Kensington & Chelsea

Salvage City

Salvage City

Exploring and dissecting the units of domestic dwellings that sprawl our urban environments through art, installation, film and performance, this urban hideaway is a space for all borough residents and visitors to relax, explore, contribute and find out more about the festival programme with drinks and food on offer.

Salvage City at Acklam Village 3 Acklam Road W10 5TY

Open Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July, and Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 July | 13:00 to 22:00

InTRANSIT 2014 celebrates the borough’s motto “dwelling in unity” with a vision of the future city where people and environments are salvaged and brought together to collage a beautifully dynamic plate. Join us at Salvage City and re-imagine the notion of home, exploring how we reconfigure our surroundings in such densely populated urban spaces.

Key to the environment are a number of art installations including structures designed by architect/artists Zoë Fudge and you&me that transform the public realm into a domestic scene giving intimacy in public spaces and casting questions about privatization in urban renewal plans; Kin’s giant bird nest sound installation containing domestic soundscapes that can be eavesdropped upon; Geoff Tibbs’s hidden 'raree’ peep-show revealing worlds within worlds; and Natasha Vicars’s photographic collection of borough residents’ home environments integrated into furnishings scattered around the area as an invitation to Salvage City.

InTRANSIT at Salvage City kicks off with a wedding party that irreverently celebrates the ultimate act of unity! Other ‘City’ highlights include Hip-Hop Shakespeare, theatrical cycle rides, Loo Tours, revolution and specially-curated cinema events.

THE WESTWAY TRUST; WESTWAY PRESENTS - Our Producing Partner

..  a world of possibilities, with events and projects that are available to all, with no exceptions. We provide support to creative start ups and  make special provisions for local people who wouldn't usually get the chance to attend quality arts events. Westway Presents are please to support Salvage City through offering space and production support as well as running a practical training courses throughout InTRANSIT and beyond, getting local people into Event Management.

GOLDFINGER FACTORY - Our Build Partner

Goldfinger Factory is an upcycling production and learning hub for London’s most deprived residents, that sells desirable and sustainable home furnishings and fit-outs for London's trendsetting residents and businesses.

acklam village market - Our venue Partner

Acklam Village Market is a large urban space under the Westway on Portobello Road, best known for its historical bohemian street market built up in the 70s and 80s when Portobello was the centre of the music and creative industries in London.

Acklam Village is a venue of collaboration combining an international street food market selling unusual cuisine from around the world with a live music bar and "Big Art " space, showcasing young street artists/photographic exhibitions and performance art from the local community and beyond.

Bay 58 Bar was opened in 2012, built around reclaimed and pre-loved furniture and materials, and designed by students from Chelsea School of Art embracing the heritage and legacy of the area.

Acklam Village Market normal opening times | Open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 til Late

PORTOBELLO POP-UP CINEMA - Our Screening Partner

Over eight nights we travel from the Grove, taking in Julien Temple’s epic portrait of Rio, to cinema from Kurdistan, via the Portobello Film Festival’s lo-fi party celebrating World Cinema, finishing off with ‘We Love The 90’s’ sparkling cinema party nights. Portobello Pop Up is a unique microplex cinema hand-built underneath the Westway flyover on Portobello Road.

CSM MA NARRATIVE ENVIRONMENTS -
Jacquetta Wang, Yi-Chun Chen, Yihe Bai

MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins in London is a multidisciplinary course focusing on designing spaces through a narrative approach: places and people form a continuum, actively communicating, contesting and generating meanings. These meanings can be understood through a narrative lens, and form a design strategy to create physical interventions in social, environmental and commercial contexts. Three students from different backgrounds will collaborate with InTransit Festival this year and create memorable participatory experiences.

Special thanks to Yizhen Jiang from CSM MA Communication Design for designing Salvage City logo.

Portobello Pop Up - digital microplex cinemaGoldfinger FactoryWest Way presents...   acklam

  • Shotgun Wedding
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • Richard II LIVE!
  • Portobello Film Festival
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • Octavia Double Revision Film Screenings
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • Rio
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • Kurdish Film Festival
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • We Love the 90s
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • We Love the 90s
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • We Love the 90s
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Home from Home
  • Rarity Shows
  • The Public House

    You&Me

    Salvage City, 18th-27th July

    The Public House at Aklam Village

  • Home From Home

    Natasha Vicars

    Salvage City, 18th - 27th July

    Take a seat in the borough's front rooms.

  • Rarity Shows

    Geoff Tibbs

    Salvage City, 18th - 27th July

    Site-specific installation of new artwork.

  • Nesting Instinct

    Kin

    Salvage City, 18th-27th July

    An immersive sound installation challenging ideas of home.

  • Shotgun Wedding

    Salvage City, 18th July.

    Get hitched or die tryin'

  • Richard II - LIVE!

    The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company

    Salvage City, 19th July

    Exploring parallels between Shakespeare and rappers

  • Portobello Film Festival

    Salvage City, 19th July

    A showcase of World Cinema films

  • We love the 90s

    Salvage City, 25th-27th July

    Celebrate cult and classic 90s films

  • Octavia double Revision Film screenings

    Salvage City, 20th July

    Grove Roots & Margins Mainstream film screening

  • Rio

    Julien Temple

    Salvage City, 23rd July

    RIO / Carry on CaRIOca and Q&A with director

  • Kurdish Film

    Salvage City, 24th July

    I FLEW YOU STAYED and Q&A with director

  • Revolution #10

    The Skinny Vintage Investment Corporation

    Trellick Tower, 18th-27th July

    Let the People Decide!

  • Family Cycle Tours

    Bikeminded

    From Salvage City, 19 - 20 July

    North Kensington Family Cycle Ride.

  • Culture & Crappers

    London Loo Tours

    Starts at Salvage City, 23 July

    Culture and Crappers: Not the Bog Standard!