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24hearts ComeUnity Arts Carnival Project

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24hearts ComeUnity Arts Carnival Project

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A 3 week program of free drop-in outdoor workshops, where participants will be invited to create artwork to be installed 'Up the Junction' on Ladbroke Grove for Notting Hill Carnival 2019.

Kensington and Chelsea Delivery stage

pledged of £5,711

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Based on the idea of a traditional carnival 'mas camp', workshops will take place outdoors in Maxilla Gardens and will cater to all ages and abilities. Instead of creating costumes we will be dressing one of the key 'junctions' along the carnival route. The artwork will be created using willow and wet-strength tissue paper enabling the structures to be very light and durable. We have chosen this medium to work with as it is possible to achieve differentiated outcomes with people of all ages and abilities. It is also renewable and affordable. We will lead in creating the structures and participants will take part in the design, construction and decoration. A key aspect of this project is that the workshops will open Carnival up to children and adults who otherwise may not participate, and the completed installation is intended to enhance the spectacle that is carnival whilst empowering local residents to make a positive contribution to their local environment.

What we'll deliver:

  • Three weeks of free workshops in an underused park catering for all ages and abilities
  • A unique art installation at a key junction of Notting Hill Carnival seen by an audience of millions

Why it's a great idea:

This project has been tried and tested 2 years in a row. It brings life to Maxilla Gardens and provides a brilliant opportunity for young and old to get together to learn how to create willow sculptures, and to build on community and friendship. It also gives an opportunity to be involved in Carnival to people who are not able to attend due to abilities or disabilities. Over the past two years we've enjoyed participants between the ages of 0 and 92. By working with North Kensington Library we have been given the added opportunity to highlight how important this building is to our community. Participants will shape the look of the final installation and will have the pleasure of seeing their work displayed before an audience of tens of thousands of carnival goers.

Steps to get it done:

  • Finalise designs collaborating with carnival artists, volunteers and community groups
  • Launch the project at the press launch of Notting Hill Carnival
  • Begin 3 weeks of daily workshops in Maxilla Gardens
  • Install artwork ready for carnival

Location Kensington and Chelsea

About the space

Bay 19 3/4, Maxilla Green


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

How will the money be spent?Total £5,711

artists' fees - £3,000 (53%)
3 x volunteer expenses @ £10 a day x 15 days - £450 (8%)
large gazebo - £379 (7%)
willow (5 x 10kg) - £260 (5%)
wet strength tissue paper (5 x 480 sheets) - £195 (3%)
coloured tissue paper (10 x 240) - £164 (3%)
pvc insulation tape (20 x 6pack) - £140 (2%)
10 x (5 x 4 m) Heavy-Duty Woven Bird Netting - £135 (2%)
glue x 100 litres - £110 (2%)
cable ties (assorted) - £100 (2%)
Other - £779 (14%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

artists' fees
3 x volunteer expenses @ £10 a day x 15 days
large gazebo
willow (5 x 10kg)
wet strength tissue paper (5 x 480 sheets)
coloured tissue paper (10 x 240)
pvc insulation tape (20 x 6pack)
10 x (5 x 4 m) Heavy-Duty Woven Bird Netting
glue x 100 litres
cable ties (assorted)
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • 30m flexible plastic ducting
  • 50 x A2 posters
  • brushes x 100
  • VAT
  • 50m x 8mm black elastic bungee rope
  • scissors x 30
  • 500 x A5 flyers
  • 50 x A3 posters


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Extra money will be spent on future 24 Comeunity arts projects

Total £5,711

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