than ‘community’. On reclaimed land they find themselves on the right side of history, caught between two train tracks, the present tense and future hopes. They question who has stolen what from whom, and how things might be fixed, in an often contradictory rite of passage. Finding solidarity in resistance, they demand the right to go on.

An uncommon story told on common ground, Here for Life dances with a spirited grace and urgency, hovering between fiction and fact, attention and act. Sometimes we simply need to hear our stories told by someone else…

Presented by Artsadmin & Artangel in association with The Big Issue.

“Extraordinary exploration of London life” ★★★★

Time Out

“Beautiful piece of filmmaking”

Art Monthly
Artangel logo

The film is 87 minutes long and has subtitles. It is certificate 15.

You can let us know your access requirements ahead of time by emailing

Date and time

11 March 2020

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
Plan your visit