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East Village, London

Located in Stratford E20, East Village is a strong community in the former Athletes’ Village. Nestled between Westfield Stratford City and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it offers a selection of services, retail and outdoor space to explore with great access to transport links.

Elephant Central, London

Located in Elephant & Castle SE1. Elephant Central is well-connected for travel, making it quick and easy to get around – perfect for professionals looking to keep their commute short. The neighbourhood offers a variety of arts, bars, cafes and parks to explore.

New Maker Yards, Manchester

Located in Middlewood Locks, M5. New Maker Yards is in a prime location to experience Salford and Manchester with ease via train, car, bike, bus or foot. Within this vibrant up-and-coming neighbourhood you will find a local pub and supermarket, outdoor spaces and local events to enjoy.

News

Frozen Trees arrive in East Village

On Sunday 30th November East Village hosted its first ever festive light switch-on. With the East Village community in attendance, the event saw the illumination of a forest of 14 ‘Frozen Trees’; a light installation from Portuguese designers, LIKE Architects. The designers have used 1,296 reusable and highly recyclable IKEA plastic bag dispensers to create the art installation, making a creative argument for the importance of multi-purposing.

The event was introduced by CEO of Get Living London Neil Young, and the lights were switched on by East Village residents William McKissock, 15, and Ryan Rielly, 9. The two won the opportunity to turn on the installation by entering a competition that asked: What are you looking forward to most about Christmas at East Village?

The event was ably supported by the presence of some of London’s finest street food vans, a bar and the excellent Gospeloke – a form of karaoke supported by a backing gospel choir, with the switch on following a stonking rendition of ’12 days of Christmas’.

The festive lights will remain turned on at East Village until the beginning of 2015. They can be found in the heart of East Village between Belvedere and Victory Park, fronting onto Celebration Avenue.

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