This year's Portobello Pavilion takes the form of a secluded island jutting out of the asphalt of Powis Square, with a ship berthed behind it. The Island has been designed and built by Millie Schwier. The main materials used in its construction are bamboo and cork. Millie is collaborating with members of the public to build planters which will green the structure. The ship, designed and built by Dylan Atkins with Tim Burke, is also made of bamboo with a fabric roof. Within the ship is a sculpture by acclaimed carnival artists Carl and Lynn Gabriel. Finally, to celebrate the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's schools’ art competition - Art on Show - at the Tabernacle across the road, Toby Laurent Belson will make a large-scale community textile installation – ‘100 Islands’.
As in previous years, the Portobello Pavilion once again has a jam-packed programme of daytime arts activities for everyone to enjoy; while each evening, there are talks and presentations, complemented by delicious food and in the presence of some truly inspirational hosts.
The Portobello Pavilion is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and is part of InTRANSIT 17 the Royal Borough's annual showcase of arts in unexpected places.
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