Nearly 700 people celebrated Westway Trust’s 45th and Portobello Film Festival’s 21st on Friday 16th September at a party held at Acklam Village, on the Westway estate.
The celebration also included the Portobello Film Festival’s Golden Trellick Awards recognising new and emerging filmmaking talent. The Best Film award went to Mazin Sherabayani for Zarathustra, a documentary about the revival of the ancient Kurdish religion of Zoroastrianism.
We understand the Council has revoked Mode’s licence. Mode remain the tenants of the building and throughout any appeal they may make to the Council, and beyond, we will be in discussions with them about how they might continue to operate the venue.
That was the question being asked at a workshop last week, hosted at The Venture Community Centre. Crowdfunding has been used to raise the profile of projects, gather public support, and raise the money needed to make it happen.
Westway adult learning is ready to launch the 2016-17 academic year. Registration started on Tuesday 6th September and 66 attended the first session to sign up for classes. Registration sessions will be run for the first two weeks of September at Westway Trust and at outreach locations.
A garden on the Westway estate and developed by Westway Trust’s gardening team has been named the best wildlife garden in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, ahead of those at Meanwhile Gardens and the Natural History Museum. The award was made as part of the Royal Borough’s ‘Brighter Kensington and Chelsea' scheme.
The annual Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers ‘1973 Remembered’ Community Festival showcase was held on Portobello Green on Sunday 14th August as part of the Notting Hill Carnival’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The always popular event this attracted record crowds of almost 500 people to remember those who helped make Notting Hill Carnival the success it is today.
The climbing gym at Westway Sports & Fitness is home to some of the UK’s highest walls, the training ground of some of the best British athletes and was the wall of choice for the British Mountaineering Council’s (BMC) announcement that sport climbing will feature at the next Olympic Games.
Would you like a new, talented individual to work at your organisation?
Would you like support and funding to employ an intern?
Westway Trust is providing substantial funding and support for creative employers who want to take on an intern. The scheme is open to employers who would like to provide an entry-level developmental role for a young person, aged between 18 to 24 years old, graduate or non-graduate.
Westway Trust’s adult learning programme for the 2015-16 academic year finished at the end of July. It was a hugely successful year with 588 learners attending courses. Over the year 1,480 learning sessions were delivered and 25,518 hours of learning took place. The two big themes of the year were the introduction of several exciting new courses and the huge impact made by volunteers who led on activities.
Last year our £100,000 community grants programme supported 47 community organisations to run celebrations and events in the local community. Those events ranged from zumba classes for Ethiopian women to a celebration of the history of a local bowling club.
Westway Trust is pleased to announce that the programme will return this year. It is open to local social enterprises, charitable, voluntary and community organisations working within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, with a particular focus on communities living in North Kensington, in and around the Westway.