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Mobile arts space visits Hackney as part of CREATE10 festival

CREATE Art Award project ROAM
Homerton Hospital forecourt and Haggerston Park
8 to 11 July
www.roamlondon.org


HACKNEY artist Robin Turner will be bringing nature to life in a series of events for local people as part of the CREATE10 arts festival.

From 8 to 11 July, the CREATE Art Award winner will drive a transformed mobile library to Homerton Hospital forecourt and Haggerston Park giving visitors the chance to enjoy writing workshops, nature photography, local history talks and music performances.

The art project - called ROAM - will call at all of the five host boroughs for the 2012 Games throughout July (Hackney, Greenwich, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest).

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: "By investing in the CREATE10 festival for the arts, the Council is helping to promote to residents and visitors alike the great creative talent that is flourishing across Hackney. I would encourage local people to visit ROAM and enjoy the music, talks, photography and more."

Robin Turner said: “I want ROAM to give a stage to East and South East London’s natural gems, from fishing to bird watching and mud-larking, to wild swimming and nature photography, to poetry. People will be able to come along and just listen to the sounds of the country inside the vehicle.”

He added: “I think CREATE is brilliant. There are so many events that everyone can take part in. It acts as a great umbrella, and since it is linked to the five host boroughs for the 2012 Games, it’s like having an arts legacy before the Games have even happened.”

Another highlight of CREATE10 is the urban music festival Young London: Into Music, which creates the opportunity for over 150 young people aged 14 to 23 to be trained and mentored before starring alongside big names in grime, dubstep and indie.

This includes Hackney’s Rising Tide performing at ‘Spotlight LDN’ on Saturday 17 July from 7pm at O2 Indigo, The O2.

CREATE is the annual summer festival which celebrates arts and culture in the five host boroughs for the 2012 Games. This year, it runs from 19 June to 1 August.

CREATE10 presents home-grown, internationally acclaimed artists including Hackney singer Paloma Faith, artists Gavin Turk and Jason Bruges, and award-winning performance / theatrical production company Punchdrunk.

The CREATE festival is sponsored by Deutsche Bank this year and celebrates the unrivalled wealth of home-grown world class talent that thrives in East and South East London. The five host boroughs are home to the largest cultural quarter in Europe - over 12,000 artists are based here alongside a growing number of leading creative companies and cultural institutions, iconic arts venues and an extraordinary range of communities.

The festival is a partnership of more than 100 arts organisations including The Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, 02, Arts Admin, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Punchdrunk, Arcola, Chisenhald Gallery, and Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.


Find out more about CREATE10 at: www.createlondon.org

To find out more about The Bank of America Merrill Lynch CREATE Art Award winning project ROAM, visit: www.roamlondon.org



LISITINGS: All ROAM events in Hackney:

Workshops with Spread the Word:
Your London: Writing your own story with Francesca Beard
To book a place email van@roamlondon.org
08 July 2010; 1pm-3pm
Homerton Hospital forecourt, Homerton Row E9 6SR

Installation: Photography through the ages.
Slideshow on screen inside hospital reception
08 July 2010; noon-4pm
Homerton Hospital entrance, Homerton Row E9 6SR

Installation: The Hackney Podcast Sound Installation
Audio podcast to listen to inside van.
08 July 2010; noon-4pm
Homerton Hospital forecourt, Homerton Row E9 6SR

Talk: The Hackney Society Local history and architecture
09 July 2010; 1pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Talk: Britain Beneath Our Feet by Ian Vince
09 July 2010; 3pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Talk: Dan Kieran (The Idler)
09 July 2010; 4pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Picnic: Fence collective. Adem, Pictish Trail & friends
09 July 2010; 5pm — 9pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Workshops: Nature photography
Tips and tricks on taking nature based photographs.
To be uploaded onto the ROAM website building a green guide to London
To book a place email van@roamlondon.org
10th July 2010; 2pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Music: Grasscut (Ninja Tune)
10 July 2010; 7pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Music: The Miserable Rich
11 July 2010; 1pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Talk: Jonny Trunk on Library music
11 July; 4pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park, 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP

Music: Sean Rowley presents Cover To Cover
The paperback edition – the smallest nightclub in London
11 July 2010, 5pm – 9pm
Parked up behind the tennis courts
Haggerston Park , 1 Queensbridge Road E2 8NP