Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London, as recommended by The Telegraph. You can listen in-browser, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS. We’re also available on Stitcher.
Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf.
This week's guest is artist Lucy Sparrow, who talks about her latest art project, The Cornershop. Taking over an empty property in Bethnal Green, Lucy transformed it into a newsagent's, with all of the goods on sale made from felt. She spent more than eight months sewing all the items and the result is a space filled with fluffy pieces of art. Now, they form a new exhibition (from which they're available to buy). The artist talks about the ideas behind her creations, why she chose Bethnal Green as the location, and her intention to create both a playful and confusing environment.
The Cornershop opens tonight at 6pm. You can find it 19 Wellington Row, E2 7BB. The exhibition runs every day from 10am-7pm, until 31st August.
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Show notes by Silvia Baretta