The House of Many Ways
Families | Launch Party
RSVP below for this in person event. Please note the venue is offsite, at The Chelsea Theatre.
Join our 2022 family artist, Sahra Hersi as she launches her outdoor play commission, The House of Many Ways, for children and families at The Chelsea Theatre. The afternoon will include the unveiling of the brand new outdoor play installation, inspired by designs in collaboration with Earls’ Court Youth Club. There will be fun activities to explore space and forms of architecture through play. Children and grown ups will have the opportunity to play, create and be inspired!
All materials are included. Suitable for children aged 4+. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Mosaic Rooms’ outdoor play commissions – This is the second play commission in the new series launched by The Mosaic Rooms last summer with Alaa Satir’s The Dancers’ Garden. It forms part of the Creative Learning programme, which is developed in dialogue with local people. The commissions provide artists the possibility to explore playful practice, and local children opportunities to participate in artist led workshops. Sahra Hersi is The Mosaic Rooms’ 2022 family artist and delivers free public workshops in May and October 2022 as part of the family programme. Other family friendly activities at The Mosaic Rooms include a play area and children’s reading corner in the bookshop.
Sahra Hersi is a designer. She completed a MA architecture degree at the Royal College of Art in 2017. Her practice explores shared spaces, the public realm, community engagement, meaningful contributions, and collaboration. She describes her work as “caring about people, places, art & architecture, in that order.” She seeks to establish a working philosophy that is driven by the desire to reinterpret architectural methodology and artistic narrative as common ground. Her work is often born out of engaging with communities and the places they occupy.
Earls Court Youth Club (ECYC) brings together young people from diverse backgrounds and, is one of the best attended voluntary sector youth club in Kensington & Chelsea. ECYC delivers inspiring projects, engaging activities and wide-ranging programmes that support and motivate local young people. Their work is youth-led – with young people choosing and leading projects and activities. ECYC also distribute food to young people and the community. ECYC advocates for young people who have been excluded from school and for families with housing, immigration and policing issues.
The Chelsea Theatre is a community and arts Incubation hub based at World’s End in Chelsea Riverside. The 1960’s ‘brick-brutalist’ building offers a suite of six studios and meeting rooms, a community café and lobby venue, a terrace bar and a 130-seat theatre/cinema. The Theatre hosts a wide range of creative output, supporting emerging artists from the community, borough and across the city along with classes, support groups and a community café.
1-3: Workshops with Earls’ Court Youth Club at The Mosaic Rooms, 2022.
4: Sahra Hersi, The House of Many Ways, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
7 World’s End Place, Chelsea
London, SW10 0DR