Tag Archives: Tower Hamlets

London Borough of Culture (fingers crossed)

Tower Hamlets is bidding to be London Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020. This is really exciting. It’d be amazing if we get it but, even if we don’t, the work going into the bid will still be beneficial. more »

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Silk River – official photos

Here’s a great pic of the band by Mike Johnston from Day 2 the Silk River event a couple of weeks ago. You can see the rest of his excellent photos from the day here.

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A Report on Silk River

As Kinetika’s incredible Silk River project moves on to Greenwich, here’s a blog about yesterday’s events, for which we advised on music and facilitated the involvement of The Black Smock Band. The band supported young people from A Team Arts in more »

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Silk River

We’re excited to be part of Kinetica’s Silk River Project, linking the Thames with the Hooghly River in India in an international celebration of the silk trade. We’ll working with our regular collaborators The Black Smock Band to support young more »

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A Great Day Out, indeed

We had a very successful day running an East storytelling tent at Great Day Out in Victoria Park. Here are some lovely photos by Rehan Jami of tellers Alia Alzougbi and Sef Townsend in action. SaveSave

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A Great Day Out

We’re back in Victoria Park again this Sat… Specifically, we’re proud to present, in conjunction with BSK, storytelling this Sat, with two amazing tellers: Sef Townsend and Alia Alzougbi. It’s part of LBTH’s A Great Day Out, and of the more »

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Storytelling for Eid-al-Fitr

We’re absolutely delighted to be part of this year’s Eid-al-Fitr celebrations in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets. As part of our East storytelling project, organised in collaboration with Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, we’ll be running a storytelling tent with amazing tale-spinners Shamim Azad more »

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Numbi Festival 2017

We’ve been talking to the inspiring Kinsi Abdulleh about adding some Somali storytelling to the East Archive, and she invited us to the launch event of this year’s Numbi Festival. Numbi is “a platform for collaborative cross-cultural exchange for artists more »

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A Great Day Out!

Shamim Azad, Sef Townsend and Paul Burgess from East will be sharing stories, poems, songs and some instrumental music in the East storytelling tent at the Great Day Out event in Victoria Park tomorrow. It’s mainly aimed at families with kids 5+ but everyone’s welcome more »

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Boi-Lit 16!

We were honoured to be invited, as partners in the East project, to participate in BSK’s Boi-Lit Festival, the annual Bangla Literature Festival at Rich Mix. It’s a wonderful event, which combines creativity and intellect. On Day 1, Families Day, more »

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