Sunday, 26 February 2017

As the days are getting lighter the park is springing into life



I hope you have had a great weekend. After a fairly dreary couple of months, the park has started to wakeup. The video above posted on twitter by @artmemos has really lifted my day. Just a minor detour from your busy day into the park to spot some squirrels or birds hopping around, or the bright joyful colours of the spring bulbs, can really lift the spirits.

The Friends monthly litter-pick sessions begin again next Sunday 5th March. We will meet by the Art Pavilion (behind the Grove Road Texaco Garage) at 10am and litter pick until approximately 12 midday. Then we'll pop to The Coffee Room in Grove Road for a [free] coffee or two and a chat. Pop along if you can for all or part of the session. Just make sure you have some good shoes on - we supply all the gloves, litter picks and refuse bags. It is a surprisingly social affair and fingers crossed the spring bulbs will be out in their wonderful mix of colours. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Traditions Exhibition: 12 noon to 6PM daily until Sunday 19th February



This exhibition by Art Catcher, a London curator of exhibitions about cultural and emotional identity, in collaboration with Incloodu Festivals and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, looks on the effects our cultural rituals have on how we feel about ourselves and the world, how it can help us to think big and walk towards each other while at other times it stops us from spreading our wings. 

40 artists have responded to the theme in painting, print, interactive installation and video work in sometimes humorous, sometimes questioning ways and it is a particular strong point of this show that it speaks to all ages and makes for an interesting visit for the whole family. 

The exhibition runs at the Mile End Park Art Pavilion until Sunday the 19th February and is open 12-6PM daily with further events as detailed on the Art Catcher website