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CREATE announces 2012 commissions

  • Date: 11 April 2012
  • Area: London

This summer, CREATE brings David Bailey, Frieze, Jeremy Deller, You Me Bum Bum Train and more to east London as part of 12 new commissions that will run in the month leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This year the annual CREATE festival runs from 21 June and 21 July 2012 with award-winning artists and performers producing new works, bringing art out of traditional spaces and into east London's parks, playgrounds and tucked-away places. It will invite people to explore the city and jump feet-first into the extraordinary projects and performances they encounter.

Highlights from CREATE 2012 include 50 years of images from David Bailey; the biggest and boldest production to date from You Me Bum Bum Train; Jeremy Deller's Sacrilege; Prometheus Awakes, the UK's first ever large-scale outdoor spectacle led by and featuring disabled performers; outdoor installations from Frieze Projects East; and stars of the UK's urban scene performing in an open-air concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Moira Sinclair, London Executive Director of Arts Council England, said: 'Part of the promise when London won the Olympic Games was that opportunities would be created for the people of east London. The Arts Council's commitment to CREATE stemmed from this and there is something wonderful for everyone here.'

CREATE is supported by Arts Council England and inspired by London 2012.

For the full programme of events, visit the CREATE website.