Following on from the success of last weeks amazing Communicators gig, we are staging another great line up of bands this weekend at Canning Town.
We open Friday evening from 4pm with our fabulous ‘Upcyclers’ displaying and selling their beautiful products, our exhibition ‘Uplifting Choices’ showcasing the very best of upcycling and sustainable design, wonderful food stalls, the fab Dorset Cider House crew offering incredible British Ale and Cider, and not forgetting out headliner ‘The Kings of the City’ and support acts from 7.30pm. Check out their music now on SoundCloud.
It will be free to enter the site before 7pm with a request you pay a nominal fee of £2 after this time to support our project. OAPs and children under 12 will be free at all times.
There will be more live music on Saturday evening also with gates opening at 1pm that day.
We are so proud to have our first major gig on the Industri[us] site be such a big one. We are delighted to welcome one of Britain’s best SKA bands The Communicators to play on Friday night.
Just imagine the legendary band playing with the background of our fantastic structure above, you sitting back drinking quality Real Ale and Real Cider from the Dorset Cider House, enjoying the fantastic street food on offer with the Urban Feasts street food, brushing up on the authentic East London history with the Cockney Museum and enjoying Pie&Mash whose recipe has been unaltered for over 100 years all whilst marvelling at the fact that everything on site is either on loan by one of our kind supporters, has been saved from the landfill or has gained a new lease of life due to the ingenuity of one of partners.
FORGET THE OLYMPICS… the real event in Newham this summer is Industri[us]
Industri[us] is a great example how people + hard work x enormous spirit and determination = amazing energy and change
With the help of our many, many wonderful supporters we are delighted to report that from July 20th we will be fully operational and looking amazing!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The brown site we were awarded in the Meanwhile London competition has been completely transformed. Approaching Industri[us] from Canning Town Station or indeed from the Emirates Air Line Cable Car (just around the corner) you will be met with two beautifully landscaped open squares and the smell of delicious street food, courtesy of traders at Urban Feasts.
You can then marvel at the artistic talents of Rosetta Arts’ community art wall and the ROBOTS >>>> Canning Town Giant. You will be drawn to the beacon that is our Make/Shift Market and indulge in a little retail therapy, amazed at the alchemy some folks have to be able to make discarded material look so good. And all before you take the Ping Pong Challenge at our custom built pavilion.
There is something for everyone this summer at Industri[us]. Come and join in!
We had a great weekend opening the site up to the public. We cannot praise Urban Feasts‘ delicious food traders enough for all the wonderful goodies and good temper given the inclement weather, and not forgetting are marvellous upcyclers f-a-c-e who were on hand all weekend.
Groundwork UK and Serco did an amazing job getting our front garden ready for our visitors.
We greatly appreciate all the locals and those who came from further a field that came to visit. It was great to be able to point to the base of the structure that’s going to be our Make/Shift Market and venue, to get a sense of the space that will be our outdoor event space and of course admire the fantastic work Robots >>>> and Rosetta Art have done on site.
Most importantly it was great to see people enjoying the space!
Thank you all and we look forward to seeing you next week when Urban Feasts are there once more from Thursday to Sunday, see here for more details.
We will be back on site presenting the Playful Ping Pong Pavillion and the postponed Paint your City…Events on July 7th and 8th from 11am – 4pm. Admission is free, we hope to see you there.
The site hoarding is now emblazoned with INDUSTRI[US], thanks to Crona and Terence’s hard work. Anchor House have also been working on the hoarding, helping to ‘break through’ (so passers by can take a peek at what’s going on!) by constructing a mesh screen and putting up gates to make a new site entrance.
Local Newham volunteers have been very busy too – planting up many of the plants left over from the Chelsea Flower Show and laying paving in our pop-up public square.
Our Canning Town Giant has put on weight too thanks to ROBOTS>>>> – he now has a body, legs and arms and is looking forward to getting a head and hands next week!
The new public square is growing brick by brick. Trainees and volunteers, including Asha, Groundwork UK‘s volunteer designer, are learning landscaping skills with the materials donated from the Chelsea Flower Show.