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Undercurrent Creative Assembly (London)

Weds 12 June 2024

13:30 - 16:30

Good Hotel

Uncover stories of activism and music sub-cultures along the River Lea from Luton to London.
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For anyone with an interest in the River Lea and the history of activism and music-subcultures, whether or not they have a personal connection or story to share.


Undercurrent is a research project that aims to uncover and share historical narratives of activism and music sub-cultures connected to the River Lea.

From neolithic beginnings to Blockers’ Seaside, in Luton; punk gigs to rave collectives and regeneration, journeying towards London; the significance of the River Lea’s hidden histories cannot be denied.

Join us for our London Creative Assembly, as we document and retell the history of the River Lea and its stories of activism and music sub-cultures. In this creative assembly, you’ll have the opportunity to share your story, delve deep into the archives, and connect with us to imagine future creative collaborations.

Undercurrent honours the heritage of activism and music sub-cultures and connects working-class stories along the River Lea – from its source in Leagrave, journeying through Hertfordshire and Enfield, past the Olympic Park in Newham to where it meets the River Thames at the Royal Docks.

We are able to offer a limited number of freelance artists/practitioners a small honorarium for their time to attend this event. If you would like to claim this, please email [email protected] once you’ve made your booking.

This is a free event, including a light lunch.

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A Revoluton Arts event, in partnership with Newham Heritage Month and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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