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.

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

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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)

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)

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

202 Hoe St (3)

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)

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)

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.

Walthamstow School for Girls (6)

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.

Mirth, Marvel and Maud (7)

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)

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

William Morris Gallery (1)

Performance: Synergy Theatre Project: To My Younger Self

Walthamstow School for Girls (6)

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. Find out more

Waltham Forest Town Hall Council Chamber (9)

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)

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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