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GILLETT SQUARE

LONDON'S LEADING PUBLIC CULTURAL SPACE

WHATS ON

GILLETT SQUARE

EVENTS

19/08/2018 SKATEPAL SUMMER JAM

4/08/2018 HACKNEY PIRATES 4 CORNERS OF THE WORLD

3-4/08/2018 GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS AND OPEN WORKSHOP

29/07/2018 OPEN SOUND STEAM DOWN TAKEOVER

22/07/2018 HAILE SELASSIE EARTHSTRONG

14/07/2018 OPEN SOUND II

07/07/2018 GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS WORKSHOP

30/06/2018 OPEN SOUND

26/05/18 & 02/06/18 DALSTON CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

28/04/2017 KAFFA COFFEE 7TH ANNIVERSARY

19/01/2018 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: RANJANA GHATAK

15/12/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: HEIDI VOGEL TRIO

9-10/12/2017 SONIC IMAGE: SAMPLING AND STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

25/11/2017 INTRODUCTION TO SOUND ENGINEERING COURSE

18/11/2017 NYJC & HACKNEY YOUTH ENSEMBLE

17/11/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: RANDOLF MATTHEWS

21-22/10/2017 SONIC IMAGE: SAMPLING AND STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

20/10/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: BIG BAD WOLF

29/09/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: ORPHY ROBINSON TRIO

28/08-01/09/2017
SONIC IMAGE – FREE MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR 8-14 YEAR OLDS

23/07/2017
A ROOTS AND CULTURE DAY – HAILE SELASSIE 125th EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

16/07/2017
GILLETT FOR GRENFELL – FUNDRAISER FOR GRENFELL TOWER

25/05/2017
DIGITAL AFRICA – VIDEO SCREENING

09/07/2016
DALSTON MUSIC FESTIVAL VOL.2

28/05/2016
OPEN SOURCE 2016

GILLETT SQUARE

NEWS

19/08/2018 SKATEPAL SUMMER JAM

Sunday 19th August, 11am – 7pm Join us for the annual SkatePal Summer Jam in association with local legends Kaffa Coffee. This year we’re celebrating SkatePal’s five year anniversary and we’ve teamed up with The Ramp Supply to bring a load of new obstacles down to the square! – Delicious Palestinian / Vegan pop-up food from our friends at What …

4/08/2018 HACKNEY PIRATES 4 CORNERS OF THE WORLD

The Hackney Pirates are excited to invite you to an upcoming collaboration between the Young Pirates and Architect and Art students from Store. The Young Pirates have been busy writing stories of myths and legends, set in four different worlds. Their stories will be brought to life by design structures created by the Store students, visitors to the event will …

3-4/08/2018 GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS AND OPEN WORKSHOP

Friday August 3rd GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS Candomblé expert Ricardo Axé (singer/dancer/drummer), South African trumpeter Claude Deppa and Latin percussionist Carlo Fuentes, the last in a series of monthly Friday night performances with outstanding improvising musicians from around the world. Saturday August 4th GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – OPEN WORKSHOP Practical hands-on workshop exploring the musical and religious tradition …

29/07/2018 OPEN SOUND STEAM DOWN TAKEOVER

Open Source presents OPEN SOUND, a series of free live events exploring music subcultures and taking place on Gillett Square this summer. LINE-UP: SUNDAY 29 JULY 2PM-8PM STEAM DOWN TAKEOVER WONKY LOGIC + SAWA MANGA + PROJECT KARNAK FEAT. AHNANSE + DJS NADEEM (STEAM DOWN) & ALEX RITA (TOUCHING BASS) Steam Down is an artist collective, weekly event and music …

22/07/2018 HAILE SELASSIE EARTHSTRONG

OPEN SOUND presents Gillett Square Haile Selassie Earthstrong 2018, a Ras Amaris & Friends takeover. SUNDAY 22 JULY 12PM – 9PM Gillett Square Ras Amaris and Friends will present live performances, DJs, African drumming, exhibitions of cultural clothing, jewelry art and natural food and drinks. Join us to celebrate Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, a defender of multiculturalism, human rights, equality …

