Migrants Organise: the Hope Exhibition
February 22nd until 1st March
Their members have worked hard over the past few months to express creatively what Hope means to them. This work was produced during their Art, Creative Writing, Storytelling, and Gardening sessions and they.re very excited to share their work with the world!
The exhibition will be on display in our lobby from 22nd February – 1st March.
Migrants Organise provides a platform for refugees and migrants to organise for power, dignity and justice to enable meaningful inclusion and integration. We combine advice and support for individuals affected by the hostile environment immigration policies with community organising, advocacy, research and campaigning to help dismantle structural racism.
Our big vision is an inclusive and welcoming society with a fair immigration system based on principles of dignity, justice, welcome and action. Our mission is to create a platform with migrants and refugees and our allies to act together for justice and dignity. We will build a movement that delivers change.
TSVEET: Flowers of the Nation
March 3rd at 1pm
Immerse yourself in Ukraine’s vibrant colours and rich cultural heritage at the launch of TSVEET: Flowers of the Nation, a charitable exhibition curated by British-Ukrainian Aid.
The exhibition features works by renowned Ukrainian artists, all still based within the Ukraine, offering a unique opportunity to experience their creativity firsthand and purchase the artwork (which has been shipped specifically for this event).
These artists, despite facing challenging times, have generously donated their works to highlight the ongoing situation in Ukraine, and the need for sustained support. Our hope is to generate funds specifically for procuring medical supplies and equipment for Ukrainian relief efforts.
Prior to the war, these artist featured in major exhibitions in Ukraine and across Europe:
– Ivan Drugan
– Tetyana Frey
– Anna Haiduchock
– Liubomyr Martyniuk
– Matvii Vaisberh
The exhibition is open to viewers on 3rd-8th March, with a welcome event on Sunday 3rd March at 1-6 pm where you will have an opportunity to hear the artists talk about their artwork, purchase their paintings and enjoy live music.
This exhibition is supported by Chelsea Theatre and Ukrainian Mums United.
This event is FREE, but donations are welcome.
Well Read: Execution of Justice by Emily Mann
March 11th at 6pm
The Playground Theatre, Playhouse Creatures, RBKC & Well Played present:
Execution of Justice by Emily Mann
‘If a bullet should enter my brain, let it destroy every closet door’.
A community play-reading of Emily Mann’s award-winning docudrama Execution of Justice, chronicling the murder trial of Dan White, who, in 1978, assassinated the openly-gay City Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, hosted by acclaimed writer and director EMILY MANN.
Part of The Playground’s ongoing commitment to our local community and specifically, our current season supporting & celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community’s wellbeing, history & culture.
The Playground is committed to international collaboration, and we are delighted to be joined once again by Playhouse Creatures New York, and specifically, acclaimed writer and director Emily Mann. We are currently developing a network of local artistic organisations to deliver inter-connected and improved artistic output to our local community, uniting South and North Kensington. This current season of LGBTQIA work is in special partnership with RBKC, The Saatchi Gallery, The Royal Court, Chelsea Theatre, Well Played and Young K&C. We want to be the home for LGBTQIA+ artistic communities in West London and by joining together we believe we can be.
This is the fourth, free, community reading we have jointly produced (Greensboro, Griswold, Frestonia). Once again, we’ll be welcoming YOU OUR COMMUNITY, to join EMILY MANN, notable actors, musicians, and performers, to share an award-winning play aloud, eat for free and discuss the big questions. There’ll be special guest hosts and panellists, including Len Blanco, as well as surprise performances.
Come along, grab a script and a part, or just eat, listen and enjoy. Copies of the play provided on the night.
Tickets FREE (£3 suggested donation to selected LGBTQIA+ charities)
Times Food 6pm
No experience necessary to participate. All are welcome. Access for all a priority.
Bring your family to eat, but the play itself is suggested 13+ years. Please get in touch regarding ANY access requirements.
London Launch - Tallulah Rendall 'Love Carries Me Home Album & Book Tour'
April 19th at 7:30pm
Join Tallulah and celebrate the release of her 6th studio album & book, Love Carries Me Home. An album lovingly crafted over lockdown and recorded with Tallulah’s longterm collaborator Danton Supple dedicated to her father, John Rendall who passed unexpectedly in January 2022.
This will be an evening to remember. A night of stories, song and connection and opportunity to grab your limited edition and signed copy of the book & album.
“As an avid supporter of both myself and the Arts, Dad spent years rallying the local community on the World’s End Estate and raising funds for the building of this theatre, I can not think of a more special place to celebrate this album and his life.” Tallulah
“Tallulah Rendall’s song-writing is armed with resilience and a sense of confidence. An artist already onto her sixth studio album, this is definitely a songwriter who lives and breathes music. A passionate artist with excellent lyricism and the power to let you stop, listen, and be captivated, Tallulah’s definitely gained a new fan in me.” RGM Press
“Tallulah has a wonderful voice.” Dame Shirley Bassey OBE
“Whether performing solo or with her full band…What comes across live is her all-embracing energy… Her incredible aura and her majestic strength.” Richmond Harding, Beat Magazine