Encounter Bow – free outdoor arts day

Encounter Bow

a day of free outdoor arts for the local community

Saturday 12th June 2021 | 12pm – 6pm
Outdoor, in the streets and gardens of Bow
Info Point – Chisenhale Learn + Play + Create Space


A surprising, interactive, playful day of art and discovery between Roman Road, Old Ford Road, and all the hidden spaces in between. 

Produced by Chisenhale Dance Space and curated by Moi Tran, the free arts programme includes contemporary dance, live art, plant soundscapes, audio walks, balloon art, origami sculptures, book readings and more—for all ages! 

The projects playfully explore community care, spaces of joy and the importance of sharing and collecting stories. We together decide, we can be the shape shifters of the stories we care for. 

With participatory experiences from Anna Sulan Masing, Caro Gervay + Lily Ly, Eelyn Lee, Jason Singh, Kimvi, Moi Tran, ShumGhostJohn, Quang Kien Van and Roman Road Trust. Shared experiences are more important than ever, and we have planned our arts day in line with Covid-19 restrictions and have clear procedures in place to keep everyone safe. 

Download the full programme and map now! (PDF)

Full Programme:

12-6pm – Plantronica, by Jason Singh : listen to the sounds of plants using your phone and scanning codes
12-6pm – Thousand Papers, by ShumGhostJohn : community origami sculpture, collecting and sharing stories
12-6pm – Collective Breath, by Kimvi : balloon installations in unexpected urban spaces around the festival area
12-6pm – Don’t Sing in the Kitchen or You’ll Marry an Old Man, by Anna Sulan Masing : an audio walk down Roman Road Market, using your phone. QR code to access the work here.
4-6pm – Shy God Chapter Một by Moi Tran : durational performance based on a Vietnamese book
12-6pm (5 times) – Dance of the Bow Magpie by Quang Kien Van : a solo dance performance
12-6pm – 三星 Sanxing [Three Stars], by Eelyn Lee : continuous screening of a film in a local shop front
12:30pm and 3pm – Reframes Art Trail, by Carô Gervay, Lili Ly, Hoa Le : a walk around the area following the traces of an experiment with light and bodies. Expect to find photographs and words in different languages to guide you.
12-4pm DIY DEMOS, by Roman Road Trust and Jo Behari : DIY workshops and painting projects at the Common Room


Producer: Eve Veglio-White for Chisenhale Dance Space
Guest Curator: Moi Tran
Funded by: Action for Bow, Foundation for Future London and supported by Arts Council England through the Culture Recovery Fund.
‘Reframes Art Trail’ supported by The National Lottery Community Fund and Fotosynthesis.
For more info on Edible Bow, email e3ediblebow@gmail.com.