Wednesday July 17, 2019
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welcome to eastside educational trust

unlocking creative potential

Eastside exists to help young people develop their creative thinking, so that they are able to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow, empowered to build a better society. We achieve this by engaging children and young people through direct participation in the arts, enabling them to work with professional artists and creative practitioners, both in and outside school, with a particular focus on areas in London where our help is needed most.



A future in which all children and young people’s creativity is unlocked, nurtured and celebrated



Eastside’s mission is to develop the creative thinking of children and young people across London through direct participation in the arts, culture and creative programmes


(We do this to nurture a new generation of confident, connected problem solvers equipped to build a better society)


  • Eastside values building positive relationships with each participating individual / organisation wishing to enable a deep engagement with our offer

  • Eastside values quality when it comes to the planning and delivery of cultural learning programmes

  • Eastside values diversity, inclusion and a collaborative way of working to ensure that all voices and contributions are heard

  • Eastside believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to become involved in creative activity no matter what their gender, race, social background or circumstances   

  • Eastside values creativity, believing that any problem can be solved creatively


Download some of our key policies here:

Safeguarding Policy

Privacy Policy






our co-founders


the history of eastside

In 1994, co-founders Chris Enticott and Rakhee Jasani launched Eastside with a production of Bugsy Malone. From New York’s Lower East-Side to one of the last surviving Royal Navy warships of the First World War to our current HQ in Shoreditch, Eastside has been on an incredible journey over the past 23 years. Read all about it from Chris and Rakhee themselves by clicking here.



meet our celebrity patrons


share their eastside experiences

All of Eastside's celebrity patrons are fully committed to our vision and their endorsements and personal statements testify to the importance of supporting young people in their creative endeavours.

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