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Launch of The Stratford Cinema Kiosk: Bob and Roberta Smith and Tim Newton

Date uploaded: October 8, 2012

Launch of The Stratford Cinema Kiosk: Bob and Roberta Smith and Tim Newton

Art on the Underground invites you to celebrate the launch of: The Stratford Cinema Kiosk - a part of the Who is Community? project
By Bob and Roberta Smith and Tim Newton
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Stratford Underground station from 6:30pm
Theatre Royal Stratford East from 7pm

Free but places limited, please RSVP.
[email protected]
020 7027 8694
Please let them know if you have any access requirements.

The Stratford Cinema Kiosk is a new, specially-designed structure modelled on an original 1920s ticket booth. The kiosk will be showing Bob and Roberta Smith and Tim Newton’s film, Who is Community?, which was commissioned by Art on the Underground this year. A fictional meeting and love affair on the Central line between the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, and German political theorist Hannah Arendt, is the basis for the short film and a series of images at Stratford Underground station. Life-size cut-outs of characters from the film have appeared around the Stratford neighbourhood, advertising the coming of The Stratford Cinema Kiosk.

Please join us at Stratford Underground station to unveil the new artwork, before heading to the nearby Theatre Royal Stratford East for the Who is Community? Hannah Arendt Quiz Night, which will include a reading of the film script with live musical accompaniment by Tim Newton and a pub quiz designed by Bob and Roberta Smith. Musician Claire Woods will round out the evening with eclectic pop on the piano.

Visit art.tfl.gov.uk/newsletters/newsletter-03-Oct-12.html