Well London Media Project Rolls On

Dear Well London participants and those yet to take part,

As part of the continuing Well London initiatives across London, over the next month we will be conducting what may be our final filming events and workshops in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Hounslow, starting tomorrow with a second visit to Notting Barns gardens. As always we are offering opportunities to get behind the camera and to learn how to shoot and interview.

If you can’t make it to these events or you are not so interested in filming, we are also offering edit placements where you can make a contribution to the Well London Media Project and get firsthand experience of the post-production process. All the information is in the flyer below. To find out more information about Spectacle’s role in Well London, visit the Spectacle blog.

Finally, Claire Sharples has sadly departed as project coordinator but leaves everything in the hands of myself and Mark Saunders. If you have any questions or want to get involved, please get in touch with the details below or download the Well London Media Project Sign Up Form and return it to us.

Greg Pittard, Project Coordinator

Barnfield Estate Tour and Residents’ Meeting

The Spectacle team visited the Barnfield Estate in Greenwich to film a tour of the area, during which two local boys gave us a helping hand with the camera! Particularly salient was the disuse of the former community centre building, a large space which is currently boarded up. Renovation of the building would create a safe environment for residents to meet and take part in communal activities.

Following the tour was a residents’ meeting during which different Well London partners presented research, ideas and opportunities to members of the community. Spectacle invited residents to take part in workshops to make a film about the Barnfield Estate and community. If you would like to get involved, visit the Well London Media Project page.

White City Fun Day and Tour

As part of the ongoing Well London project, Spectacle visited the White City Estate in Hammersmith to attend the Fun Day in BBC Park and to film a tour of the key sites of the area. Members of the community were invited to take part in filming workshops during which a film about White City, its Olympic past, its transformation and its future will be developed. A number of interviews were also recorded with key advocates of the Well London and other local initiatives. We are uploading all the Well London activities we have filmed onto the project page of the Spectacle website, where it can be viewed. If you would like to be involved in any aspect of the film about White City visit the Well London Media Project for more details.

Hammersmith and Fulham – About to Launch

You may have seen us filming already. Now we’re looking for White City residents to produce they’re own film about the area. Anyone interested in being involved will be taught to use our professional digital video equipment to create a film about the Olympic history, how White City’s changed since then and how it’ll continue to evolve in the future.

White City has transformed so much over the last century, this will be a great opportunity to be tell that story and pick up some useful skills and local knowledge along the way.

The first shoot date is Thursday 6th August, when we’ll be running an introduction at Pheonix School before going down to film the Street Athletics and hopefully get some interviews with Linford Christie, Andy Slaughter MP and those watching and taking part in the event.

If you can’t make the day but would like to be part of the project there will be more chances to film, research and get involved. To get details for the day or get in touch check the Well London Media Project

Well London Media Workshops Announced

There are two new media workshops taking place in London for those involved in the Well London projects.

The first is a free video workshop in Croydon

Date: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th April  1-8pm


The CVA Resource Centre
82 London Road,

Please see the map to find out if you are in the border of the SOA and eligible to take part.


The second takes place in Westminster

Date: Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th 1-6pm of May

Venue: Westminster, for Queens Park Residents

Beethoven Centre
174k Third Avenue
W10 4JL

Memory Soup

Memory soup is project that brings together mature members of the community to make soup and discuss memories. Part of the Islington and Canonbury contribution to the Well London project, Memory soup promotes both healthy eating and community spirit.

To watch someone interviews with people involved please follow this link.

You can also download a list of recipe’s used in the sessions from our website or click below.


Do you have a healthy recipe you would like to contribute? If so please add to our comments section and we will post it on the Well London blog.

Well London Runs Parkour

The Well London event at Queens Park in Westminster, to encourage people to use the Jubilee Pitch, was a huge success. To help bring new user groups to the Jubilee Pitch the event had activities such as Parkour techniques and team sports for the young, as well as Groundwork who surveyed residents views about the area, in particular suggested locations for a community garden, and SLaM Happiness Stalls where entrants could hang their ideas about what made them happy on the Happiness Tree and various community initiatives that promote well being.

Well London Workshops announced for February and March

Spectacle will be running a number of media workshops and taster sessions for the Well London project.
We welcome people local to the area to attend any of these. Please contact us to sign up for any of these of for more information at info@spectacle.co.uk or call 020 7223 6677 .

If you are a resident of Cossall or Brimmington please come along to the Southwark Launch, where, as well as a session from Spectacle, there will be sports activities, music and a variety of other activities designed to make you smile! Saturday 21st February, 12.30 – 4.30

Cossall Estate TRA Hall
48 Mortlock Close,
Queens Road Estate,
SE15 2QE

We will be in South Acton, at the Ealing Launch on 28th February and running a taster there around 3pm. Please pop down and get involved.


Oaktree Community Centre
Osbourne Road
W3 8SR

Following the launch Spectacle will be running a two day workshop 10-3pm, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March, where local residents can try there hand at filming, learn new skills and improve existing.

Acton Community Forum
Bollo Bridge Road