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Free exhibitions, workshops and walks

Love and Survival

Communal Jigsaw
Be part of the bigger picture! Can you add a piece to our jigsaw and help us complete it by the end of the festival? This specially designed jigsaw puzzle celebrates Tower Theatre and our local community.

Workshop at the Tower Theatre

Love and Survival

Dedications in Clay
This participatory event is an open invitiation to the community to sculpt an object in clay that symbolises their experience of the last year. Grab a handful of clay, mould away, then add your piece to our festival exhibition.

Workshop at the Tower Theatre

Love and Survival

Aladdin’s Cave
A fabulous and wide ranging display of art works, crafts and multi-media creations that were produced in lockdown by members of the local community and members of the Tower Theatre. An Aladdin’s cave of creativity …

Visual Arts at the Tower Theatre

Love and Survival

Here To Stay
Commissioned by the NHS in 2018, Inès Elsa Dalal co-created a portrait series and audio soundscape in honour of pioneering nurses and healthcare professionals of the Windrush Generation – just months before the Windrush Scandal hit the headlines…

This exhibition has been touring between London and the West Midlands since its conception, due to popular demand, with support from like-minded venues and organisations.

Created by Inès Elsa Dalal

Visual Arts at the Tower Theatre

Love and Survival

Stokey On Lockdown
A photo project carried out on the streets of Stoke Newington, shot on daily walks during the lockdown.

Created by Alex Amorós

Visual Arts at the Tower Theatre

Love and Survival

The Year Our World Turned Upside Down
Teachers from the St. Paul’s Steiner School visited students stuck at home during lockdown, recreating Aberlardo Morell’s Camera Obscura photographs. The process was a moving and cathartic experience for all involved.

Created by Achala Wickramaratne and Nikolaos Tsogkas

Visual Arts at the Tower Theatre

Love and Survival

Future Proof
Short audio pieces written and performed by young people from Hackney Shed. These offerings are ‘gifts’ to someone in the future sharing the lessons and joys of the last year. What makes you future proof?

Immersive Audio at the Tower Theatre

Love and Survival

Strange Meeting
As the world recovers from a global pandemic a young woman makes her weekly pilgrimage to Abney Park cemetery. A visit of remembrance, or is there something more that keeps bringing her back?
Created by Colin Guthrie


The walk is free and is based in and around Abney Park cemetery so can be enjoyed at any time during the cemetery’s opening hours. All you need to enjoy the walks are your phone, some headphones and an open mind! The walks are hosted on the Echoes App, which can be downloaded for free on both iOS (here) and Android (here). The walk links will be available here from 25th June.

Immersive Audio in Abney Park Cemetery

Love and Survival

Strange Meeting
A life or death quest among the tombs and monuments of Abney Park. Will you unearth the arcane secret that lies buried at the heart of the cemetery?
Created by Martin South


The walk is free and is based in and around Abney Park cemetery so can be enjoyed at any time during the cemetery’s opening hours. All you need to enjoy the walks are your phone, some headphones and an open mind! The walks are hosted on the Echoes App, which can be downloaded for free on both iOS (here) and Android (here). The walk links will be available here from 25th June.

Immersive Audio in Abney Park Cemetery