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The Junk Orchestra –boogie woogie with the best – create and conserve
22 July 2017 @ 13:00 - 17:00£7.00
“Rejuvenated Junk”, a new Temporary Exhibition arrives at the Heath Robinson Museum on Saturday 17th June for three months. Fascinating exhibits have been collected from over 45 countries. Come and see hats made from tin cans, bags made from ring pulls, woven rolled newspaper baskets and boxes, a cheese platter made from a flattened bottle, scoops made from food cans, ear-rings from bottle tops and more! Through ingenuity, imagination and innovation the materials have been given a new lease of life.
But true to form, the excitement is not only about the exhibition itself. There are events around the exhibition for children and adults to make recycling and the imaginative re-use of objects “real” for all of us in our every-day lives.
One of these events is the Junk Orchestra performance and workshop. Sponsored by local estate agent Gibbs Gillespie, the music making workshop is led by Mr Junkman, a musician who has made an art of making instruments from odd and recycled objects rescued from the urban wasteland.
The Orchestra is coming to us at the Museum Activity Studio/outside gazebo in Pinner Memorial Park on Saturday 22ndJune. There will be four different sessions of 45 minutes each starting from 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm with the final one 3pm. Each session will be split into a “performance” by The Junk Orchestra, a “ jamming” session and a “workshop” for those attending to have a go and enjoy making and playing on a hand-made instrument themselves.