Alright on the night

Artist Joe Nam will plug into London's custom car stereo subculture for his installation in a Walthamstow car park (credit Christian Kleiner)
Artist Joe Nam will plug into London’s custom car stereo subculture for his installation in a Walthamstow car park (credit Christian Kleiner)

Nineties pop legends East 17 are the inspiration for an all-night art festival in Walthamstow

A free all-night art festival is coming to Walthamstow as part of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture – inspired by East 17 pop classic It’s Alright.

Free art will fill various parts of Walthamstow including car parks, Polish deli’s, fishmongers and late night internet cafés, plus landmarks Walthamstow Market, Walthamstow Library, and the Mall shopping centre.

It was 1993 when local pop legends East 17 released their single It’s Alright, heralding a new era for boy bands and putting E17 on the map of popular culture. In 2019 this song provides the inspiration for the fourth Art Night festival, taking place simultaneously in Walthamstow and King’s Cross. Twelve curated art projects have been conceived in response to the physical context of their locations and the communities who use them.

Highlights include artist and composer Joe Nam plugging into London’s custom-designed car stereo subculture, presenting a sound installation using local car owners’ vehicles and their sound systems in a Walthamstow car park, while Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings will present a ‘musical spectacle’ through Walthamstow Market by bringing together disco, house, pop and other genres into a single dramatic vision.

Art Night begins at 7pm in Walthamstow on Saturday 22nd June. For more information:
Visit 2019.artnight.london