Singers, vocalists, crooners and choristers of the Borough – we need your help!

4 Mar

Sing to Live, Live to Sing

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Service has secured Public Health funding to develop Sing to Live, Live to Sing and we are currently mapping singing provision and identifying potential partners for the Sing to Live, Live to Sing programme.

There is an opportunity for Sing to Live groups to be established across Kensington and Chelsea. If you work with, or know of, a group of people who could benefit from singing, we’d like to know. We’d also like to find out about existing singing groups in Kensington and Chelsea and beyond, that Sing to Live participants could progress to or that offer an alternative singing opportunity. This could be anything from community choirs to singing groups in health and/or social care settings.

Please take ten minutes to complete this short survey and help make sure that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from singing.

For more information about Sing to Live and workshops visit

A Night of Film and Q&A on Modern-Day Slavery

4 Mar

unchosenOn 24 March 2015, from 6.30pm-9.00pm The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will be holding a film evening with Unchosen to commemorate the UN’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

This evening is to raise awareness through film about modern-day slavery- and is in conjunction with the Royal Borough’s European Communities Against Trafficking (ECAT) Project. Millions of people around the world and thousands in the UK are sold into exploitation and slavery every year – but it is a crime that takes place in the shadows.

Unchosen is an anti-trafficking charity that organises film campaigns to raise public awareness and combat all forms of human trafficking, forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude in the UK and Ireland.

Tickets for the event are free and can be booked via EventBrite:

March’s The Street Trader available for download

3 Mar

Download March’s The Street Trader, produced by The Royal Borough’s Markets Team for the traders on Portobello and Golborne Road Markets. With features on celebrating 150 years of Portobello & Golborne Market and a Q&A with Brocant Antique, there’s enough here to interest stall-holders and market lovers alike.

Download [pdf]: The Street Trader – March 2015

Join Chickenshed’s egg-cellent Easter project for 6-11 year olds.

1 Mar

This Easter half-term (Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 April) at Chelsea Academy, the cracking inclusive theatre company, Chickenshed are hosting a great opportunity for young people to develop their performance skills in drama, music, dance and singing using their proven teaching methods and unique performance style.

chickenshedDuring the week participants will work together to create an original piece, based on ideas and concepts from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, that family and friends will be invited to see at the end of the week.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks, and they will be supervised by Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea staff during lunchtimes and breaks.

Cost: £100 (50% discount for siblings).

Location: Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, SW10 0AB

For more details, please visit the Chickenshed website.

Community Safety Message: Bogus Trading Standards Officers

1 Mar

Residents are being warned to be wary of people calling at their doors claiming to be Trading Standards Officers.  Several incidents have occurred in Surrey and London which have resulted in people losing up to £170,000.

The con involves someone calling at your door pretending to be a Trading Standards Officer and saying that the resident is owed money in connection with previous work that the householder had done, or in connection with thermal wall covering.  The householder is then told that they will need to pay for court costs or other admin fees which they will get back at a later date.

Trading Standards Officers do not work in this way.  They do not cold call and certainly do not demand fees if you are the victim of a crime.

If you believe they are fraudsters close the door and call the police on 101 or report the matter to the Trading Standards team on 020 7361 3002, email

Dalgarno Parent and Child Group launched by the Community Champions

28 Feb

Parents of Dalgarno!

Dalgarno Parent and ChildWant to meet other parents within your community?

Do you want access to Health Visitor advice sessions and regular health guidance sessions?

Would you like to make friends and chat whilst your children make friends too?

If so, come along to the Dalgarno Community Centre on Tuesday’s 10.00am – 12.00pm from the 3rd March to have a tea or coffee and see what it’s all about!

For further information please contact, Grace or Juliet on 0208 989 6300 or email:

City Living, Local Life: February’s Colville Community History newsletter is out

27 Feb

Residents and Colville and local history enthusiasts rejoice! The excellent City Living, Local Life supported Community History Project have published their latest newsletter. With features on ‘Before and After the Westway’ and celebrating 150 years of Portobello Market, the newsletter is great read.

To download the electronic version of the newsletter, do visit the Colville City Living, Local Life webpage


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