Stratford Cross launch to feature Westfield Eastbank Creative Future Fund grantees

Join Stratford Cross on Thursday 12 October as it celebrates the launch of a new new neighbourhood located at the heart of Stratford, with a special free event showcasing the best of local music, dance and light plus delicious bites and beverages.

Hosted by Westfield EastBank Creative Futures Fund grantee Tiwa King, the afternoon will include musical performances from other current and past grantees including True Candence, Mbilla Arts, Creative Wick, Ruff Sqwad, and dance from Chandenie Gobardhan (East London Dance). Also performing are Keynote Opera, Luna Marie and Stratford East Singers, and  and Queer Salsa.

Join the party after work for a headline performance from Charlie Dark of Run Dem Crew at 6.30pm.

Stratford Cross is a new neighbourhood located at the heart of Stratford at the cross-section between Westfield Stratford City, East Bank and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just 5 minutes’ walk from Stratford Station.

See you there!

For more information & to RSVP, register on Eventbrite

Explore East, Discover a New Stratford. Thursday, 12 October, 12pm – 7:30pm, free. Address: Stratford Cross, Endeavour Square, Stratford Cross E20 1JN. No need to book tickets but please feel to RSVP below to receive a reminder

Grantees involved

True Cadence — 12pm

Young people rap, hip-hop, R&B, soul, pop. TC is a music business social enterprise based in East London providing support and artistic development to 8-25-year-olds from under-resourced communities.

Chandenie Gobhardan Company—East London Dance—1.30pm & 5pm

Chandenie Gobhardan Company performing Rudra, presented by East London Dance. From the Netherlands, Chandenie is based in London and developing her new work with ELD support. She is a kathak and hip hop dancer and movement maker.

 Mbilla Arts—1.30pm & 3pm

The content would be interactive / participative African drumming with Mbilla Arts – which promotes art forms of Africa and the diaspora.

Ruff Sqwad—4pm

Young rappers, singers, poets & DJs. Founded by Grime legends Prince Owusu-Agyekum (aka Rapid) and Ebenezer Ayerh (aka Slix), the Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation is a registered charity set up to help young people reach their full potential in creative careers and life.

Tiwa King—5.30pm

Full on positive vibes with Tiwa King – internationally known singer, wellbeing expert, TEDx Speaker, author and award-winning social-entrepreneur.

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