Flyer for Summer of Art: BETWEEN THE EARTH AND THE SKY (13-20 Aug, Art Pavilion)
This summer sees a multi-faceted series of events in our Art Pavilion with exhibitions, story days, workshops, performances and concerts including:
  • Space Maps and Mile End Park VR Planet Treasure Trail 
  • Take part in the Cosmonaut Rituals Interactive Experience “From Russia with Love” 
  • International Music Night with high calibre guest bands from around the Globe
  • And much much more! 

This great mix of events caters for all tastes and ages. Full schedule below.

For further info about any of events, or to book, contact / 07799411587


Tuesday 13 August 2019, 1.30-2.30pm 
By Frank Creber and Arteast of Bromley by Bow Centre
The workshop will be open to all who would like to take part in making a model flying horse and also try their hand at making a backdrop that tells some of the Pegasus story.  This is a fun and exciting family-friendly workshop for all ages and abilities. Children must be accompanied by a carer.

ALL AGES / FAMILIES  |  Donations box 



Wed 14 – Tue 20 August 2019, 11am-6pm
Explore the solar system in miniature! A walking tour from the Art Pavilion (where you start at the sun) to Victoria park, taking in a 1:3,000,000,000 scale model of our solar system, using a smartphone, see the planets in AR as you follow a map guiding you to the outer reaches of the solar system.
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THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2018, 6.30-9.30PM 
Live Music and Art Auction with pieces by Tower Hamlet artists of all ages in support of Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres. Join us in raising money for charity and to celebrate the work and life of Jill Fullbrook (who sadly passed away in May). Jill’s unique, inspirational and dedicated approach to teaching art in Tower Hamlets and at the Brady Centre spanned over 15 years and will not be forgotten by the community that knew her.
ALL AGES / FAMILIES  |  Free | Drinks donations box 
Idea Store’s STORYTIME

Friday 16 August 2019, 2.45-4pm
Prepare for Liftoff in this special exhibition Story Time. Rhymes, stories and fun for Under 5s inspired by Summer Reading Challenge theme of “Space Chase”. 
Find out more about the daily Story Time at Idea Stores and Libraries and the Summer Reading Challenge. 

Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. 
CHILDREN   |  Free 

Friday 16 August 2019, 4-5pm Theatre performance and workshop for kids 5-11 years

Smiffy wants to soar into Outer Space… but how will he get there? Will his big sister help him? Or will YOU help him?
Come and join Minnie and Smiffy for an hour of fun! Help Smiffy explore the Solar System and learn new tricks. We present a silly kids show by silly grown-ups for silly kids followed by a chance for the audience to defy gravity by juggling Space Balls, spinning Flying Saucers or balancing alien bits. Let the countdown begin… Blast off! 
CHILDREN  |  Donations box 

Saturday 17 August 2019 
Two workshops: 10.30-12.30 and 14.30-16.30 
With David Ko. Origami, the art of paper folding, has captured our hearts all over the world. Come to transform your imagination into paper animals, birds, flowers, and trees etc, in this workshop. Let the folding fun begin. All ages are welcome. Younger artists may need the assistance of a parent or adult.
ALL AGES / FAMILIES  |  Donations box


Saturday 17 August 2019 
Two workshops: 10.30-12.30 and 14.30-16.30

Marbling workshop with Ginnie Hawke. 
Marbling is the technique of floating special inks on water and taking a print. 
Free flow of the breeze and movement of bubble marbling
And a flight of fancy as a cutout butterfly
Flying free / flying high / flying on the breeze 
Into the sky…
ALL AGES / FAMILIES  |  Donations box 
FLOAT (followed by MEET THE ARTISTS hour) 

Saturday 17 August 2019, 5-6.30pm This piece by Julia Vita explores the fluid nature of air, and the relationship of humans as solid creatures within it. Are we like the leaves on a tree, faintly anchored and fluttering in the breeze, or can we truly become part of the invisible but present substance that surrounds us and gives us life? 
Accompanied by acoustic guitarist Tuomo Karjalainen. 
After the performance, you have the opportunity to meet some of the artists who created the 3D works on show and chat with them about the individual ideas and creative processes. Refreshments.
ALL AGES / FAMILIES  |  Donations box 


Saturday 17 August 2019, 7-9.30pm
A high calibre musical treat with guest performers from Europe and the Middle East 

Juli Szatmari, Hungary
Juli Szatmari is a well-established and known Hungarian singer-songwriter performing her own songs on a guitar. Inspired by bossa nova, jazz, blues, rock and pop, she combines these elements in her music. Telling stories of her own life, but also writing about current political and socio-critical issues you can await a funny but serious, feather-light but deep concert.
sandmoon, Libanon
sandmoon is an indie-pop formation originating from Beirut, initiated by singer-songwriter Sandra Arslanian. sandmoon has been playing local circuit and festivals since its inception and has had shows in Europe as an acoustic duo/trio (Stockholm, Paris, Brussels, London, Germany) In 2018, sandmoon released a mini-EP “Beirut-Berlin sessions” and a single, “Shiny Star”, produced and mixed by renowned producer Victor van Vugtr (Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey…)
ADULTS / YOUNG PEOPLE  |  £6 on the door

Sunday 18 August 2019 
Two sessions: 11-11.30am and 12-12.30am

Planets is a silent, guided voyage carried out to the music of Oxygen by Jean-Michel Jarre, developed to get to know ourselves and others better. The participatory experience will gently lead us to explore our personal universe and experiment intuitively with finding our place within a wider group. 
The session will run for approx. 30 mins, facilitated by Yvonne Overton. 
14 YEARS +   |  Donations box 

Sunday 18 August 2019, 2-5pm
Re-enacting Cosmonauts’ pre lift off rituals: an interactive experience (rotating / drop-in) by Helen Porter.
People have been going into space for more than 50 years, using more than technology.
To prepare for the unknown and unusual experience, astronauts and cosmonauts have pre-launch rituals, which will be observed at the Art Pavillion. 

A haircut, planting a tree, a special song and laying flowers on Yuri Gagarin’s grave are just some of the cosmonaut rituals we invite you to come and partake in, interpreted in our own arty and individual style. 
ALL AGES / FAMILIES  |  Donations box 
Sunday 18 August 2019, 5.30-6.30pm
Concert with Tuomo Karjalainen, Finland. Tuomo describes his uniquely developed playing style as “cinematic dream guitar”, combining influences from artists such as the Cocteau Twins, Vangelis, Mozart, just to name a few. For this event, Tuomo plays a dedicated set (between 30-45mins) exploring the use of space in music through his solo acoustic guitar performance. To get a taste of Tuomo’s style, visit or 
ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE  |  Donations box 
Idea Store’s PRIME TIME
Monday 19 August 2019, 10.45-noon


Have an enjoyable and interesting time at the Between the Earth and the Sky exhibition. Meet new and familiar friends, enjoy a cup of coffee with biscuits and chat about the pieces in the exhibition. Open to all and find out more about Prime Time in the Idea Stores and Libraries.
OVER 50s  |  Free 

Tuesday 20 August 2019 In this creative workshop by Carolyn Gowdy, participants are shown how to make a zine, a small passport-sized booklet. You are then invited to make your own personal Passport for a Citizen of the Planet by filling this zine with words and images. Your passport could help you make new friends and build the bridge to peace and understanding in the world. Adventure awaits. Imagination will take you anywhere and everywhere. 
Participants will be encouraged to share their completed passports with one another and to exchange introductions.
Materials will be provided. No previous experience necessary. You are welcome to take your passport home at the end of the session.
All ages from 5 to 100 years, children should be accompanied by a carer. 

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