We have received word that curator Adriana Marques put on the ‘Love your Lido’ fundraiser and artistic celebratory event in her SELP program. The event, which was held on the evening of January 9 at London Fields Lido, was an extravaganza designed to demonstrate the value of the London Fields Lido (community pool/community center).
Previewed in an article in the Hackney Citizen, featured attendees sharing stories, photos, memorabilia and art related to the history of the Lido, which first opened in 1932. Art installations from local artists were displayed in the outside changing rooms, and the entertainment also included a live band and a magician.
The Lido was closed for 18 years until the efforts of community organizers finally resulted in it being reopened in 2006. For more information about the event and to see pictures from that night, visit Lido Love in Photos.