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New Youthquake

New Youthquake

We’re part of the New Youthquake movement included in the Love Your Local Market (LYLM) international event.

Get connected with New Youthquake – On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

This years theme is youth culture. Portobello and Golborne Road market is taking inspiration from ‘Youthquake’, a term coined by British Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland in 1965 to describe a London-centred movement of youth-led music and fashion.

Our events aim to inspire and grow creativity and identity within the youth culture of the local community. Encouraging people to develop new skill and ways of thinking while building a brighter, stronger future. We’re doing this by holding numerous events, taster days and drop-in sessions.

Check out our events below!

Saturday 20 May

Kensington and Chelsea College ‘Made in KCC’ stall, Golborne Road Market (by 82 Golborne Road W10 5PS).

Kensington and Chelsea College Wornington Centre Open Day. Ticketed, FREE. Please follow link to register.

The Rhythm Studio music production workshops and open day 10am to 2pm at Kensington and Chelsea College Wornington Centre. Ticketed, FREE. Please follow link to register.

Tuesday 23 May

Hair, beauty and barbering taster day at Kensington & Chelsea College from 3pm to 6pm. Ticketed, FREE. Streetview

Friday 26 May

Kensington and Chelsea College ‘Made in KCC’ stall, Portobello Road Market (by 250 Portobello Road W11 1LL). Stall 123 Streetview

Saturday 27 May

New Youthquake Saturday market with live music programmed by The Rhythm Studio. Streetview

Sunday 28 May

New Youthquake Sunday market and Portobello Nextgen market including Ferarts Block Party with live music programmed by Samurai Sound. Streetview

See the full list of New Youthquake events

Hair, Beauty and Barbering taster day

Hair, Beauty and Barbering taster day

Tuesday May 23, 2017. 3-6pm. Wornington Road. W10 5QQ

Have a go. Meet the tutors. Apply.

You will be able to have a practical introduction to cutting someone’s hair, giving a pedicure or manicure, or applying beauty treatments – all under supervision of course!

There will be a chance to meet our students to find out what they like about life at Kensington and Chelsea College, and to apply online.

Hair, barbering and beauty lecturers will be on hand to give you some expert advice and guidance. They’re all experienced in their field as well as being teachers. So you will get a great insight into these exciting careers.

Come and join us.

Student’s art is in the bag

Foundation (UAL level 4) student Ludovica Sitajolo currently has an artwork in a prestigious public exhibition, called “MiBacco” at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Rome.  Her ambitious large scale work ‘The Poet’ is a portrait of the Italian Poet Dante Alighieri and is painstakingly constructed from 3068 tea bags, creating an impressive pixelated vision of the poet. The artwork was selected from a contest about The Book and The Reading organized by the Association C.R.E.S.. – Cultura e Civiltà of Capua, Italy. The exhibition was curated by Eleonora Ferraro and organized by the Association C.R.E.S.O. – Cultura e Civiltà of Capua, Italy.

Ludovica Sitajolo, Courtesy of the artist

Bright Future for North Kensington

STUDENT numbers are set to increase in North Kensington under ambitious plans to improve provision at Kensington and Chelsea College.

“We’re firmly committed to North Kensington,” says the college’s recently-appointed Interim Principal Michele Sutton CBE.

“This means not just maintaining our presence in the borough but going much further by ensuring we can accommodate growing numbers of students in the modern facilities they deserve.

“We look forward to sharing our plans for North Kensington as they develop and will be working with the community, including potential students, businesses and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.”

The college has listened very carefully to its existing students and is considering a range of options at locations in North Kensington.

The priorities to include:

  • Greatly improved access for people with disabilities
  • Modern classroom and teaching facilities
  • Improved communal areas for students to meet and work
  • Greater environmental efficiency

Meanwhile the campus will remain open for business at Wornington Road ensuring there will be continuity of provision until new facilities are ready.

Mirrored me Performance

A story of the self and its double, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s play William Wilson, is told in this dance performance. It is a game in which different parts of human personality affect and direct the protagonists in the struggle of the self to recognise its diverse sides. During the act, two individuals play with their reflections, bridging the gap between the face and its reflection, between light and shade, between the one who is watching and the one who is being watched.

The immersive installation is used as an architectural metaphor, highlighting the very elements of space, suggesting that the boundaries and lines we draw within ourselves about who we are and what we can do are a perception of the mind and a result of a reflection.

Dates: 4 -5 November
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £9.00 (£8.00 conc. & £7.00 Southwark residents)

Performers: Inês Zinho Pinheiro & Bianca Ranieri

Choreographer: Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou

Music: Adrian Corker

Set Designers: Aliki Kylika & Kyveli Anastassiadi, V.I.P.A (Viral Institute of Performing Architecture)

Listings Information:

Venue: Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Rd, Camberwell, SE5 0XT (entrance on Thompson Ave)

Nearest tube: Oval (Northern Line)

Wheelchair accessible

Box Office: 020 7701 0100



Twitter: @BETCamberwell


UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4 Student Heading Straight To The Top

Kensington and Chelsea College are delighted that recent graduate Stella Kajombo (of the Level 4 Foundation course) has had her graduation exhibition spotted by Contemporary Art Curator Rosalind Davis. On the strength of this work Davis has invited Kajombo to exhibit in a dynamic exhibition in a Central London Gallery; Collyer Bristow in Holborn.  The exhibition ‘Telling Tales’ opening in October 2016  includes major established artists- Graham Crowley, Richard Galpin, Emma Talbot and Gordon Cheung. Telling Tales shows the work of a spectrum of contemporary artists from the ages of 19-84 years old. An even greater compliment is that amongst this stellar company of established artists Davis has chosen Stella’s work as the main press image for the exhibition.

