Thursday, 24 November 2016

Litter Pick this Sunday 10am by the Art Pavilion

This dumped rubbish was reported over a month ago, but will it still be there on Sunday?

This Sunday is our monthly litter-pick of Mile End Park. We meet at 10am by the Art Pavilion (behind the Grove Road Texaco Garage) and stroll around the park for an hour or so picking up litter as we go. We then go for a coffee and cake in the Coffee Room.

Be great if you could pop along. It is quite sociable and good exercise!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Tower Hamlets Parks and Open Spaces Consultation Event - Wednesday 23rd November (Ecology Pavilion)

Tower Hamlets Council is developing a five-year plan for its parks and open spaces and it is crucial that the plan takes on board the views of the community. With that in mind, this Wednesday sees a couple of consultation events at the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park.

The first session runs from 14.30 to 17.00, and for those unable to make that one, there is an evening session from 17.30-20.00. Both sessions will begin with a short presentation from the Council about our parks and open spaces and then users will have an opportunity to express their views on how they would like to see the borough's open spaces develop (for want of a better word).

Maybe you'd like to see more community events put on, better lighting, more children's activities? Pop along and let the council know your views.

The Friends apologise for the late notice, but we were only given short notice of the event ourselves. If you can make it to one of the sessions (or part thereof) it would be great.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Photomonth: Uncertain States series of Exhibitions at the Art Pavilion (Fri 4th-Sun 27th November)

This Friday sees the start of Uncertain States, a series of three exhibitions at the Art Pavilion that forms part of Photomonth East London. With a huge number of artists over the three week period there looks to be something for everyone.

UNCERTAIN STATES OPEN CALL 4 - 12 November 2016 
Private view Thursday 3 November 2016 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 6pm

Uncertain States Open Call 2016 is a unique opportunity, celebrating the very best in Contemporary British Photography.

The exhibition at will showcase nine selected artists: Lydia Goldblatt selected by James Russell Cant, Chris Dorley Brown selected by Cathy Lomax, Klaus Thymann selected by Joy Gregory, Nick Sargeant selected by Bob and Roberta Smith, Aviv Yaron selected by Susan Derges, Stephanie Jamieson selected by Shoair Mavlian, Liz Orton selected by Sue Steward, Sam Ivin selected by Johanna Neurath and Jonty Sale selected by Uncertain States.

Each selector was asked to champion one artist. There was no discussion, no consensual compromises, just an individuals’ passion for each of the works finally chosen.

EMERGENCE 4 -12 November 2016 
Private view Thursday 3 November 2016

Emergence showcases five student artists (those in or recently graduated from full time education) selected by UCS from suggestions put forward by leading UK art schools.

UNCERTAIN STATES ANNUAL 2016, 18 - 27 November 2016 
Private view Thursday 17 November 2016
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Uncertain States returns to The Mile Art Pavilion with Uncertain States Annual Annual 2016 to coincide with Photomonth, London. In its seventh year, the Annual show is one not to miss. Around fifty artists including Mick Williamson, Susan Andrews, James Russell Cant, Ania Dabrowska, Fiona Yaron-Field, David George, Spencer Rowell, Sonia Lenzi, Richard Ansett and Street Level Glasgow represent the diverse and exceptional photography Uncertain States champions. As part of the exhibition, UCS has also put together a weekend programme of artists talks, film night, camera and artists book fair.

UCS Weekend Programme - Saturday 19th November 
10am start - Camera & Book Fair
Vintage and modern camera equipment, including old photos/glass plates
Including, artists photographic books Hoxton Mini Press, A&E Photobooks,

Talks: 12.30 -1.45pm Street level artists, 2-5pm -LAPC
Practice and Process
hosted by Melanie King and Alumudena Romero
speakers: Bindi Vora, Corinne Silva, Ackroyd & Harvey, Robin Cracknell, Tony Cairns

Film Night 6.30pm till late
Hackney by night dir: Umut Gunduz (short)
Cut off by Mountains dir: Rod Morris (28mins)
Secret Screening of Roast Beef Production latest feature documentary