East London studio space…with a difference!

Happy Easter everyone!  Over the Easter weekend I walked with my family to the Olympic site, it’s so close to our flat it’s ridiculous!  I’m really excited about the regeneration that will come about.  As much as I love Bethnal Green and the surrounding area, the place is in desperate need for some love and attention.

It was a really interesting walk as behind the Olympic Park, in an area called Fish Island there is a hidden creative community.  The place looks like a ghost town with loads of beautiful old factory buildings but on closer inspection it is in fact a thriving hub of local artists.  There were little signs of activity here and there  including flyer’s for local exhibitions, familiar illustrations adorning the building walls, adverts for local artists to submit works for exhibitions and information about available studio space:  Click here for more information on renting a space.

The area is really close to Victoria Park and has great links to the city, it only took us 10 minutes to walk there.  Below is a map of the area, it’s wlooks like a great place to work but Dace Street seemed the most interesting. I would have loved to have a look around some of the studio spaces.   We are planning to revisit soon as there are a few local exhibitions that looked really interesting.  I’ll keep you posted on this one…

The pictures below show just some of the factory buildings that are now occupied and just look how close they are to the new Olympic stadium!

gFollow this link for more information. Below are just some of the many warehouses currently occupied on Dace Street…

Transport links, local to hackney wick vic park, call for local artists, space available….link to google maps


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