Londoners go through two million single-use plastic water bottles a day, one of the highest rates of bottled water consumption in the country. Some of these plastics don’t get recycled. They end up in our waterways. Is there something that we can do about it? How does this affect us and nature?
For HF ArtsFest 2019, a panel of artists from Re:Centre, Story Of Books and The Point magazine will be sharing their discoveries on the water subject via a series of talks and creative workshop on 8 June 2019.
Re:Centre’s 10 artists in residence will open their Art Studio for you to see their work in progress around the river theme. You will be able to chat with them and learn more about their artistic process.
At this event, Story Of Books will be launched as the imprint of GLUE Studio with After The Rain as it debut publication.
DETAILS OF THE EVENT
- Date – Saturday 8th June, 2019. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Door opens at 10.15 am.
- Venue – Re:Centre, Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, W6 9HA.
- Tickets – £3 per person (includes drinks and nibbles).
10.30-11 am – Re:Centre artists Natalie Cronin and Kate Lowe will share their exploration process and inspiration for their project, Thamesis. Thamesis is a group show featuring artworks and installations made or inspired by objects found in the River Thames.
11-11.30 am – Coffee break and Art Studio tour.
11.30 am-12 pm – A talk and visual presentation by Mark King, Publisher, The Point, and Zarina Holmes, Photographer, After The Rain project. King, a surfer and photographer, will talk on the effects of plastic pollution to surfing on the Devonshire coast. Holmes will talk on the changes to the idyllic Pangkor Island caused by passing traffic in the Strait of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.
Magazines published by the photographers, The Point and After The Rain, will be showcased at the event.
12 pm- 12.30 pm – Studio tour / A showcase of books and objects found in the river.
How to get there:
By tube: Hammersmith Tube Station (Piccadilly and District Lines). Walk towards Hammersmith Bridge / The Mall, turn left to Fulham Reach and follow the river. Re:Centre is next to The River Café. Estimated: 10-min walk.
By bus: Alight at Charing Cross Hospital and walk towards Thames Wharf or the riverside.
Google Map: Click here.
ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
HF ArtsFest organises over 200 open, inclusive art events with over 100 partners from performing arts to literature, visual arts and film every June across the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. This year's event will take place between 1 and 9 June 2019. http://www.hf-artsfest.com
Story Of Books
Story Of Books is an online journal on book authors and artists. It features the latest updates on pop culture through Five Minutes With interviews and how-to articles for authors. Publisher and imprint of the award-winning GLUE Studio. https://storyofbooks.co.uk
GLUE Studio is a graphic design and marketing agency. It was also Winner of the Best Creative/Media Startup category at the LBHF Business Awards 2018. http://alohaglue.com
Photo caption (from left): Event poster; The Point; After The Rain; 'Sometimes there's no current' and 'Gathering' by Kate Lowe; 'Our mutual friend' and 'River bones' by Natalie Cronin.