ALTERNATIVE KINGSTON ARCHIVE
27 June – 18 July 2009
Tuesday – Friday 12 – 6pm, Saturday 12 – 4pm
Throughout the exhibition come to the Stanley Picker Gallery and tell Åbäke your stories of Kingston. Bring an object that tells us your tale to be photographed and included in their display.
Wednesday 1 July 2009. 6 – 8 pm
Kingston is the birthplace of Victorian photographer Eadweard Muybridge, world renowned for his images that capture humans and animals in motion. Flip back in time with Åbäke to create your own fantastical stop frame animation to be displayed in the Gallery.
CRYSTAL PALACE RESURRECTED FROM THE FIRE
Saturday 4 July 2009. 3 – 4.30 pm (booking essential)
The Bentall Centre has a remarkable resemblance to London’s world famous Crystal Palace. Stretch your imagination on an architectural tour with Barrie McKay from the Crystal Palace Museum and Åbäke, that highlights the striking links between this contemporary Kingston landmark and the original glass palace famously destroyed by fire.
Meet at Stanley Picker Gallery at 3pm.
THE CLOSEST 3 FISH
Saturday 11 July 2009. 3 – 6pm (booking essential)
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is traditionally represented by an emblem of three fishes and a bridge, referring to the three salmon fisheries that established this settlement as a town. Inspired by this, Åbäke invite you to feast both your eyes and your bellies on three large salmon that have travelled with them from Billingsgate fish market to Kingston. Come and watch a short documentary made on the journey, and enjoy eating the very fish featured in the film, prepared by Sylvain Jamois.
SATURDAY ART CLUB
Open to all children from 5 – 11 years (£3 per child)
MUYBRIDGE IN MOTION
Saturday 27 June 2009. 1.30 – 3 pm
An afternoon of fun acrobatic animation with Åbäke and artist Natasha Morrison.
KINGSTON’S RIVER CELEBRATION
Saturday 11 July 2009. 1 – 4 pm (part of Children’s Art Day)
Help artist Natasha Morrison to make a giant wave and join in with the Closest 3 Fish salmon feast