Imaginediscovering a brand new building hidden beneath a motorway in London, a magical, mysterious pop-up venue covered from sight by the A12 in Hackney. A venue for arts, cinema performance and play, an imaginary piece of the area’s past hidden beneath the tarmac. Imagine that……
Well imagine no more! Folly for a Flyover is coming to Hackney Wick this summer. For six weeks it will set up camp beneath the road to entertain, educate and provide a space for artists to create. The building will appear in the gap between the A12 where it crosses the Lea Navigational Canal.
On Saturdays and Sundays from 24 June to 24 July, the folly will host a café, events and boat trips and from 2pm free family-friendly drop-in workshops and activities will be active, from bug hotel building using Olypmic Park waste material to a performance from the East London Brass Band and family party hosted by Disco Loco.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the building’s enormous outdoor steps become an auditorium to host screenings and performances, from animated classics from Disney to Akira, to sci-fi classics such as 2001: A Space Odyssy, the original Tron and George Meilier’s Trip to the Moon with a live score in partnership with the Barbican’s Watch Me Move exhibition.
Friday 24th June – Sunday 31st July, Tickets £4
Folly for a Flyover, Under the A12 Flyover, Hackney Wick, E9