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)
THE FUTURE OF FASHION: IMAGINING POSSIBILITES
The Lab E20’s latest exhibition The Future of Fashion: Imagining Possibilities has been curated by RÆBURN in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion, UAL to document the local and global impact of regenerative design – from the garments we wear, to the ways in which we shape our cities and our communities. This rolling exhibition (October 2023 to October 2024) is open to the public.
Cultural partners: Crafts Council – Young Craft Citizens, Rosetta Arts, The Sustainable Angle and Grimshaw Foundation
Higher education partners: London College of Fashion, UAL
Programme partners: Project Re/Go-UAL, D Lab Studios, Fashion Revolution, Colechi, Fashion Revolution, Living Song, MD Brunch, Stratford East Singers
THUR 30 NOV | 18:00 – 20:30
CHRISTMAS MARKET LAUNCH X KATY MASON WORKSHOP
Coinciding with East Village’s Christmas light switch on event, there’ll be a festive market hosted by RÆBURN happening inside The Lab E20. Katy Mason will be running an upcycling workshop to produce wearable accessories such as keychains and necklaces. Please reserve a free ticket to the workshop.
SAT 2 DEC | 10:00 & 11:00
KIDS CHRISTMAS PAINTING WORKSHOP
Join artist Christina Rose Brown in this creative class for families. Paint snowy landscapes inspired by Monet, Turner and Peter Doig to get you in the festive mood. Expect some Christmas music and sweet treats to enjoy whilst you paint! Sign up for the class for £13.70.
THUR 7 DEC | 18:00 – 20:30
UPCYCLED XMAS: BAUBLE WORKSHOP
Join us to create ornamental festive baubles using textile waste! Kindly supported by The Salvation Army. Artist Cassie Quinn (CQ Studio) will guide you through on techniques to create two different styles of bauble decorations using upcycled fabric, yarns and sequins. Purchase a ticket to attend for £25.
FRI 8 DEC | 10:00 – 16:30
Save yourself thousands of pounds by purchasing preloved or sample pieces for your South Asian wedding at this Circular Threads pop-up. Bridal lehengas start from £500, some still have tags! Get access to your favourite designers including Sabyasachi, Seema Gujral, Vani Vats, and more. Admission is £10 – book in advance.
SAT 9 & SUN 10 DEC | 11:00 – 17:00
SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Go East Vintage is teaming up with RÆBURN for a sustainable Christmas Market. Taking you back to the 1980s, explore a carefully curated collection of vintage fashion, jewellery, homeware, art and vinyl from the decade. There’ll be a DJ and lots of special appearances throughout the weekend. Sign up to reserve a free spot.
EVERY MON | 16:30 – 18:30
ARTISTS APPROACH PROJECT
Funded by the Arts Council, this project brings together young music mentees with professional artists over an eight-month period to develop their creativity, compose new music together and prepare for regular performances. For more information email: [email protected].
EVERY WED | 17:30 – 21:00
STRATFORD EAST SINGERS
Join this community choir for weekly rehearsals. Apply to join the choir by emailing: [email protected]. All abilities are welcome, must be aged over 18.
EVERY FIRST THUR | 18:00 – 20:30
MATERIALS IN MY LIFE
Join us for our monthly talk series with our resident artists and community of regenerative and creative entrepreneurs working across fashion, architecture, agriculture, food and film. No booking required.
EVERY LAST FRI | 19:00 – 22:00
THE LAB E20 FILM CLUB
Open to the public and free to attend, a film community offering monthly screenings of cinematic films curated by RAEBURN, Centre for Sustainable Fashion-UAL and Raindance. Sign up for free.
EVERY LAST SUN | 12:00 – 16:00
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.
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