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East London’s first space and events programme designed and curated by young East Londoners

The People's Pavilion and Envision East Festival runs from 21 - 29 August at Here East powered by Beyond the Box. This marks East London’s first space to be designed and curated by young East Londoners.

People's Pavilion Opening Event

  • Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

V&A East Museum Collaboration - Exhibition opening. The first feature of the festival to open will be a collaboration between photographer Brendan Barry on behalf of the V&A East Museum and our Young Cultural Producers. This exhibition will be open to the public at the Pavilion throughout the 10-day festival.

Performance by Aretha Ahunanya. A special reading of Aretha’s ‘taking up space’ poem, which won last years Beyond The Box poetry competition.

Performance by Poetic Unity’s poets. Their vision is to give young people a voice and to empower them to reach their highest potential, using poetry as a tool to support young people create positive change in their lives and in society.

Capoeira Workshop

  • Sunday, August 22, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A performance and workshop from East London’s UR Capoeira, who use capoeira to change lives. Capoeira involves a spontaneous and spectacular exchange of non-contact attacking and defensive movements, where the two players try to create an opportunity to trick, trip or kick their partner.

Paralympic Opening Ceremony on the Big Screen in the Yard

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Royal Drawing School Workshop

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Royal Drawing School Workshop. Join us at the Envision East Festival for two 1.5 hour workshops in drawing the body clothed. You’ll be using charcoal to explore proportions, light and shade, and capturing the human form.

LGBTQ+ Charity Fundraising Day

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This is a pay what you can event to raise money for Stonewall Housing, a charity for LGBTQ people who are at risk of homelessness.

Panel: LGBTQ+ Spaces for Young People and POC representation. Featuring the legendary Winn Austin – b. Guyana, Icon & Muse to London's creatives Winn has modelled for Pam Hogg, Vivienne Westwood, Rifat Ozbek, Thierry Mugler and Anthony Price. Amongst Winn's many groundbreaking firsts she & designer Bok Goodall are collaborating on a lingerie range for transgender women, due to launch in March of 2020. Winn lives & works in London as a fashion/film stylist & consultant & teaches catwalk & attitude to the next generation of models for Models One & the Squad.

Special screening of the short film, Beyond - ‘There’s Always a Black Issue Dear’ . The film explores and celebrates black LGBT identities, to demarcate the huge influence that Black LGBT culture has had on fashion, fine art, dance, music and language: much of which has been appropriated by the cultural mainstream. The cast vividly recalls daring to be different; from ballet dancing schoolboys to make-up wearing gender-fluid school days, their experiences shed new light on the UK in the 1970s/80s.

There will also be Vogue workshops with Tony Tran and Omar (Bam Bam) and music by legendary DJ, Mark-Ashley Dupé

Lift Futures Workshops

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

LIFT is a programme across Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets that aims to help residents into creative, tech, digital, sciences, and creative production careers.

A GPAD LONDON Model Making workshop will be split into sections so attendees get an introduction to how to turn a CAD model into a physical model and talk about the benefits of using both CAD models and physical models in architecture and design.

Participants will then be guided through a step-by-step to begin to create a paper model and at the end have a complete architectural model to photograph and take home. Throughout this process, they will be guided by members of the GPAD team.

Homeplace Architecture Event

  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

For this special event, we’ll be opening up the discussion around protection in design and how this impacts the ‘home’. This can relate to regeneration, heritage and intellectual property of young creatives and designers.

Special Panel event with Larry Bothway Co-Founder and Director of POoR Collective, Stephanie Edwards Co-Founder and Director of Urban Symbiotics, Akil Scafe-Smith one-sixth of Resolve Collective, Architecture graduate Bareera Borhan and Space Black, exploring How We Protect the Home.

With a special screening of a film by Cultural Producer Tapiwa and how she captured the V&A Photography process when working on the Carpenters Estate.

See in the weekend with an open-air music event not to be missed! Space Black is a collective founded by an interdisciplinary team of young Engineers, Architects, Urban Planners and Artists. Their mission is to create human centred designs that revolve around the experience of Black people, People of Colour and marginalised communities to promote their well-being and happiness.

Street Photography Workshop with Brunel Johnson

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The workshop aims to build the confidence and skill required to take photos on the streets of London and any other place in the world. Each student will learn how to use street photography to hone their craft for their respective photography fields such as practicing taking portraits and directing normal people. Stop, speak, break the ice and take photos of fashionable people.

Capture a candid storytelling moment and more. Students will leave this workshop learning the importance of having a camera with them at all times and how they can build a portfolio using street photography.

Home Outside Wellbeing Day

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Workshops will include both mindfulness, self-reflection and meditation practices as well as collective discussion for people to get involved in if they feel comfortable - also an opportunity for people to connect and share their experiences. We encourage you to cut the BS, drop your expectations of who you “should be” and what you “should do” and step out of your comfort zone – transform your life by stepping into your power.

Notts Carnival Homage

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Sunny Steel Band are the world's most exciting and original Caribbean band, bringing together the traditional Calypso sounds of the West Indies and more recent pop chart hits to get you feeling hot.

The bright, young musicians of Sunny Steel Band have all won several major Steel Band music competitions with Steel Orchestras such as Mangrove and Ebony in the UK and the legendary Desperadoes in Trinidad. They are currently some of the most in-demand musicians across the board, working on diverse projects with Sigala, Jarvis Cocker, the Oxford Cello School, The Tate London, The London Assembly and The Carnival Commission.

They are set to bring the wonderful rhythms of the Caribbean to the heart of E15 so get ready to limbo!

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