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The Playground Theatre, SPID & KOTG Presents 

The Story of Fires and Floods

Grenfell’s Fifth Anniversary
A stand for solidarity
To commemorate Grenfell’s fifth anniversary this June, SPID will be touring estates and schools performing The Story of Fires and Floods. The interactive speech features local people – including those who lost friends and homes to fire. Voices were recorded at nearby Kids on The Green. This inspiring film captures the experience, which premiers at The Playground Theatre, Kids on the Green over the Jubilee weekend June 2-5.
For fifteen years, the award winning SPID has dramatized the history of social housing from their base in Kensal House estate close to Grenfell through site specific performances and study guides. The Story of Fires and Floods is the sequel to The Burning Tower, sold by Waterstones and performed by youth groups UK wide. Five years on, theatres have yet to program a response to Grenfell. The participatory experience gives audiences the chance to take part in championing housing justice and raise funds for Grenfell United.

About SPID
Every year SPID’s Living History helps 180 young people and 250 adults learn about social housing’s history. Every day SPID uses art to advocate housing justice and challenge the stereotyping of young people living on estates. As well as Kids on the Green, SPID partners with North Kensington Library, Targeted Prevention Group, Octavia Housing Association, the Museum of Brands, the Curve, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Bush Theatre, the Playground Theatre, Full of Life, Trellick Residents Association, Kensal Residents Association, 20th
Century Society, Shelter, and University College London.

‘It was great to see our local community’s voice being heard'
 – 5/5. ‘ Audience
member, Trellick Tower
‘I cherish the new knowledge I learned’
 Young person fighting rent poverty
‘Next stop should be the Commons'

Morning Star
‘Should be the start of anyone’s Black British History class‘ 
4 stars, A Young

For more information about the venue and our COVID-19 Health and Safety policy, please see our your-visit page.
PLEASE NOTE: This touring event is happening across different estates and venues around London
We do not accept Amex.
Running time 50 mins including performances, Q & A and mediation on social change
Recommended 11+
2 JUN 2pm  -  The Playground Theatre

3 JUN 4pm - Kids on the Green | Unit 12 Latimer Rd, London W10 6RQ

11 JUN 4pm - SPID Theatre | Kensal House, Ladbroke Grove W10 5BQ

18 June 4pm - SPID Theatre | Kensal House, Ladbroke Grove W10 5BQ

24 June 7pm - SPID Theatre  | Kensal House, Ladbroke Grove W10 5BQ

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