Look what’s about to land in Camden Town

Keep an eye out for 640 dangling tubes, coming to an intersection near you as part of the Camden Create Festival

Wow. Artist's impression of the imminent installation
Wow. Artist’s impression of the imminent installation

Look out, it’s not just King’s Cross and St Pancras that are going all bold, colourful and supersized with their public art installations. A vast suspended box made up from 640 multi-coloured and translucent dangling tubes is about to dominate the centre of Camden Town.

It’s the flamboyant brainchild of locally-based design team KSR Architects, who won a competition to design a “public pavilion” and build something that would set the tone for the first Camden Create Festival.

Hard to miss, the colourful new look for central Camden

The resulting pop-up artwork will descend, alien-landing style, on the iconic Britannia junction outside Camden Town Underground Station for the duration of the festival (13th-15th May 2014) and represents the “incredibly dense community of multi-disciplined creative businesses in Camden today,” says the blurb.

“The tubes are hung like a kaleidoscopic wind chimes, allowing them to move and shapeshift in the wind. Each little collision represents the conversations, interactions, and networking being promoted between people.” So a bit of a ding dong for creative businesses and individuals in the area, if you will, and one we’re really looking forward to.

As proud media partners of the festival here at Kentishtowner, remember that readers can get 25% off all types of tickets. Just and use promo code KTTICKET at the checkout.

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Camden Create runs from 13-15 May, with workshops, career advice, talks, walks and parties across day and night sessions. Read our pick of the crop here

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  • Ruth Alice Dronfield (@RuDronfield)

    wow this looks incredible!