History of play exhibition/film / Tabernacle kids activities / History project

Out and About and Play Gloucester Court Reminiscence Group is presenting an exhibition of photographs by Peter Dixon taken in North Kensington in the late 50s/early 60s, with recollections from members of the reminiscence group, at the Kensington Central Library in the lending library. 

Two Potato: an oral history of children's play in North Kensington A documentary film made by Colville Primary School pupils, which was launched at the Gate Cinema last year, can 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 archive images, 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, 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

After school activities at the Tabernacle Free activities for kids from 3 to 16 years old from Monday to Friday, starting September 18 - arts and crafts workshops - Capoeira - drama classes - steel band classes. To book your space and for more information phone 0207 2219700 email reception@thetabernaclew11.com or visit the Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY.

The aim is to connect with the local community by supporting, inspiring and improving the children's creative expression and well being. For more information on the programme please have a look at the Tabernacle website https://www.tabernaclew11.com/home call, email or visit. Please note spaces are limited, we recommend reserving places now to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you all.


1977 Colville History Project The next local history talk will be the launch of Punk is Dead:modernity killed every night at Rough Trade, 130 Talbot Road on Friday October 20 from 6 pm. The launch party hosted by the Pistols' tour manager John Tiberi features flash-readings by the punk writers John Ingham, Tony D, Dorothy Max Prior, Neal Brown and me. Q&As will continue in the Earl of Lonsdale on Westbourne Grove/Portobello, formerly Henekey's - the hub of the punk scene 40 years ago, when the Pistols were on Richard Branson's Virgin label then based in Vernon Yard.

Future talks planned at Ladbroke Grove Library are Better Badges and the Dread Broadcasting Corporation by Michael Williams at Xmas and next year, local Irish history by Patrick Joyce and the launch of the North Kensington oral history book by Roger Rogowski.




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In December 2013 Parliament approved new ward boundaries for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

These changes affected Colville Ward. The new ward now extends south to include Longlands Court, Chepstow Villas and Stanley Crescent.

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