Join us to celebrate another eventful year of community work in Battersea.
About this event
Join us for drinks and a short film showcase at the award winning Dyson Building – home to the Royal College of Art. Celebrate the highs and lows of the past few years, enjoy short films starring our members and staff, see our projects in action and hear about our plans for 2023 and beyond.
Monday 28th November 2022, 18:00 – 19:30pm
Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN
6pm Welcome and drinks in the Dyson Building
6:30pm – Big Screen Film Show Case in the Lydia & Manfred Lecture Theatre
Time to chat and meet some of our film stars!
The event will end around 7:30pm
About Us …
The past few years have certainly been challenging for us all. Here at KLS we have been serving Battersea and the wider Wandsworth community since 1924. We are dedicated to building stronger communities and enabling people to challenge and find ways out of poverty and isolation. We run a range of our own community projects to support thousands of children, young people and their families, women, older people and refugee communities.
Over the past 96 years we have developed a strong track record of delivering fresh, vibrant and relevant services, responsive to the changing needs of local communities in Battersea and Wandsworth. We are the oldest and largest multi-purpose, community-anchor charity in the area, directly supporting 1,100+ people and 45+ local charities and community groups each week, with 200+ volunteers and 35 staff
The past few years have been a rollercoaster, filled with desperation, anxiety, loneliness as well as generosity, community, hope and laughter. The worst of times brings out the best in humanity and our teams have demonstrated this as we’ve been responding, adapting and refocusing our work to meet the needs of local people during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.
We hope you will enjoy this short showcase of video recordings taken over the last couple of years, some of the footage is simply taken on a phone during activities at the centre, a real snapshot of everyday life at KLS. Several of the short films were made for us by our community partners and we would like to thank them for investing their time, skill and energy into telling the KLS story.
About the Royal College of Art
The Royal College of Art is recognised as the world’s most influential, postgraduate university of art and design. The Dyson Building created a new 8000sqm campus in Battersea, the most significant new development for the College since it moved to Kensington Gore in 1962. Five Fine and Applied Art departments are accommodated in two linked buildings; the concept was that of a large Art Factory, where the studios and workshops that support the creative processes are highly visible, arranged around a 50m long central glazed ‘machine hall’, which also forms the main circulation spine of the building.
With thanks to the RCA for hosting this event.
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Annabel Bennett – Community Partnerships Manager