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Seven Days in Seven Dials

Submitted by on August 5, 2010 – 7:12 pm

A week in the life of London’s Cultural Quarters A4 | US Letter PDF 6.3Mb
The Alternative, Whistle Stop Tour of the West End Cultural Quarter A4 | US Letter PDF 2.3Mb
Photography A4 | US Letter PDF 9.4 Mb

About : Seven Days in Seven Dials: A week in the life of London’s Cultural Quarters
Last month Proboscis and our FJF Placements Shalene Barnett and Karine Dorset worked with with participants on Seven Days in Seven Dials. Three books made by participants in the project are now available to download. The project involved a temporary exhibition, films, podcasts and books put together by participants from London’s Culture Quarter Programme working with podcasters, photographers, artists and the team behind the Empty Shops Network touring project. For a week ten artists and thirty young people employed on placements in some of London’s leading cultural institutions used 18 Short’s Gardens as a studio. During the week the group explored the area gathering local stories, histories and connections and captured a snapshot of life in Seven Dials in film, sound, photography and writing.

Seven Days in Seven Dials was devised by Dan Thompson from and Dan Williams from Culture Quarter Programme and involved Richard Vobes, Steve Bomford, Michael Radcliffe, Natasha Middleton and Proboscis. Over thirty young people were involved from placements in the following institutions: Create KX in Kings Cross; Exhibition Road Cultural Group and the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington; organisations from the West End Culture Quarter (including The Hospital Club, The Design Council, National Portrait Gallery, English National Opera, Royal Opera House and Somerset House) and Proboscis.

Seven Days in Seven Dials: A week in the life of London’s Cultural Quarters, a book documenting the project and its workshops

Seven Days in Seven Dials: Photography, work from the photography workshop

The Alternative, Whistle Stop Tour of the West End Cultural Quarter, a tour of the Culture Quarter written by participants in the programme

Published August 2010

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Tags: Alice Angus, artists and makers, bookleteer, covent garden, CreateKX, culture quarter, Design Council, documentation, empty shops, English National Opera, Exhibition Road Cultural Group, FJF, Karine Dorset, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House, seven dials, shalene barnett, Somerset House, The Hospital Club, V&A, vobes, workshop

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