The Wornington Word: A People's History of The Wornington Green Estate W10 was a year long project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by Renegade Theatre (residents of Wornington Green), in partnership with the Venture Community Association.
Since our lively launch at Venture in February 2019, where we began our year long project, drunk rum and danced to Glissando's steel drums, we have gone on an oral history journey. Over a hundred local residents, Venture goers and Althone Park walkers have come together to train in oral history taking, documentary making, photography, audio editing, creative writing and social media skills to create The People's History of Wornington Green.
We've recorded 17 oral histories and collected over 200 photos all of which are currently being archived in the RBKC Local Studies and Archives. During the course of the project we also made a 40 minute documentary, The Wornington Word, which we are pleased to announce won the Best UK Documentary at the 2020 Portobello Film Festival.
When Covid19 hit, we were preparing to hold a party to celebrate our beloved estate, built in the 1960s - 80s, and now being demolished to make way for Portobello Square. We are waiting for when the restrictions are eased so that we can come together to enjoy our collective history and to dance the night away at Venture. In the meantime, please enjoy our website.
Thank you to everyone who took part and made the project such a rich and enjoyable experience.