Stour Space May Weekender (May 26th-30th)

For the May Bank Holiday we are teaming up with a host of independent creatives, artists and collectives to curate a full weekend of Art, Music, Film, Workshops, Poetry, Performance, Food and Drink, all within the Stour Space Gallery on the river.

The weekend will coincide with the launch of Stour Space’s brand new upstairs Bar – sitting just above the Gallery overlooking the River Lea and Olympic Stadium. Much more info to follow…

All weekend activities are FREE unless stated otherwise.

More to be announced, full listings and timings to be released May 2nd.

To keep up to date with the Weekender and new Bar opening join our mailing list HERE

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THURSDAY


STOUR SPACE BAR OPENING

Thurs // 5pm – close of space

Fri // 5pm – close of space

Sat // 12pm – close of space

Sun // 12pm – close of space

Mon // 12pm – close of space

We are excited to unveil our brand new bar overlooking the river and Olympic Stadium, keen to create one of East London’s cosiest and unique drinking spots; expect a handcrafted drinks selection, peace, comfort and top of the range Martin Audio sound to fill the background. All of this in a genuinely beautiful location.

…We can’t wait.

The Stour Cafe will be serving a variety of delicious eateries, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages during the bar / restaurant opening times above!… Full Menu released on the day of the Festival Opening 🙂

LUMEN STUDIOS PRESENT – BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER

7PM – 11pm // FREE

BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by a variety of creatives from around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors.

Lumen is an art collective, focused on themes of astronomy and light, a call for entries will be announced soon.


FRIDAY


BUSTIN LOOSE: LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE (Live), AFRIQOUI (DJ Set), MOODCUT + DJ SONIKKU (Lobster Theremin)

7pm-2am // TICKETED

Bustin Loose takeover Friday night with a dose of raw african, funk, jazz, latin, house and everything inbetween. The night features a live performance from the incredible 10 piece London Afrobeat Collective. Afriqoui, known to create beautiful, dancefloor-friendly world music will be manning the turntables alongside Lobster Theremin’s very own Moodcut & DJ Sonikku.

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SATURDAY


DEMDIKE STARE (ALL NIGHT)

8pm-2am // TICKETED

Demdike Stare, Miles Whittaker & Sean Canty have released six LPs of uncategorizable music on the Manchester-based Modern Love record label since 2009 in addition to six EPs under the Testpressing header. Bordering somewhere deep in-between the roots of jungle, techno, industrial and ambient, Miles and Sean have become renowned for some of electronic music’s darkest most uncompromising scores. As a one off, Saturday night will see Demdike Stare takeover the Stour Space’s Main Gallery Space for an extended 5 hour set. 

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[NYCTOPHILIA] EXHIBITION

12pm-5pm // FREE

[nyctophilia] is a performance design exhibition based on several years of researching fear, horror and the uncanny in various genres of the arts from stop motion animation, theatre as well as film design to live art. It will include a number of live performers showcasing choreography, costumes and props that explore the aesthetic of basic human fears such as Ego Death, Separation, Loss of Autonomy and Extinction. The audience will enter a seemingly endless space that might appear empty at first, but will gradually reveal its inhabitants. At some point the onlooker will face the choice between safety and reconnaissance – and possibly ‘replace the fear of the unknown with curiosity’.

ONLINE SHOP LAUNCH

10am – 5pm // WORKSHOP TIMINGS / PROGRAMME

On Saturday 28th May Stour Space will be celebrating the launch of the online shop, showcasing a full spectrum of talented artists and designers both in-store and online. Throughout the day we will be hosting a selection of artists who stock products in the SHOP, inviting you to participate in workshops, live drawing, and more!  Further details to be announced shortly.

Have a browse and visit the Online Shop HERE.

THE RECORD DECK

SAT / SUN / MON // 10am-5pm

A Floating Record Shop!… Mooring up on the Pontoon for the Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Record Deck will be open to all who wish to hop on and dig through it’s rare and classic vinyl selections.


SUNDAY


In collaboration with Hackney WickED and Creative Wick – the team behind Portraits of Hackney Wick are celebrating the local talent. Come join us at Stour Space, by the canal, for a day of Art Stalls, Exclusive Film Screenings, Food Pop Ups and Live Music.

PORTRAITS OF HACKNEY WICK – FILM SCREENINGS & LOCALS LIVE 

6.30pm – 11pm // TICKETED

Portraits of Hackney Wick captures snapshots of the artists who make up the creative fabric of the area and explores its shifting character through their own eyes. New portraits will premiere at the event, followed by a Q&A with the director, as well as a chance to meet the crew and some of the artists featured. Artists featured in the films include local fashion designers, musicians, ice sculptors, chefs and many more!

To round off the evening POHW have invited a host of local artists and bands to close out proceedings. Full line up coming May 2nd!

HACKNEY WICK ARTS MARKET

10am-5pm // FREE // Info here

20+ independent artists and creatives set out across the space to showcase their work.

Expect designers, illustrators, makers, artists & musicians, as well as a hand-picked collection of art, design, home wares, ceramics, jewellery.


MONDAY


PONTOON YOGA & MEDITATION

5pm-6pm // Free sign up with suggested donation of £3

Our friends over at Omega Movement are putting on a morning of Yoga and Meditation out on the pontoon over the river, £3 donations welcome!

LIVE / OPEN STUDIOS

10am-5pm // FREE

For those that don’t know Stour Space houses 45 studio tenants… We house jewellers, fine artists, photographers, graphic designers, film makers, a record label and more.

On May’s Bank Holiday Monday a selection of our Studio members will be setting up in the gallery space so the public can watch how they work. Pop in, say hello and feel free to ask questions.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT WITH SLEEP

10.30am-12pm // Free sign up with suggested donation of £3

A short play around to explore mind body movement, to release your creativity. The session will end with a relaxing yogic sleep to peel back the layers of ideas for finding full expression.

LAUGHTER YOGA

8.30am-9.30am // Free sign up with suggested donation of £3

Laughter not only provides a full-scale workout for your muscles, it unleashes a rush of stress-busting endorphins. What’s more, your body can’t distinguish between real and fake laughter – any giggle will do. 8.30-9.30 laughter therapy begins!