Naomi Edmondson / Survival Techniques

Art Assembly 2019

A day to explore how art can make a difference, 23 November 2019 – Walthamstow

Art Assembly is a one-day festival brought to you by Art Fund and Waltham Forest, the first London Borough of Culture.

Taking place in Walthamstow from 12-6pm, the line-up features a dynamic programme of workshops, talks, displays and performances, all within walking distance of William Morris Gallery.

Join some of the leading UK arts organisations actively making a difference to people and communities, and experience their pioneering projects first-hand – from theatre that’s transforming young lives, to an outdoor classroom hosting talks from villages across the globe, to art activists whose work addresses mental health, climate change and more. And don’t miss our closing debate on how artists today are carrying on William Morris’ legacy, held in the Council Chamber at Waltham Forest Town Hall.

What’s more, tickets are on sale now for a live recording of actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament’s Talk Art podcast, in conversation with Turner Prize nominee Helen Cammock.

To start planning your Art Assembly day download the full programme or take a look at the schedule below

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Time Event Venue
11-11.30am

Young producer guided tour of Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus
Discover the relationship between the Arts and Crafts movement and the Bauhaus school of art in a brand new exhibition. Turn up on the day. Limited numbers so entry on a first come, first served basis.

William Morris Gallery (1)
12-5pm

Arts Catalyst & ; a place, of their own. present Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary
An installation inspired by Walthamstow Wetlands about new ways in which we can respond to the climate crisis. Discover more

Winns Gallery (2)
12-5pm

MIMA
Get creative at MIMA’s colourful pop-up space, co-curated with disabled activist Lisette Auton.

202 Hoe St (3)
12-5pm

Grizedale Arts: A confederacy of valleys
In a specially constructed outdoor classroom, take part in talks and workshops with people from villages across the world, sharing their traditions. Find out more

Walthamstow Town Square (4)
12-5pm

Madlove takeover: Heart of Glass & the vacuum cleaner
Monster-making workshops, a care map of Walthamstow, and cups of specially blended tea open up conversations about mental health in a local hair salon. Find out more

Bangs Salon (5)
12.30-1.45pm

Performance: Synergy Theatre Project: To My Younger Self
A new play examining issues around knife crime. Followed by a Q&A with cast and crew. Booking advised to avoid disappointment. Book your free ticket here

Walthamstow School for Girls (6)
2-3.15pm

Talk Art podcast recording
Join actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament for a live recording of their popular arts podcast, with special guest, Turner Prize 2019 nominated artist Helen Cammock. Followed by a Q&A. Book now

Mirth, Marvel and Maud (7)
2-5pm

Family Spectrum Mural Drop-in Colour Spectrum Painting Project
Local Walthamstow artist Sharon Drew will be running a drop-in workshop where visitors of all ages can add to the creation of a giant, multi-coloured mural as part of a brand new collaborative artwork Across the Spectrum.

1 Hoe Street -– Info Hub for Art Assembly (8)
2-2.30pm

Young producer guided tour of Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus

William Morris Gallery (1)
3.30-4.45pm

Performance: Synergy Theatre Project: To My Younger Self
Book your free ticket here

Walthamstow School for Girls (6)
5-6pm

News from Nowhere(thamstow)
Step inside the council chamber and have your say in Art Assembly’s closing debate, chaired by a 'reincarnation' of William Morris.

Waltham Forest Town Hall Council Chamber (9)
6-10pm

Liberty: Deaf Rave
Make an evening of it and head over to this multi-sensory club night with a line-up of d/Deaf performers. Suitable for audiences of all hearing abilities (ages 16+).

Welcome to the Forest Bar (7)

Talk Art

Join the audience for a live recording of the hit arts podcast

Book your place at a live recording of actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament’s podcast, with special guest, Turner Prize 2019 nominated artist Helen Cammock. Followed by a Q&A session. Tickets in advance only.

Bag your free Art Assembly tote

Head over to the Art Assembly Info Hub at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4SD and show your National Art Pass to collect your free Art Assembly tote bag. Offer available Saturday 23 November 2019 from 12pm to 5pm, while stocks last. One tote bag per named Art Fund member.

Main image credit: Naomi Edmondson, Survival Techniques / Talk Art image credit: Tom Lardner for Plus Agency, London

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