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A Cup of Tea Solves Everything Toured to Forkey Festival, Northern Ireland with additional commisions and submissions and an extended programmes relating to the locality of Northen Ireland


We are taking a selection of A Cup of Tea Solves Everything artists to Ireland for an arts festival in Co. Fermanagh 7-9 August 2009. This will feature newly commissioned work responding to the title.
Nearest airport: Derry/Belfast



A diverse range of artists were invited to interpret the statement "A Cup of Tea Solves Everything" in this exciting multi-media exhibition. Tea as time, tea as etiquette, tea as mathematics, tea as war, tea as peace, tea as Empire and more…


Curated by Hamja Ahsan and Steph Newell

20th February – 14th March 2009


Opening Night:
Friday, February 20th. 6pm-9pm.
Free Tea for all and welcome tour.

Film Screening: The River (1951) Dir: Jean Renoir
Set in Bengal during the colonial era. Features 38 tea encounters. The key influence that launched Satyajit Ray's foray into cinema. Described by Martin Scorsese as "the most beautiful film ever made in colour." Starts 7pm.

Artist Collaboration: Saturday February 28th, 2pm onwards
Tea and Politics, the collaboration of artists Missy Mitchell-Hynd and Naimh Moor, question society's relationship to politics through the creation of events. Influenced by the culture of coffee houses of the 17th century, they invite you to come and discuss the political events of the day over a relaxing cup of tea.


Art Therapy Workshops: Saturday March 7th, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Qualified Art Therapist Sue Briffa leads two art therapy workshops around the exhibition. Materials provided.

Closing Event: Friday March 13th, 7pm-9pm
A night of short films, plays, animations, performance, songs, discussion and more… around the world of tea.

All events are FREE. No booking required. First come, first serve basis

Venue: DEPARTURE, 649 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London E14 7LW

Travel directions: 1 minute walk from Limehouse DLR & National Rail/ Buses: 15, 115, 135/ Opening hours: Tues – Fri 11am-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

For more details: or Mobile Steph: 07841872101