Old lock-keeper's cottage is resurrected on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

History has been brought back to life at Carpenters Lock, where boats and barges once navigated through the River Lea. Newton’s Cottage, a free-standing sculpture that replicates the form of the old lock-keeper’s cottage that once sat in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has returned to the Park.

Named after C. Newton, the last keeper of Carpenters Lock, the project celebrates the history and heritage of this unique site and the waterways of London.

Throughout October and November, there will be a number of free workshops at Newton's Cottage. The programme starts with a Maker Day on 4 October that allows visitors to take part in a series of hands on workshops including wood-carving, stone masonry and pottery. Rotterdam-based art collective Observatorium will also be present on the day talking about their work and the inspiration behind Newton’s Cottage. Subsequent events include a talk with a former lock keeper, a guided walk along the waterways and an afternoon of film screenings aboard the Floating Cinema.

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