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Free art trail celebrates Hackney's textile and botanical history

Matilda Egere-Cooper

Did you know that over 200 years ago Hackney was once home to the capital’s textile industry and – wait for it – the largest hothouse in the world? That’s sure proof that the east London borough knows a little something about fashion and horticulture – and you’ll soon be able to learn all about it through the Electric Bloom project’s art trail this autumn.

Launching on September 12, this community-led enterprise will present artwork and installations that have been in the making for the past six months through an interactive traipse for one night only. And this isn’t just any run-of-the-mill tour around the block – expect snazzy light installations, creative projections and a musical soundscape to put you in the mood while you weave around heritage landmarks and learn about the area’s history. The app isn’t too shabby either. It features facts and audio stories from the local residents sharing their memories of the area. That's a good look, Hackney.

Electric Bloom's art trail takes place on September 12, starting at Hackney Central.  

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