Our 23 Acres: Westway Trust & Beyond

What has been going on since the appointment of the new Chair, Toby Laurent Belson at the Westway Trust, and what does this mean for locals?

Toby Laurent Belson is a multidisciplinary community artist, designer and educator. He was born and raised and resides in West London. He has run a community arts group, Brownbaby, in North Kensington since 2007, was a Portobello market trader for 8 years and has held local school governor and Trustee positions. Since 2015 he has dedicated much of his spare time (and then some) to four local campaigns to protect and enhance community assets, supporting them with posters, leaflets, videos, web ...

Panellists & Artists

Bashir Hassan

Bashir Hassan is a Director at Maxilla City - A brand-new constituted community interest company (CIC), based in Kensington and Chelsea, led by local residents (3 out of 5 are young people) with deep rooted relationships and ties within the borough.

Didier Ibwilakwingi-Ekom

African Sub-Saharan Development Partnership

JC Kamau

JC Kamau is an actor, writer, presenter and director from West London. He has performed his one man comedy play, The Mental Retreat at the Camden Roundhouse (2012), The Tabernacle (2013), Portobello Pop Up Theatre (2013), & Chelsea Theatre (2014) as well as other projects at the Victoria & Albert Museum where Kamau was invited to write and perform a monologue as part of its Martin Luther King tribute programme in August 2013.

Rasha El - Sady

Rasha El-Sady is the dedicated Shed Programme Manager for the international Men’s Shed movement, Maxilla Men's Shed is a space in North Kensington where local adults can come to learn, teach, make, share and socialise. An enjoyable way to stay socially integrated in our local community, stay active and learn or pass-on transferable skills in a workshop environment and through specialised training programmes.