Want To Celebrate An Alternative Jubilee?

Chiswick artist organises street party with a difference


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Are you fed up with all the bunting and the Jubilee sentiment? If so, there is an alternative. Radical Chiswick artist Carrie Reichardt has organised a Jubilee party which will cater to those who want to get away from the talk about royalty and hark back to the punk spirit of the 1970s.

While the leafy streets of Chiswick will host several street parties over the Bank Holiday weekend, and churches host community lunches and special services, Carrie has organised what she describes as a revolutionary celebration on Monday, 4th June, " for those harbouring a radical streak, who don’t take the royal family too seriously and enjoy the freedom to share an alternative view. "

The poster for Mad In England (below) is her interpretation of the scene in Regent Street, central London, which is in festive mood for the Diamond Jubilee.


The idea of an alternative Jubilee street party is said to be gaining momentum with more than 150 people already pledged to attend.  

" Artists, radicals, musicians, neighbours are gathering to celebrate our freedom of speech and poke their collective tongues out at authority.  Evoking the punk spirit of ’77, the UK’s counter-culture is having a fun-packed, anarchy-inspired, monarch-free festival, " she says.

The party takes place on Monday 4 th June 2012 11am to 11pm at The Treatment Rooms, 199, Acton Lane, Chiswick W4 5DA.

 Contemporary artist and leading figure of craftivism movement, Carrie Reichardt (below) will be in attendance with collaborators from the world of art and music, including Alabama 3 and Banjoey Ramone.

Chiswick Park Underground is the nearest tube station or the nearest overground station is South Acton.

May 31, 2012

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