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Gillett Square is a community. Home to independent businesses, coffee drinkers, skateboarders, thinkers, time travellers, live music, award winning architecture, a radio station, record shops, artists, dreamers, fashion designers, music studios and international delicacies.

Dalston is developing in every direction and it is vital that it’s cultural value is maintained and developped as we collectively build our future, in its venues and public spaces. This platform and management structure was founded by the Gillett Square Stakeholder Group which recognises the importance of public space and its invaluable role in community life.

Following on from HCD, Dalston Studios has been handed the license for running events on Gillett Square on behalf of the Vortex Jazz Club. The Gillett Square programme is now managed by a core coordination and planning group consisting of the London Borough of Hackney, Dalston Studios, Open Source CIC, Hackney Cooperative Developments CIC and the Vortex.

Gillett Square’s programme aims to sustain and develop local wealth beyond purely economic terms, presenting cultural events which include live music and arts, games, sporting and educational activities for all, ensuring that Gillett Square sustains and develops with the community that makes it one of London’s most remarkable public spaces.