“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.
“I say to everyone that it’s been a new lease of life,” says Rejhan, “and that doesn’t happen to many people. With the high ceilings and tall windows there’s just so much space and light. It’s so much better than our previous flat.”
On 21 May, 150 people attended a celebration of the new public artwork on the ramp at Paul House, Ladbroke Grove.Read More...
Next Two Weeks
- Street lamps switched on
This month will see the street lamps on Bonchurch Road switched onRead More...
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