Earlier this year we received an usual request. An artist who had been commissioned to make a film about the Thames estuary had stumbled across Allhallows and wanted to come and film part of his piece on the park. Filming requests are not so unusual but they are normally for hidden camera shows or documentaries…never before had we had a request for a Haven park to be included in a work of art!
As an Art History graduate, when the opportunity came up to oversee the filming I jumped at the chance. Nikolaj Larsen is a Danish artist living between Paris and London who for the last few months has been travelling up and down the Thames estuary, capturing every aspect of it from industry to leisure. We had a brilliant couple of days with Nikolaj and his co-artist Yonas at Allhallows trying to catch glimpses of sunshine between the clouds. We met with a couple of our lovely owners who bought their first holiday home at Allhallows back in 1988 as an escape from the city. They filmed with Marty, Allhallows’ resident radio DJ, from the top of the fort with amazing views of the river, and around the park capturing the atmosphere and community spirit. From the footage across the two days, 7 minutes will be edited together and displayed alongside the other areas they have filmed.
So there we have it, Allhallows is officially a work of art! […]