About The Curve

We are delighted to welcome you back and the Curve community centre is now open for specific classes and activities permitted within Government guidelines.

Our opening times are 10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 5.45pm on Sundays for pre booked activities and services.

You can contact The Curve staff by:

  • Email:  thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk
  • Phone: 020 7221 9836 (between the hours of 9am to 5pm)
  • Address: The Curve, 10 Bard Road, W10 6TP

Let’s Talk About The Curve – a community conversation

The Curve community conversation is now closed. We received 167 responses so thank you to everyone who had their say. We are preparing a full report of the results which will be published shortly. A paper with recommendations from the report will be discussed by Leadership Team in November 2021.

What is it

We held a community conversation to ask the North Kensington community to help decide the future of The Curve from 18 August to 7 October 2021.

The lease for The Curve Community Centre’s current premises, on Bard Road, is due to come to an end in June 2022. This means that services will no longer be delivered from this site from April to allow the building to be decanted and returned to the landlord by the lease end.

The Curve’s Board of Governors aspiration is to ensure that the remaining Curve budget of £1.3M is used to support those most affected by the Grenfell tragedy, with a much stronger connection to new and innovative initiatives that help the community to thrive. 

We therefore held a conversation with residents affected by Grenfell to hear your aspirations for the future of The Curve, while always remembering how The Curve came about and what it stands for.

If you would like more information on these events and would like to be kept up to date about the future of The Curve please sign up for updates.

About The Curve Community Centre

The Curve Community Centre provides a safe, friendly space for families and individuals from across the North Kensington area, with all the support and services you need in a welcoming environment.

The Curve staff aim to provide support in a way that puts you first and that is shaped and led by the community. Your voice is key to everything they do.

The Centre has a ground floor comfort area with a kitchen, a crèche and four different activity spaces that host a number of services and can be booked out by local groups and organisations for free. There are also 10 confidential rooms on the second floor that can be used for one-to-ones, counselling sessions and meetings.

These spaces and the wider Centre can also be booked out for events that support the community, whether small or large. The smallest room for an event holds 25 to 30 people, whilst the whole Centre can comfortably hold 300 people. However due to Covid safety guidelines numbers are restricted and we will provide further updates.

COVID safety

We have resumed onsite activities following the easing of Government restrictions but are maintaining social distancing in the building and advising that visitors continue to wear face masks. 

Please check our events page for a list of activities.

We are taking all precautions to maintain Covid safety on the premises and will support all visitors and service users with this.


Support is available at The Curve to help with issues around emotional wellbeing, housing issues, health concerns and employment opportunities. The Curve also hosts courses, sessions and community-led activities. They aim to serve all parts of the community and all faiths.

Some of their services are delivered by external partners, while others are organised by the team themselves, many of whom are from the local area.

Curve collaborations

The Curve works with many local organisations to shape what is on offer in the Centre, funding some initiatives and hosting others. This has allowed the Centre to build partnerships with local groups and institutions.

The Curve works with people from the area to design services from scratch to turn ideas into reality. This is part of their commitment - local people should be playing the leading role in the recovery and rebuilding of the area and community following the tragedy of Grenfell.

Meet The Curve team

  • Interim Curve - Co Ordinator Annick Batimba
  • Facilities Lead - Carolyn Mackey
  • Curve Community Officer – Tanya Hedges
  • Curve Community Officer - Janet Mattocks
  • Curve Community Officer - Hanan Miezou
  • Curve Community Officer - Parish Barker
  • Curve Community Officer - James Bell
  • Curve Support Officer - Shabnam Pathan

Last updated: 13 January 2022