“We were taking a Sunday afternoon stroll along Portobello Road, when we came across the new homes being built. Before that we didn’t know anything about the scheme – ‘When did this happen?’ we thought! – but talked about it over a cup of coffee at a nearby café and thought it could be just the place for us.”
“Once Catalyst called, asking if I’d like to submit my ideas, I just had to get this commission. I really, really wanted this.” Artist Fiona Hawthorne is talking about her latest project, the newly-installed artwork covering the pedestrian ramp outside of Paul House, and it is immediately clear just how important to her this part of London is.
There’s no such thing as a typical day. I could be responding to residents’ questions, overseeing scheduled repairs or dealing with urgent issues as they arise. My job is to deal with whatever gets thrown at me!”
“We have between 800 and 1,000 people using our facilities every week. In a community that is so diverse, people of all ages and all walks of life come here to both learn and enjoy themselves. It’s a real success story, and one that’s at the heart of the community.”
The Franco Family
It was just over a year ago that the Franco family were told they would be moving from their two-bedroom flat in Edward Kennedy House into a three-bedroom apartment, part of the second wave of residents to be given new homes as part of the regeneration of Wornington Green.
Catalyst can now refer people to the Kensington & Chelsea food bank.Read More...
Next Two Weeks
- The North Kensington Women’s Textile Workshop
The North Kensington Women’s Textile Workshop has funding to run a further 25 weeks of textile workshops next year.Read More...
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