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Sculpture in the City is once again an associate programme partner for Whitechapel Gallery’s annual contemporary arts festival, Nocturnal Creatures, on 17 July.

Sculpture in the City is once again an associate programme partner for Whitechapel Gallery’s annual contemporary arts festival, Nocturnal Creatures. Taking place on Saturday 17 July, 6-11pm, the night will see a host of extraordinary East End spaces transformed by a free programme of installations, performances, music, film and culinary experiences.

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Isabella Martin’s Keeping Time

The tenth edition of Sculpture in the City will be celebrated with an exciting programme of events at Nocturnal Creatures, through which visitors can explore the unique history and architecture of the area.

Activations, tours and performances in public spaces across the City Cluster will include Oliver Bragg’s From Seed to Sculpture, in which the artist will set up a potting station and instruct people on how to grow and nurture hemp as a future sculptural material.

Laura Arminda Kingsley’s immersive sound installation Murmurs of the Deep, a participatory Mindful Meditation from Almuth Tebbenhoff will also be featured alongside performances by Isabella Martin, Jun T. Lai and Rosanne Robertson.

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There will also be a Q&A with Jake Elwes, and a number of tours around this year’s edition of Sculpture in the City, including an Art and Architecture tour led by David Rosenberg.

All events are free, and both pre-bookable and walk-in tickets are available via Eventbrite to ensure maximum flexibility. A complementary digital programme will be streamed on Whitechapel Gallery’s Instagram. Further information on visiting is available here.

The wider programme from Whitechapel Gallery ranges from dancers in Aldgate Square in a work by Candida Powell-Williams, to Nicole Bachmann’s exploration of connectedness and alternative forms of communication through on-screen and real-life performers.

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Bram Ellens’s Orphans. All photos by Nick Turpin.

A film and series of live performances from Julianknxx examine how the act of breathing is politically and socially charged in 2021, while Paula Morison reflects on the housing crisis through sewing a 1:1 scale map of a flat.

A food offer with Whitechapel Gallery’s Townsend Restaurant and a bean-themed bar form part of Inês Neto dos Santos’ exploration of how we can live in greater connection with our surroundings and others, while Abbas Zahedi proposes a social space for the local community, where audiences will be invited to reflect on the potential future of the old Brick Lane Police Station and the surrounding area.

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