Welcome to The Wornington Word

Who Are We?

The Wornington Word: A People’s History of The Wornington Green Estate W10 was a year long project funded by the National Lottery and run by Renegade Theatre (residents of Wornington Green), in partnership with the Venture Community Association.

The project recorded and archived the history of the estates residents from the 1960s up to recent times with oral histories, photos and a documentary that will eventually be archived in Kensington Central and North Kensington Libraries. Residents and North Kensington locals were asked to participate in free training and workshop opportunities throughout 2019 that included oral history training (led by The British Library), social media tips as well as photography and filmmaking workshops. Together a documented history of Wornington Green was created. The Wornington Word project will preserve the history of the diverse, long standing community. Their voices will now be retained for future generations.

Headshot photo of Natasha Langridge from Renegade Theatre.

We talked with our neighbours, of all ages, on Wornington Green so we could record their experience of living on and visiting the estate, Athlone Gardens and Venture. Our photographer assisted the participants to improve their photography skills and take good quality pictures of their families, friends and neighbours in the area. Participants also collaborated with our local filmmaker, Sanya Mihaylovic, to capture footage for a documentary about the history of the estate and its people, which will be entered into the 2021 Portobello Film Festival.”

 

Natasha Langridge
Artistic Director
Renegade Theatre

 

 

Who To Contact?

If you would like to follow-up on this project or if you require any further information you can contact Natasha Langridge, the founder and organiser of The Wornington Word: A People’s History of The Wornington Green Estate W10: