Estate Endz is SPID’s living history, theatre and creative arts programme for 13-25 year olds, which celebrates the heritage of social housing. It dramatises the memories of social-housing residents, as well as the rich architectural and cultural heritage of social housing in the area. We give young people aged 13-25 across London the chance to create, research and perform their own work in collaboration with professional creatives and oral history experts from the British Library.
Every Estate Endz project is different. In the past our young people have shot films, curated exhibitions, performed immersive drama pieces and written radio plays exploring the history around them. Previous partners for these projects have included the National Archives, DTA Radio and the Bush Theatre.
This spring we’ll be filmmaking, inspired by our project theme ‘Stories We Save’ in mind and working in partnership with the Museum of Brands and their reminiscence programme. Participants will work with a professional filmmaker and three industry specific mentors (producing, sound and production design), to create a docudrama exploring stories of North Kensington’s varied estate voices, including those of Trellick Tower and Kensal House residents, young people, elderly residents and individuals living with dementia, as well as their family, friends and carers.
The project is open to any young person aged 13-25 and is fully funded and free to attend.