Old Union Yard Arches
Tucked away on Union Street is an enclosed courtyard and hidden walkway set alongside several railway arches which now house a variety of theatres and restaurants. Anchored by the Union Theatre, established in Bankside over 20 years ago and now in its custom-built new theatre, this stretch also features the Spanish Theatre Company’s Cervantes Theatre, aerial fitness gym FlyingFantastic, and The Africa Centre - supporting African culture, enterprise, art, music, and education in the UK. Over The Road Café is a local favourite, and now sits alongside Tel-Aviv inspired Bala Baya and Italian Macellaio RC
Lola de La Mata
Lola de la Mata is a London based French composer, artist and musician (violin/electronics/voice). Her practice explores the experience as embodied sound through the relationships between the bodies of the instrument, the performer and the architecture. Her recent works focus on her experiences of the female body, AI research and the appropriation of female voices in corporate products. Her scores have been performed by Tre Voci, Distractfold Ensemble and Ensemble Entropy and her music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM. Her album REMISE ENBOUCHE (palate cleanser) was released mid 2018 with Chicago net label Pan y RosasDiscos. She has collaborated with dance companies and dance artists in Basel, Paris, London and New York, and is currently developing the sound for a dance film in collaboration with choreographer Celina Liesgang. Lola is the curator behind the interdisciplinary artist group Parallel Praxis,which seeks to support and explore the fundamentals of process within individual practice through peer to peer exchange and workshops.