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Walthamstow Performing Arts Collective host events series in disused shop unit

A 10-day exhibition of performing arts, spoken word, music, film and science has been organised by East London’s new community arts initiative: the Walthamstow Performing Arts Collective

A 10-day exhibition of performing arts, spoken word, music, film and science has been organised by East London’s new community arts initiative: the Walthamstow Performing Arts Collective.

The event will take place in a disused shop unit at 38 Hoe Street in Walthamstow. It is the first performing arts showcase planned by WPAC, who want to create an educational public space for creative experimentation. One of the founders, Andi Studer says: “We started a series of public meetings with the aim of forming a cooperative to run an independent arts venue east of the Hackney marshes. The residency is our first step to see how the group can work together."

The programme includes workshops on field recording, circuit bending, a "Cymatics Family Workshop", nightly film screenings with films by artists including: Hilary Harris, Francis Alÿs, and Gordon Matta Clark; as well as live music from Raagnagrok (Mark Pilkington + Zali Krishna), Nurse With Wound’s Colin Potter and Resonance FM DJ Nana Nicol. Child friendly events and story-telling picnics will also take place. The events run from 4–14 December. For more information head here.