POP! Portobello Open Process Festival, Westway Trust

  • London
  • dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, literature, photography, music, theatre, visual arts
  • Claire Trevien


Westway Arts is launching the PORTOBELLO OPEN PROCESS (POP!) Festival, a month-long series of people-powered arts happenings in and across the North Kensington area. New work by nine ‘home-grown’ artists, working across a range of artforms, explores Grenfell stories, high-rise communities, gender and power, carnival culture and more.

 (Entry is FREE to all events)

February 277-8pm: XXIV by Corrie King
Choreographer Corrie King has created a provocative new work exploring high rise council estates and the culture they create. It honours the voices of Grenfell Tower and includes a Q&A.

March 2-27: My Yard by Tim Head
Abstract pop-art street murals and messages, by graphic designer, artist and creator Tim Head, bringing positivity and pride to urban spaces.

March 4-812-6pm: Re-Seen & Unseen, by Aleksandra Zareba Zeltsch & Brian Okello
From an emotional rediscovery of Ladbroke Grove to provocative social scenarios: discover a joint exhibition by two independent artists.

March 73-9pm: Gold & Ashes: Our Stories by Feruza Abraha-Afewerki
Combining a storytelling and photography, Feruza Abraha-Afewerki empowers the Grenfell community, sharing how hopelessness gave way to courage. 

March 12-14, 12-6pm: A Love Letter by Marie Klimis
Real love after 50 is discovered in a vintage caravan with cups of tea, miniature dioramas and atmospheric sound installations.

March 206.30-8pm: MANIFEST by Produced Moon
Produced Moon and young women from the LGTBQI+ community use dragking personas in this flashmob performance exploring identity and public space.

March 213-4.30pm: Masqueraded Memoirs by Tolu and Ade Coker
Family, politics and community intertwine in this documentary film about community and carnival culture in the estates of North Kensington.

March 267.30-8.30pm: Songs That Nobody Taught Me by Nick Field
Writer, performer and musician Nick Field muses on how music brings communities together in this theatrical piece, with help from local community choirs and inspired by the legendary Portobello Road.