Launch Party at Tottenham Social Pop Ups at Craving Coffee
Friday 1st March 2019
Trinidadian Street Food by Taste Trini
Bar by Craving Coffee
Exhibition runs 1st-31st March, Free entry
The Little Things is an exhibition of the illustrated observations of Miranda Keeling.
Miranda joined Twitter in 2011 and began posting observational vignettes as @mirandakeeling. Each post was an observation of the world around her, from people waiting in cafes, to overheard snippets of conversation on the bus: the end result is somewhere between a micro-story and haiku. Her observations paint a detailed and loving portrait of the little things of everyday life.
What started as a solo project has captured the imagination of thousands. Unsolicited, Twitter followers began illustrating her words and sending their pictures. Few artists knew that others were doing the same – they simply illustrated a response and shared it. By happy accident, an informal collection emerged, that is by turns beautiful, surreal, poignant, and comic.
For the first time, this exhibition brings a small selection of that online response into the ‘real’ world.
The artists exhibited here come from Liverpool, Chesterfield, Rochester, Bristol, Scotland, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland... and even London.
Miranda specialises in observational writing and has lectured on the subject for Lost Lectures. Her work has featured on Radio 3’s The Verb and the BBC’s Mark Forrest Show. She wrote Tweet-off on the Tyne with Poet Ian McMillan, which aired on Radio 3. Her miniature play ‘Bulldog’ was performed at the Royal Court.
She wrote Panphobia with Ceri Ashcroft and Carbon Footprint Detective Agency with Ray Downing. Both toured, including to the Arcola Theatre.
An actor, writer and film-maker, Miranda has lived in Tottenham since she was 11.