Photo Gallery from the screening People arriving
handing out tickets
entering the audiorium
audience at q&a
filling up
watching the film
The intergenerational film crew taking part in the Q&A
Abdullahi, Marcel and Jack at the q&a
Neave at q&a
Peter McKenna, Chair of digital:works handing out certificates to some of the group
Peter McKenna, Chair of digital:works handing out certificates
some of the group with their certificates
The After show party!
after the show

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Project Diary

16th May 2010

A big thank you to everyone who made it along to the screening at the Tricycle cinema yesterday. Over 200 people attended and there was a real buzz before, during and after the event.

If you missed it, don't worry! Every household on the estate will have a DVD, which comes in a specially designed booklet, posted through their door. Everyone should have one by the end of the month at the latest.

Also, please keep an eye on here as we will be putting the film up online, again hopefully by the end of the month. Once it is online you will be able to leave us comments about the film and tell us and everyone else what you think of it.

Look out for local coverage in the Camden New Journal and Ham & High this coming week.

Thank you to everyone who made it such a special day, you know who you are!

cinema ticket

18th April 2010
Rowley Way | Alexandra Way Film Launch
Saturday 15th May, 11am
Tricycle Cinema
269 Kilburn High Road
London NW6 7JR

All residents invited - free. Don't miss it!

film group
The film group in action

What is that stadium off Abbey Road?

Why does it look like a big concrete crocodile?

What were the ideas behind the design?

What on earth is it like to live there?

invite Residents on the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate have made a documentary with a local arts charity exploring these and many other questions. They have interviewed fellow residents aged 3 to 103 as well as Neave Brown, the architect who designed it, the heating engineer behind the hot walls and the landscape architect behind the open spaces. This is your chance to get under the skin of the estate, beyond the reputation, beyond the architecture students, beyond The Bill.

Rowley Way Speaks for itself. Don't miss it!

Everyone on the estate is invited. Look out for your invite in the post and bring your family and neighbours. After the film there will be a Q&A with the film makers and architect Neave Brown. Bring the invite with you to the launch but please come early as although the cinema is big, we anticipate lots of interest.

If you are not a resident of the estate but wish to come along you are more than welcome. Please use the email below to notify us first so we can add your name to the list at the door.

For more info email Matthew
or phone 07949 107023

9th March 2010

The film project appeared in the Kilburn Times last week. Click on the press clipping below to read the article.

Kilburn Times press clipping

11th February 2010

We are now almost at the end of filming. We have conducted full interviews with 26 residents (plus some shorter ones) as well as the architect Neave Brown, Max Fordham the heating engineer who designed the "hot walls", and also Janet Jack who designed the landscape. It's been a really fun and interesting experience for all of us making the film and also for those being interviewed. There is real excitement now in anticipation of the launch of the film.

We have hours and hours of film which we now need to edit down. The group will be deciding on the final edit, and also on the music which will be the soundtrack for the film.

We are hoping to have a launch in a local cinema in May 2010 and the whole estate will be invited so watch this space for more information on this.

Yesterday we were interviewed by a journalist on the Kilburn Times so look out for the article in next Thursday's edition the 18th February. We have had calls from various newspapers so it looks like our estate will gets lots of positive coverage.

Here's a picture of some of the film-making group. Some interesting hats, I'm sure you'll agree!

Some of the film-making group

26th January 2010

We have two more interview days left on Rowley Way: Wedneday 26th and Saturday 30th January 2010. If you would like to put yourself forward for interview then contact: or call Matthew Rosenberg on 07949 107 023.

The film crew will also be out on the red brick road at lunchtime on Saturday 30th January, pop down and have a chat or tell us something funny about Rowley Way on camera!

26th January 2010

Here are the final two clips from the interview with Neave Brown, architect of Rowley Way.

arrow Neave Brown on the Grade II* listing of Rowley Way

arrow Neave Brown on the TV's depiction of Rowley Way

1st January 2010

Happy New Year everyone!
We have a couple more extracts from the interview with Rowley Way Architect, Neave Brown conducted by the group following his visit to the Tenant's Hall.

arrow Neave Brown on designing out crime on Rowley Way

arrow Neave Brown on his career

11th December 2009

Following the interview the group conducted with Neave Brown, the architect of Rowley Way, here are a couple of short clips from it. We will be adding more later on so keep a look out.

arrow Neave Brown on his inspiration for designing Rowley Way

arrow Neave Brown on Le Corbusier

Some photos of LeCorbusier's Unite d'habitacion in Marseilles

Unite d'habitacion in Marseilles

Unite d'habitacion in Marseilles

9th December 2009

Last night we had a  great meeting in the Tenants Hall. The film crew along with various people who have already been interviewed for the film met the architect who built Rowley Way, Neave Brown. Neave gave a short talk about his ideas behind  the design of the Estate then we had a round circle discussion about it with him and people asked questions. It was interesting and fun. The film crew made notes of the questions being asked and points raised and then, after the discussion, they interviewed Neave for the film using some of those questions along with some they had come up with in the workshops.

The film crew have now completed their workshops in which they came up with questions to ask residents and the architect. These also covered camera and sound skills along with practical interview techniques.

The crew have split into smaller teams and have been going out and interviewing fellow residents. It has been very interesting hearing the range of opinions, ideas and experiences of people living on the Estate. The team have come up with questions for residents but it's not a one way process - the people being interviewed are being given time and space to talk about things that are important to them about the Estate. 

We want as many voices as possible - the film will only work if we have as many voices as possible - so if you want to have your say, please get in touch by phone or by email to find out more. If you want to be interviewed we can organise that also.

22nd November 2009

We are now half way through the training of the film-making team and the editorial decision-making process. We will soon be ready to begin the interviews, so if anybody hasn't signed up yet but would like to be interviewed for the documentary then please email: or call Matthew Rosenberg on 07949 107 023.

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