Community at the heart of the Alton

We want people to be inspired by the Alton and for the Alton to be inspired by people. Community will feature strongly in the transformation of the Alton. 

WANDSWORTH ARTS FRINGE

WAF 2021 takes place from Friday 25 JUNE — Sunday 11 JULY 2021.

The WAF programme is live - check out the full line-up and book your tickets by visiting:

wandsworthfringe.com

WANDSWORTH ARTS FRINGE

Roehampton Community Week
5th July – 11th July

Roehampton Community Week (RCW) is a new community-led initiative for Roehampton and West Putney. We’ve planned a week-long series of fun and exciting "Spring Clean, Health and Well-being" projects and events across the area to help bring people together and improve our community.

And we want local residents to get involved.

If you have an interest in gardening, planting, music, sports, arts, local history or any idea that brings people together, want to volunteer or simply find out more please do get in touch.

To get involved contact:

Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.roehamptoncommunityweek.com

Call: 07498 455076

Donate: justgiving.com/campaign/roehamptoncommunityweek

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAMME OF COMMUNITY WEEK EVENTS HERE

Roehampton Community Activity Club

Roehampton Community Activity Club is open to all Roehampton residents and, starting from Monday 14th June 2021, the Club is offering 10 weeks free.

There's no need to book, you can just turn up! Bring a bottle of water and a small towel.

 

ROEHAMPTON COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CLUB

Panel of Art

Pop-up Panel of Art on Danebury Avenue

Disused window panels are being put to creative use by local artists and schools to create a pop-up art gallery on Danebury Avenue. The large window panels were destined for landfill until they were donated by one of Wandsworth Council's major works contractors. Estate Art are curating the Panel of Art exhibition with support from the Community Engagement & Cultural Co-ordinator Jo Baxter and the Alton regeneration team.

Jo Baxter explains: "More than 20 large window panels were donated to Lynne, the founder of Estate Art, and she is priming them and distributing them to professional artists, amateur art enthusiasts and schools to create pictures that will feature in the pop-up gallery."  

Hoardings are being put in place around the old Co-op and chemist's at the entrance to Danebury Avenue, which are currently empty. The hoardings will be painted white to take on the appearance of a gallery wall. The panels produced for Estate Art will then be professionally and securely hung on the hoarding to provide a massive outdoor gallery. Panel of Art will be available for everyone to enjoy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The gallery will remain in situ for an estimated six months. Opening day will be 5 July 2021, to coincide with the start of Roehampton Community Week. There is a concert planned to celebrate the opening.

Kids' Recycled Art

The Ubuntu Museum is presenting Kids' Recyled Art workshops.

 

This workshop is inspired by African traditions of recycled art. Using materials we discard everyday participants will be able to make:

  • An elephant out of aluminium drink cans
  • A flower out of toilet roll tubes
  • A mask out of milk bottles

Kits will also be available to take home

Category
Activity, Art/Exhibition, Children, Family, Workshops

Suitable for:
Age 6+ 12+ 15+ 18+

Date & Time:
10th & 11th July
10am – 4pm

Venue:
Roehampton – Alton Estate
6 Portswood Place

(The former Juice Bar)
London

SW15 4ED

Email:  [email protected]

Website: ubuntumuseum.com

Kids' Recycled Art

Children

Children "lend a hand" in creating Fontley Way hoarding

Children from the neighbouring Alton Community Playschool had 'a hand' in creating the colourful design for a vibrant new hoarding installed around the Fontley Way development site.

The children, aged between two and four, spent a fun, messy morning painting handprints which were incorporated in the final design of the hoarding which spans 40 metres and will enhance the area prior to and during construction.

The site, which was previously the home of the One O'Clock Club, has been boarded up whilst work on the plans for the development of 14 new affordable homes progresses. Planning permission was obtained in September 2020 and the team is currently in the final stage of the design process for the building, which will lead to the start of construction."