Out of the Box! A bold new arts project in East London!

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23 May 2014 to 31 Jul 2015
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Out of the Box

A bold new arts project will be coming to East London this spring, working innovatively with disabled people to take archives “out of the box.”

 

Drop in sessions in May:

An opportunity to find out more about Out of the Box and register your interest to join the creative workshops to take the archives...out of the box!

Out of the Box is open to disabled people living in Tower Hamlets.

Friday 23 May, 10am-1pm

Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place, E14 5RB

 

Thursday 29 May, 5pm-8pm

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ

 

Saturday 31 May, 11am-4pm

Idea Store Whitechapel, Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU

 

Following the three drop in sessions in May, a series of creative workshops will take place between June and August 2014. The workshops will be led by digital and video artist Caglar Kimyoncu,

Participants will go on a journey to explore selected archival material from the Local History Library and Archives (277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ) using a combination of audio, spatial and visual approaches to the collections.

At the drop-in sessions you can meet the team behind the project, Caglar and sign up for the workshops in summer!

By the end of the creative workshops, participants will develop their own creative responses, culminating in a series of creative artworks.

These artworks will be part of the 'Out of the Box' exhibition, which will be showcased in November during Disability History Month at the history library.

Out of the Box will continue its journey in 2015, touring across the borough’s Idea Stores. 

A bold new arts project will be coming to East London this spring, working innovatively with disabled people to take archives 'out of the box.'

When you think of archives, the traditional image you may conjure up is of hundreds of documents from a forgotten era which are locked away in hidden vaults.

But Tower Hamlets Council's Local History Library & Archives, the place for everyone to find out about the borough's world famous heritage, is pioneering new approaches to provide access to its rare collections for different communities, in partnership with filmpro ltd, a disabled-led digital arts agency.

Thanks to a grant from the Arts Council England, the Out of the Box project will give disabled people from across the borough the chance to be creatively inspired by the council's extensive archival collections which reflect centuries of East End history.

Through a series of free workshops, led by digital and video artist Caglar Kimyoncu, disabled participants will go on a journey to explore selected archival materials using a combination of audio, spatial and visual approaches to the collections.

Participants will then develop their own creative responses, culminating in a series of new collaborative artworks.

The Out of the Box exhibition, to be launched at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives in November 2014 as part of Disability History Month, will showcase the results of this radically different process for the interpretation of heritage collections.

'The world of archives is mystifying, yet a thrilling challenge; I feel there is more hidden, an elephant in the room waiting to be noticed, to speak out loud... This project will be a stimulating collaborative adventure to take that elephant out of the box!'

Caglar Kimyoncu, Lead Artist

'We are excited to be working on Out of the Box, a ground-breaking project that will offer fresh interpretations to archival materials, showcase new artwork and present different ways of engaging with local history!'

Foteini Galanopoulou, Projects Development Manager, filmpro ltd

Out of the Box will continue its journey in 2015, touring across the borough's Idea Stores.

 Disabled residents interested in taking part are warmly invited to meet the team and find out more at drop in sessions.

Friday 23 May, 10am-1pm: 

Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place, E14 5RB

Thursday 29 May, 5pm-8pm:

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ

Saturday 31 May, 11am-4pm:

Idea Store Whitechapel, Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU

Booking is not required, however, please let us know (contact details below) if you are interested or plan to attend to help us make the necessary arrangements and access provisions!

 

Follow Out of the Box on facebook and twitter (#outoftheboxproject)

The project is supported by The National Archives and will engage with disabled groups Tower Project, Local Voices and Real Tower Hamlets.

To find out more about the project contact 020 7613 5856 / 079 4451 3590 (voice/texts) or email info@outoftheboxproject.org

Tel: 
02076135856
Event Address: 
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives (drop in sessions, workshops and exhibition)
Idea Stores across Tower Hamlets drop in sessions, touring exhibition)
London
E1 4DQ