THE MOST TRULY FANTASTIC LIVE music performance in this city, a piece 20 years into a 1,000-year run, is celebrated with a discussion streaming live online tomorrow Saturday 26 September 2020 by a clutch of brainboxes from around the world. All focussing on this watery part of northeast London.
The organiser says the boffins will natter for 12 hours about the “past, present and future”. Yep, they’re giving themselves half a day to cover everything.
Wonder if anyone’ll raise the City takeover of the area, only a decade ago a fascinating frontier of creativity and now a property site carrying the hopes of big money from around the world: hundreds of flats have been crammed on to an island in the post-industrial mud-course called Bow Creek/River Lea. Capitalism, eh? (And we’re all involved.)
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* The Longplayer event will be broadcast on YouTube live and here. You can personally (in masks) see the music emanating from the lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar E14 0JY, on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm (closed Sat 3, Sat 10 and Sun 11 Oct 2020). Don’t laugh but the lighthouse would be a stimulating and impressively original place for the start of a first date.
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