A photo of The Bower building surrounded by green leafy trees and bushes with a large group of visitors chatting in the park.

The Bower is a non-profit organisation that receives no revenue funding.


In 2017 we ran a successful crowd funding campaign to renovate the old public toilet block in Brunswick Park. With the support of the Friends of Brunswick Park and the Tenants and Residents Association, we took on the old park-keepers hut and turned it into a cafe.


There are many ways you can continue to support our programme of exhibitions, events and publications and help us maintain our unique buildings in Brunswick Park.


A photo of Shelley Marlows book. The cover is purple and there is silver lettering saying "two August's in a row in a row" and below "a novel"
A photo of a black tote bag with lettering saying "a pleasant shady place under trees' with a small paper leaflet.
A photo of Lucy Gunnings installation.
A photo of The Bower Hut Cafe with white walls and yellow wallpaper details. There is a table with cakes and behind is the coffee machine.


Volunteer with us 

We are looking for students and recent graduates to volunteer for a minimum of 1 day per week for 3 months to help with our administration, projects and events. We can offer experience of working within an independent art and publishing space, barista training as well as mentoring on specific areas of work that volunteers are particularly interested in e.g fundraising, independent publishing, exhibitions. Lunch and travel expenses (in London) will be provided.

Tasks include

- assisting with day to day admin, updating website, answering emails and maintaining the mailing list

- assisting with events and invigilation of exhibitions

- helping at the cafe as required

- undertaking research for artists/funding/press and marketing

- assisting with social media content

- assisting with Publication Studio tasks as required

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to info@thebower.org.uk

Purchase from our online shop.

Our online shop has a selection of Publication Studio books available as well as artists editions.

Become a Bower Bird

Join our friends scheme and receive a tote bag and 15% off all books, editions and cafe purchases.

One year annual subscription £35

Make a donation

Any donation you make will help us deliver our programme, producing new work with artists and writers and programming free,  accessible events, performances and talks in Brunswick Park. You can make a regular donation on our Patreon page. 

Please contact us at info@thebower.org.uk if you would like to discuss becoming a regular donor or patron.

Visit our cafe - The Bower Hut

Every coffee, cake, book or card you buy supports our work.

Located opposite the children's playground in Brunswick Park, our cafe is open monday-Friday 10-4:30pm and 10-5pm Saturday-Sunday. 

and serves a range of teas, coffees, cakes, ice-cream and snacks as well as a specially curated selection of books, cards and gifts.