27.04 + 28.04.19 | SOS #SaveOurStour Commune Radical Arts & Community Festival

SOS #SaveOurStour Fundraiser Weekend

27th & 28th April, schedule of events coming soon!

Free entry for 27th (day time, £5 OTD from 7pm) & 28th all day

COMMUNE Radical Art and Community Festival weekend will bring together a collaboration of artists, creative enterprises and residents from across Hackney Wick, Fish Island and beyond to support a common cause: #SaveOurStour.

Our collaborators include Stour Space, Be Nice Club, Save Hackney Wick, Common Unity, Hackney WickED, GROW Hackney, The Old Baths, Wick Radio, Hackney Wick Arts Club, Women of the Wick, Hackney Tours, We Are The Wick, Undergrowth Collective, White Post Cafe, Public Works, Power Space and Saving Space.

(click here to read about Saving Space, Hashtag Unity’s fundraiser happening as part of the weekend!)

COMMUNE is a radical Art and Community Festival, fundraising to save Stour Space in Fish Island (Hackney Wick) from imminent closure due to the impact of local regeneration.

Stour Space is one of the first Asset of Community Value buildings in the UK and the last remaining Art and Community space in Fish Island (Hackney Wick), the recent recipient of the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise Zone. The closing down of Stour Space could be the final nail in the coffin of the creative community in an area that once housed the highest concentration of artists in Europe.

Stour Space has already raised 30k via local sponsors of a 50k total needed by the end of April, in order to extend their lease up to 2020 and to implement a long-term plan to create a permanent, affordable housing and community Arts space. See here for how to donate: donorbox.org/support-stour-space


Get involved:

donate art | spin some tunes | volunteer | make a poster : communefestival@gmail.com

CLICK HERE to RSVP/invite your pals

CLICK HERE to access a press folder 

Please share online / with any press contacts ! We need as much help as possible to get the word out about the fundraiser, and the campaign! Link contains photos, fundraiser promo poster & press release.

In the lead up to the festival weekend:

The community is hosting a range of events to draw in further donations:

• April 16th & 23rd | CHEWSDAY | Stour Space’s in-house Pay-What-You-Can dinner in collaboration with #SaveOurStour, Wick Radio and Be Nice Club – www.facebook.com/beniceclub

• April 14th and 21st | POWER SPACE | One of the UK’s only free public breakdance sessions – www.facebook.com/hashtagunity 


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