Something’s happening in Hackney Wick. Between the East and Westbound traffic of the A12 next to the Lea Navigation canal a temporary theatre has popped up. Except it’s not just a theatre. Folly for a Flyover is hosting six weeks of waterside cinema, performances, workshops and boat trips as part of the East London CREATE 11 programme.
By day expect Disco Loco family parties, puppet-making and optical trickery workshops and a café serving up a hearty British blend of Forman’s smoked salmon, homemade cakes and Mr Whippy ice cream. You can also enjoy guided row-boat tours of the waterways in conjunction casino spiele with Floating House Productions – take Marek’s canoe-catamaran for a trip through Hackney Wick, Fish Island and down to Old Ford Lock & the Olympic Stadium.
For summer nights grab a blanket and some snacks and watch films like Tron and The Wild One. Accompanying the screenings are live scores, light shows and performances such as a ‘night of burlesque delight’ with a backdrop of jazz music.
The entire space has been hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials which, at the end of the summer, will be disassembled and the materials donated to other local projects. Conscious culture. We like.
Under the A12 Flyover,
London, E9 5HW runs until July 31.