Second of our three highlight weekends, Crossovers was a weekend of arts, sound and technology, where these fields meet and collide.
Audiences were invited to interact with the groundbreaking Polyphonic Playground from UAL’s London College of Fashion, watch dance performances by young people from Studio Wayne McGregor’s Summer School, take part in sound workshops presented by SPACE, and watch the live stream of a new ‘telenovela’ being made simultaneously in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Rio de Janeiro. Read on for timings and links, or download the pdf programme here. The weekend coincided with Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios, taking place in various locations in and around Hackney Wick & Fish Island, celebrating the artist and creative community that currently resides in the area. Part of this was Painting Connections, a multi-media exhibition commenting on Hackney Wick & Fish Island’s (HWFI) creative community's unique sharing economy; it was also the culmination of a collaboration between UCL research teams, Creative Wick and Affordable Wick.
The weekend attracted over 1000 members of the public who gained a taste of the cultural offer and opportunities available to them when the doors to the cultural and education district officially open.