East Village is waving goodbye to its largest and greenest residents, the 20 foot-high topiary sculptures, collectively known as ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Sweepers’. The giant dwellers, who were created by Shipshape Arts and originally part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood, have been on loan since January and will be departing on 8th October to move onto pastures new.
The arrival of the artworks was just one part of a variety of arts and cultural activity that has been going on at East Village to enhance community life. From the introduction of free outdoor fitness classes with Our Parks, to the installation of a mind-blowing piece of 3D artwork by artists 3D Joe and Max, East Village continues to offer residents and locals a range of fantastic opportunities to get involved in the friendly community spirit inspired by the legacy of London 2012.
These giant dwellers brought a real sense of fun to the E20 neighbourhood, and will be very much missed. Watch this space to find out what will be installed in East Village in their place.