Sunday 28 September 2014, 2 – 10pm
Celebrating Hackney Peace Carnival Mural
You are invited to a party at the Garden this Sunday 28 September, 2 -10pm, to celebrate the restoration of the ‘Hackney Peace Carnival Mural’.
The Mural, which is right outside the Garden’s front door, was designed by Ray Walker and painted by Anna Walker and Mick Jones almost 30 years ago. You can read more about its background on the London Mural Preservation Society’s website. Now Hackney Council have paid for the restoration of this cherished Dalston artwork, encouraged and supported by local campaign groups. Hirst Conservation and muralists Paul Butler and Linda James have been working all summer to bring the Mural back to its former glory.
Paul and Linda will talk (at 2 & 4pm) about the history of the Mural, about their work here this summer and about other London murals they have painted and restored. There will be live performances from local musicians, including The Turbans and DJ Newton Ace (Dunbar) of Dalston’s Four Aces Club will be playing Soul and Reggae classics. If you are a musician, it’s not too late to get involved on the day, the more the merrier, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The People’s Kitchen will be cooking up a feast for all to share and children will be able to join Hackney artist Laura Halliwell in art sessions inspired by the Mural.
Sunday’s event is an opportunity for Hackney residents (and of course others!) to get together to celebrate this iconic public artwork, its restoration and the spirit it portrays. We are asking visitors to share their memories of the Mural – the original ‘Peace Carnival’ event that took place over 30 years ago, the real people the painting depicts and what it means to today’s Hackney residents. Sunday is the start of our ongoing project to collect memories and stories about our much loved Dalston landmark.
Hope to see you all on Sunday!