Estate Endz

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Free Workshops on Saturdays 12pm – 5pm at The ARC Centre, Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, South Kilburn – you can still join!

S.P.I.D. Theatre specialises in high quality community art for council estates and has been making groundbreaking Living Heritage projects for the past seven years, featured by the BBC, ITV, and in National press. We dramatise the history of estates throughout London by creating participatory performances, radio shows, films, oral histories, and exhibitions.

For our sixth project (Estate Endz) we are partnering with SHAK, an organisation based in the iconic Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate.  Participants will be working together to create a short film about The ARC youth centre and the heritage of the estate.  We are inviting all 13-25 year olds interested in filmmaking and getting their voice heard to come join us.

From 22nd September – 1st December 2018 you’ll have the opportunity to work with industry professionals to learn skills in filmmaking, script writing, editing, producing, oral history & architecture.  Together we’ll explore what makes a great youth centre, what young people want for their communal spaces and the experiences of residents on the estate. On 8th December we’ll have an official premiere screening of the completed film for our final session.

The free sessions take place 12-5pm on Saturdays. Budding filmmakers, photographers, architects, producers, sound designers and performers who wish to sign up should contact or sign up here .

And here’s what our participants say:

‘I really like coming to SPID, because it isn’t like some kind of posh thing. It’s like a really basic place. It’s like a community.’
Alabama Nutt, Kensal House

‘I’m Angie, Alabama’s mum. I think she’s got more confident. To be honest I couldn’t afford to put her in anything other than this, I don’t think any of the parents of the kid’s that come here could be paying for them. The work they’ve done has been so adventurous’
Angela Nutt – parent

‘SPID really just bring council estates to life.’
Rece Lewis, Dalgarno estate

“The way SPID works is so original. The company really believes in the imagination of young people.”
Susan Lant, St Charles Estate

“I’m so pleased that SPID has started working on my estate. Young people around here are desperate for something to do.”
Siglinde Buhl, Peabody Estate



We’re proud to announce our current youth ambassadors who will be representing the whole group for this block, and also staging some social media takeovers!

Name: Melissa Winzar
Age: 22

I’m Melissa Winzar and I was in the last play at SPID, Kensington Game Changer. Coming to SPID has helped me gain more confidence and fuel my passion for performing arts, music and film.  I’m looking forward to being an ambassador for the next block, as well as being able to use and develop my skills.


Name: Angel Jani
Age: 17

I’m Angel Jani. I currently study engineering at sixth form however… I want to be an actor! My mindset changed about half a year ago and I really think I can make it. SPID is a part of this journey and definitely for the better. What a great bunch of people!


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