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CREATE 2012: East London celebrates its vibrant cultural scene

21 June - September 2012 │ London

Set up as part of the legacy strategy for the 2012 Olympics, CREATE presents east London’s diverse arts and cultural scene in the most unexpected of spaces. Deutsche Bank is the main sponsor of CREATE for the third year in a row.

With more than 12,000 artists east London is the largest cultural quarter in Europe. CREATE draws on this presence to stage an array of extraordinary arts projects and performances bringing art out of traditional spaces and into east London’s parks, playgrounds and tucked-away places.

The conviction behind CREATE is in the power of art and creativity to offer new perspectives on our daily lives, provoking debate and encouraging constructive change and social progress. In a part of London with the highest concentration of artists and creative businesses in Europe, but some of the lowest levels of cultural engagement, CREATE works to bridge traditional divides of class, education and social background with art that is ambitious, exciting and joyful. This year’s programme brings together over 20 visual artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers including Jeremy Deller, David Bailey, Saint Etienne, Michael Smith, Something and Son, Gary Webb, You Me Bum Bum Train, Ruth Ewan, Assemble, and Donna Wilson.

With the Olympics just around the corner, heritage is the prominent theme of this year’s festival: Artist Jeremy Deller, for example, has created a bouncy castle version of the Stonehenge monument, and photographer David Bailey’s will present his images of east London from the past 50 years.

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