14/07/2018 OPEN SOUND II

OPEN SOUND SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2018 Carla dal Forno Coby Sey Cherrystones Lord Tusk Open Source presents OPEN SOUND, a series of free live events exploring music subcultures and taking place on Gillett Square this summer. LINE-UP: SATURDAY 14 JULY 2PM-8PM COBY SEY + CARLA DAL FORNO (DJ) + CHERRYSTONES (DJ) + LORD TUSK (DJ) LORD TUSK Lord Tusk is …

07/07/2018 GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 7 JULY 11AM VORTEX JAZZ CLUB EAST LONDON’S GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA BLAZE A TRAIL FOR THE NEXT GENERATION THROUGH A SERIES OF SPRING AND SUMMER CONCERTS, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS. Grand Union is a unique, multicultural, intergenerational orchestra that also champions the virtues of education and social cohesion besides musical excellence. Following Friday night’s gig, bring along an instrument and …

30/06/2018 OPEN SOUND

Open Source presents OPEN SOUND, a series of free live events exploring music subcultures and taking place on Gillett Square this summer. LINE-UP: SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2PM-8PM NABIHAH IQBAL + BEN VINCE + LUCINDA CHUA X CY AN LUCINDA CHUA X CY AN Lucinda Chua is an artist and composer, her recent work includes a live cello session for Boiler …

26/05/18 & 02/06/18 DALSTON CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

Come and join us on Gillett Square for loads of fun and free activities! SATURDAY 26 MAY Tots Tunes GILLETT SQUARE, N16 8AZ 11-11.45am |Ages 0-5 and their parents. No need to book, but please arrive promptly (limited places). Interactive parent and baby classes combining original tunes and folk songs from around the world with a bit of a workout! …

28/04/2017 KAFFA COFFEE 7TH ANNIVERSARY

Come and celebrate the 7th anniversary of Kaffa Coffee in Gillett Square with delicious Ethiopian food and live music from 2pm till late.

19/01/2018 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: RANJANA GHATAK

After Lunch is a brand new series of great music specially programmed for charities / voluntary organisations / schools /etc to bring their clients, participants and staff along to. The concerts are free and if you would like to attend and/or bring a group please contact cameron@vortexfoundation.org.uk to reserve your place(s). This month we present Ranjana Ghatak. ” Her milky …

15/12/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: HEIDI VOGEL TRIO

This month we present the Heidi Vogel Trio… One of the UK’s finest and most respected female vocalists, Heidi Vogel is best known as the voice for the Cinematic Orchestra. A distinct and uniquely soulful voice she brings her own character to any material she performs. For this concert she will be presenting a collection of classics from the US …

9-10/12/2017 SONIC IMAGE: SAMPLING AND STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

OPEN SOURCE is happy to offer FREE Sampling and Storytelling workshops for 8-12 year olds. Next sessions: 9-10 December or 16-17 December Workshops from 11am-2pm (Saturday and Sunday) + live performance at 2.15pm on Sunday. Over the course of a weekend, participants will create a Christmas-themed story, compose a soundtrack and explore electronic music and sound FX. The compositions will …

25/11/2017 INTRODUCTION TO SOUND ENGINEERING COURSE

Led by the outstanding in-house head of sound at the Vortex Jazz Club, this programme will give participants a practical hands-on experience of engineering high quality live sound in a club setting. As well as covering the fundamentals of engineering, the participants will gain work experience assisting on evening concerts in the club – which is recognised world wide as …

18/11/2017 NYJC & HACKNEY YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Vortex – In The Changes, NYJC and Hackney Music Service present a series of Saturday concerts featuring the bright stars of tomorrow’s jazz. The National Youth Jazz Collective is a vibrant National Youth Music Organisation that supports the creative and educational needs of the young jazz musician. NYJC focuses on small group improvisation and creates a pathway of progression designed …

