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Cody Dock: A Community on the Lea

Hidden on the docklands of a Canning Town industrial estate is a an evolving and growing artist and community space called Cody Dock. Artist in residence Stephan Shiell takes us a guided tour of the area with it's boat cafe, compost machine, hydroponic plant beds, pocket park.. ...

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(S)potted: Machines Room

Vyner street, known for it's contemporary art galleries, is now becoming the go to street for makers and hackers with the recent opening of Technology Will Save us at number 1 Vyner street, and a larger makers space, gallery and café: ...

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Cultivaters presents Shopkeepers’ Stories at Hackney Museum

Cultivaters is launching the exhibition Shopkeepers' Stories at Hackney Museum. These audio and photographic portraits of six of the long-standing traditional shopkeepers from the area, explore stories of immigration, family business, local community and the effects of change. All of the shops featured here have existed for over 30 ...

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V&A ON AIR – Friday Late – It’s All Yours..or is it?

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, this month's V&A Friday late event explores ideas about civics, democracy, public space and the role that museums play. The public is invited to take ownership of the museum for the evening and we will be there too with ...

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Phytology: Celebrating weeds

Hidden behind an enclosure on a Bethnal Green housing estate is the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, a haven of peace and tranquility, a wild garden in the city. Within this garden is a meadow of 'weeds' this is Phytology, a multidisciplinary project celebrating the medicinal and nutritional ...

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Hack Circus

Writer, maker and circus master Leila Johnston’s quarterly magazine and event series Hack Circus 'For Makers, Players & Explorers' celebrates and questions the union of art, science and technology as well as delving into questions of how stuff works and how things ...

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(S)potted: Smash Lab (updated)

Laura Lowe has been producing and curating  Smash Lab for over 2 years, creating a 'night-time laboratory' for artists to move out of the usual art establishments and institutions and try out their work in progress somewhere different. The idea to create such a space was ...

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(S)potted: Sublime & Ridiculous

Interactive theatre company Sublime & Ridiculous combine storytelling and innovative technology to explore the intersection that exits between art and science with a focus on inspiring empathy and understanding across cultural and social boundaries. Their ongoing project 'In My Shoes' ...

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(S)potted: Wet Sounds

Most of us have enjoyed singing underwater in the bath as child (or even as an adult..) and experimenting with those super eerie noises. Wet Sounds takes this theme into the public realm by bringing sound art to swimming pools across the globe since 2008. The ...

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(S)potted: Republic of the Moon

The moon has been intriguing and mysterious to humans since time began and although it's been 4 decades since Niel Armstrong took his giant leap for mankind, we all still seem to be fascinated by this glowing globe in the sky. London based arts organsiation Arts ...

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