A creative digital adventure that brings to life the history of Leytonstone High Street through the eyes of its young local residents. Come and get to know this corner of the city through a walking AR app that includes, dance, music and stories created and told by the people that live there.
The app was created by students from Connaught School for Girls in collaboration with digital dance company Pell Ensemble and computing educator U Can Too. Students co-created the performance, stories, music and developed the app using Blippar creating a way to see the high street in a new light. Come and experience the histories, old and new that lie in the buildings, streets and people of Leytonstone.
Commissioned by Waltham Forest Borough of Culture and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Proud to be a part of Leytonstone Arts Trail. Also part of Leytonstone Loves Film, produced by the Barbican in partnership with local residents and organisations and commissioned by London Borough of Culture.
With special thanks to David Boote and the Leyton and Leytonstone Historical Society, Vestry House Museum, Legends of the Forest, Leytonstone Library, The Red Lion and all the Leytonstone residence who contributed their time, memories and thoughts to the making of this app.
*The app itself will be available to experience until end of June 2020.
Venue: Experience Starts at Leytonstone Library
Address: 6 Church Lane, Wanstead, London E11 1HG
Venue accessibility: Yes
Artist’s contact: https://www.pellensemble.com/
Dates and times
The app can be experienced throughout the festival. To begin the experience go upstairs to Leytonstone Library.
On Saturday the 6th of July volunteers from Borough of Culture and Rebecca Evans will be at Leytonstone Library to assist you to on board to the App and lead group walks from 11:30-15:30. Following this, the start point and instructions on how to use the app will be available upstairs at Leytonstone Library throughout the festival.
*The app is best experienced with headphones