‘Roam has been turned into one of the world’s smallest venues travelling around the Olympic boroughs.’ – Sunday Times Culture
In the summer of 2010 artist Robin Turner worked with Caught by the River and toured his Nature Disco Reading Room (Roam) through the then five London Host Boroughs.
Selected as the winner of the 2010 edition of the Create Art Award, Roam’s physical home was a recently decommissioned mobile library found on a second hand lot in the Welsh valleys. The library acted as a moveable information hub that stopped for a period in each of the Host Boroughs with a series of site-specific talks, gigs or workshops. From bat watching in Epping Forest and bird watching in the City, to acoustic gigs along the canal and nature rambles weaving between concrete and glass urban architecture, Roam attempted to provide a different perspective on life in the capital – a moveable stage for radical thought and nature knowledge.The Create Art Award is supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.