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Jojo Hynes is the current Bow Arts artist in residence at RAW Labs, Royal Albert Wharf. As part of her artist residence Jojo is facilitating arts workshops with local community and school groups to create a future Heroine for the area. Her name will be ‘Alberta Gallion’. Alberta will be an urban legend inspired by local Heroines past and present and take stimulus from the architecture of Royal Albert Wharf by Notting Hill Housing.
The outcome of the arts workshops will be a procession around the area to honour the creation of ‘Alberta Gallion’. The Procession will include banners, soundtracks, costumes and artworks made by the community. It is an event to celebrate the community of the new built environment of Albert Wharf and its new heroine ‘Alberta Gallion’.
Everyone is free to join the procession. Come walk, dance, meet the community and welcome ‘Alberta Gallion’ to Royal Albert Wharf.
14th June 6-7pm starting from Raw Labs
The Urban Legend of Alberta Gallion is a partnership project produced by Bow Arts with Notting Hill Genesis.