Camden50 fun day at Ampthill Square
This weekend was the first of 5 Camden50 Fun Days around the Borough.
We were incredibly lucky to have RADA MA Theatre Lab performing The Eumenides play at Ampthill Square for a completely captivated audience. This Greek tale of the founding of democracy was emotionally charged, beautiful performed – even danced at times, and totally engaging. I was hooked from the moment the performers began to sing and walk through the crowd to the stage area on the grass underneath a tree on the estate.
The audience braved the cold wind; we weren’t frozen to the spot because of the breeze, more because it was a truly gripping tale of death, betrayal and judgement. The crowd grew throughout the performance as passers-by were also entranced by the performance.
There is one more chance to see this production for FREE on Sunday 21 June 2015 at Fellow Road Estate at 4pm.
The play was preceded by an introduction by Councillor Robinson, the only remaining councillor who saw in Camden becoming just that 50 years ago. He introduced the play talking about the importance of the housing estates and a brief history of their importance and their residents to Camden.
Also that day was a ‘fun day’ across the estate with stilt walkers, face painting, free flowers and cakes as well as an introduction to many of the services Camden provides for its residents including information on recycling, repairs and health.
It was a great atmosphere with a lot of things to watch and take part with. We are hosting 4 more Camden50 fun days in the next couple of months – details below – and we hope you’ll be able to join us!
FUN DAYS coming soon...
Thursday 18 June, 3 to 6pm, Castle Road, NW1 8SU. Includes Walls on Walls exhibition.
Sunday 21 June, 2 to 5pm, Fellows Road, NW3 3JX. Includes performance of The Eumenides.
Thursday 23 July, 3 to 6pm, Medway Court, WC1H 9QX. Includes Walls on Walls exhibition.
Thursday 6 August, 3 to 6pm, Camelot House, NW1 9AR. Includes Walls on Walls exhibition.
Article by Charlie Levine