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.
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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.
Former Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey who won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics and Ben Quilter who won a Paralympic Bronze in judo in 2012 helped more than 300 people with disabilities try out one of 20 different sports at a free summer festival organised by Disability Sports Coach and held at Westway Sports & Fitness Centre in Kensington.
On 16th and 17th July the first Portobello Green Summer Festival took place at Acklam Village and Portobello Green. Showcasing some of the best local young and emerging talent the event drew over 1,500 people.
As you may be aware, we recently conducted a study and found that on average people stay at Portobello Green for only 12minutes as people feel that the space is closed off and it’s design provides to many ‘hideaways’ for anti-social behaviour. We then decided that we would conduct a few events that would provide the public with an opportunity to express their ideas.
On Friday 17th June, Westway Learning hosted 15 volunteers from Discovery Communications, the global communications company that own Discovery Channel and Eurosport among others, on their annual ‘Discover Your Impact’ day. The visit was organised by Volunteering Matters who recommended Westway Trust as a place for the Discovery staff to volunteer.