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Final Exhibition Tour with Steering Group Member

Join us at the Nunnery Gallery for a free tour of the heritage exhibition Raw Materials: Plastics, led by a member of the project’s community steering group.

Come along for a guided tour of the Raw Materials exhibition, exploring the forgotten industrial history of plastics in east London. Find out how the very first man-made plastic was invented in Hackney Wick in the 1860s and trace the history of plastics’ development and manufacture in east London. Discover little-known stories behind a fascinating collection of objects, from ‘parkesine’ (an early Victorian plastic) billiard balls to imitation shark-skin or 'shagreen' trinket boxes, together with newly commissioned work from resident designer/maker Peter Marigold and resident artist Frances Scott.

Raw Materials explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea. The exhibition reveals the story of east London's central role in the invention and development of plastics!
Exhibition 10am to 5pm
Tour 3-4pm
Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Sun 25 Aug 2019
Contact telephone: 02089807774 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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