Take to the streets and immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful InTRANSIT Festival of Arts. With a focus on urban regeneration, be prepared to recoil in horror at the UFO ‘Crashed’ on an abandoned Notting Hill car park, get stuck into the history of King’s Road with street art chewing gum miniaturist Ben Wilson, and catch William Alexander’s ‘Overground Underground’, a cardboard, people-powered tube train. At the Junction of Portobello Rd and Lancaster Rd you can even mark out all your activities on an interactive map.
InTRANSIT is nothing if not engaging, and with arts workshops and a fifties tea dance at the Chelsea Theatre, social awareness walks, and children’s events at Little Wormwood Scrubs Park and Powis Square, it is all about getting involved. Jonathan Polkest’s camera obscura Draw Me In booth will even be making an appearance so that budding artists can pen their own personal portraits.
There will be plenty of dance, drama, and music, of course, including an interactive orchestra on the move, IJAD Dance Company exploring public and personal space, and a whole heap of theatre, including flash-mob shows from Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea Theatre Company, a pop-up by Square Bubble, an innovative take on the Tempest, and satirical ‘noise opera’. What a marvelous creative melting pot! Kitty Knowles
InTRANSIT runs across the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea from July 20 – 27. See the full programme here.