GET INVOLVED IN K+C FESTIVAL

Volunteer for K+C Festival​

Kensington + Chelsea Festival (K+C Festival) are seeking enthusiastic and friendly Volunteer Team Members (VTMs) to provide valuable support to our exciting arts programme. If you have a happy disposition, are motivated, and hold a passion for the arts we would love to hear from you!

Learn about how the team work behind the scenes, get to know your theatres and cultural institutions, get involved with weekender performances and the teams creating them, help visitors to find their way around, be merry, be happy and enjoy doing something extraordinary

DIY Swimming Home by Silvia Mercuriali

During Kensington+ Chelsea Festival, DIY Swimming Home becomes a Public Art Piece to celebrate the community of Kensington and Chelsea. We invite you to submit your own picture as a swimmer in your own bathroom or anywhere where you feel like a swimmer in your own home. Please wear your full swimming gear and let your creativity do the rest. Please do not leave children unattended next to water.

Silvia Mercuriali wishes to celebrate the diverse community from Kensington and Chelsea. Submissions from People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ communities, and anyone who identifies as disabled are particularly welcome.

Submitted pictures will be part of the online gallery DIY SWIMMING HOME. A selection of face/head pictures to be featured on a giant billboard during the the Festival as well as the audio snippets which will become part of a short audio portrait piece, associated with each picture.

​In addition to sending in photos, we would love to hear your voice too. Please use your phone to record yourself answering the following questions:
1. What is your name and when did you learn how to swim? (Recount your earliest memory of swimming)
2. What is the thing you love the most about swimming?
3. Do you have any fears connected to swimming and water?
We advise that you ask somebody to ask you the questions and really talk to them as you speak. Please feel free to speak in your first language.

If you would like to be part of the project, please send the artist an e-mail attaching the image and /or your recorded answers to: diyswimminghome@gmail.com. A release form will then be sent to you. Your personal details will not shared with external organisations. They will be held in compliance with GDPR. No images or voice recordings will be shared until the release form has been agreed, giving you time to change your mind. Please only submit if you are happy for your picture and or voice to be published as part of the project.

#GOGGLEDANCE

What is #GOGGLEDANCE?

Imagine Gogglebox meets TikTok, and you’ve got #GOGGLEDANCE.

#GOGGLEDANCE is a live performance that takes place right outside the windows of its audience.

The audience record themselves watching, joining in, answering quick fire questions and getting creative. It’s designed to be joyous, inclusive and playful.

After the live shows, the footage from the audience members homes and our live performance is brought together in a high-spirited mini-series distributed online for free.

Simples!

The project is now completed. It was open to residents in Kensington and Chelsea.

Led by Voxed Dance Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England.

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Young People Takeover Stages | New Youthquake

During July and August at the weekend, a number of different young people's takeover stages will be presented in the afternoon. Working with professional arts organisations and young people's programming groups, each stage will feature young people who live, work or learn in the borough in presentations that span Spoken Word, Dance, Theatre and Music.

As part of the showcase, New Youthquake and FerArts in conjunction with the Kensington + Chelsea Festival will be showcasing performances by young people on a pop-up outdoor stage. Also there are opportunities to have a market stall on Portobello Road. People can register their interest and request an application form by contacting street.markets@rbkc.gov.uk.

 

See www.visitportobello.com/newyouthquake for more details. Under 18s are welcome to apply but will need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Young People Takeover Stages | Finborough Theatre

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As part of the showcase, during the afternoon on Saturday 1 August, Finborough Theatre in conjunction with the Kensington + Chelsea Festival will be showcasing theatre performances by young people on a pop-up outdoor stage. Apply to join the young people's programming panel or to perform a theatre based piece or work (max 15 minutes extract) on an outdoor stage outside Chelsea Theatre.

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Young People Takeover Stages | Chelsea Theatre

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As part of the showcase, during the afternoon on Saturday 21 August, Chelsea Theatre in conjunction with The Poetry Society and the Kensington + Chelsea Festival will be showcasing spoken word performances by young people on a pop-up outdoor stage. Apply to join the young people's programming panel or to perform a spoken word piece or work (up to 15 minutes extract) on an outdoor stage outside Chelsea Theatre.

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