With 22 venues to visit this year, there is lots to see and do. Get your walking shoes on!
St Paul's Spire Cafe will be hosting mosaic art and craft 1 hour sessions suitable for all ages on the Saturday (11am, 1pm, 3pm) and Sunday (12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm). Numbers are very limited - 10 people - you can turn up, or if a session is full you can pop your name onto the sign up sheet for a later time.
They will also be serving evening drinks and snacks 6-9pm on Friday 1st September.
The first weekend of Totally Thames Festival will be coinciding the Creative Mile! This incredible annual festival highlights the importance of the river Thames, platforming the people who live and work by it, how it impacts the population, and the importance of protecting it and the nature and communities around it. Click here to find out more.
Creatures of the Kelp 1st September 7 - 7.20pm
Creatures of the Kelp 3rd September 2-3pm
Mythical Mask Making 3rd September 3-5pm
Watermans Art Centre, Studio 2
Saturday 2nd September 1-2pm
Drop – In (performance space is limited)
Gerald Curtis will be performing Internal Rhythms, a sound drawing generated in real time at Creative Mile 2023. Working with paper, graphite and water, Gerald is collaborating with sound artist Martin Swan to create a unique live performance where sound is generated by drawing onto paper and built up over time. Each drawing is improvised and therefore unique, and because the shape and form of the drawing defines the sounds generated, each performance has its own sound. The result of the performance will be a large, layered, gestural surface, which echoes the trace of the sound that disappears after the performance is complete.
Jimmy Choo Academy Workshops (2nd and 3rd Sep)
JCA is opening its doors and carrying out workshops with industry professionals, Sadia Anwar and Melissa Kate to give everyone a taste of what it is like to be a fashion designer. This is a great opportunity to challenge your creative skills and have some fun.
(Capacity per workshop: 20 people)
11AM & 4PM- Fashion Draping workshop with Melissa Kate
11AM- Fashion Drawing with Sadia Anwar
4PM- ‘Bling a Bag’ with Sadia Anwar
Boston Manor House
Free activities (both days between 12-5pm):
- Exhibition about the renovation project is live
- Renovation tours of the House (45min-1h) at 2pm, connected to the exhibition, concentrating on artistic/architectural/design/crafts elements
- Spotlight tours (15min) at 4pm, concentrating on our plasterwork
- Mindful Nature Drawing activity bags
- Saturday only 11:00 Boston Manor House to Osterley Park Community Walk. Bring your camera and snap some creative shots along the way!
- Saturday only 13:00 Live Interpretation tour, drop-in
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