InTransitInTransit returns for its ninth year from June 19 – 28 with an urban beach, a Garden of Eden, Toxic Monks, mass sculptures and more at locations across Kensington and Chelsea.

For a full list of events, information and ticketing do visit the InTransit festival website – www.intransitfestival.co.uk – but here are a few picks of the performances that will be transforming local spaces in June…

Origins: Voladores De Papantla

Where? Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance, Bosworth Road W10,

When? Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June, starting at 6pm.

02_voladores_side1webTickets: Free – no booking required.

On the opening weekend of the festival, witness the amzaing Voladores De Papantla, the first time this UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage event will be seen in the UK.

Michael Walling, director of the Origins Festival of First Nations, writes: “The famous bird-men of Mexico are one of the great spectacles of the world, and their ritual ceremony is truly unforgettable.  Flying down head first from the top of a 20 metre pole, they combine beauty and daring in an ancient ceremony that brings to life their myth of creation.”

National Trust: Urban Beach

Where? Acklam Village, under the Westway Flyover, W10

When? Entertainment on Friday 26 June  – 4pm til late, Beach Market on Saturday 27 and Sunday 2 June – 11am-6pm

04_national-trust_urban-beach_side1webTickets: Free – no booking required.

Bringing coastal celebrations to London – join the National Trust at Acklam Road to experience all the fun of the seaside – sunbathing, sandcastles, wind breakers, beach huts, Punch and Judy, deckchairs, carousels, dunes, cut out scene photo ops, bunting, windmills, end-of-the pier attractions, cabarets and donkey rides.

Chelsea Arts Collective: Paradise on Earth

Where? Sunken Garden, Sutton Estate, Cale Street, SW3

When? Sunday, June 28 – 3pm.

Tickets: Free – no booking required.

09_paradise on earth_side4_compThe Chelsea Arts Collective (CAC) present excerpts from a multi-generational performance research project centred around the 100+ year-old housing association Affinity Sutton, which faces both opposition and support for its redevelopment plans.

The creators write: “Paradise On Earth: Give and Take is the umbrella title for a collection of short, playfully unpredictable performance pieces spearheaded by arts journalist (The Times) and curator (GOlive) Donald Hutera and visual artist/thinker Lilia Pegado, co-founders of the grassroots Chelsea Arts Collective.”

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