About – Freedom Park Spaces

Our Achievements [2010-2020]
‗A former prison turned centre for creative expression.‘
Freedom Park is under the management of LORK Enterprises LLP― an SPV comprising Total Consult Ltd, Arc. Theo Lawson, Femi Odugbemi, Sewa Kpotie (deceased) and Iyabo Aboaba who have over the years developed and expanded the ethos of the centre to what is today a most celebrated Arts and Culture space in Nigeria and beyond. In effect, the heightened commitment of the Park towards the propagation of the arts has made it an integral part of the State‘s arts scene.
With Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka as our principal Patron and Trustee, as well as the Omooba Yemisi Shyllon sculpture gardens, the credibility and reputation of Freedom Park remains incontestable. It has managed to dispel the long held phobia of visiting Lagos Island and the fear of ‗area boys‘.
In 2015, it was awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and is listed on most tourist sites as a must visit when in Lagos.
Recently, Freedom Park became home to the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), also hosting monthly meetings and other social events of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (Lagos Chapter).
It is host to over twelve arts and culture versed festivals in a year; stages monthly performances, visual art exhibitions, and boasts of live music performances at least once or twice weekly.

What we have achieved. [2010-2020]

Freedom park under the management of LORK Enterprises llp; an SPV comprising Total Consult Ltd, Arc. Theo Lawson, Femi Odugbemi, Sewa Kpotie(diseased) and Iyabo Aboaba, have over the years developed and expanded the ethos of the centre to what is today a most celebrated Arts and Culture space in Nigeria and beyond. In 2015, it was awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and is listed on most tourist sites as a must visit when in Lagos.

 

With Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka as our main Patron and Trustee, and the Omooba Yemisi Shyllon sculpture gardens, the creditability and importance of Freedom Park in the Arts is unquestionable. It has managed to dispel the long held phobia of visiting Lagos Island and the fear of ‘area boys’.

 

Recently, Freedom Park has become the home of the Society of Nigerian Artists(SNA) and also hosts monthly meetings and end of year Ball of of The Nigerian Institute of Architects(Lagos Chapter). Freedom Park is host to over twelve festivals in a year; stages monthly performance or visual art exhibitions, and boasts live music performances at least once or twice weekly.

 

Freedom Park is not elitist and encourages interaction across social and professional strata. It promotes a democratic space where freedom of expression is entrenched in our charter. It however strives to ensure the safety and comfort for all guests.

 

Freedom Park is non-elitist and encourages interaction across social and professional strata. It promotes a democratic space where freedom of expression is entrenched in our charter, while also striving to ensure the safety and comfort for all visitors.

Freedom Park Spaces
Freedom Park Spaces

Freedom Park provides a much needed green and serene space in Lagos Island as well as beautifully landscaped gardens to make it attractive to both tourists and the general public.

The calming effect of being around trees and flowers can significantly reduce stress hereby promoting a healthy lifestyle. The leaves filter the air we breathe, release oxygen and absorb air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide.

Some of the species of trees and flowers grown in the Park are: Queens Palm, Fish tail Palm, Moringa, Almond, Paw Paw, Weeping Fig, Mango, Bougainvillea, Mauritius Hemp, Jacob‘s Coat, Devil‘s Backbone, Giant Spider Lilies, Crown of Thorns amongst several others.

Freedom Park Spaces