Celebrate London's docks this weekend

Join us this weekend to celebrate the capital’s docks at a series of events and exhibitions marking the London Festival of Architecture.

Notting Hill Housing will be working with Bow Arts, an art and education charity, for the Royal Albert Wharf Summer Celebration on Saturday 24 June.

Visitors can enjoy street food, drinks, music and more in the midst of an award-winning development which is re-energising this historic part of London.

Exhibitions and events on the day include:

  • Royal Dock Memories – an exhibition throughout June on the heritage of the Royal Docks and changing plans for Royal Albert Wharf. It will include artists’ responses on the theme of remembered landscapes and visions and will feature the work of Anna Gibb, architect, resident and artist. She will produce a special drawing of the docks for the event
  • ‘Fire the Inventor’ – Join artist in residence Stephen Guy (www.firetheinventor.co.uk) to test mechanical sculptures that harness the powers of wind, gravity and salt! Stephen’s work celebrates memories of the life and heritage of the area
  • Arriving on Foot – London Urban Visits will host a ‘safari’ to Royal Albert Wharf from other points in the Royal Docks, exploring the traces and echoes of journeys past embedded in the connections and barriers of the present. You can book onto this free event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-royal-albert-basin-tickets-35425734325
  • Open House – visit the marketing suite, view a selection of show homes, speak to our sales experts and discuss the best way of buying your home at Royal Albert Wharf with an independent financial adviser

You can let us know you’re coming and find out more by visiting our Facebook event page www.nhillsales.com/24june. For more information about the exhibition and the London Festival of Architecture, visit http://londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/programme/?ev=479.

Royal Albert Wharf is a new neighbourhood of 1,500 homes being created on the docks in Newham, offering 35% affordable housing. In addition the scheme will include work space, cafes and bars, while the 100 year old Edwardian ‘Pump House’ remains in operation.

The nearest station to the development is Gallions Reach on the DLR.