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.




Artists Group

Sheila Ghelani, Karen Christopher, Amanda Couch, 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.


Common E2

Bethnal Green based cafe, architecture studio and co-working space. 

  • filter coffee, delicious cakes and other small bites. 



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.


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.


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.


Franko B

Artist who makes drawings, installations, sculptures, and performances

  • ceramics, embroideries and other artworks.


FOFO (Friends Of Friends Of)

Artists' collective selling things made by friends and friends of friends.

  • Affordable editions, books and music


Fox Irving

Artist making solo and collaborative work on class

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


Moa Sanha


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


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.



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

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



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.



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.


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.


Richard Dedomenici 

Artist and inventor of Shed Your FearsThe 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. 


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.


The Finer Family and Marcia

Jem, Kitty and Ella Finer and Marcia Farquhar

  • home-made artworks, decorations, and gifts.


LADA will also be selling a selection of books, DVD's 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