KCC Foundation Course Director Justin Hibbs says “this is a huge achievement for any student at this level and we are very proud of Stella who has created a stunning and richly layered body of work. This also reflects the great standard of teaching and level of student achievement at KCC on the foundation course.”

Stella Kajombo’s work is a performance piece (photographically documented by fellow student Srirat Jongsanguandi) in which she traces the stories of skin; touching upon historical links to slavery and caste systems as well as African ritual and history, classical and contemporary notions of beauty and the heritage of African music in 21st century culture. The performance documents her painting her skin white and then back to black as she reinvents and re-presents herself, depicting a powerful sense of celebration and empowerment drawn from her own evolving story of skin and identity. Stella Kajombo (b.1996, Malawi) recently graduated from the Foundation Course at Kensington and Chelsea College where she won the Peter Stanley Prize and was selected for ‘Origins’ (at the Menier Gallery); a UAL exhibition that showcases students from foundation courses from across the country. Kajombo is about to start her first year of a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Apply for our UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4 now 

Exhibition details:

Telling Tales

Preview 13 October, 6-8pm
Exhibition 14 October- 15 Feb 2018 

Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF

Key contact information

Main Website
Twitter: @CBGallery1
Instagram: @collyer_bristow_gallery #tellingtales

Historic Royal Palaces Pre-Apprenticeship Workshop

We invited a selection of apprentice to come along for our pre-apprenticeship workshop. This involved a week of activity to prep them for their invite with the Historic Royal Palaces. They received training in cv writing, interview preparation with key members from Goldman Sachs and also ways to boost their online social media platform ready for employment.

The initiative is part of the government’s wider aim to ensure the future workforce possesses the skills that employers want in their apprentices and employees. The UK government is sticking to plans for a levy on employers to help fund apprenticeships, ignoring business groups’ calls for the charge to be delayed because of the economic uncertainty sparked by the Brexit vote.  Apprentices in fields including arts, media and publishing are likely to outperform their graduate counterparts by up to 270%, according to a new report. The research, carried out by Barclays and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), comes days after a study suggested more than a third of graduates regret going to university because of the burden of debt they face after graduation.

Matthew Hancock, Skills Minster said:

We want to support everyone in our country to reach their personal best. To do that, we are introducing traineeships to help young people with the skills they need to get a job, and hold down a job.

John Cornish MD Sales and Marketing, DHL Express UK & Ireland said:

Apprenticeships ensure we have the practical skills and qualifications DHL needs now and in the future.

 When asked about their experiences doing a pre-apprenticeship see below some of the comments:

Describe an apprenticeship in 3 words?

‘Engaging and enjoyable experience’

‘knowledgeable, enjoyable and fun’

What does an apprenticeship mean to you?

working while learning, great opportunity’

‘additionally option for later life’

What inspired you to go for an apprenticeship?

‘money’ ‘exploring options’
‘enjoyable experience’

Study Business and Administration: Major Key to Success

Enrol on a Business Admin course at Kensington and Chelsea College to help with employability and work skills. Administrators are vital in the modern world so the skills you learn can be transferred into just about any career field.

From learning to carry out basic administrative tasks to gaining higher level support skills, these qualifications include a wide range of units to meet the needs of learners and employers. 

In this course you will find out about:

  • Up-to-date working practices applicable to many office and administration roles
  • Improving your practical skills and performance in the workplace
  • Developing your knowledge of a range of business and administration practices, including event management and budgeting
  • Developing effective communication techniques to aid interactions with colleagues and customers

See below to find out more about our business course offerings. 

Luminance: The Photography Exhibition

tumblr_o8q2zq9CpR1vvxky7o1_1280The Luminance exhibition was a task for our students to explore different themes of photography and exploit it in their own way. 

During the Luminance exhibition, the students were given time to plan out what they were going to do with their photography, whether it would be of them or of a theme based on their final year assignment. This challenged many of our students due to the fact that it forced them to take the risk of exploiting a different theme to what they were normally used to.

Later after the exhibition was held, we asked a few students some questions about the college and the exhibition. These questions also included topics about what inspired them to explore the themes that they used. The students described KCC to be “organised, supportive and friendly”. The next student intended to “show the audience their world through their photography” in three small projects. Each student had their own type of photography style and one of them was seen to be quite “elegant and delicate, going from portraiture to fine art”. This was a very skill full student who performed exquisitely in the exhibition. The inspiration to most work presented in the exhibition was from Diane Arbus. She was chose due to “the way she connects with people”. 

To conclude, thanks for attending our private exhibition, if you are interested in our photography course join now and exploit your photography potential.

Photography Exhibitior luminance: Annika Bloch

Our photography student recently held their big end of year exhibition ‘luminance’. 

Student Annika Bloch provided us with a Q&A about her time at Kensington and Chelsea College

-Describe KCC in 3 Words?
Demanding, rewarding, inspiring

-Talk me through the exhibition?
“Luminance” is a real mixture of everything photography has on offer: various genres and a broad range of techniques and materials. Every one of us has brought something very personal into this exhibition and thus made this a very diverse and unique show.

-How would you describe your photography style?
Clean and uncluttered. I like to focus on the essence of what I want to show. I imagine what I want to create and then use different techniques to achieve this.

-Key Inspiration behind your work?
Difficult to say. It’s probably a mix of different artists and art works and of what life with a big family throws at me.

-Favourite photography of all time ?
There are so many fantastic photographers…One of my favourite is certainly Saul Leiter. His images are painterly and almost abstract, full of colour, carefully considered and often very beautiful. And he was never afraid to experiment.

-Final words on your time at KCC ?
This was a very intense year full of hard work but it propelled my photography to a completely different level. I would never have imagined I could learn and achieve so much but the tutors were amazing and the curriculum well thought through. It was worth all the effort and along the way I met some extraordinary people!