CULTURAL TRAFFIC Arts Fair Returns To London For One Day Blow Out

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From left: Pandemonia, Philip Sallon & Scarlett Cannon

After recent wildly successful events in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and Miami, CULTURAL TRAFFIC, the roving global arts and publishing fair, is back in London. Free to all, the event will take place at Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 5th October 2019. The fair is described as ‘a market for the culturally inquisitive’ and focuses on counter culture’s pre-internet roots while embracing new innovators who operate outside of the mainstream.

This year it will feature an array of talks, which Toby Mott, Cultural Traffic founder says, ‘have been created to incite conversations about the current cultural landscape, in particular the impact of digital technology.’ Highlights include:

Phillip Sallon is a syle innovator, designer, club impresario and was a core member of the ‘Blitz Kids’, a group of young trendsetters. Who frequented the famous Blitz club-night in the 80’s. In his talk, he will discuss how today’s digital app-based culture has transformed night life.

Pandemonia is a living human artwork. Standing at seven-feet tall, she is a pop art creation made from latex and flesh. She is a regular feature at art world and fashion events. For this talk, her creator will discuss the concepts that brought her into being.

Scarlett Cannon is an original Blitz Kid and a muse for countless creatives including Derek Jarman and the late Judy Blame. Cannon considers herself an ‘ongoing changeable sculpture, someone capable of transforming herself from a modern-day Jean Harlow to a conceptual human depiction of the New York skyline.

The current independent print publishing scene will be explored by three influential editors; Luisa Le Voguer Couyet, Iris Luz and Dinah Gold.

Luisa Le Voguer Couyet co-founded Hate Zine in 2015. Hate, which is advert free, focuses on social justice issues through art, photography, features, poetry and writing.

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Luisa Le Voguer Couyet

Iris Luz is the founder of PC Erotic Magazine and is currently presenting a show about upcycling fashion for Depop and Selfridges along with a radio show for Know Wave. Her latest project, PC Erotic 2, which dissects the concept of fake news and psot truth, will be out next month.

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Iris Luz

Dinah Gold is photographer who produces work under the alias, The London Vagabond. Says the Gold, ‘I want to guide and encourage more women to feel empowered by their bodies and by their own sexuality, depicting them honestly and often that empowerment stretches beyond the image.’

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Dinah Gold

To attend the fair, which is free of charge, please register with Eventbrite:

CULTURAL TRAFFIC IN CONVERSATION PROGRAMME

12 Noon
Pandemonia
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cultur­al-traffic-in-conversation-pandemo­nia-tickets-73403845879

2PM
Publishing Now
With
Dinah Gold/ The London Vagabond
Iris Luz/ PC EROTIC
Luisa Le Voguer Couyet/ Hate zine
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cultural-traf­fic-in-conversation-publishing-now-tick­ets-73428545757

4pm
Scarlett Cannon
Blitz Kid
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cultural-traffic-in-conversa­tion-scarlett-cannon-blitz-kid-tick­ets-73429159593?utm-medium=discov­ery&utm-campaign=social&utm-con­tent=attendeeshare&aff=esc­b&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

5.30pm
Philip Sallon
Grade 1 listed National Treasure
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cultural-traf­fic-in-conversation-philip-sallon-grade-1-list­ed-national-treasure-tickets-73429283965

CULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIR
LONDON
Saturday 5th October
Free Entry 11am — 8pm

Old Spitalfields Market
Central Mezzanine Terrace
8 Horner Square
London E1 6EW

#CULTURALTRAFFIC

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