We are proud to have been chosen as Charity of the Year by the colleagues of our local Sainsbury's store in Hoxton. Sainsbury's staff have volunteered on our projects and have supported the cost of new iPads, lighting and sound equipment and a Christmas themed event with free arts activities for local children.
The Hackney Road Sculpture Prize is an open competition to find a new and original sculpture for Hackney, run in partnership with Regal Homes London. We are pleased to announce that the winning enrtry is by sculptor Sue McDougall, and the two runners-up are Sam Neal and Katie Surridge.
Eastside's work with children and young people is supported by many well known and respected figures from the arts and media; our celebrity patrons are standing-by to read you a line from their favourite books - but how many of these well loved stories, plays and books can you name...?
Verse vs Verse is a reading and writing project for 500 children in primary schools in North and West London. Partipating children broaden their reading by exploring a range of books to inspire and develop their writing. They also use drama and performance to bring poetry to life.
Meet the talented young filmmakers taking part in the BFI Film Academy at Eastside this year. Led by industry experts, our course covers every area of the UK film industry helping to make a career in film, a reality. Join us for the screening of the student's final films at Rich Mix on 30 January.
Volunteers make a real difference to our work with children and young people. We have a range of opportunities available to work directly alongside our professional artists, or to gain experience of arts administration and project management in our charity's Shoreditch office.
Eastside has its own arts education centre; The Lower Eastside which includes a Studio space and an executive Boardroom, which are available for private hire, at competitive rates. 100% of all the income raised goes towards our work with local children and their families in East London.
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