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Wapping Arts and Food Lab By Wapping Arts and Food Lab

Our project is a Multi- Media Arts and Food Centre, a reference point for the local community. A centre offering Entertainment and professional formation, and a food court

Tower Hamlets Idea stage

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Our Multi- Media Arts and Food Centre is designed to become a reference point for the local community, with the intention to attract also people from the surrounding areas and from different cultural backgrounds. The objective is to offer Entertainment, and the possibility of professional formation in the various aspects of the Entertainment Industry (Cinema- Music – Dance – Contemporary art – Theatre) with the possibility of producing work and being therefore reabsorbed in the professional Industry.The project is for a targeted audience of young adults (16-25), as well as 40/50s. The space will benefit also of a food court, involving the farms of Tower Hamlets,providing workshops,events dedicated to food and drinks. Also our space will be different from anyone else before: a space that allows us to attend shows, classes, with safety distance. A new way to conceiving public spaces. And we'd like to offer our space to theaters/venues now closed,supporting them

What we'll deliver:

  • entertainment (music, theatre, cinema exhibitions
  • sound equipment to hire
  • food court
  • spaces to hire for events, workshops
  • Workshops, professional formation
  • Support for theatres, venues
  • regeneration of our area
  • give an unused space a new lease of life
  • give local people lasting skills and opportunities

Why it's a great idea:

Entertainment/Events and Professional formation in an area with no places for these things. Possibility of a food market, possibility to propose projects, possibility to work in our projects, possibility of art exhibitions. Possibility, for theaters and venues (closed at the moment), to hire our spaces at special rates in safety, letting them work again.

Steps to get it done:

  • First we will refurbish the interior of the space adapting to measures of safety distance, as public health guidelines)
  • we will organize an event together with the Council to welcome

The Centre will develop in progressive steps, increasing steadily its offers and activities, thanks to an annual profit reinvestment into the structure


Location Tower Hamlets

About the space



London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £305,041

Food court - £117,549 (39%)
light/audio/filming equipment t - £91,900 (30%)
Refurbishing - £40,000 (13%)
working team - £16,400 (5%)
theatre/auditorium seats +cinema seats - £10,000 (3%)
Public liability - £1,000 (0%)
Publicity - £1,000 (0%)
bills - £800 (0%)
Other - £26,392 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Food court
light/audio/filming equipment t
working team
theatre/auditorium seats +cinema seats
Public liability
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • renovation

Total £305,041

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