Yellow Brick Road - Bermondsey Street

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Yellow Brick Road - Bermondsey Street

Yellow Brick Road - Bermondsey Street

Bermondsey Street London By Bermondsey Street London

A Yellow Brick Road through Tanner Street Park to Bermondsey Square, via the new alleyway and the church yard. With associated set, art works and theatre, involving local children and the community.

Southwark Idea stage

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The idea of a Yellow Brick Road is inspired by the Wizard of Oz and the work of Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45836387, whose work about land rights in Accra includes laying yellow plastic tapestries on the ground. As part of the project we want to hang one of Serge's yellow tapestries on the large, bare, concrete wall above the sculpture in the park. But if that isn't possible then a large banner artwork of some kind. The overall idea being to create a bright, fun, path for three months over the summer to coincide with the opening of the alleyway to the church yard and the B-Street festival. We'd include some graphic 'set' along the route, such as an Emerald City in Bermondsey Square, along with participatory performances and art works made of recycled materials, inviting local children (and adults) to get involved and also draw on parts of the 'road' to make it a community art work. We are also exploring LED lighting works.

What we'll deliver:

  • Lay a yellow vinyl path of vinyl bricks of around 0.5km from the sculpture in Tanner Street Park to Bermondsey Square
  • Create some related set, such as a banner / art work above the sculpture in the park and and Emerald City
  • Involve the local community in performances along the route, and colouring in parts of the road
  • Involve the local community in creating related sculptures out of recycled material along the route

Why it's a great idea:

The 'road' will draw attention to a new walking route through the alleyway joining up the park and the church yard. It will be a fun route for children and adults to follow, sparking people's imagination and drawing attention to the artistic aspects of the local area (such as the sculpture in the park, the wind sculpture above it, Vitrine gallery in Bermondsey Square etc.) It will encourage getting outside, going for a walk and involving oneself in the local community particularly after the difficult time we've had for the past year. It will also encourage creative participation along the route, with drawing, performance and sculpture involving the local community. Ideally we'd like to involve one of Serge Clottey's art works along the route, creating a conversation about social justice and drawing attention to his work in Accra. There will be an underlying theme about recycling, environment and aspects of physical and mental wellbeing.

Steps to get it done:

  • Build the 'road' with associated set design
  • Hang the banner, or ideally the art work, above the Tanner Street Park sculpture
  • Organise the elements of participatory theatre / performance along the route
  • Organise the colouring in and drawing of art works on the road by local community
  • Organise the making of recycled sculptures along the route involving the local community

The 'road' would be made of individual 'bricks' printed vinyl which is relatively affordable and passes health and safety criteria. The Council are supportive of the idea, as are various members of the local community.

Location Southwark

About the space

Tanner Street Park to Bermondsey Square, via the alleyway and church yard

Council

London Borough of Southwark

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How will the money be spent?Total £31,747

Set design along the route, including graphic designer and printing / installation - £5,000 (16%)
Commissioning and installation of large concrete wall art work - £5,000 (16%)
Performance involving community participation - £5,000 (16%)
Creation of participatory recycled sculptures - £5,000 (16%)
Yellow Brick Road including installation - £5,000 (16%)
LED lighting along the route including installation - £3,000 (9%)
De-installation and clean up - £1,000 (3%)
Other - £2,747 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

16%
Set design along the route, including graphic designer and printing / installation
£5,000
16%
Commissioning and installation of large concrete wall art work
£5,000
16%
Performance involving community participation
£5,000
16%
Creation of participatory recycled sculptures
£5,000
16%
Yellow Brick Road including installation
£5,000
9%
LED lighting along the route including installation
£3,000
3%
De-installation and clean up
£1,000
9%
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£2,747
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,450
  • Transaction Fees
    £1,007
  • VAT
    £290

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • more elaborate set
  • more theatrical performances along the route with better costumes
  • more lighting and more elaborate sculptures

Total £31,747

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