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The Midnight Run is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through a city. It gathers strangers and local artists/activists to explore, play and create whilst the city sleeps.


The Spoke Water Walk Midnight Run



Spoke Water Walk Midnight Run:

‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost’ and ‘Discover After Dark’ are slogans to describe a typical Midnight Run, an event pioneered and hosted by Inua Ellams that gathers complete strangers to play, walk, explore and reclaim the streets and hidden spaces in cities. This Midnight Run in partnership with A New Direction, Apples and Snakes and Spread the Word (SPOKE) will focus on National Day’s Theme of Water. We will begin at Hackney Town Hall at 5.45pm and explore the surrounding neighbourhoods, basketball courts, playgrounds, courtyards, parks and Canals until midnight. ‘Participants’ are advised to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, bring a pen, a lighter, cash for food, an old newspaper and above all a healthy sense of adventure. As always, the run features artists from the borough and we have:

Raymond Antrobus
Michael Garrett
Giordano Di Pino-Forino
Alex Mills

Poet: Raymond Antrobus:

Raymond Antrobus is a Spoken Word poet and educator, born and bred in Hackney. He is co-curator of popular London poetry events Chill Pill (Soho Theatre and The Albany) and Keats House Poets. His second collection ‘Shapes & Disfigurements Of Raymond Antrobus’  is published by Burning Eye Books. He writes a blog dedicated to Poetry-Films, Social Commentary, Interviews and Spoken Word at // @RaymondAntrobus

Filmmaker: Michael Garrett:

Recently moved to Hackney, Michael is still finding his London legs and discovering the quirky cultural gems that encrust its crown. He started making films with his sister Kate only one year ago, but has already received widespread recognition from numerous competitions festivals including a runner-up position at London’s HELD Festival and second place at FilmPoem Festival. His passion lies in working with visual artists and design practitioners. Website at // @Garrett_videos

Photographer: Giordano Di Pino-Forino

Giordano Di Pino-Forino is a London born photographer of Italian heritage. He studied at St Charles Sixth Form where he developed his love of photography. He finished A Level courses attaining ABB grades. He’s currently freelancing and has worked with the likes of Bastille, Ed Sheeran, The Sugarbabes, Devlin, MTV, Oceana and Google. // @its_drg 

Singer/Songwriter: Alex Mills.

Alex Mills made a name for herself in working with some of the UK’s finest. From Wretch 32 Black & Tinchy Stryder to featuring on Tricky’s ‘Puppy Toy’ which she debuted on Jools Holland. She co-wrote and featured on one of the biggest selling house tracks of 2012 'Miguel Campbells Something Special’ and more recently in 2013 'Crying Wolf’ with No Artificial Colours. This year she landed a number 1 in the Trax source chart with her collaboration with Joey Negro, a sync to American TV series Drop Dead Diva and further collaborations. Alex Mills is undoubtedly a name we’ll be hearing more of in the near future. // @AlexMillsMusic


When: Friday 4 October, 5.45pm
Where: Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA
Tickets: £5 (Pre bookings only)

See you then!

This is what a Midnight run looks like:

And a TEDx Talk I gave about the run: xEG0V7ahGKk

See you then.Inua xx