Forman's Smokehouse Gallery at Hackney Wicked
Released on: August 24, 2010, 4:05 am
Food & Beverage
London, 24 August 2010 - The Hackney Wicked Art Festival had
its third successful year of operation this month, and taking part was
one of the local area's most successful companies, H Forman and Sons.
Their premises opposite the Olympic park house the Forman's Smokehouse
The Hackney Wicked Art Festival has become a firm fixture on the London summer
calendar, despite only having operated for three years. More than 30,000 people are
thought to have attended this year, the highest yet seen at the festival. There are
numerous art exhibitions, theatre and cabaret performances all over the Hackney Wick
area, as well as interactive family events and markets. The emphasis this year, as
ever, was on including local businesses and the local community.
Forman's Smokehouse Gallery is open all year round, but it put on a special
exhibition for the festival called 'I see myself there, where I am not'. Rather
than being a single artist exhibition, this included ten different artists' work,
all based around a theme – exploring ideas of heterotopias and 'the other'. The
gallery was the venue for the launch of the whole festival on Friday 30 July,
hosting a successful opening night with lots of enjoyment to be had by all
The gallery continued to be very popular over the weekend - and not just for the
art. After enjoying the gallery, many visitors chose to take in a meal at the
brasserie, which operated all weekend, or take home some gourmet foods to enjoy
later. Kids loved the family drawing day, where they got to take part in a
competition to draw a picture of the Olympic stadium.
As expected, the festival was a popular and successful event, with people enjoying
the many different events, exhibitions and performances large and small that
operated all over the area.
About Forman and Field
Forman and Field is a mail order company that delivers top quality gourmet British
foods direct to customer's doors - from the traditional picnic hamper to the more unusual suckling pig. They offer a very wide range of products,
hand-picked for their quality and for their artisan production methods. They are
part of the H Forman and Sons umbrella, a salmon smokers who've operated in East
London since the turn of the last century.
Contact Details: 21 Wilbury Grove
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