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Join UCL East at the 'Great Get Together' this Saturday

21 July 2022

Make colour-changing art and pit your wits against bureaucratic 'baddies' to win prizes with UCL East this weekend at the Great Get Together

Image of four students posing and smiling holding up a selfie board at the Great Get Together 2021

This Saturday join UCL staff and students at the Great Get Together on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Great Get Together is a free-to-enter flagship community event which is inspired by and showcases the  best of east London, bringing together music, dance, arts, sports and food for all to enjoy. This year’s Great Get Together will be the biggest yet as it aims to honour 10 years since the London 2012 and Paralympic Games, as part of a summer-long programme of events.

UCL's Integrated Legal Advice Clinic have partnered with east London artists Output Arts to create a fun games-filled activity called the Department for Impossible Administration. The interactive activity seeks to bring to life the vital day-to-day work of the clinic which supports east London communities to navigate the bureaucracy and access the benefits and support they are entitled to. Participants will be invited to jump through hoops, navigate red tape (literally!) and take part in a range of fun games and activities to win a number of free prizes from the Department for Impossible Administration.

From 6.00pm - 9.00pm you can make your own screenprint inspired by UCL research on urban heatwaves. Researchers from the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial analysis, Thermointeractive Collective, and artist Tadhg Caffrey (@tcaff.prints) will be using thermochromic paint (paint which changes colour in heat) which changes colour at the temperatures of urban heatwaves. Come along and make your own colour-changing screen print to take home.

These activities will take place as part of the East Bank Zone which also includes fashion illustration and zine making with UAL’s London College of Fashion and creativity and innovation workshops with experts from the V&A.

The event will run from 12.00pm - 9.00pm, 23 July on the South of Queen Elizabeth Olympic park.