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They are coming….. They are here…..

They Are Coming…


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Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 May During library opening hours
Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB

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Have you seen them? Do you know who they are or where they have come from?

From across south Southwark ‘They’ have come together at Dulwich Library for this unusual and intriguing installation.

Experience the stories behind the mystery of the moving scarecrows, discover who they represent, and listen to eye witness accounts. For a limited time only we reveal who made them, who gave them life and you can see with your own eyes their remarkable journey.

‘They are coming…’ is the culmination of a project spanning many months and involving approximately 400 local residents, makers, writers, artists, movers, historians, community groups, retirement homes, colleges, school children, teachers and governors.

Thank you to everyone involved, including the makers and the movers from Whippersnappers, Dulwich Library adult craft group, Southwark Woodcraft Folk, St. Johns’ and St. Clements Primary School, Dulwich Wood Nursery School, Stepping Stones, Dulwich Family Group and Alleyn’s Junior School.

This project has been created by Sometime Soon Arts.

Find out more about their incredible journey on Twitter @theyarecomingSE, or on Storify.

About the artists

Sometime Soon Arts is a performance arts company in the broadest possible sense, specialising in creating bespoke site specific events, with a particular interest in immersion within a specified community.

The company have extensive experience working with communities and are interested in their lives from past to present, and indeed possible futures.

London Life is a programme of events being funded and delivered by Southwark Council working with Dulwich Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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