Collecting stories of the River Lea Navigation Canal between
Hackney Wick to Old Ford Lock
What can you tell us about the canal?
What do you remember?
Come and meet Chris Dorley Brown, Jessie Brennan and Daniel Lehan who are creating new artworks about the canal.
The event starts with a film screening which includes rare footage of Cliff Richard and The Shadows' visit to Hackney Wick in the 1960s, plus scenes from Lesney Toy Factory, Hackney's first computer pub, Kingsmead Estate and the Trowbridge blowdown. 11am to 11.45am.
Then join the artists to add your stories and contribute to the creation of a physical map of Hackney Wick from 12 - 2pm
Saturday 22nd January
11am to 2pm
Free - Refreshments provided
Hackney Museum , 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Cut is an oral history project led by artists and produced by SPACE. Three artists and a team of local volunteers are exploring the Hackney Cut, or Lea River Navigation Canal , and the industrial, physical and social history of Hackney Wick. By collecting stories (up to the present day) from the people who work and live alongside the canal the project will document the importance of The Cut to the community in an area undergoing huge change.