Industrial Revelation
Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2022 by Hounslow Greentalk
Eco Festival sees nature fighting back against the machine!

Since the industrial revolution began, in the 19th Century, the rise of the machine has led human beings to release extra carbon dioxide and accelerate climate warming as well as allowed them use up earth’s natural resources faster than they can grow back!

In the London Museum of Water and Steam, Brentford, on Sunday, October 9th, as part of Hounslow Council's “Summer of Culture”, nature is fighting back again the machine! Experience the “Industrial Revelation”; a day long eco-festival with special evening rock concert!

Inside the normally sterile, metallic, museum's shell, amongst the huge and impressive steam machines, some curious, organic, wooden sculptures have been appearing, as if trying to reclaim the territory on behalf of Mother Earth!

During the Day

Visitors to the event today will not only be able to view and learn about the rise of these incredible machines and enjoy the museum's lovely café, but they will also be able to take part in these extra activities:-

          - “Find the Artyfacts” Sculpture Trail
          - “Take Part In Art” workshop
          - Local environmental activities

Find the Artyfacts Sculpture Trail
Pick up your copy of the Industrial Revelation leaflet, hunt round the museum and    see if you can spot the wooden, environmental themed sculptures, created by acclaimed sculptor and artist, Derek Pearce. Click on their QR codes to reveal their environmental messages and log your findings on your copy of the “Industrial           Revelation” leaflet slip. When you have filled in your findings, enter your slip into the prize draw for a chance to win one of Derek Pearce's exclusive sculptures!

“Derek Pearce’s stunning furniture sculptures are famous worldwide, collected by    everyone from Rock Stars to Royalty…even at art school he was developing ideas in many spheres, perhaps surprisingly in theatre and music. 15 years of touring with   his own band, writing and performing songs featuring humorous wordplay that would become the trademark of his later design work.” Elinor Malcolm, Westside Magazine.

Take Part In Art workshop
Find out how you feel about machines and our planet. Today you will be able to take part in this free art workshop, led by professional artist and instructor, Sangeeta, who will help you express your ideas on paper and create your own masterpiece!

 Local Environmental Activities
There are many, great environmental groups in west London, dealing with things like improving habitats, cleaning up waterways, monitoring air quality and reducing waste. Find out ways you can reduce your negative impacts on the environment, how you can get involved with local groups and try some fun, educational activities.

In The Evening

You will be able to book your seat for a very special environmental edged, evening concert, featuring three acclaimed rock bands, with stunning “Son et Lumiere” lighting. Watch these huge machines light up to the inspiring and moving, environmental live music of:
          - Lemon Sharks
          - Ruby Dawn
          - Kindred Spirit Band

Book tickets:

For further information click here: Elaine Samuels