Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The East London lovin' | Leytonstone Arts Trail



As much as people will tell you London can be lonely, I like to play devils advocate and tell everyone it's the absolute bees knees and Londoners are all bloomin' lovely. Having lived in the city for the last seven years I've had tons of fun in Chiswick, Peckham and most recently Leyton (from west to east)! I'm lucky enough to have felt a lovely community vibe in each area and I've come to the conclusion that I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to leave this city - Brighton may be the only place in the UK that might be able to sway me. With Leyton being especially kind to me and really making me feel part of something special, I'm thrilled that our London neighbours in Leytonstone are soon to be holding The Leytonstone Arts Trail and I'm gonna be skipping along it finding lots of wonderful artists to feature. Although, I do have to wait until the 2nd July for that joyful moment so for now I'm spreading the word for any locals who may want to exhibit. Full details below.



The trail is an annual arts festival that invites artists to display their artworks locally in businesses, community centres, homes, galleries and outdoor spaces. It's basically a creative heaven and you're even encouraged to open up your house if that's your thang (please do, I'm really nosy about workspaces in artist's houses). However, if you're not up for nosy parkers like me than just take a look on the website and find a participating venue to exhibit your work. Previous venues include the whimsical Wild Goose Bakery, All You Read is Love and I'm pretty sure the gorgeous Laura Lea Design will also be doing something special. They'll all be happy to have you so just get creating and drop them a line. The deadline for applications is 10th April 2016.

Likewise you may just have an interesting space to showcase someone else's work. Pretty front garden? Get in touch. If my street was in Leytonstone I'd probably do a tile tour of our front gardens - everyone has a different pattern and I'm dying to know more about their origins.



If you're not sure about where you could exhibit or what you may do  then why not meet the organisers? They'll be more than happy to help you find a venue and answer any questions you might have about exhibiting your work. Here's a couple of dates they'll be around to help:

Saturday March 12th 12noon
Lister Hall, Lister Rd, London, E11 3DS

Sunday March 20th 12noon
The Red Lion  640 High Rdm, E11 3AA

For more information take a look here: www.leytonstoneartstrail.org and let me know if you decide to exhibit as I don't wanna miss you!
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