Flourish: Breathe

North Kensington
Group of Flourish families walking through the forest at Holland Park Ecology Centre.
Flourish: Breathe is a new strand of our Flourish programme which provides free trips out of London for families in North Kensington who would like to escape the city and engage in creative activities in new spaces.

Flourish: Breathe will consist of three out of London trips between August 2022 and April 2023. Families will visit creative venues alongside practicing contemporary artists and engage in fun activities while exploring a new venue. The trips are free of charge and we will offer a minibus to all venues.

Spaces on the trips are limited, so we will be allocating places according to a criteria. You must be a resident of Kensington and Chelsea to participate, and families with children who live and/or study in North Kensington will be prioritised. We will also be looking at other factors such as eligibility for free school meals, school and housing situation.

Recent trips:

Trip 1 – Summer holidays
: Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is a fantastic location for exploration and we’ll take advantage of it by scavenging for materials that will help us to create texture in the main activity of the day: making terracotta beads and memory boards.

Artist: Flora Duley
Date: Thursday 4 August 2022

Trip 2 – October half term
Venue: Wysing Arts Centre

Wysing Arts Centre is a contemporary arts residency centre and campus for artistic production, experimentation and learning. Wysing’s 2022 theme is re-wilding, so you and your family will work with artist Emily Motto to explore the nature around us and discover ways we can create artworks using natural processes, through collage, print and assemblage.

Artist: Emily Motto
Date: Saturday 29 October 2022

Trip 3 – Easter holidays
: Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden is a contemporary sculpture garden featuring over 200 pieces of artwork. Join Anna Reading to take time to draw, collect, explore, and connect with the outdoors.

Artist: Anna Reading
Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023


Feedback from previous participants

“Wonderful to see some green and birds, and walk through the woods.” October 2021

“Lovely to get out of London and go to the country.” October 2021

“Great to be outdoors and creative.” October 2021

“Thank you so much. These trips are leaving such positive marks on the children attending. Memories, knowledge and inspiration for the future.” October 2021

“Fantastic experience, lovely people, we are really lucky to have this available to us all.” October 2021

Flourish: Breathe is supported by John Lyon’s Charity.

Programme partners

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