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STEP Cohort Launches ‘Scrap Events’ Virtual Programme

13 October 2020
By Mohammed Rahman

We’re pleased to announce ‘Scrap Events’, a series of online workshops and a creative open call, launches this week, organised by our Digital Content and Community Engagement intern Mohammed Rahman and his fellow STEP (Shared Training and Employment Programme) trainee cohort.

‘Scrap Events’ is inspired by the East Bank partnership’s annual Great Get Together and is designed and delivered by the STEP cohort 2019-2020 and Create Jobs. The programme invites East Londoners aged 18-30 to celebrate a love for the homemade and includes cooking, henna art, scrapbooking, a Q&A and creative open call. These activities feature a line-up of emerging London-based talent including The Vegan Nigerian, daikon* zine, Huq That and Emily Smith.

The ‘Scrap Events’ virtual programme for the week is as follows:

  • Tuesday 13 October, 6pm-7.30pm Community Cook-Along with The Vegan Nigerian
  • Thursday 15 October, 6pm-7.30pm Scrap Events with Bella Normark of daikon* zine
  • Friday 16 October, 6pm-7.30pm-Henna At Home with henna artist Huq That

‘Scrap Events’ is hosting an open call for submissions from young East Londoners to record the unique histories and lived experiences of their families through mixed media for an online exhibition called London Legacies. Responses will be showcased on the Create Jobs website, with a £100 prize awarded for the submission that meets the brief in the most creative way.

To apply, please submit to greatgettogether2020@gmail.com.

Deadline: Tuesday 20 October 2020, 12pm

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Great Get Together was moved from its usual June date in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to an online event. As part of the STEP programme, the cohort have joined forces to rethink the Great Get Together for the new normal.

‘Scrap Events’ is delivered by STEP cohort and Create Jobs Programme, powered by A New Direction. ‘Scrap Events’ is funded by Foundation for Future London, City of London and London Legacy Development Corporation.

For more information and to book, please see: https://linktr.ee/scrapevents.

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