Over the last few months, artist Mel Brimfield and I have been immersing ourselves in the life and work of East End legend, radical director and socialist visionary JoanLittlewood. With the help of sparkly-minded kids from across the Newham borough, gifted young singer-songwriters at the Theatre Royal, and a diverse range of wonky-brained artists at the National Theatre Studio – as well as interviews with academics and Joan’s friends and colleagues – we’ve been exploring her world and creating all kinds of stuff inspired by her practices and passions.
THIS SATURDAY 4th OCTOBER, 1-4pm, we’re taking over Stratford station:
30 brass band players, 20 choral singers, 5 Herbertband favourites, 1 me; 8 brand new songs I’ve written inspired by our research to be heard for the very first time. And the grand unveiling of Mel’s absurd, colourful, witty and wonderful artwork.
Entrance is the price of the Oystercard journey it takes you to get there… we’ll be by the Jubilee Line platform.
See Art on theUnderground’s website for more information and keep an eye out for further instalments…
So, jump on the Fun Palace Train, pick your feet up, pick the beat up and FOLLOW JOANIE’S COMPASS!!