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TICKETS ON SALE: Kaleidescope community performance

Posted: May 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Tickets are now on sale for our Community Kaleidescope performance – Heathrow in Transition, as part of Hillingdon Arts Week. (Box Office – 01895 673200)

‘A combined theatrical performance devised by a group of artists, performers and musicians, in response to the history of Heathrow’s fight against the third runway, the BAA buyout and the Transition towards Heathrow’s future.’

The performance will include forum theatre, real life experiences, bicycle power, new creations, and a musical twist! We will also have special appearances from our hand made puppets done by families at the Com.Cafe in West Drayton.

The performance will be on Sunday 10th June, at 5pm, at the Sipson Community Centre. Tickets are £6 / £4 concessions – to book call 01895 673200

Please spread the word and get friends and families to buy tickets. There will be a picnic beforehand at the Grow Heathrow site from 1pm, bring snacks to share.

Puppet making workshop

Posted: May 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Cool Projects | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

In preparation for Kaleidoscope Transition (a creative performance at Grow Heathrow) kids from the Com Café in West Drayton have been making marionette puppets every Friday.

The lively, enthusiastic kids (aged between 5-11) have been getting involved in making puppets with the help of volunteers from Grow Heathrow, whilst gaining creative skills, the kids are also learning about the Transition Towns movement and alternative ways of living.

Once the animal puppets are finished, hopefully the children will perform with their puppets on stage as part of Kaleidoscope Transition, on Sunday 10th June, 5pm at Sipson Community Centre. Tickets for this performance are now available from the Grow Heathrow site but can also be booked by calling 01895 673200.

Kaleidoscope performance residency

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

From the 6th- 10th June, Grow Heathrow needs YOU. Calling all with a background in; theatre, dance, poetry, movement, puppetry, music, visual arts, circus…. and anything else…

Grow Heathrow (our squatted community garden) are offering the opportunity to be part of a 5-day theatrical residency that explores the creative link between resistance, permaculture, occupation and transition. Immersed in the realities of group living within a place that would be destroyed by the third runway, we’ll build a freely creative and imaginative response to the history of Sipson’s fight against the third runway, Grow Heathrow and the Transition Town movement.

The residency will culminate in a performance in the local village and later on one at the Grow Heathrow site, both on Sunday 10th June. Although this is a 5 day residency, the first two days of devising are optional, and you can come on board just from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th if you are limited with time, although the whole shabang is advised


Wed 6th – Thurs 7th: Nourishment, development and devising

Fri 8th – Sun 10th: Projecting, preparing, performing

Sunday 10th, 5pm and 8pm performances

This is a non-commercial, not for profit venture. £10 all-in to cover living costs on site. Deadline for applications: 01/05/2012 Please email kaleidoscope.transition@gmail.com for more information or to reserve a place, as numbers are limited, (including a little bit about yourself).

Alice in Wonderland

Posted: August 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

Alice in Wonderland comes to Grow Heathrow. It’s true! Over the past year and a half Grow Heathrow has hosted many political gatherings, direct action trainings, workshops, skillshares, community gatherings and has generally provided an alternative lifestyle to capitalism but to be honest – all we have ever really wanted to do is sit and drink tea and watch Alice in Wonderland. And now we can!

Jabberwocky Theatre Productions presents:

‘Waiting for Alice’ – a play by Holly Race Roughan & Alex Woolf

4 pm, Sunday, 11th September 2011, Grow Heathrow, Ticket prices: Pay what you like.

The stage is littered with gleaming teacups. Sat around a long table are figures in rusting top hats and cobwebbed jackets. They sit. Tea is poured. They drink. They wait. Tea is poured. They sip. They wait. Absurd, comic and sharp, this is an explosive piece of new writing from Bristol’s critically acclaimed company Jabberwocky. Why is a raven like a writing desk? Where or what is Alice? A dark secret lurks in the dregs of these cups.

Directed by Holly Race Roughan with Assistant Director, Alex Woolf Produced by Katie Pesskin with Assistant Producer, Lara Taylor

Cast: Holly McKinlay, Eleanor Henderson, Nick Finegan, Tom Wragg-Smith, Callum Brodie,

Reviews of ‘Waiting for Alice’ 2011:

**** (The Scotsman) **** (Broadway Baby) **** (Edinburgh Fringe Reviews) **** (Fringe Biscuit)

” a tremendous ensemble” (The Stage)

“anybody would enjoy the clever characterisation and fine performances from the ensemble cast” (The Scotsman)