SPID’s refurbishment of Kensal House Theatre has finally begun! To celebrate this unprecedented council estate community investment, we invite you to get involved in our upcoming program of free activities.
Estate Voices: Collective Change - advocacy
This free cross generational program gives a voice to those fighting for housing justice. It offers residents London wide the chance to learn artistic advocacy and connect with others pushing for positive social change. To get involved when sessions start next year, sign up here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Hub: Feel the love – fitness
This free program of physical fitness activities brings different people together. Young people can attend if accompanied by an adult. It happens in North Kensington social housing. Currently yoga takes place 1-2pm Thursdays, with tai chi qi gong happening 7-8pm Tuesdays and kung fu happening 8-9pm Tuesdays. Sessions are happening now in Portobello Court Community Centre W11 2DL To get involved, sign up here or email email@example.com / call 07903 861 674.
Far Far Away: Youth Truth – drama and art
This free program for 8-13 year olds nurtures creative expression. Its focus is local young people from North Kensington. It gives them the chance to learn about history, community and art. Currently young people are creating a welcome sign and showcase about the history of Kensal House, the historic estate where SPID's theatre is based. Sessions are happening now at St Thomas Church Community Hall, 231 Kensal Road, W10 5DB 4.45pm – 6.15pm Tuesdays. To get your young people involved, sign them up here or email firstname.lastname@example.org/ call 07903 861 674.
Estate Endz: Living History – heritage and drama This free program for 13-25 year olds celebrates the history of social housing by dramatising residents memories. It gives young people London wide the chance to develop heritage and arts skills in order to create showcase films, performances and exhibitions.Currently young people are creating an audio visual exhibition, inspired by the themes of social housing and solidarity, to be shown at the inspiring V and A museum. Sessions are happening now on line via zoom and live 12-5pm Saturdays at Arc Shak Youth Club, Alexandra Road Estate, NW8 0SN. To get involved, sign up here or email email@example.com / call 07903 861 674.
Step Up: Spread the word – professional work The Story of Fires and Floods is SPID’s latest professional performance. The 17 minute interactive speech features local people affected by Grenfell. Voices were recorded at nearby Kids on The Green. This inspiring film of rehearsals captures the show’s spirit of solidarity. It has toured estates, museums and schools. To book your free performance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Story of fires and floods
This short youth film that brings the incredible history of local estates to life. Interviews with residents of Trellick Tower and Kensal House estate inspired this drama doc about the value of shared space. Made by young Londonners as part of SPID’s Estate Endz program, it showcases SPID’s commitment to art that advocates housing justice. Every year SPID’s free drama and heritage sessions help 180 young people learn about social housing’s heritage.