The ominous Trellick Tower was an unwelcome addition to the South West London area back in 1972. Once thought of as a hot bed of crime and corruption, Trellick has shaken off this reputation and 43 years on still stands proudly as a concrete monument. Through Trellick Tales we aim to celebrate the tower, its residents and their history. The year-long project offers free weekly drama and heritage sessions for 13-25 year olds with showings throughout the year. It is being led by SPID Theatre Company with funding from The Clore Duffield Foundation in association with the Oral History Society and Kilburn to Kensal Radio, along with support from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The BBC have also been attending our workshops collecting footage and interviewing the participants for a documentary as part of their Inside Out London programme. The Oral History Society has led workshops training participants to develop interview and recording techniques. They have used these new skills to collected oral history testimonies from older residents of Trellick Tower about past estate life. The testimonies have been used by the young people and written into scripts to be transformed into short performances exploring the stories of the estate.
The short promenade performance will take place on September 26th at 1pm and 3pm at Trellick Tower, nearest tube Westbourne Park.
This is a FREE performance but you must reserve a slot. To book call 07903 861674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org leaving your name, phone number and which performance you would like to attend.
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