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Nunnery Gallery Youth Programme – 1813 social

Thursday 25th April 2024 , 6:00pm to 9:00pm

We’re starting a youth programme and want to hear from you! Come along to our first young people’s social to meet other local creatives and have your say in what you want this space to look and feel like – featuring a DIY zine making workshop and free food and drink! 

The Nunnery Gallery at Bow Arts is starting a new creative programme for young people aged between 18-24, living in Tower Hamlets and Newham. This programme will give young people the space and time to develop their own artistic practices, meet and collaborate with other young creatives in the local area, and work with artists on creative projects.  

We want it to be a space made by and for local young people, so are inviting folks aged roughly 18-24 to come down and join us for our very first young people’s social – a chill, low stakes event for you to share your ideas and thoughts on what you want this youth programme to look like. 

As well as plenty of open time to meet and connect with others, we’ll have a hands-on DIY zine making workshop led by artist Lily Ash Sakula. They will provide prompts and questions to get everyone thinking about the kinds of things you want from the youth programme and collectively dreaming up the shape and form it might take, which you will creatively express through cutting, pasting, and collaging your own zines.  

At the end of the social, we will scan in a selection of everyone’s pages and create a collective zine which will be sent to everyone afterwards. 

All materials provided and there’ll also be free food and drink to keep us going! 

This social is free and open to anyone aged between 18-24 (ish), living in Tower Hamlets or Newham – no previous art experience needed! 

Free – sign up to reserve your place!
181-183 Bow Road
London, London E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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More about Lily Ash Sakula 

Lily Ash Sakula is an artist from South London who makes comics, animation and illustration. They often work collaboratively with a wide range of communities, creating space for chaotic fertility and collective brilliance. Lily is interested in capturing instances of joy, flashes of excitement and glimpses of practical utopias; creating radical spaces in which social norms can be broken.   

Access information 

The Bow Arts Trust offices have step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 3967 1643.  

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space or anything else you can think of! 

Transport Information 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm 
Address: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ 
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away. 
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area. 
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.