Festival of Arts takes to the streets in Kensington and
A festival of new work responding to and
reflecting the unique environment and character of Kensington and
Artists and spaces come together each summer with the Royal
Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s InTRANSIT Festival. Last
year, the festival ran from Friday 18 to Sunday 27 July and
provided exciting avenues for people of all ages to explore and
enjoy the physical spaces and architecture of the borough. The
festival celebrates energetic experimentation and new
collaborations in art and performance over ten dazzling days.
The 2014 programme presented wonderful interpretations of
the theme “dwelling in unity” - the Royal Borough of Kensington and
Chelsea’s official motto – and was guest curated by the design and
production team O’Neill/Ross whose previous credits include Secret
Cinema (2010- 2013), RPS award-nominated site-specific
concert series Imagined Occasions, and many other dance,
music and theatre adventures.
The programme featured new work from well-known arts companies
such as Silent Opera, Cardboard Citizens and Hip-Hop Shakespeare,
alongside emerging artists presenting bold and observant work in
unusual settings across the borough; in a residential show home,
amongst library bookshelves and from inside a skip.
InTRANSIT is funded and coordinated by the Council's Arts and
Culture Service and was launched in 2007, when the programme took
the form of artist-led walking tours around the Royal
Borough. Since then the festival has expanded far beyond
this remit, working with an impressive stable of emerging and
established artists from Britain and abroad to bring the streets
and hidden spaces of Kensington and Chelsea alive each summer.
O'Neill/Ross are currently programming this year's festival so
please visit us again in May when this year's
programme will go live.