LADA Festive Fair - art, gifts, tasty things

Please join us as we host our first ever Festive Fair with over 15 exciting stalls run by local artists, activists and social action groups selling art, gifts and tasty things and promoting a range of campaigns around social and environmental justice.

In 2017, LADA moved to its new home at The Garrett Centre in Bethnal Green, a former Unitarian mission that began as a centre for social action in the late 19th century and continues to be a hub for working with local communities by housing arts, ethical and community focused groups.

The Festive Fair is part of LADA’s new developments for its new home and new neighbours in the East End.

All proceeds from the Festive Fair are retained by stall holders and reinvested into their work.

 

Stallholders

 

Platform

Bethnal Green based transdisciplinary arts, research, campaigning, activism group delegitimizing corporate power and pushing for a socially and environmentally just society

  • limited edition prints, multiples, publications, oddities, remnants from performances, and books.

 

DARC

Documentation, Action, Research, Collective is Tara Fatehi Irani, Ernst Fischer, Holly Revell, Manuel Vason and Jemima Yong, an interdisciplinary collective of international artists working on alternative and collective modes of documenting performance

  • photographs, prints, objects and zines.

 

Franko B

Artist who makes drawings, installations, sculptures, and performances

  • ceramics, embroideries and other artworks.

 

Fevered Sleep

Company making performances, installations, films, books and digital art for adults and for children

  • clothing, scarves, badges, tote bags, postcards and condolence cards relating to their project This Grief Thing.

 

Artists Group

Sheila Ghelani, Karen Christopher, Ania Bas, Clare Qualman, Maddy Hodge, Amy Sharrocks, Cathy Naden, Rachel Gomme, Rebecca French meet once a month to support and talk about their practices

  • books, art, foodstuffs and ephemera.

 

Prick Your Finger

Socially engaged projects, studio artworks and writings about attitudes surrounding textiles

  • knitted rocks for sitting on, throwing, or contemplating, itchy hand dyed wools from the wilds of Britain, and copies of Rachael Matthew’s book Mindfulness in Knitting.

 

Phytology

An artist led project in Bethnal Green Nature Reserve that explores the function and value of wildness within the urban ecosystem

  • artists’ street posters and GOOD, a plant-based body and face balm.

 

Moa Sanha

Illustrator

  • copies of Absolem, a graphic novel where the characters are based on the real people and cats of Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

 

Focus E15 Housing Campaign

A female/womxn-led housing activist group fighting for decent homes for all and to stop evictions and social cleansing

  • t-shirts, banners, posters, event programmes, leaflets, zines, mailout sign-up sheets and stationary and other small gift items.

 

Music in Detention

Profiling the voices of people who are incarcerated in the UK's Immigration Removal Centres

  • promoting CDs which have been recorded in detention and related literature.

 

Not/nowhere

Artist workers’ cooperative supporting film practices through workshops, screenings and programming

  • limited editions, publications and ephemera from artists working in performance and new media.

 

The Finer Family and Marcia

Jem, Kitty and Ella Finer and Marcia Farquhar

  • home-made artworks, decorations, and gifts.

 

Fox Irving

Artist making solo and collaborative work on class

  • working-class books, prints, artworks and jewellery.

 

Simple Gifts

Social action and community group

  • cards and artworks made by local kids with artists max+noa and tasty things made by Simple Gifts' neighbourhood volunteers.

 

Richard Dedomenici 

Artist and inventor of Shed Your Fears, The Swivelympics, The Redux Project and other cynical Live Art brands

  • useless but highly limited edition novelty gifts, such as Punk Pigeon ornaments, and LADA Santa beards. 

 

LADA

  • Live Art books, DVDs and limited editions.

 

All proceeds from the Festive Fair are retained by stall holders and reinvested into their work.

Tags: Events


Date: 9 December 2018

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Venue: Live Art Development Agency

Tickets: Free to attend, come and go at any time, free festive drinks and snacks will be served