Voices of East London Market Festival
The faces and characters that define East London’s cultural scene come together for a one-day market takeover with eighty stalls celebrating art, fashion, lifestyle, food, music and publishing. A celebration of the Market’s artistic heritage!
Dedicated to the makers of East London, the Voices East London Market Festival will support two East London charities: Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a charity supporting people recovering from addiction and the homeless; and Cardboard Citizens, which has made life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for more than twenty-five years.
Part exhibition, part retail pop-up, part performance, this is a chance for established as well as upcoming East London personalities – all of whom have been involved in the area’s eclectic creative history – to come together.
Co-curated by Maryam Eisler, photographer and author of recently published Voices East London and Mei-Hui Liu, founder of Secret Rendez-Vous who began her career at Old Spitalfields Market in the late 1990s.
Wednesday 13th December, 11 am – 9pm
In Voices: East London, Maryam Eisler reveals the area’s thriving kaleidoscope of visual geography by means of dynamic interviews and striking new photography, placing it among Europe’s pre-eminent ‘creative ghetto’ communities. Contributors include Johnny Woo and Gilbert and George.
Secret Rendez-Vous is a collection of events, connecting talented creatives in the East End through parties and fashion shows, established in 1998 after Mei-Hui Liu moved to London and found the area buzzing with an exclusive creative tribe of artists, musicians, designers and inspirational characters from all walks of life.
Photography courtesy of Maryam Eisler & TransGlobe