Friday, 3 December 2010

Stories of the Lea River - 11 Dec 2010

Fiona - over in Space Studios is inviting all of us over to St Mary of Eaton Church on Saturday 11 December - to see some old movies about the Lea River.

This is going to be the most amazing opportunity to see some incredible history of our neighbourhood - so I beg as many of you to turn up as possible.

But please also come if you have any interesting stories & anecdotes to tell about our river/canal. There are still loads of us who live here - and have seen many changes over the last few decades - who can enthrall the rest of us with incredible tales of Hackney Wick.

So - even if your Nan has moved out to Essex - please bring her along to Rev. Alan's church - to share some of her memories with the rest of us.


THE CUT: Stories of the River Lea Navigation Canal

11am - 2pm at St Mary of Eton Church, Eastway, Hackney Wick E9 5JA

A chance to see some rare old films and photographs of the area from the 1970s to the present day.

THE CUT is an artist led oral history project collecting stories from people who work and live alongside the waters of the Hackney Cut - from Lea Bridge to Old Ford Lock.
From September 2010 to March 2011 three artists and a team of local volunteers are exploring the industrial, physical and social history of this area of Hackney Wick.

By 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 an exhibition in 2011.

More info: Fiona Fieber

If you cannot make this event, please come along to Hackney Museum, Reading Lane, Hackney E8 1GQ on Saturday 22 January 11am- 2pm instead.

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