Free. No booking required.
12pm meeting point: The Green Bridge, Mile End Park. If arriving later, head north through Mile End Park from the Green Bridge and look and listen out for us!
reconnect:recover:reclaim social space
A drop-in outdoor performance workshop that explores the internal and external space of our communities, calling attention to the privatisation and commodification of social spaces.
Breathe! takes inspiration from Numbi's legacy of local/global art for change and Virtual Migrant's methodology of protest performance.
The history of struggle, resistance and community in East London is rich and vibrant. Yet perhaps now more than ever, our communal spaces are under pressure. The whirlwinds of rising property prices, rents, gentrification, surveillance and over-policing are destroying connections with neighbours and breaking up long standing communities; spaces that we rely on for solidarity, health and conviviality; places where we can meet, connect, share food, dance, sing, breathe.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Virtual Migrants connect art, digital media and performance with new aesthetics and perspectives exploring race, migration and global justice. They create, exhibit, perform and distribute work that can be installed in galleries, performance venues, public or community spaces.
Numbi Arts CIC is a non-profit organisation based in London that creates cross-art projects and works collaboratively with artists, educators and peer organisations, providing a range of inspiring opportunities for communities to engage with local/global art for change, contemporary arts and heritage. Somali-originated African-centred, with globally inclusive programming and outlook.
The venue is outdoors in a garden. There is level access for wheelchair users but the ground of the garden is uneven.
Please get in touch for more information about any of the above.
You can let us know your access requirements ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.