An Ice Cream van full of English traditions is coming to East London
London based artist and illustrator Rebecca Davies has travelled up and down the country collecting British traditions to bring them all back to London under one icecream van roof for your enjoyment.
Throughout June and July Rebecca Davies’ ice cream van will regurgitate all of the most idiosyncratic sounds, tastes and flavours, that have been collected on her journey and filter them through a uniquely east London lens. Weird and wonderful stories will be shared from nettle eating to disco dancing and scarecrow stuffing to bingo calling. With the Ice Cream van project Rebecca aims to breath new life into age old British folk traditions. First off, the scarecrow.
You will find the Ice Cream Van parked across Hackney and Tower Hamlets and you can follow @TheIceCreamVan on Twitter for real-time location updates.
Throughout June and July people can visit the van and help decorate and paint it as well as add to the local archive on board, write and record new melodic chimes or simply use it as a space for interaction.
On the 21st July Rebecca is encouraging people to come and build scarecrows to kick of her project between 2pm-5pm at Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA.