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The Playground Theatre, MY YARD and K+C Festival Presents 


A new devised theatre piece created by young people from Harrow’s Grange Farm Estate in partnership with The Playground’s outreach team, featuring stories and music.

The show was inspired by the My Yard project which started with a photographer giving cameras to young people on the Harrow's Grange Farm Estate. They documented their lives, and it's a story about community and estate regeneration. A book was then made as a result of their work.

Many of the people in the book have now been moved out by developers, with the remaining residents set to be moved out this year.

Over a series of workshops with Playground team member Phil Correia, the young people have created a semi-interactive play, centered around a core group of young people reminiscing about their time on the Estate.

Alongside the performance there is a free photographic exhibition of the pictures that inspired the project. This exhibition, called MY YARD, has been curated by Jarelle Francis and is presented by charity My Yard in collaboration with The Playground Theatre.

MY YARD A Photographic Exhibition
The Playground Theatre Café from 4 JUL to 7 AUG
Running as part of the Kensington + Chelsea Festival
Curator Jarelle Francis

Grange Farm Estate in South Harrow was on the brink of being demolished when the estate’s young inhabitants got together to celebrate and immortalise their community. With he support of the charity My Yard and the help of industry creatives, a group of 10-16-year-olds documented life on their estate using disposable, medium-format cameras, creating Grange Farm Book – an anthology of photographs commemorating their soon-to-be-vanished home.

Curator Jarelle Francis has taken a selection of photos from the book to exhibit in The Playground Theater for the first photo exhibition of the Grange Farm inhabitants.

The prices for the artworks are as follows


Any other enquiries please email jarellefrancis@gmail.com or contact on Instagram Jarelle_andre_francis

Free Admission 

Café open times:
4 JUL to 2 AUG
Thurs & Friday 6pm-10pm
Saturdays 1pm-10pm
3 AUG - 7 AUG
Tue - Sun 10pm-10pm

These hours might change 

NOTE: All frame photos are one off editions for this exhibition, all proceeds will go to the charity My Yard.

My Yard
My Yard  is a registered charity based at Grange farm community centre in South Harrow that works for youth and communities in Harrow and Hertsmere and offers a food bank as well as activities for kids. My Yard was created and its run by Rachel Dimond.

Mix of good food, enthusiastic people & a purpose to create a homely, supportive and positive environment for our communities.

There are about 8 million people in the UK struggling with food poverty, i.e., difficulty in accessing and affording food. It includes communities with people in work, families with young children, old & disabled people & many more.

Our neighbourhoods, Harrow, Dalston & Bushey, are one of these thousand communities in the UK that are facing food poverty. Therefore, any excess surplus food or support from our partners & volunteers strengthens these communities in challenging food poverty and its many negative consequences that can harm an individual’s health and wellbeing. 

My Yard – Sharing Food, Creativity, Inspiration and Compassion
Kensington and Chelsea Festival
From 1 July - 31 August 2022, the multi-disciplinary Kensington and Chelsea Festival will celebrate creativity and culture for everyone.

Born out of a desire to lift spirits through celebrating culture and creativity, the Festival mix spans theatre, circus, opera, dance, music, outdoor arts, family shows, participatory activities, talks, walks and public art pieces. It includes creative experiments enabling audiences to see artists bringing new ideas to life.

Spanning the summer months, the Festival re-imagines the borough’s well-known and less-discovered places by showcasing exceptional emerging and established artists, through shows presented in venues plus outdoor pop up performances and artworks.
Kensington and Chelsea Festival 2022 (kcaw.co.uk)
For more information about the venue and our COVID-19 Health and Safety policy, please see our your-visit page.
We do not accept Amex.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is funded by and its running as part of  the Kensington + Chelsea Festival 22
Running time 50 mins 
After show Q&A and closing of Photo Exhibition in the café  
Recommended family show
Show 7 AUG | 5pm  

Photographic Exhibition:
4 JUL to 7 AUG 

café open times:
4 JUL to 2 AUG - Thurs & Friday 6pm-10pm
Saturdays 1pm-10pm
3 AUG - 7 AUG 
Tue - Sun 10pm-10pm

These hours might change 
Tickets (All unreserved)

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