We had a blast at Grow, Hackney over the weekend! Great people, amazing food and good weather! What more can we ask for? 💛🐚🌺🌞
Artists include: Eleni Bagaki, Ting-Ting Cheng, Mahana Delacour, Diego Delas, Marine Guichard, Jana Koelmel, Lucie Kordacova, Vesta Kroese, Chloë Morley, Thomas Owen, Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou, Joe Rogers, Alicia Roy, Mark Tamer and Yunsun Jung.
What a lovely Saturday!!! The sun shined, the weather was perfect and we had a mile long hopscotch to jump around at Mile End Road. What else could we ask for?
Much more! The #MileLongHopscotch Event was packed with cool activities from painting the road, to playing football. All kids and parents were welcome to join and be part of the fun-day playing, laughing and sharing impressions!
ClangDesign collaborated with Old School Room animating British Street. We painted a big wood board with all the kids that passed by generating the coolest wall of all times! Some of our tiny artists signed the board, others preferred to keep their names secret. But all contributed with passion and a big smile. Our final intention was to create one piece, one final object with the help and support of the community. We can say it was an incredible success, because we manage to make something together as a community!
For us, Old School Room and ClangDesign this is what this day was about. #MileLongHopscotch was an excuse to meet the community and make them know that we are here. We want to be here and will keep doing free activities for them, so we can all engage and make our community become a FAMILY!
We are already in july and the school year is finishing. Therefore many schools have activities to celebrate the final weeks with the students and their families: all kind of shows, plays and creative expressions take place now in schools. #ClangDesign has been part of a very special one: Michael Faraday Primary School’s Play.
The building itself is worth a visit! What a beautiful shape! The colours and shapes mixed with the amazing handcrafts the kids have been doing the year through: each class-room looks brighter, funnier and more alive than the other. Robots, trees, portraits, flags…. a delightful overload of colours.
This year Michael Faraday Primary School has been working on the “Go For Goal” Junior Script by Gawen Robinson. The script talks about the World Cup and generates a one-hour play, which pushes the audience back- and forward in time. The play starts with energetic drums and Brazilian instruments to welcome the audience: “We are in Rio now”. And for next one hour the rhythm and music makes you feel like in a “sambadrome” if it wasn’t for the perfect british accent that makes you realise you are sitting in a school in Elephant and Castle. Some flashbacks bring history and anecdotes to the action, which also gives value to family and the relationship between grandfathers and grandsons, as well as between brothers, sisters and people no matter where they come from. England and Brazil come together through the two main characters: a Brazilian boy and an English girl. Both want to play for their teams in the future, always under the slogan “follow your dreams” they dance, sing and laugh for us. The Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro is the main scenario where all those diverse characters come together to teach the most powerful and essential lesson we can learn: if we work together as a team, we can achieve new aims more easily. Putting together our skills we can change our world into a better place.
What a week!!
One of our #clangartists joined the performance “spacial confessions” from Bojana Cvejić, Christine De Smedt, Marta Popivoda and Ana Vujanović. We are about to share with you a first person testimony about this impressive performance that took place on Thursday the 22nd of May in London.
We met at Tate modern on Monday to have our first rehearsal with the artists and choreographer. We where around 50 performers ready to learn and have fun. And how much fun we had. Our first experience in the performance room was exciting and funny doing different kind of exercises to break the ice between us. We just had met 30 minute ago, but we ended up making a pile with our bodies and lying on the floor. Most of us coming from a creative background, students, artists and dancers, we created in that space a lovely harmony enjoying the time and getting to know each other better.
The name from the performance is a great description of what was going on in the room. So Christine the choreographer asked us some questions and we had to answer moving and going to a certain place in space. The questions where always different which made each rehearsal and performance unique and different.
Great confessions we could see. No one said a word but moving in space we answered absolute intimate questions that went from personal information to political ideologies.
After having two rehearsals one on Monday and the other on Wednesday… the day arrived. On Thursday we had our live performance at Tate and the tension was there. We were all super excited and happy to be there at that time in that place, making intimate confessions live, answering questions about all kind of aspects of our live.
Before inviting all of you to see the performance, I need to say that the Tate team was GREAT! Everybody was friendly and everyhting went perfect!
And of course, it has been a pleasure to work with Christine and Bojana. Both so professional, helpful and supporting. I think all of us have learnt a lot of these three great days that will remain in our memory for a long time.
Go under this link to see the performance:
“RAW Natural born artists” is remarkable!
It’s an online platform in which artists from all over the world share their art. They are looking for talented people, natural born artists, generating an exclusive and impressive online portfolio. But this is not only about being seeing online, RAW celebrates events, generating unique experiences. The showcase jumps from our computer screens to a life performance.
The only occasion you will have to experience a RAW event in Europe, will be the 1rst of March in London! A chance impossible to miss. If you want to know more about the idea, their creators and how RAW became what it is today, check the video here.