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“Stories in Residence: Tales of the Sunshine Flats” concludes the year-long Kensal Voices project on 22nd February

I’ve previously written about Kensal Voices, a year-long intergenerational heritage project run by the SPID (Specially Produced Innovatively Directed) Theatre Company to assist and help young participants gain professional creative skills as well as marking the history of this Grade II* listed local landmark. Most recently, we wrote about the free guided tours of Kensal House that took [...]

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Kensal House Guided Tours - Kensal Voices Ambassador Olivia Jones

Kensal Voices Project – Free Kensal House guided tours on 30th November

As part of the Kensal Voices project, a series of Kensal House guided tours will take place on Saturday 30th November from 1pm to 4pm giving members of the public a wonderful opportunity to view this Grade II* listed building which was designed in 1936 by architect Maxwell Fry and social reformer Elizabeth Denby. The [...]

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Portobello Voices

Portobello Voices Review

Many of you will have heard of a new book called Portobello Voices which tells the tale – in each subject’s own words – of many of the characters that exist in and around Portobello Market. I was rather excited to be able to pick up a copy from the book’s launch last week at The 20th [...]

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Guttersnipe by Ronnie Rainbow – the true story of a young Portobello Market worker during WWII

Those interested in the history of Notting Hill and its wonderful Portobello Market may be very interested to hear about a book covering the real life experiences of a young boy who worked at the vegetable market during World War II, and his eventful life post-evacuation. Guttersnipe tells the story of Jack Dawkins, a streetwise [...]

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