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
10.30am – 12pm and 1-2.30pm
Email: email@example.com to book workshop places and find out more