17/11/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: RANDOLF MATTHEWS

After Lunch is a brand new series of great music specially programmed for charities / voluntary organisations / schools /etc to bring their clients, participants and staff along to. The concerts are free and if you would like to attend and/or bring a group please contact cameron@vortexfoundation.org.uk to reserve your place(s). This month we present singer Randolph Matthews. London based …

21-22/10/2017 SONIC IMAGE: SAMPLING AND STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

OPEN SOURCE is proud to offer FREE sound workshops for 8-11 year olds during the October half-term thanks to support from PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and The Vortex Foundation. Participants will create a story, compose a soundtrack and explore electronic music and sound FX. The compositions will be performed live at the end of the workshops on …

20/10/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: BIG BAD WOLF

After Lunch is a brand new series of great music specially programmed for charities / voluntary organisations / schools /etc to bring their clients, participants and staff along to. The concerts are free and if you would like to attend and/or bring a group please contact cameron@vortexfoundation.org.uk to reserve your place(s). This month we present Big Bad Wolf. Featuring the …

29/09/2017 AFTER LUNCH SERIES: ORPHY ROBINSON TRIO

29th September 2017 – After Lunch Series: Orphy Robinson Trio After Lunch is a brand new series of great music specially programmed for charities / voluntary organisations / schools /etc to bring their clients, participants and staff along to. The concerts are free and if you would like to attend and/or bring a group please contact cameron@vortexfoundation.org.uk to reserve your …

28/08-01/09/2017 SONIC IMAGE – FREE MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR 8-14 YEAR OLDS

SONIC IMAGE: FREE Music Workshops Open to participants aged 8-14 28th August – 1st September Limited availability SONIC IMAGE is a summer programme of music workshops. Over the course of a week, participants will explore the possibilities of composition, sampling and sound design. Immersed in a professional music studio environment and assisted by passionate musicians and technicians, participants will have …

23/07/2017 A ROOTS AND CULTURE DAY – HAILE SELASSIE 125TH EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Gillett Square will be hosting a Roots and Culture event organised by Ras Amaris and Friends on:   Sunday 23rd July, between 12pm and 8pm.   The event is organised to celebrate the 125th birthday of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, a defender of multiculturalism, human rights, equality and justice.   In order to celebrate this special anniversary, Ras Amaris and …

16/07/2017 GILLETT FOR GRENFELL

Charity music event to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire as well as the Fire Brigade Charity. The event has been organized both to raise money but also to show our strong community support for the people who were affected by this appalling tragedy. It is a free event and we will be collecting money in buckets in and …

25/05/2017 DIGITAL AFRICA – VIDEO SCREENING

Open Source and YaPhoto are pleased to present Digital Africa, an evening projection of works by 14 African and Diaspora video artists and documentary filmmakers, curated by Christine Eyene. Artists and works showing: Onyeka Igwe – We need new names (2015) Tamara Dawit – Grandma Knows Best (2015) Jean-Baptiste Nyabyenda – Zura Taekwondo Fighter (2016) Danielle WaKyengo O’Neill – Crowning (2016) and Stale …

09/07/2016
DALSTON MUSIC FESTIVAL VOL.2

Dalston Music Festival is a community event intent on bringing everyone together in the name of music. In partnership with Dalston Studios & London Borough of Hackney, Dalston Music Festival is a celebration of the Borough’s best music and culture.

28/05/2016
OPEN SOURCE 2016

FREE EVENT OPEN SOURCE 2016 explores subcultures, identity, fluidity and self-determination, across video, painting, installation and performance. OPEN SOURCE 2016 features an investigation into Hackney languages, an immersive video game installation, an invasive species of ice-cream, a ride into Futuristic Dalston, an obsessive compulsive drone, a bombastic DJ set sampling West African archives, encrypted street posters coming to life, super-responsive …

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