Westwood Encounters 


About This Project

Graffiti, paper aeroplanes, a scavenger hunt, a cake parade… there’s something for everyone at Westwood Encounters!

Westwood Encounters is all about having fun and being playful. There are loads of interesting activities for you to have a go at on your walk home from school, or to the shops, or on special occasions. Make memories with your family and friends and try something different!

Our Westwood community panel chose a brilliant team of artists & creatives to bring you some feel-good, fun, and tasty activities between May and July 2023.

Read on to find out about the activities you can take part in as part of Westwood Encounters. More info coming soon!

11-13 May: After School Paint Sesh

This one is for bored teens on your walk home from school. Join Nikki and Keith for an after school paint sesh, featuring giant paper aeroplane making and massive painting/doodling.

18 June: Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

One for dads and families to complete together! Hunt around the streets of Westwood, and find puzzle pieces that build together to create a special momento to take home. More info coming soon.

6 July: Community Party!

Join us for a teatime picnic at the park, with a giant cake sculpture, cake parade, kid’s talent show, and more to be revealed soon!

From left to right, Keith, Nikki, Sam, Laura, and Ryan are stood on a footpath in Westwood, looking at the neighbourhood map.

This photo is of our Westwood Encounters artists having a wander about the estate. From left to right we have: Keith Hopewell, Nikki Goldup, Sam Roddan, Laura Collins, and Ryan Bailey.

Keith and Nikki are running our after-school pop up painting sesh and giant paper aeroplane making.

Sam is creating the scavenger hunt and cake masterpiece.

Laura and Ryan are emerging creatives who are working together on a poetry film all about happiness, using pebble painting.

If you see any of these friendly lot while you are out and about, make sure you say hey!