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Community Pilgrimage, inspired by Susan Hiller

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Opening Hours: 
10am (for the pilgrimage) or join us at the Well at 4pm
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Join us Saturday 24 September as we explore east London like never before through an artist-led pilgrimage to draw water from an ancient well in Valentine’s Park, Ilford inspired by renowned artist Susan Hiller.

Hiller (Tate, V&A) collects water from sacred sites across the world for her Homage to Joseph Beuys series. The journey will be a unique opportunity to explore the hidden streets and history of water in east London, sharing memories along the way.

The pilgrimage will be led and documented by artist filmmaker duo Webb-Ellis, who will use their research in a new installation artwork that will be unveiled at the Nunnery Gallery as part of the Museums at Night festival in October.

The full pilgrimage will take walkers east to Valentine’s Park, leading through the streets and green spaces of east London, including the Olympic Park, West Ham Cemetery and Wanstead Flats. For less ambitious walkers, you can also join us along the way at any of the meeting schedule points listed below.

Starting point: Nunnery Gallery, Bow | 10am
Walking: The full pilgrimage will take walkers east via the streets and green space of east London including the Olympic Park and Wanstead Flats
Drawing of the water event: Jacob’s Well, Valentine’s Park (bring a vessel of your choice to draw water) | 4pm

Click here to download the full route map

This event is free, family friendly and suitable for all ages. There's a half-way point on the map for those who'd like to join along the way, though if you're planning to do this please let us know so we can wait for you!

If you're planning to come please let us know on Facebook or Eventbrite so we can keep in touch

Do you have memories of the East End?

Project artists Caitlin and Andrew would love to hear from you – these memories will inform the route we take. Please email or call 020 8980 7774

This is part of Museum at Night’s Connect competition that the Nunnery Gallery won by public vote.

For more information please contact Sophie Hill, Gallery Manager by email or on 020 8980 7774