Coronavirus: Arts & Culture update

Our number one priority in the coming months is to support the North Kensington communities we work with.

We have had a number of important decisions to make about how we adapt and respond to the coronavirus emergency, and have focused our efforts on supporting local initiatives that aim to provide assistance to the most vulnerable in North Kensington. This means that we’ve had to very quickly redirect our financial resources towards some very pressing issues.

westway arts and culture
26 March 2020

Coronavirus: Arts & Culture update

We have had a number of important decisions to make about how we adapt and respond to the coronavirus emergency, and have focused our efforts on supporting local initiatives that aim to provide assistance to the most vulnerable in North Kensington. This means that we’ve had to very quickly redirect our financial resources towards some very pressing issues.

A love letter klimis
17 March 2020

Postponement of POP! Festival’s final three events

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s with a heavy heart that we’ve decided to postpone the last three happenings of POP! Festival. We wholeheartedly believe in the power of these pieces and they deserve to be shown when it is safe for everyone to enjoy them. Postponing these events is the responsible thing to do in the circumstances. The wellbeing of the artists, staff, and audience members is of paramount importance to us

A love letter marie klimis westway
15 March 2020

A Love Letter

This week, a vintage caravan containing Marie Klimis' A Love Letter, has been parked outside of the Westway Trust. Welcomed with a cup of tea, visitors were able to discover the love stories Marie had gathered from North Kensington's residents. Through dioramas and sound installations, they put the focus on what it looks like after the age of 50. A magical escape for all from the weather.

tim head my yard portobello
9 March 2020

In his own words: Tim Head’s My Yard

Since the start of March, you might have noticed some bold new murals at the intersection of Acklam Road and Portobello Road. These are the work of Adidas designer Tim Head, and can be admired for the rest of the month. Here is what Tim had to say about the process and inspiration behind the work...

gold & ashes grenfell
9 March 2020

Gold & Ashes: Our Stories

On Saturday 7th March Gold & Ashes: Our Stories took place at Bay20 Community Centre within the programme of POP! Festival. The event was part of photographer Feruza Afewerki’s project, that includes a photo series on the Grenfell Community. The project has also featured a series of creative storytelling workshops with young people.

24 February 2020

Black Girl Magic: 5 things you need to know about Tolu Coker

At just 25, British-Nigerian designer, illustrator and artist Tolu Coker has already racked up an impressive shelf of awards and accolades (including the AW19 Merit Award). We are looking forward to hosting her documentary Masqueraded Memoirs as a part of POP! Festival. If you are unfamiliar with Coker’s work, here are five quick facts to discover her and her work...

Gold & Ashes workshops
30 January 2020

Creative Storytelling Workshops

It’s not too late to join one of Gold & Ashes’ creative storytelling workshops. Aimed at 13-19-year-olds, they are a guided space to explore your story creatively.

25 January 2020

7 reasons to attend POP! Festival

POP! Festival (Portobello Open Process Festival) is a mini-festival featuring homegrown, people-powered arts happenings across and around the Portobello area. Here are 7 reasons to attend...

Danny Sekibo Wept sewing group
5 November 2019

Spotlight on Danny Sekibo

Meet some of the individuals making creative projects and connections in North Kensington through this year’s Westway Arts Funds:  Artist Commissions, Festival & Events Funds and Training & Professional Development Fund. Danny Sekibo was the recipient of a Festival & Events Fund for a fashion and exhibition show featuring the Fauzia sewing group.

Tim Head West London
1 November 2019

“Look down alleyways in a different way”: Spotlight on Tim Head

Meet some of the individuals making creative projects and connections in North Kensington through this year’s Westway Arts Funds:  Artist Commissions, Festival & Events Funds and Training & Professional Development Fund. Tim Head is a recipient of an Artist Commission for his project "My Yard".

Christina Sealy Westway Trust
28 October 2019

“How do you record history in 2019?”: Spotlight on Christina Sealy

Meet some of the individuals making creative projects and connections in North Kensington through this year’s Westway Arts Funds:  Artist Commissions, Festival & Events Funds and Training & Professional Development Fund.  Next up is Christina Sealy from Kensington Narrators Arts and Heritage Archive

Nelio Rodrigues Westway Trust
19 October 2019

“My role goes beyond the classroom”: spotlight on Nelio Rodrigues

Meet some of the individuals making creative projects and connections in North Kensington through this year’s Westway Arts Funds:  Artist Commissions, Festival & Events Funds and Training & Professional Development Fund. Nelio Rodrigues is a recipient of a Training & Professional Development Fund. 

Artist Commission Westway Trust Marie Klimis
14 October 2019

“This project is going to be about love”: spotlight on Marie Klimis

Meet some of the individuals making creative projects and connections in North Kensington through this year’s Westway Arts Funds:  Artist Commissions, Festival & Events Funds and Training & Professional Development Fund. Nelio Rodrigues is a recipient of a Training & Professional Development Fund. 


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