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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea presents One The Word Was Here

1 April 2014 and 2 April 2014, Chelsea Theatre

Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea Adult and Youth Theatre groups have created an exciting new production called Once The Word Was Here, and will be performing their piece at the Chelsea Theatre on Tuesday 1 April and Wednesday 2 April.

Drawing from Orwellian themes, the storyline is a dark vision of a totalitarian future. Love, freedom and thought are oppressed by tyranny and fear and fight to survive in a world where power and control rule. Working with the Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea Artistic Team, the cast of over 70 adults and young people have developed their ideas using spoken word, physical theatre, music and movement.

The team have drawn from the creativity, enthusiasm and abilities of the membership to make this powerful piece of theatre. The partnership between Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea and the Royal College of Music has continued through this project, with musicians from the RCM Sparks programme joining our members on stage.

As part of the Chickenshed’s 40th year celebrations, Once The World Was Here draws upon the music and scripts from previous Chickenshed productions and adds Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea’s unique twist to create this thought-provoking and moving production.

Production information:

Once The World Was Here Venue:

Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, London, SW10 0DR

Tickets: £8 (£5 concs)

Running time: Approx 1 hour 15 mins, no interval

Ages 11+

To book tickets please telephone Chickenshed Box Office: 020 8292 9222, email or visit

Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea Easter Holiday Project for 6 - 14 year olds

Ages: 6 - 14 year old

Dates: Monday 14 - Thursday 17 April

Times: Daily, 10am - 4pm £100

Address: Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB

A great opportunity for young people to develop their performance skills in drama, music, dance and singing using Chickenshed’s proven teaching methods and unique performance style. During the week participants, led by our highly experience and energetic team, will work together to create an original show that family and friends will be invited to see at the end of the week. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks, and they will be supervised by Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea staff during lunchtimes and breaks.

'My daughter loved it. Bounced out of bed to come every morning.' parent 'Loved everything - the staff, singing, dancing and people attending.' participant Last summer's holiday project sold out - so we recommend booking early.

Book your place today. There is a 50% discount for siblings so the whole family can come along. Contact the Box Office on 020 8292 9222 for more information.

Young Theatre Makers Project

Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April at Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, SW10 0AB

Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea will be running a Young Theatre Makers Project for 14 to 18 year olds. Full details and how to book a place, please visit Chickenshed.

Hand Sewing Workshop - Make a Remembrance Poppy with Eithne Farry

Tuesday 15 April, 3 to 4pm at Kensal Library

Tuesday 22 April, 2 to 4pm Kensington Central Library

Age: 10 +

The remembrance poppy has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Come along to our hand sewing workshop with Eithne Farry where you will create your own remembrance poppy out of felt. There’s no need to book a place to these free sessions, just drop into Kensal Library or Kensington Central Library to make your very own remembrance poppy.

The song academy young songwriter 2014 competition (#says14)

Fabulous prizes going for a song!

Calling budding young songwriters 7-18 years old across the UK and Ireland to enter SAYS 2014. Enter individually or with friends. All lyrics and music must be original work. Entrants may submit up to 3 songs. Separately judged for 7-12 years olds and 13-18 year olds. The deadline to enter the competition is 6 April 2014 and entry is free.

Enter at Song Academy website and submit your entry form and your song (use the Song Academy Audioboo app to record your song/upload your mp3 recording). Enter your songs today and get noticed! This exciting platform gives young people the opportunity to have their songs heard by industry professionals, and the chance to release their own professionally recorded single at Universal Music’s recording studio in London.

The winners will also win a professional photo shoot and songwriting equipment and software.

The star studded SAYS 2014 judging panel is looking forward to hearing your songs!

Starbucks Barista Mastery and Customer Service Apprenticeship

Do you want to learn new skills?

Earn while you build a retail career?

Be part of an amazing team and have fun?

We are seeking optimistic candidates with lots of initiative, who are looking to gain a variety of transferable skills while building a retail management career.

The apprenticeship takes 12 months to complete with guaranteed employment at the end. Some of the perks you will get along the way include:

  • being paid the same rate as our regular baristas
  • top up your pay with a bonus for great performance
  • free and discounted Starbucks products
  • 25 days paid holiday
  • access to life coaching, 24 hours a day 365 days a year
  • money off leisure and retail experiences
  • refer a friend for an extra cash reward
  • be a company owner and get Starbucks shares


Being an apprentice means doing a real, full-time job, getting paid while learning new skills and gaining qualifications in Barista Mastery and Customer Service. Starbucks apprentices start earning from day one at the same rate as our baristas. The learning for the apprenticeship will mainly be done in-store, with some classroom and webinar sessions.

“I would recommend the programme to anyone who wants to progress and learn while working.” Anthony, Apprentice, Victoria, London

You do not need any qualifications to become a Starbucks Apprentice. We want to work with ambitious school and college leavers like Antony who want to start a career in retail and look at different educational paths. We have a passion of showing young people they can succeed without going to traditional college or university.

Your career doesn’t have to stop with the barista apprenticeship, there’s opportunity to progress to the supervisor role and higher level apprenticeships. Apprenticeship positions are available in selected stores only.

To find out more about Starbucks and apply to be an apprentice: Contact Jonathan Price on 01623 410032 or email, alternatively, you can logon to

You may also download the Starbucks Apprenticeship Guide [PDF] (file size 1.54Mb) for more information.