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Sparked with Lemn Sissay

Match Factory
Friday, March 30, 2012 to Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Opening Hours: 
9am - 5pm
View Tube, The Greenway Marshgate Lane, Stratford E15 2PJ Nearest tube Pudding Mill Lane DLR

A free exhibition at View Tube. Created for a permanent poetry installation on the Olympic Park, Spark Catchers is Lemn Sissay’s poem celebrating the rich heritage of the East End where the Olympic Park now sits.

Spark Catchers delves into the incendiary time in 19th century Britain when the first un-unionised workers went on strike against their poor and dangerous working conditions. The industrial action taken at the Bryant and May match factory, found on the edge of the Olympic Park in Bow, helped spark a social revolution changing working conditions across Britain.

Sparked with Lemn Sissay celebrates this inspirational story and East London’s rich heritage as it welcomes the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, becoming another landmark in its captivating history.

Free family day

Sat 14 April, 10am-3pm

Free art workshops at View Tube for families, inspired by Lemn Sissay’s Sparked exhibition

Workshop times:

10.30am – 12pm and 1-2.30pm

Email: to book workshop places and find out more