An emotional morning at North Kensington Library with the Grenfell Quilt team, on Tuesday.
A few months ago, Eddie Nestor from BBC Radio London issued a call to action on Twitter: the Grenfell Quilt team needed a new home for the weekly sessions and to store their resources.
I thought, why not ask RBKC libraries – in the part of London where I grew up. The answer was yes! The Grenfell team found a new home at North Kensington Library. It was a perfect match and a great use of library space; as a storyteller, I love this!
My grandmother, who I based JoJo and Gran Gran on, was a seamstress and would have loved this community project.
I also reached out to John Lewis at Westfield in Shepherds Bush and asked if they were able to donate any items from their Haberdashery Department. It was a yes from them too, in particular from Olivia, the marketing & events/community liaison coordinator! The Grenfell Quilt team received a few goodies and so thank you John Lewis and Olivia.
I note also that it is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the weekly sewing sessions are a great way of bringing the community together, to talk and sew together. If you are in W10 on a Tuesday morning, why not pop in?
Eddie interviewed me on his show and here’s a clip of the interview, including a discussion on the Grenfell inquiry.
Look out for my author reading sessions in a few weeks at North Kensington and Kensal Libraries:
Tuesday 31st May, times to be confirmed.
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Thank you Laura- for all your kind, loving support. We’ve come so far & now flourishing since settling in the new space in North Kensington Library. Where we are taken care of. RBKC are supporting GMQ community project in so many practical ways. We couldn’t of received a better place to be creating in. It’s so accessible, 2mins from the station & bus stops & within walking distance from Grenfell Tower. Close to the local community who have been severely impacted. Library members see us sewing the quilt at the Sewing Bee and come and chat and see what we’re doing. The Sewing bee is getting bigger with more creative hands joining us & sewing beautiful contributions.
My Pleasure. You are an Earth Angel Tuesday. 🙂