Clapton Festival Opening Party + Core Arts & Alex ingram, Kerry Hudson/Outhere group Exhibition

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Event details

Type of event: 
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Core Arts
109 Homerton High Street Hackney
E9 6DL
Bottom of Chatsorth Rd/Brooksby's Walk next to St Barnabas Church


Ticket availability: 
Unlimited places - just turn up

About the event

Clapton Festival opening night party / Core Arts & Outhere Exhibition hosted by Core Arts

Friday 15th June 6-11pm (art view 6-8pm) - Free Entry, Licenced bar

Core Arts host an arts and music extravaganza featuring 2 new art exhibitions by Alex Ingram & Kerry Hudson which complement a group show showcasing Core Arts members work, in partnership with local artist curator's OUTHERE. Exhibition runs: 15 June till 27 July 2012.

PLUS A NIGHT OF MUSIC: 8-11pm featuring
Mollys Daggers -  heavy blues rock 'n' roll in the vein of early Fleetwood Mac and Cream will kick start the festival in style (10pm)
Frank Bangay - legendary blues-poet plays a live selection from his many albums (8-10pm)
Makala Leanne - original soul and r 'n' b (8-10pm)
and many more special guest live acts (TBC), DJ's including DGO Ranks #1, poets, performers all evening (8-10pm)
Georges Kaplan Presents - jazz noir soundtrack duo with tunes aplenty interpret classics - including Led Zep (!) - thru a hard bop filter (7.30pm)

'Touched'  - new artwork by Alex Ingram
Alex Ingram works a number of mediums; photography, video, painting and poetry. Touched is his second solo show at Core Arts, with pieces collated since his last show (White Works) two years ago. Touched is an opportunity to explore the tactile effects by himself and others (the creative hand) and the eventuality of change through intervention to a static environment. From directly working on photographs to the idea of moments of touch, to the grouping of the work as an installation, he is interested in the poetic, allowing a space for the participant viewer to create meaning and form a relationship with the work on their own terms.

Opening times Tues- Friday 10am-4pm by appointment - please call 020 8533 3500
Venue: Core Arts Gallery - 109 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6DL  (bottom of Chatsworth Rd next to St Barnabas Church, easy buses/Homerton Overground 5 mins)

CORE ARTS: Forging its own path in largely uncharted territory between arts centre, community space and mental health arts charity, Core Arts is first and foremost a creative hub with strong links to the local community. Core Arts is run exclusively by practising artists and musicians, for artists and musicians who have, or have had, severe and enduring mental health issues.

Artwork or performance at Core Arts is not judged or displayed on these terms. Pigeon-holes that categorise into 'outsider' or 'therapy' are strongly avoided. Individuality and creativity are respected and nurtured; artists are encouraged to develop their own strategies. Professional artists, musicians and writers share the same wall, stage and page as Core Arts members, without hierarchy. The results are exciting, refreshing and challenge both artistic and mental health preconceptions and clichés.

This show and concert, with a host of exhibitors and musicians including many highly respected professionals from all areas of the arts, reinforcing and supporting Core Arts philosophy, is an introduction to the pioneering approach to health that Core Arts has pursued since its conception some 20 years ago.


Core Arts
Core Arts
0208 533 3500


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