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ScareCrow JunKAction

South Norwood Recreation Ground 24-25 June 2023

As part of the Carnival of Invention and Croydon Borough of Culture programme, JunKAction presented its first Celebration dedicated to litter picking and art making during the Carnival of Invention 2023 in South Norwood. Part of our celebration was the,  unveiling a four-and-a-half metre replica of the South Norwood Clock Tower sculpture made from litter.

Supported by the Mayor of London Community Weekend, Norwood JunKAction invited the public lic from South Norwood to join ScareCrow JunKAction at the South Norwood Recreation Ground.

scarecrow references as a playful and humorous way to discourage people from littering

Presented in a creative participatory two-day event, ScareCrow JunKAction featured a litter-picking activity on the first day and an art-making workshop on the second day – using the litter collected on the previous day. the day prior.

Norwood JunKAction used the motif/notion of the scarecrow scarecrow references as a playful and humorous way to discourage people from littering in our green spaces and cultivate care for our environment. 

JunK ScareCrow Action was generously funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and supported by Stanley Arts.

Projects & Events

The Tree of Beer Cans

Tuesday JunKAction

Tuesday JunKAction's sessions were happening in different locations in South Norwood, including occurred at the Belgrave Car Park, just a few steps from Norwood Junction station. Belgrave Car Park is a residential area that suffers immensely from the issue of litter, mostly of which is beer cans

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

Notting Hill, London

Before the carnival this grand occasion, NJA ran three litter-picking and costume-making workshops in South Norwood, designing a manual instruction distributed around the UK and reaching out to 70 other members of the TRIBO Band who would perform at the cCarnival over the weekend.

TRANS PRIDE

Project Sub

On the day we were equipped with litter-picking tools marching as a testament to our commitment to our Trans community bringing not only attention to trans rights but also addressed the impact litter has on the environment and ultimately on ourselves and our communities.

JunK Action Celebration

Uniting Communities

As part of the Carnival of Invention and Croydon Borough of Culture programme, JunKAction presented its first Celebration dedicated to litter picking and art making during the Carnival of Invention 2023 in South Norwood. Part of our celebration was the, unveiling a four-and-a-half metre replica of the South Norwood Clock Tower

Light Provoking

public installation

The artwork has been created by light designer Issac Matovu, - who is a cherishedlocal volunteer and a longtime member of NJA- is a light-provoking public installation set up as a chandelier above the station underpassage. This installation, made of plastic bottles collected in the neighbourhood, comes alive at night with its mysterious, a shimmering light.

Saturday Junkee

Various locations

Saturday Junkee was a four-month bi-weekly litter-picking and art-making programme designed to engage individuals and groups busy with work during the week, and struggling looking for activities with the local community during weekends.

JunKoronation

Stanley Arts, South Norwood

For King Charles's Conornation, NJA set up JunKoronation, exploring a different way of celebrating the coronation ceremony beyond pageantry. In the run up to the coronation event weWe worked with pupils from Oasis Ryelands Primary School pupils

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