Origami bombing hits London!

Origami bombing hits London!

Yes, I’ve been back at the origami bombing, and this time I had an accomplice in the form of Chris who runs the awesome UpCycle. One hundred and fifty cranes crafted from old maps, atlases and dictionaries were strung up and hung from a tree in Brixton. Here’s a little look at what we got up to…

Chris had found the perfect location – a row of trees located in the middle of Windrush Square in Brixton. Armed with lovely Saturday afternoon sunshine, a bag of pre-strung cranes and a rather wobbly stool, we origami bombed one of the trees.

At first, we got a few odd glances of people. And then people started stopping and taking photos. Once we were finished, we hung around for a while, taking photos and chatting to a few people who’d stopped to look at the tree. We hung a visitors book in the tree so people could leave comments, and went to find a cup of tea to warm ourselves up.

I went back the next day and the visitors book was full, and even standing there for 15 minutes, there were loads of people stopping to look at it or photograph it, so it’s lovely to know that people appreciated it. Chris has been back since and said that a few people have even added their cranes to the tree (nicely making up for the few cranes that have gone missing since the weekend!). Sadly the visitors book has gone missing, but a replacement is now up for any new comments.

So if you’re in the area, go and have a look at the tree – it won’t be round for long…

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