Wick Wednesday #7 – 20th June

 Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Wick Wednesday #7 – 20th June 2018 

Buy, eat, drink, play, look, learn, listen, watch, relax, sweat, chill, LOCAL

A day and night of special offers, exhibitions, events, performances

Wick Wednesday is a new initiative led by Creative Wick and sponsored by Telford Homes PLC that promotes a coordinated creative and cultural events program encouraging locals and visitors to experience a life less ordinary across a whole day in London’s last remaining hidden gem – Hackney Wick.

WickWednesday #7, will focus on promoting the arts and culture that make Hackney Wick and Fish Island so unique.

What can you expect? Click on the venue names for more details and check the Wick Wednesday map.

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CREATE

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Creative Wick facilitated the ‘Create’ project from early concept stage through to delivery –  found the site, obtained the permissions, ensured that local artists were commissioned and will be running a children’s after school graffiti workshop & staging an exhibition of prints from the project. The Arts Council also commissioned a short film that will be released shortly.

CREATE artwork required 2,850 litres of recycled paint, a 200-litre bathtub for mixing and a team of 30 supporting volunteers and six artists. Due to the scale of the piece, Eine could only check the progress of the artwork with the use of drone footage.

Click here to watch as artist Ben Eine creates one of the largest pieces of street art the world has ever seen – ‘An Unconventional Canvas’, in collaboration with Creative Wick, Global Street Art, Zippo and Tupman Brothers.

Mental Health Boulder Project

Creative Wick in partnership with Hackney Wick Boulder Project and CoreArts is being funded by the WickAward to deliver beginner climbing mentoring sessions (one-to-one) with a qualified instructor, to help people manage their mental health issues.

The benefits of bouldering and climbing as a mindful practice used as part of mental wellbeing management, have been apparent for some time to climbers, and are now being recognised more and more in mainstream areas and the media.

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Landlord & Tenant Masterclass

On Thursday, 30th November, Creative Wick organized a free Landlord & Tenant Masterclass with Dilukshi Leanage, Senior Associate in the Real Estate department at Lewis Silkin LLP and her colleague, Aman Sahota-Dhatt, delivering landlord and tenant law for local residents and businesses from 11am to 12.30pm.

Guidance has been given on :
· Key terms to be included in a lease and what to be wary of;
· Dealing with lease renewals where the tenant doesn’t have the benefit of the Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act; and
· Managing a tenant’s relationship with the Landlord.

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Building Bridges

There are 13 bridges in Hackney Wick and Fish Island and the ongoing development of the Overground Station by VolkerFitzpatrick will create an underpass linking White Post Lane to the South and Wallis Road to the North, in effect putting the railway line above on another bridge.

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The Art Talks

Art Map London in partnership with Creative Wick present THE ART TALKS (SEASON 3):
a series of talks that focus on professional development for artists and art professionals, where the best art professionals and industry leaders are invited to talk and share their knowledge with artists and art professionals in early stages of their careers.

The third season of The Art Talks is taking place from February-July 2017 at The Atrium (adjacent to the White Post Cafe), 4 Schwartz Wharf, 92 White Post Lane, London E9 5GW
9th of February – 7-9pm – Q&A with Elizabeth Neilson (Zabludowicz Collection).
21st of March 7-9pm – Q&A with Anna Dumitriu about to artists work with institutions and museums.
11th of April – 7-9pm – Q&A with Catherine Ince (V&A) about how museums with museums.
15th of May – 7-9pm -: Q&A with Dana Segal about fundraising.

 

Funding Options and Marketing Strategy Workshop for Creative Businesses

On 20th September, Creative Wick facilitated a free Funding Options and Marketings Strategy Workshop for Creative Businesses at Arebyte gallery in Hackney Wick.

The Workshop was an initiative from Get Set for Growth that explored available funding opportunities with a focus on creative type businesses. We discussed the pro’s, con’s and availability of grants, crowdfunding, angel investment and loans as well as the business planning and marketing strategies required to secure them.

 

Painting Connections

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In June 2015, Creative Wick started working with UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity, Institute for Sustainable Resources and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis on a research project into Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s informal sharing economy.

The research led to an exhibition on Hackney Wick & Fish Island’s creative community’s unique sharing economy that took place at Things Fashions. The Painting Connections, exhibition featured specially commissioned work from local artists Marie Brenneis, Natalie Ryde and Ansell Cizic and took place between 29–31 July 2016 as part of the Hackney Wicked Art Festival’s DIY Open Studios.

Here you can access the final report for this research – Sharing in the Creative Wick: East London Informal Economies and Science Data Pilot.

Barclays Creative Business Workshop

Creative Wick and Stour Space organised the first Barclays Bank creative business workshop in Hackney Wick on 28th May, 2015 at Stour Space. Two sessions of one-to-one surgeries were held with a range of business advisers in the morning followed by an afternoon group session of general financial and business advice. Barclays brought an accountant, two lawyers, a business banking manager and a UKTI representative to answer questions.

The free one-to-one surgeries were offered to local creative businesses to discuss and receive feedback on a range of business issues from tax, company structures, money planning, finance and, international markets.

 

Transforming the Future of East London

Creative Wick was commissioned by Laing O’Rourke to design and run a 5 week program of innovative workshops for Gainsborough Primary School year 6 students that used art and design to introduce possible career opportunities in the construction industry. The workshops asked students to design and build models of their own buildings and were accompanied by a publication and culminated in an exhibition at Here East. (more…)

East Village Foyer Art

Creative Wick was commissioned by Get Living London to source local artworks to install in the entrance halls and lobbies of their properties in East Village. Engaging its extensive network of artists, makers and designers, Creative Wick supplied artworks including painting, photography, furniture and sculpture resulting in the injection of more than £100,000 into the local creative economy.

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Press release – Get Living London Art Tours FINAL