Sunday 1 July 2018

Last Days of Shoreditch's Final Month in Old Street

The end of an era - Last Days of Shoreditch has announced that July 2017 will be their last month.  The site has been used as a street food market since 2012 when it was called Red Market - see my post here - but now sadly the developers are moving in, and preparing to build on it.  Please make sure you go in the final month - it's open Thursdays to Saturdays, with street food provided by Smokey Tails, Cheeky Burger and Crust Bro's

"Located in a formerly derelict 30,000 sq ft space on the intersection between Shoreditch and Old Street, Last Days of Shoreditch and Red Gallery have for the last eight years fostered and celebrated a community of creativity and collaboration, spearheading a movement that has made East London the cultural and economic powerhouse it is today. A bastion of honest fun and entertainment in East London, at Last Days Of Shoreditch, revellers are given the chance to escape the rush of urban life with this season's summer instalment, The Enchanted Garden, filled with a tropical beach area, swinging hammock beds, a tree-house, specially commissioned sound installations and more.
Last Days of Shoreditch became a pioneer in the area, with an original idea of mixing street food with art, family-friendly events and night-time culture. Alongside Electric Star Ltd., London’s most forward-thinking food traders and specially curated DJ lineups, Last Days Of Shoreditch has become a destination of sights, tastes and sounds, visited by those from far and wide. The venue's events series have supported cutting-edge music and arts, spanning dance music, experimental and beyond, fostering spaces of inclusivity and collaboration. Last Days of Shoreditch has continually set a regional standard for safety, residential relations, working closely with Hackney Council to provide for the local community.
The extent of neighbouring Red Gallery’s remit and influence is vast. As a gallery, it has created an expanding archive of international subcultural movements (Ourhistory), curated numerous keynote exhibitions, events, screenings, and talks, and has been the host of local community workshops and UK university graduation shows. Its DIY ethos has innovated the ‘gallery’ format into a dynamic, community-driven space, nurturing strong European connections that have extended its reach to an international audience. The building’s exposed fa├žade provided a canvas for promoting quality street art (e.g. Banksy, Roa Eine, Thierry Noire), attracting over 1000 visitors daily; and on the rooftops Red Gallery was one of the first to join the Urban Beehive programme. 
As a creative hub and business incubator, Red Gallery offered one of the first co-working spaces in the region, ahead of the Google Campus and WeWork; Soundcloud was one of the first tenants to move in. 
Set to close on 29th July, Red Gallery and all associated businesses are now looking for a new home to continue operating. Stayed tuned for further news on the closing parties very soon."

When - Thurs - Sat until Saturday 28th July 2018
Thurs - 5pm - 11.30pm
Fri - 5pm - midnight
Sat - 6pm - midnight
+ Selected Sundays

Where - Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DP

Tickets & booking - from here


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Link 1 - The Last Days of Shoreditch

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