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First in Tolworth Market

First in Tolworth Market is a new community-led initiative which celebrates the best of our local traders and artists, bringing creativity, local produce and fantastic food traders to Tolworth Broadway every month. In May 2018, well over 300 residents plus students, local businesses and organisations went to the top floor of Tolworth Tower, as part of SHEDx, to look out over Tolworth and see it from a new perspective. The feedback was exciting and varied. Everyone was amazed by the amount of green space in Tolworth, and had the opportunity to play with ideas about what they wanted to see in the local area. A large amount of feedback revolved around the strong creativity and community element

Celebrating Diwali with the Tolworth Yatai

SHEDx have been working with two local groups, Sarvoday Hindu Association and Institute of Tamil Culture, to celebrate the communities of Tolworth. October is a time of festivity for many and we wanted to focus on the Diwali celebrations that will be taking place at the end of the month, with a public Diwali installation in a central Tolworth location. The Tolworth Yatai, designed and created by Kingston University MA Architecture students in 2018, seemed like a perfect starting point. The Yatai, a Japanese processional shed, had its first outing at the Seething Festival in Surbiton, and saw hundreds of plants given away from upcycled milk bottles. A new team of students, working with archit

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