A little bit of east London is taking over a significant west London night. Our favourite arty hang-out spot Hackney Wick, will be occupying the world-famous late night spot at the V&A Museum this Friday night.
Fans of when both Peckham and Dalston added their personal charms to the V&A will be familiar with this event. There’ll be music and performances from local groups, talks, workshops, galleries, demonstrations of local activities and of course, great local food and drink.
We don’t want to give too much away (we know we’re so wicked), but we will grant you a little teaser. One of the art projects is called “Devoices”. It’s a video installation created by Urban Village Network (U-V-N) and aspires to recreate the spirit of Hackney Wick and Fish Island by showing off the areas’ communities.
U-V-N’s art work will be made of clips of faces submitted by people from the neighbourhood taken with their mobile phone cameras. Each clip will express how that individual feels about Hackney Wick and Fish Island, either through a word, a brief sentence, or just a clear expression.
It’ll be no surprise that we love the idea and inspiration behind this project, and we’ll be heading to the late night to see how it turns out. However, there will be plenty of local character on the night, and this could easily be one of the best V&A takeovers ever. The night is free to attend and will run from 6.30pm till 10pm. See you there.