An artist has made a foldout map showing cultural and artistic hotspots in Barking and Dagenham.
Verity-Jane Keefe, a visual artist with a special interest in the role of artists within urban regeneration, launched in May 2016 The Barking and Dagenham Creative Map.
Aimed at ‘cultural explorers’, it maps commissions, public realm schemes and artworks in the borough.
The work is part of the artist’s research on local cultural value supported by Barking and Dagenham Council along with Creative Barking and Dagenham’s People Going Places, a programme designed to strengthen the arts sector and expand the range of creative activities available in the borough.
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