Event, video and artist book, 2012
Taking inspiration from the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381, over 200 young people from east London produced a unique event at the Savoy Hotel’s Lancaster Ballroom.
The project culminated in an event on 17 July 2012 when the young people were granted ‘Liberties of the Savoy’ for one afternoon. Presented by Gemma Cairney event performers included school bands alongside Josh Osho and Akala.
A book co-published by Create London and Book Works featuring documentation and commissioned texts about the projects can be ordered here.
A documentary film shot by the participants which was screened at the Barbican in October 2012.
Liberties of the Savoy was the winner of the 2012 Create Art Award.
It was produced by Frieze Foundation and was presented as part of Frieze Projects East