The Mulberry and Bigland Green Centre (MBGC) is a purpose-built community facility run in partnership between Mulberry School for Girls and Bigland Green Primary School, under the leadership of the Richard Street Education Trust. Opened by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in 2013, the centre includes six classrooms, used for adult learning, a Community Hall space for larger events, and a professional theatre space, as well as incorporating the Wapping & Bigland Children’s Centre.
MBGC is used for a wide variety of activities by the community, from a range of adult education classes to one-off events, celebrations and projects for the community. In our beautiful theatre space we regularly present high-quality theatre productions, as well as talks, lectures and conferences. Our spaces are also regularly hired out by a range of local partners and organisations.
The objects of the charity are to further or benefit principally the residents of the London borough of Tower Hamlets, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents.
RSET was established by the two partnership schools Mulberry School for Girls and Bigland Green Primary School. The company was incorporated on 12 April 2011.
The Company is responsible for overseeing the effective management and use of the MBGC.
The Company Richard Street Education Trust is a registered Charity.
The Company Board currently has 6 Trustees – 3 from each of the partnership schools.