Around The World

Saturday 27 August I Afternoon

Free

Avondale Park, 8 Walmer Road, London W11 4EY

Rouge Play presents Around the World, a show for all the family, followed by an interactive workshop for babies, toddlers, elders and everyone in between!

Jules Verne’s classic tale is given a modern twist in this colourful acrobatic adventure, sensitively introducing young audiences to environmental issues.

Follow feminist heroine Philly Fogg and her activist friends as our all female cast venture around the world, riding elephants, rushing through the rainforest and sailing across oceans to learn how to save the planet. On their way, they’ll witness some of the dangers earth faces because of modern travel, the fishing industry, and deforestation as well as the wonders of the natural world. The colourful narrative, brought to life through skilled acrobatics, unfolds together with original music, interactive protests and a celebratory
finale.

Following the performance, audience members are invited to join the cast on the circus-rig trying their hand at aerial hoop, hammock and ladder, with hula hoop and juggling for all. This tactile piece is aimed at young children, families and those with learning and physical
disabilities.

Show running time 45 minutes
Workshop running time up to 1 hour

This free performance is presented outdoors and does not require a ticket. Nor does the workshop option. Suitable for all ages. The shows will take place in the afternoon between 1pm and 6pm. This company will perform twice. There will be shows by other companies in the same area to watch each afternoon, with staggered start times.

Scheduled times will be added to the website shortly. Check the website and social media on the day of performance for updated times as the weather may mean the schedule has to change. This location has public toilets. Bring sun cream and/or a coat. Please use public transport if possible rather than driving, take picnic plastic home to recycle and bring refillable drinking flasks.

Notting Dale Future Neighbourhoods 2030
The Future Neighbourhoods 2030 funding programme was launched by the Mayor of London to support a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Did you know that Kensington and Chelsea Council were successful in their bid for funding in 2021 to become one of two Future Neighbourhoods in London? The funding will be spent transforming Notting Dale ward in North Kensington into the UK’s largest eco-neighbourhood; improving its air quality, growing its green economy, reducing health inequalities and working with residents to tackle climate change.

Projects, delivered with the local community, will address some of the most urgent needs and deliver activity with immediate impact across five key themes:
- Fabric First: Notting Dale Goes Net Zero
- Powering Up for the People: Clean, Green and Local Energy
- Creating a Cleaner and Healthier Notting Dale
- Building a Notting Dale Nature Recovery Network
- Creating Green Jobs and Skills Through Circular Economy

The Notting Dale Future Neighbourhoods 2030 programme consists in:
- Developing a long-term co-created vision/environmental strategy for Notting Dale that identifies the needs of the community and is developed together with residents, community groups, key local organisations and local businesses
- Delivery of 30 environmental projects the aim to transform Notting Dale into a greener, fairer, and more resilient neighbourhood for all, bringing multiple benefits for the community

If you have any ideas on how to make Notting Dale a more sustainable ward and/or hear more about the Notting Dale Future Neighbourhoods2030, please write to us at environment@rbkc.gov.uk.

Around The World