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Wick Curiosity Shop

The Collection

Wick Curiosity Shop Fanzine

What:

Publication

When:

2011

Where:

The Wick Curiosity shop was originally a project by public works in collaboration with pudding mill river, commissioned by [SPACE] for the inaugural Hackney Wick Festival, 27th of September 2008.

The Wick curiosity shop is a small scale archive and cultural space dedicated to the specific locality of Hackney Wick and Fish Island. It documents, hosts and promotes. It is an eclectic collection of local produce, memorabilia, oral history, songs and stories from or about Hackney Wick. The Archive exists on-line and as a series of live events in which it temporarily assembles. The display and the format the shop is continuously changing. The list of curiosities is growing, slowly collecting an extensive list of contributions made in or inspired by Hackney Wick and the surrounding area.