The final exhibition as part of View Tube Art’s Sparked series sees renowned poet and playwright Lemn Sissay (MBE) showcase his poem Spark Catchers is on show at the View Tube, Stratford. Overlooking the Olympic site this exhibition runs until 16th May and is free to view.
Following the success of Lemn’s first public reading (on Saturday 14th April) Lemn will come back for one last time and on Saturday 12th May as part of View Tube's Family Fun day, including free art workshops for young people.
The view Tube Manager, Paul Shaw, has organised the day as a closing party for View Tube, which shuts its doors for the summer on May 17th, reopening in September 2012.
Pictures from the exhibition can be seen via this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/
Pictures from the last family day can be seen via this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/
As part of Winning Words, Lemn was the first poet of five commissioned to write new poems for permanent installations on the Olympic Park, and was inspired by the history of the site. Spark Catchers is a striking poem referencing the pioneering industrial action which took place at the Bryant and May match factory, which still exists today on the edge of the Park in Bow, East London, near where he lives.
Sparked is a series of exhibitions and free family art workshops as part of the View Tube Art programme, funded by The Legacy List, celebrating and raising awareness of the Art in the Park commissions from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
Exhibition dates: 30th March – 16th May 2012 (free)