Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
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Theatre delivered from an abandoned skip, a faked wedding reception, and the vocal drawing-up of A People’s Manifesto – not usual sights on a typical day in the Royal Borough. Artists and performers from across the UK flocked to the area this weekend as Kensington and Chelsea played host to its eighth annual InTRANSIT Street Festival. Local residents were out in force to witness a hip-hop promenade version of Shakespeare’s Richard II, ...
Architects Haworth Tompkins have been appointed by the Royal Borough to design a major new housing scheme for North Kensington.  The award-winning firm will tackle the challenge of designing approximately 100 new homes at Edenham Way, a cleared site at the foot of Trellick Tower that has been used for car parking over the past eight years. Half of the new homes will be affordable and intermediate homes.  The remainder will be sold on the private market to help meet the cost of the overall development. But the Council is seeking more than additional housing units.  It ...
The Westminster Society is rolling out a brand new mentoring scheme to cater for adults with a learning disability in the Kensington and Chelsea area. We are looking for people who are willing to spend a couple of hours a week to mentor someone with a learning disability on a one ...
Traffic disruption will occur on and around Kensington High Street today (Tuesday 22 July) and Saturday 26 July as a result of two demonstrations outside the Israeli Embassy. The demonstration on Tuesday 22 July will take place between 5pm and 7pm and the police expect approximately 3,000 to attend. A larger event is planned for Saturday 26 July where the police expect about 15,000 to take part. Both events will result in Kensington ...

Events

  • Access the Avro Vulcan
    25th July 2014
  • Royal Albert Hall Memories
    1st August 2014
  • Mind Maps: Stories from psychology
    12th August 2014
  • Living Dangerously - An Evening With Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    16th September 2014
  • Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
    28th September 2014
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Arts & Culture


In their summer exhibition, Heatherleys School of Fine Art is presenting a series of works from students studying Portraiture, Figurative Sculpture and Continuing Studies. The Exhibition runs from today (Tuesday 22nd) until 26th of July. Many of the paintings dramatically narrate, through images, the stories of Royal Borough locals in a fascinating variety of ...

Lifestyle


Explore the beautiful, lush, green open spaces of South West London and experience the delights of nature. A visit to these wonderful and special places is accessible, simple to get to and every effort is made to ensure your visit is enjoyable and rewarding. Whatever the weather the beauty of nature ...

Motoring & Sport


In discussions on the greatest footballer of all time, one man invariably wins. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pelé, as he is better known. Modern day titans Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, or even former peers such as George Best and Diego Maradona have all tried to topple the legend. ...

Business & Finance


A new competition is giving small and medium-sized businesses the chance to win up to £2 million worth of research and development funding to develop innovative new products. The competition is the first in a series run by leap® from Pera Technology, which aims to help small and medium-sized businesses who ...

Young Chelsea


‘Interns are invisible. You can tell an executive your name a hundred times and that executive will never remember it because they have no respect for someone at the bottom of the barrel, working for free. The rapport they have with their private urinal far exceeds the rapport they will ...

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