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Gate Theatre reschedules festival event after Grenfell Tower fire

The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill
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The Gate Theatre in west London will open its doors to local community members affected by the Grenfell Tower fire this weekend.

It comes as the theatre announces it has rescheduled plans for a takeover day of performance festival InTRANSIT – due to take place on June 17 – following the tower block fire that occurred on June 14.

A statement from the theatre said: “Out of respect to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill is adjusting its plans for the takeover day of InTRANSIT festival on Saturday June 17. Instead, this Saturday between 12 and 6pm, the Gate will be open for any member of the local community who would like a cup of tea, a quiet place to sit or someone to talk to.”

Paterson Joseph, Adjoa Andoh and Ben Okri were scheduled to perform at the Gate as part of the festival. This will no longer take place however their performances will be rescheduled until July 1, when a special free event will take place for the local community.

The Gate is Open, an event arranged in connection with Fun Palaces and the Great Get Together, will still go ahead as planned on Sunday June 18.

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