Hinterlands is a national project conceived by Canal & River Trust, designed to connect communities with their local waterways and promote well being and creativity. I lead Hinterlands in London and am producing a programme of artist and community-led creative explorations of the Lee Navigation/River Lee in Enfield and Tottenham including:
Heartlands: a series of artist and community-led interventions aiming to positively transform pockets of neglected canal and waterside in Enfield, Edmonton and Tottenham.
History Detectives: an immersive digital art work and heritage app unlocking the fascinating social history and industrial heritage of the Lee Navigation and Enfield.
Spillway: a series of site-specific performances led by inclusive theatre company Face Front, exploring the canal and the diverse communities living beside it.
Hinterlands piloted in 2018 and the current programme will continue until the end of 2021. Projects completed during the pilot phase include:
Lug-Li: a video work created by students from Oasis Academy Enfield with artist Sapphire Goss.
A series of pop-up chat-shows led by The People Speak in Enfield, gathering residents/visitors' ideas on making their canal and waterside more creative and welcoming.