Poplar's pop-up arts postponed at the last minute
- Credit: make:good
A pop-up display of public art at Poplar's massive Blackwall Reach housing scheme had the dampeners put on it and had to be cancelled.
Due to be staged on June 18 as one of a series of events by Bow Arts and the Make:Good collectives was called off because of the downpour.
The deluge lasted nearly two hours, but the artists are confident they’ll be back — keeping an eagle eye on the weather forecast.
Their Taxonomy of Joy pop-up events are looking for people's memories and experiences for inspiration for artwork to go on public display in Poplar's new Millennium Green open space.
The artists are being commissioned by Swan Housing, which began the £300m Blackwall Reach regeneration eight years ago on the former Robin Hood Gardens Estate, replacing 1970s brutalist concrete blocks of flats and warehouses with 1,575 new homes.