Tonight (February 4th) sees the opening of A New Home, a mixed media art exhibition about the concept of belonging, at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park. The exhibition follows ArtCatchers‘ successful Misbehaviour exhibition of last year and features contributions by members of the East London Printmakers print studio and guest artists from in- and outside the UK.
The exhibition is presented by London artist and curator Katya Rosenberg and hosted by Tower Hamlets.
Tonights programme includes:
- Introduction by Rita Chadha, Chief Executive of the Refugee and Migrants Forum Essex and London (RAMFEL)
- Launch of the East London Printmakers box set 2016
- Dance by Vanessa Downie/Ajos Dance
- World food bites by Pie in the Sky, Bromley by Bow Centre
- Traditional boozer games in Lucy Schofield’s interactive art cab
Once again the Geezers are involved. Since last year’s pub installation and Where’s My Boozer Gone event they have worked with Lucy Schofield on her interactive art taxi which she initially developed as part of their Where’s My Boozer Gone? campaign.
Watch out for it on its Saturday tours of the historic pubs in the neighbourhood (see below).
Here is a list of the exhibition events over the next month.
All Saturdays 6, 13 and 20 February, 12-6pm
A NEW HOME:
30 MINUTE GUIDED TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION
Donations welcome to go to the Refugee and Migrants Forum Essex and London (ramfel.org.uk)
By curator Katja Rosenberg
30 minute tours through the exhibition for minimum numbers of three participants.
All Saturdays 6, 13 and 20 February, 12-4pm
TRADITIONAL PUB GAMES AND TOURS THROUGH THE REGENERATED AREA IN LUCY SCHOFIELD’S INTERACTIVE CAB
Activity leader: Lucy Schofield
Experience the atmosphere of the disappearing East London pub in the mobile saloon bar, interact with locals and enjoy a game of pub top trumps.
Expect the unexpected and take a tour around the East End in the Cabfessional directed by you and your own stories.
16 February, 1.30-3.30pm
A workshop for all ages to welcome the New Chinese Year
Arteast is a disabilities arts group that runs at Bromley by Bow Centre. Arteast have been making a Chinese new Year Dragon to celebrate Chinese New Year and will bring the dragon to the exhibition. All welcome to join the workshop where you will be able to make a small hand held Dragon’s Head and take part in a Dragon Dance.
Sign up here
18 February, 7-9pm
THE OPEN DOOR?
A free evening of information and exchange
Lead by Canon Steven Saxby, Walthamstow
Canon Steven Saxby of the Walthamstow Migrants Action Group, Rita Chadha, Chief Executive of the Refugee and Migrants Forum Essex and London (RAMFEL) and volunteers of the Walthamstow Migrants’ Support Centre share their experience of running their project and share points of consideration for offering drop in advice services for fellow citizens with migration backgrounds.
We would love to meet volunteers of similar projects on the night and hear their thoughts and experiences too.
A relaxed and informal evening with some drinks and nibbles.
19 February, 12-4pm
PRINT YOUR HOME!
Workshop for all ages
Workshop leader: Ann Norfield
Draw the place you would like to live and turn it into a printing block. Help to make a village with all the prints – and have a copy to take away with you. All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sign up here
TOWER HAMLETS ARTS DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKING EVENT
Free event for Tower Hamlets Arts Practitioners
Organiser: Tower Hamlets Council Arts, Parks and Events Team
Back by popular demand, the event will take place at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park and will explore issues around programming, fundraising and reaching out to the wider community.
Guest Speakers include Beci Jamieson, Arts Council England’s Relationship Manager for Children, Young People and Learning across the Combined Arts, London, and others.
Click here for more info about the exhibition and a breakdown of the works on offer.