David Shillinglaw

25 Nov 2015 – 27 Nov 2015

Event times

Artist Times & Talks

• Wednesday 25th November // 5pm - 7pm // The history of social drinking
• Thursday 26th November // 6pm - 8pm // The importance of play
• Friday 27th November // 5pm - 7pm // What we are made of (the recipe and ingredients of being a human being)

Cost of entry


Save Event: David Shillinglaw1

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:



London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Nearest Tubes: Green Park (Victoria, Piccadilly & Jubilee Lines) Oxford Circus (Victoria, Central & Bakerloo Lines) Piccadilly Circus (Picaddily Line)
Directions via Google Maps Directions via Citymapper
Event map

David Shillinglaw brings 'Keep Smiling Kiosk' installation to Scream London. A site-specific installation created and attended by the artist


Presented as a tea-house and pop-corn dispensary, people are invited to join David Shillinglaw in his tea temple, relax and enjoy tasty refreshments.  The work highlights the daily rituals we all undertake in order to feel better, and make others around us feel better. The history of tea drinking is a universal language of welcoming and connecting, touching on both the domestic and the spiritual ceremonies that can be found in every culture throughout the world. Shillinglaw spins this out in his own colourful language, playing games with where real life ends and the Art begins.

David will be operating his kiosk on each of the three evenings, sharing free cups of 'Keep Smiling' tea and popcorn with his audience, the curious and anyone willing to share conversation and positivity. All that he asks in return is a happy or helpful thought, a tip or doodle, to be traded with him at the 'Positive Propaganda Collection Point' -  a growing wall of everyone’s pinned contributions and participation in the ceremony, displayed alongside David’s kiosk.

The event will also be the launch of David's 'Keep Smiling' newspaper - what will become a regular journal charting his physical and psychogeographical journeys across the globe and the mantra he will be spreading. Tips and doodles given to David as part of the tea ceremony will be used in the next edition of his paper.
Copies of the first issue of the newspaper will be available for free, with a donation to charity encouraged. David will also be further customising and signing 100 of the newspapers to create an exclusive and very limited edition for people to purchase at the event and for David to personalise live for them.

Exhibiting artistsToggle

David Shillinglaw


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.