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Kensal House Utopian Dreams

A utopian housing estate called Kensal House lies at the northernmost end of Ladbroke Grove, nestled between the railway line and a big supermarket that is the destination for many a weekly shop. The buildings of Kensal House are easy to dismiss, if you even spot them in the first place. They don’t have the impact of ... More

Last year we made a film!

Our current project for 13 - 25 year olds Kensington Stories, started last September, the first block of workshops focusing on recording oral histories from local residents, with the aim of making a documentary film about the local area. Our living history projects usually focus on one estate at a time, but after the ... More

iAm 4.0 – blog

  Our new show iAm is going well, check out the great reviews: 'Like that old bonding game Twister but with a modern technology and social twist ' green light, Traffic Light Reviews 'A living game that really brings audiences to life' as featured on BBC London radio 'Won't spoil the plot, but ... More

Family Stories Showcase & Awards

18th July 2017 Last week on Tuesday, we had our final FFA workshop and showing before we break for summer. We can’t say enough how proud we are of the young people this block. They have done extraordinary work, despite dealing with the local tragedy at Grenfell. We could not be more pleased and thrilled by how much ... More

Catching up on Far Far Away

Well, well, well...The spring and summer terms have seen us very busy here at the Far Far Away programme at SPID. We closed off last block with a showing of the film we created All About Us: A Far Far Away Film Workshop, which you can view now on our website. The young people had a lot of fun filming, learning what and who ... More

What’s it like to work for SPID Theatre?

I started working for SPID in January as a part time Arts Administrator for the Reimagining Goldfinger project. I’m passionate about theatre, contributing to the community, and spreadsheets, so I thought SPID would be perfect place to work. I found the vacancy on artsjobs, which is a great site to look for vacancies if ... More

Young People, Creativity, and the Arts

It was the late 90s, and Saturdays were my favourite day. I would wake up, watch Live and Kicking or SM TV Live, and look forward to my music class. It was a free workshop, run by Islington Music Centre, featuring singing in a choir, along with percussion or recorder sessions for those to who wanted to go to those too. ... More

The Brocalypse: Kensal House 2099

This play was created during Far Far Away's Summer in The City, August 2016. The Brocalypse The young people wrote the play together with the facilitator Karim Flint and recorded and created the sound effects together with their sound engineer facilitator Max Graef. More

RG consulation sessions

      Hello, We hope you're doing well. We've been busy preparing for the start of Reimagining Goldfinger and have some great updates for you on what we've been up to so far. On the 10th and 24th of July 2016 we held our first youth and resident's consultation sessions for Reimagining ... More