Free to attend, and running throughout May 2019, the diverse programme of music, theatre and dance performances, spoken word events, arts workshops and family activities celebrates East London’s creativity and multicultural talent. Your Stratford Stage is the first in a series of curated events taking place across IQL in Summer 2019, with Endeavour Square, the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, transformed into a public stage for Stratford.
Hosted by Lendlease and LCR, Your Stratford Stage showcases some of the best local talent from across the worlds of dance, theatre, music, arts and literature. The exciting line-up caters for all ages and abilities and unites well-known organisations from the UK cultural sector with an inspiring mix of independent artists and performers.
The British Council is due to move its global headquarters to Stratford in 2020 and has invited award-winning African hip-hop storyteller, Alim Kamara, to perform at the 16 May launch party. As part of the British Council showcase, Kamara will be joined by Discover Children’s Story Centre to deliver a storytelling session of Tom Percival’s book Perfectly Normal. In addition, East London Dance will brings together a variety of performances and demonstrations on 16th May ranging from mini dance battles and open freestyling led by New Movementz, to all-female hip-hop dance from Myself UK, and Latin American ballroom dance class from Step Change Studios. Stratford Circus Choir, Creative Wick Music Academy and Print Wagon will also be participating in the launch event.