Colville Community Forum
Joint Colville Forum and Market Streets Action Group meeting The Colville Community Forum hosted a joint meeting with Market council officers, traders and members of the Market Streets Action Group on Tuesday April 11 6.30 to 8 pm at Portobello Court Clubroom.
Two Potato: an oral history of children's play in North Kensington A new documentary film made by Colville Primary School pupils, which was launched at the Gate Cinema on December 9, can now be watched on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMcSag7ItZE
The film documents the history of children's play in North Kensington, featuring interviews with local people along with beautiful archive images of the area, capturing the joy and struggles of childhood in the area. The project explores aspects of play for pre-teen children including street play, playgrounds, singing games and rhymes and board games. In short, what people played, where they played and how they played.
The film, interviews and children's writing are available on the project website. For further information please visit www.onepotato.org.uk Digital Works City Living Local Life
Standing at the Crossroads The Carnival 50th film 'Standing at the Crossroads', made by St Thomas' School pupils with Digital Works, is now available online via https://
Colville 1957/67/77 History Project The 2017 Colville history project will feature a 1977 slideshow talk at North Kensington Library on Saturday June 24 3-4 pm by Tom Vague and Dave Hucker - on the 40th of the punky reggae party: the Sex Pistols on Virgin in Vernon Yard, 'The Clash' album and the recording of 'Exodus' by Bob Marley and the Wailers in Basing Street Studios. Places can be booked for this free event via Eventbrite or at any of the Kensington and Chelsea libraries.
The 1977 slideshow/exhibition will be appearing at the Acklam Village Theatre 'Exodus' 40th gig in June (date to be confirmed) and the Carnival Pioneers festival in August. The history project also aims to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Rent Act, its effect on Rachman and Joe Meek recording on Arundel Gardens, and the 50th of the hippy summer of love - Oz, IT, the Head Shop at 202 Kensington Park Road and the Notting Hill People's Association.
Bogus Plumbers There have been two reported incidents recently where a group of 2-3 men, claiming to be plumbers, have conned their way into the victim’s home and stolen money or other items. The suspects are described as white, aged between 20-30 years old, and wearing workmen’s clothing. If someone has knocked unexpectedly at your door claiming to be a plumber or other trader, and asking to be let in, the police would like to know.
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