Thursday, 16 September 2010

Free narrow boat trips and fun event
Sunday 19th September 2010, 12 – 5pm

Windsor Wharf, Wick Village, E9 5NY
via Meadow Close, off Eastway, Lea Bridge end
or via Silk Mills Square, off Berkshire Road

Limited places, book in advance: Fiona 0208 525 4347

12 – 5.0: Exhibition of model narrow boats. Artists Jack Brown and Isobel Manning worked with local schools to build model narrow boats whilst investigating Hackney Wick's history. Each boat has been hand coloured and pupils have added their own unique cargos with stories to tell.
1.15: Pop up singing from the Secular Choir
1.45: Jo Roach, Hackney poetry performance
2.15: Peter ‘Wiggy’ Wilson talk and walk to the Eton Mission Rowing Club, Wallis Road (approximately one hour in total)
2.30: Jo Roach performs a second set of poetry
3.0: The Secular Choir pops up
4.0: The Secular Choir pops up again

We’re taking part in Hackney Wick Festival!

THE CUT is an artist led oral history project collecting stories from people who work and live alongside the waters of the Hackney Cut - along the River Lea from Lea Bridge to Old Ford Lock.

From September 2010 to March 2011 there will be three artists and a team of local volunteers exploring the industrial, physical and social history of this area of Hackney Wick.

Through interviewing local residents they will document the importance of The Cut to the community in an area undergoing huge change and create new work for exhibition in 2011.

SPACE provides artists studios across east London including Bridget Riley and Britannia Studios on Fish Island and Eastway Studios in Hackney Wick.