Due to the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday morning, our programme has changed considerably. Please look out for updates on @intransitfest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Our solidarity and thoughts go out to all who are affected.



Portobello Pavilion, Powis Square, W11


Friday 9 June to Sunday 25 June, 10am - 9pm


A striking temporary structure, funded by Arts Council England, situated in historic Powis Square; the Portobello Pavilion offers a serene landing place within the wider context of the programme.


The Pavilion is host to a series of free practical workshops and presentations focusing on community engagement and experimentation. In homage to this year’s theme, the Pavilion, designed by sculptor Millie Schwier, will take the appearance of a small wooded island rising from the tarmac, behind a large ship designed by Dylan Atkins.


Full details at www.portobellopavilion.london



Art on Show, The Tabernacle, W11


Thursday 15 June - Sunday 9 July


Art on Show celebrates work produced within schools in the borough, and aims to encourage children and young people to pursue and develop their interests and talents in art.


Visit the Tabernacle to view over one hundred pieces of visual art which have been selected by a panel of expert judges from submissions from pupils between 3 and 18 who study in over 30 of the borough’s schools. You can even support the Borough’s next creative generation by applying to borrow one of the artworks via the Art on Loan programme


No need to book, just turn up here



Sandcastles, various locations


Friday 9 June to Sunday 25 June, 10am - 9pm


The Museum of Architecture presents a series of large-scale sandcastles, each up to 2.5 metres tall, designed by leading UK architects. Located outside the Design Museum, in Duke of York Square, and at Portobello Market, these iconic structures unite InTRANSIT’s  "Island Life" theme with the London Festival of Architecture's theme of "Memory".


To participate, collect your Sandcastle Map from the Portobello Pavilion and see if you can visit all of the sandcastles in one day!



View location map.



Concrete Island, Bay 20, St Marks Rd, W10


Thursday 15 June to Sunday 25 June, 1 - 9pm


Charlie Warde returns JG Ballard's classic novel Concrete Island to its site of origin in this immersive adaptation. Our protagonist, Robert Maitland, a contemporary Robinson Crusoe, plunges through the matrix of modern life and becomes marooned on a section of wasteland earmarked for development under London’s busiest road. Warde’s installation, set on the actual site of the book, focuses on themes of connectivity, isolation and transformation within contemporary urban life, and the ultimate taming of the environment. The project includes a trail of work by artists from Kindred Studios.


No need to book, just turn up




Friday 16 June  4 – 6pm

Royal Brompton Hospital to South Kensington

Saturday 17 June 2 – 4pm

Design Museum to High St Kensington

Sunday 18 June 11 – 1pm

Portobello Rd to Powis Sq


Award-winning composer and artist Verity Standen will work with groups of local singers to surprise and enchant audiences with a series of pop-up performances in a variety of locations around the Royal borough.


Listen out for voices on the wind!  Airborne will work with performers from Kensington and Chelsea’s ‘Sing to Live, Live to Sing’ and Royal Brompton Hospital’s ‘Singing for Breathing’ choirs.




Mr Danger, Various Locations


Friday 9 June to Saturday 17 June


Following a recent mishap that has eroded his self-confidence and written off his motorcycle, fallen daredevil Mr Danger searches for redemption, meaning, and alternative means of transportation. Danger’s ‘Self-Recovery Safe Stunt Strategy’ will see him performing a series of decidedly underwhelming feats. His tour of the borough will culminate in Tavistock Square where, for one day only, on Saturday 17 June at 2pm the traders of Portobello and Golborne markets will be “selling danger”, whilst  Mr Danger performs his most daring stunt. Mr Danger is the creation of comedian Sam Quinn.


No need to book for the finale, turn up here



Message in a Bottle,

Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital, SW3


Wednesday 14 June to Saturday 24 June,

12pm - 5pm, Sat - 3pm, Thurs - 7pm


This installation of sound and film by artist Kate Hughes allows audiences to experience the parallel existence of cystic fibrosis patients isolated from one another in hospital. In response to this, the public are invited to write a message in a bottle which will be anonymously tweeted and added to the Island Collaborations’ blog. Hughes engages the patients of Royal Brompton Hospital’s respiratory ward to collate audio and photographic evidence of what place and sound means to them while in hospital.


No need to book, turn up here



Escape Artists

1 North Terrace, SW7

9 - 11 June, 21 - 23 June 7.30pm

Museum of Brands, W11

11, 25 June 7.30pm,


Collaborating with course directors and emerging artists from Central St Martin’s, Royal College of Music and the Cass School of Art Escape Artists uses InTRANSIT as an opportunity for established colleges to break with tradition and take their practice off-campus and out into the community. Responding to InTRANSIT’s theme of ‘Island Life’, students devise work throughout May in a decommissioned police station located in the heart of Chelsea, and an old mansion block in South Kensington, for a showcase performance from 9 to 25 June.


View full programme here



Remnants, Print Room at the Coronet, W11


From Monday 12 June  7.30pm


Performed by four singers and a dancer, Remnants is an electro-folk opera, re-arranging traditional Balkan vocal music and combining it with contemporary electronics. This piece of modern music theatre follows one woman’s encounter with the aftermath of war crimes at Srebrenica, and her family’s connection to the Holocaust in Bosnia fifty years before. This production by ERRATICA is coupled with a video installation of Šejla Kamerić's 'Dream House' in atmospheric, bunker-like rooms at Notting Hill Gate tube station.


Art exhibition in Notting Hill Gate free

entry from 12 June 11.30am -7.30pm



Pasifika, Emslie Horniman's Pleasance, W10


Saturday 24 June, 2pm - 6pm


A superb day out for all the family! ORIGINS teams up with InTRANSIT and invites you to celebrate Pacific Island life at its most dynamic.

BEATS OF POLYNESIA will perform the evocative dances of the islands in traditional costumes, and the LANI SINGERS of West Papua will sing their haunting freedom songs, alongside Māori martial arts, stirring waiata (song) and haka from London’s own Māori tribe, NGĀTI RĀNANA.  Visiting artists VOU will perform the powerful and energetic traditional dances of Fiji.


And there’s Hawaiian food too!


No need to book, just turn up here

Enquiry Email:  info@intransitfestival.co.uk

Enquiry Phone:  +44 (0) 207 193 6588

Due to the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday morning, our programme has changed considerably. Please look out for updates on @intransitfest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Our solidarity and thoughts go out to all who are affected.