As part of InTRANSIT, local artist Natasha Langridge will be performing In Memory of Leaves at Athlone Gardens (the corner of Portobello and Telford Road, W10) every day from Wednesday, 22 – Sunday, 26 June, starting at 7pm.
Free to attend, and with no booking required, In Memory of Leaves is an immersive monologue inspired by life and death found in local nature, highlighting the need for urban green space and paints an intimate picture of local life.
“Beneath a cherry tree, at the farthest end of Portobello, inside the old Althone Gardens snatches of lives are lived while the birds sing on. City lovers steal a kiss under the branches, Moroccan elders meet their sons for lunch, a granny hands out the best supermarket deals of the day. Until Wednesday at half past three. When the diggers thunder in. A crane moves stealthily towards the cherry tree. A black bird sings wildly.”
Natasha’s poetic monologue takes the audience on an intimate journey of love among the bulldozers, regeneration, lost voices and a passionate encounter with the campaigning group Occupy Democracy.
The InTRANSIT Festival runs until Sunday, 26 June so there is still time to catch a range of fantastic performances and installations that transform places and open spaces across Kensington and Chelsea. For more information, including tickets for some events, do check out the InTRANSIT website.