Romanian culture showcased in Tower Hamlets
The largest programme of Romanian arts and culture
to be unveiled in London culminated in a celebratory event in
Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets.
The Romanian Cultural Institute London with support from Tower
Hamlets Council put together ROlympics - an ambitious
series of 17 cultural events and installations across London
inviting visitors to enjoy the work of contemporary Romanian
As a gift to Tower Hamlets, the institute commissioned artists
Ernö Bartha, Miruna Amza and architect Liviu Zagan to create two
striking sculptures which have been installed in Victoria Park.
Three pieces of urban furniture conceived by architects Minodora
Cerin and Mircea Margarit have been unveiled in Trinity Square
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman said: “Tower Hamlets
prides itself on being a borough of many different people and as an
Olympic host borough we fully support the ethos of the Games which
embraces cultures the world over.
“I am pleased to welcome the Romanian Culture Institute to our
borough on behalf of the people of Tower Hamlets thank them
for these wonderful works of art and design.”
Cllr Rania Khan who co-hosted the reception for the institute on
August 9 added: “Tower Hamlets is buzzing with creativity and we
want to see more young people seeing the creative sector as a route
“The wonderful pieces that you have donated to the borough will
interest and inspire all that see them and I hope we can work
together on projects in the future.”
Dignitaries present at the reception included Carmen Podgorean,
Romania's deputy Ambassador, and Jean Lambert MEP.
Mr Dorian Branea, Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute
London said: “Tower Hamlets is known for its dynamic art scene and
what attracted us to the borough was that dynamism and diversity.
We wanted to be a part of the Olympic buzz and showcase our best
artists and be a part of the lasting cultural legacy.”
For more details about The ROlympics programme of
events and installations visit www.icr-london.co.uk/rolympics
August 8, 2012