I’ve written in the past about the wonderful SPID Theatre Company, the award-winning youth organisation that specialises in site-specific and promenade work. Their most recent local project, Kensal Voices, centred around Kensal House on Ladbroke Grove; this intergenerational heritage work marked the fascinating history of this Grade II* listed local landmark, whilst also helping the project’s young participants gain professional and creative skills.
The SPID Theatre Company now turns its attention to another local landmark with an intriguing history – none other than the Trellick Tower. The year-long project Trellick Tales will celebrate the tower, its residents and their history through free weekly drama and heritage sessions for 13-25 year olds, as well as regular showings and performances – the first of which are on 26th September (1pm and 3pm).
Trellick Tales is also being supported by funding from The Clore Duffield Foundation in association with the Oral History Society and K2K, who are based at South Kilburn Studios, as well as being supported by the V&A.
Furthermore, the BBC have been attending the SPID Theatre Company’s workshops to collect footage and interview the participants for a documentary that will be part of their Inside Out London programme.
The young participants of Trellick Tales have been attending workshops run by the Oral History Society which has helped them develop interview and recording techniques. In turn, they’ve used these new skills to collected oral history testimonies from some of the older residents of the Trellick Tower about past estate life. These testimonies have been written into scripts to be transformed into short performances exploring the stories of the estate.
If you’d like to attend one of the free, short promenade performances taking place on 26th September, please contact the SPID Theatre Company to reserve a slot. You can do so on 07903 861674 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org leaving your name, phone number and which performance (1pm or 3pm) you would like to attend.
Trellick Tales – Promenade Performance
1pm & 3pm, Saturday 26th September 2015
5 Golborne Road