Located at 3-4 East Park Walk, The Lab E20 is East Village’s new flagship for experiential retail, cultural exhibition and creative workspace, with a focus on positive fashion and sustainable living.
Designed by Christopher Raeburn, founder of RÆBURN, the 3,500sq ft and double-heighted space in Stratford plays host to events and experiences with various cultural partners for residents and wider community.
New for 2023, ‘Regenerative by Design’ is a cultural programme produced by RAEBURN and supported by Get Living celebrating London’s cultural innovation across Climate Action, Low Carbon Living and the Circular Economy.
To get involved in the 2023’s programme and for all venue enquiries, get in touch via [email protected].
Image credit: RÆBURN (Ben Broomfield)
WHAT’S IN MY HOME
As part of RAEBURN’S ‘Regenerative By Design’ programme, the first exhibition titled: ‘What’s in My Home’ will tell the story of the material journey from our kitchen and interiors, to our wardrobes to our gardens to the material innovation happening right here in labs across London to deliver new low-environmental-impact textiles. As the Climate Crisis becomes more challenging to navigate and solve, we look to explore, share and celebrate solutions. Tickets to The Lab E20 exhibition at The Lab E20 are free. ‘What’s In My Home’ produced by RÆBURN and Young Craft Citizens.
Cultural partners: Crafts Council – Young Craft Citizens, The Sustainable Angle & Grimshaw Foundation
Media partner: Hole & Corner Magazine
Higher education partners: Royal College of Art – Textiles Circularity Centre & London College of Fashion – UAL
Programme partners: Project Re/Go-UAL, D Lab Studios, Fashion Revolution, Trashclub & Colechi
SUN 7 MAY | 10:00 – 17:00
BECCI SWIM POP-UP
Browse and exclusively shop the BECCI Swim Collection made from recycled fabrics and uses renewable energy sources to print. At this pop-up you can also shop guest designers including Taro Collection & Sabby Lou Knit.
TUES 9 MAY
WED 10 MAY | 18:00-22:00
‘BROKEN’ BOOK LAUNCH WITH KATIE TREGGIDEN & RÆBURN
Join Katie Treggiden & RÆBURN for the official book launch event of her book, Broken: Mending and repair in a throwaway world. Listen to a talk about the need for more repair in design, followed by networking and book signing. Buy the book with your ticket for £35.
THUR 11 MAY | 18:30 – 20:30
WEAVING FROM WASTE WORKSHOP
Learn basic weaving and finishing techniques as well as develop your creative voice from award-winning weaver Maria Sigma. This two hour workshop will show you how to transform household textiles like pre-loved t-shirts and bedding into unique creations. A wooden frame loom, weaving tools and textiles will be provided, however feel free to bring any textiles or garments you wish to use. Purchase a ticket to the weaving workshop for £60.
SAT 13 MAY | 17:30 – 20:00
A CELEBRATION OF UKRANIAN MUSIC & CULTURE
A special MDBrunch Meet Up to sing and celebrate the should-be hosts of this year’s Eurovision, Ukraine. Hear personal stories from those who left their country at war with the option to stay for a Eurovision ‘Watch Party’ until 23:00. Buy tickets and use resident code: ‘Get Living’ at checkout to receive a discount.
THUR 8 JUNE | 16:00 – 18:30
BIO-EMBELLISHMENTS FROM FOOD WASTE
Join CQ Studio for an interactive workshop where you will have a chance to work hands-on with Detox Bio-Sequins and other waste stream embellishments to produce a design directly onto your clothes or use materials provided to create a brooch. All materials are provided however, please feel free to bring a hat, bag or any other accessory to upcycle directly onto. Purchase tickets for £65 for the bio-embellishments workshop.
EVERY MON | 20:00 – 21:30
SALSA FOR BEGINNERS
Join International Superstar Salsa, Bachata & Bachatango teacher Dami Traveres every week in The Lab E20 for Latin dance classes. Suitable for beginners and improvers, Dami’s unique teaching style is upbeat, technical, and specialises in Cuban Salsa, Fusion Bachata & Bachatango. Booking is required. Reserve your place by calling or messaging Dami on 07368 144 316.
EVERY LAST SUNDAY | 12:00 – 15:00
YOU CAN KNIT WITH US
A monthly knitting club to help you to pick up the basics and follow the knit pattern provided. Already know what you’re doing? Feel free to bring your existing projects. All materials provided but please bring your own needles if you want to take your creation home. Secure your space for the free knitting class.
EVERY 2ND TUES | 19:30 – 21:00
COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
A film community offering monthly screenings of cinematic films that speak directly to the viewer, presented by Fourth Wall. Sign up for free.
The community space delivers its third year of events and experiences, designed and produced by Christopher Raeburn, with cultural...
Join your neighbours for Easter fun at The Lab E20 with food, drink, music and crafts. Hop to it!
Award-winning artist Alice Burnhope teaches 10 different methods to upcycle, customise and repair your pre-loved clothes. Event is a part of the Hole & Corner programme hosted at The Lab E20.
Learn original techniques of dyeing with natural methods and plant-based materials. Workshop ran by founder of SALT Textiles, Jordan Maxwell.
Join us for a sustainable workshop on how we can create pigments from plants and food waste to make a unique printed t-shirt.
Join us for a day exploring how we make sustainable textiles from our kitchens! Workshop by CQ Studio with materials provided.
Join Teresa of Revive for a workshop to bring one of your old jumpers back to life with vintage detail using simple embroidery techniques.
Think sustainable can’t be sexy? Revival’s Upcycling workshop is an exciting and creative morning to explore ways to repurpose your clothes
Learn, grow and connect with inspiring business leaders, experts and speakers at the only Sustainable Business Summit in London this Autumn.