Scrap Events

Our STEP trainees have curated Scrap Events, a series of workshops and an open call to celebrate the culture and creativity of East London

Scrap Events is a series of workshops designed to power your love for your everyday things. The stories we share, the food we make, the art we observe. Our community is our ability to celebrate our legacy together.

So join us, as we get together, pick up our scraps and spend time loving it.

Book your tickets and find out more through the links below.

Scrap Stories

We’re inviting you to scrapbook your best spots in East London (Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham) with Bella Normark of daikon* zine!

This online session will create a collective map of what this area means to us – sharing local histories, memories and our everyday experiences with fellow East Londoners. Participants are invited to bring a photo taken in East London, reminding them of a significant place, person or memory.

daikon* is a print and online platform for Southeast and East Asian people of marginalised genders which champions DIY zine culture.

Book tickets here.

Henna at Home

We invite you to an online henna workshop by Huq That, to learn how to use everyday items to create henna designs. Whether you’re experienced in this ancient tradition or just getting started, you’re invited to an interactive workshop with old soul and London youth culture.

Huq That provides workshops and pop-up Henna booths for a wide variety of functions, putting their own quirky twist on events and parties.

Book ticket here.

Community Cook-a-Long

We’re inviting you to the Community Cook-along! Join Tomi Makanjuola, founder of The Vegan Nigerian, as she guides us through an interactive workshop on how to prepare a delicious Nigerian meal with a vegan twist. All skill-levels welcome.

Tomi Makanjuola is an award-winning blogger and chef. She runs The Vegan Nigerian, a platform dedicated to making Nigerian cuisine and the vegan lifestyle accessible to members of her community and beyond.

Book tickets here.

London Legacies

We’re looking for submissions from young East Londoners to record the unique histories and lived experiences of their families through mixed media. We want to platform a creative dialogue of personal stories. Our aim is to form an online archive of community stories that will be viewed, shared and reflected on for years to come. 

The work will be showcased on the Create Jobs website where there will be a £100 prize awarded for the submission that meets the brief in the most creative way.

Also, get a chance to hear from Emily Smith (@loveisenough), a Documentary Assistant Producer who has worked with the BBC and Channel 4, as she breaks down the keys to great storytelling and how best to document family histories. 

Criteria for submissions:

Post your submissions to GreatGetTogether2020@gmail.com alongside your name, age, borough you live in and 50-100 words about your submission. This can be in the form of a video, transcript, recording, photographs, collage, artwork e.t.c. 

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic
  • 18-30 years-old
  • Live in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest or Newham

Deadline: Tuesday 20 October, 12PM

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