Tuesday, 24 June 2008
The Mabley Green Boulder by John Frankland!!
Thanks to Councillor Christine Boyd for the heads-up on this great opportunity to chat to John Frankland at the Hackney Wick Community Centre (that's the Old Baths to some of us) on Thursday 26th June @ 7.00pm.
Please - I urge you - get down the road to find out more about our new local attraction!
John has got hold of two MASSIVE pieces of Cornish granite & is planting one here in Mabley Green (that's right next to the astro-turf footie field around the corner to some of us) - and the other in Shoreditch Park up the road.
What we do with it is up to us......
Stare at it, picnic under it, climb it, kick a ball against it, photograph it, light candles all around it at night, wrap a giant red bow around it on World Aids Day (1st December every year), go get your own in Cornwall & plant a replica in your own back garden - whatever!
But please take to 1 minute walk down to the Community Centre on Thursday to chat to John - he's is truly one of the art community's amazing people!
Oh yes....... I forgot to mention - this is one of the first improvements to our streets from the money those Olympic people are giving out. Remember the article about REAP (Recreational & Environmental Action Program) that we wrote about back in November 2006 ( http://leabanksquare.blogspot.com/2006/11/olympics-there-is-not-one-of-us-here-in.html) - well...... this is the first bit of landscaping!
(see update at: http://leabanksquare.blogspot.com/2008/06/hackney-wick-henge.html)