London’s photographers are a wonderful bunch. They’ve been generously donating prints of their work to help raise money for a charity that supports some of our most vulnerable children.
Childhood First transforms the lives of kids suffering severe trauma due to abuse and neglect; helping them towards a future where they can be happy and fulfil their potential.
Dozens of fantastic photographers have donated prints, which will be randomly allocated to ticket holders at an evening of comedy and music in Saturday 17th November. All money raised will go to support the charity’s work.
A giant globe of light suspended from the trees above a round table. As dusk falls, the globe creates a focal point, bathing the leaves, gravestones and festival-goers in an ethereal glow, visible from deep in the woods.
This was Knight Feast – an installation by Rebecca Sainsot-Reynolds and Katherine Daish, and part of Shuffle Festival, held in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park on the August bank holiday.
On the table/stage, there were music and theatrical performances by Greg Hall, Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis, Electro Improv Street Performers, Fear of Fluffing and Talulah Haddon & Elijah W. Harris, culminating in a crazy musical space-jam. (Which, unfortunately, was shut down by zealous council enforcers as the decibels were breaching agreed limits).
Shuffle consists of music, bars and cinema screens peppered throughout the overgrown cemetery. It’s a Danny Boyle project and has been running for a few years, but the word hadn’t reached me until now. It was an entertaining, thought-provoking and visually intriguing evening and I’ll definitely be marking Shuffle weekend in my calendar for next year.