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Well Read

Well Read
The Playground Theatre

Zone 1

The Playground Theatre, 8 Latimer Rd, London W10 6RQ, UK



28 June at 11:15 - 12:15pm


Specially curated series of events and exhibitions in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the arrival of The Windrush.

Wednesday 28th June
The Playground Theatre Café. 11:15 – 12:15pm

Well Read – An Open Community Play reading group, housed at The Playground Theatre Cafe, all welcome, free of charge. Well Read is the Theatre’s flagship community wellbeing service. We have interacted with over 400 unique participants. Reading plays aloud in a group and chatting about them throughout, can dispel isolation, promotes fun and laughter, promotes the exploration of plays and grants the participant the chance to see, speak and think through another’s point of view.

This week the group will be reading Nine Night, as part of our Windrush Festival.

All welcome, Free event

The Playground Theatre, formerly a bus depot, was originated as a creative space for innovative theatre artists of all disciplines to 'play' with their imaginative ideas.

Over half of the activity the Playground undertakes is in its local community of North Kensington.

‘Well Read’ their flagship service (which originated in St Charles Mental Health Unit and continues to be delivered there) has engaged over 450 unique participants: Reducing isolation, improving well-being and promoting fun, through reading plays aloud in a group, facilitated by a theatre professional, the priority being participation, not perfection. Well Read is adaptable: Reading to dementia day patients, or mixing professional actors, community members and technology to live-stream Well Read to New York.

Their education projects, in conjunction with Nicholas Kent’s award-winning Grenfell Inquiry plays, have engaged hundreds of young people across London, as have ‘Dalgarno Drama Clubs’, Playground Summer Schools and in housing KAA’s drama department.

The latest service ‘We Start’ is supported by Grenfell Recovery Fund. Locals can make and access arts, develop artistic careers and improve skills. From sculpture to spoken word poetry.

This summer they are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of The Windrush, specifically the people it brought to our local community.

Join a series of specially Curated Series of Events. All Welcome - Free of charge.

The theatre closed on Sundays.

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