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Jonny's 1960'S Sing-a-LONG AND TEA DANCE
onny Wooster celebrates the closure of the development of his play Silvertown with this piano sing-a-long and tea dance in The Factory on Factory Road, Silvertown. Jonny invites pianist and singer Rudi Douglas and singers Fi McCluskey and Kevin Farrah Davies to join him in this afternoon celebration of the music of the 1960's, the decade in which his play is set.

Expect songs by The Beatles, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Janis Joplin and more. Fine voices and stunning harmonies. Sit back and listen or join in, it's up to you. The crew will likely pepper in some hits from 70's, 80's, 90's and the recent charts as well.

Following the singing Jonny and DJ Farrah, will play some dance music from 60's and 70's for you to twist, shake and shimmy too.

It's a fun afternoon of music and dance and a chance to meet and chat with Jonny and other members of the production and share stories from years past and present.

This event is supported by Arts Council England and is part or Royal Docks Original Festival.

https://www.outsavvy.com/event/7139/silvertown-196...




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Silvertown: a new play By Jonny Wooster 28th & 29th October.

It's July 1967. In an old pub along The Albert Road, Silvertown, the landlord Rachel (Raymond Spinks) is preparing to mark the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and to ask his partner Pat (Patrick Conway) to move in with him. Pat sees this as a move to curb his penchant for 'cottaging' and sets about sabotaging the evening by flirting with some dangerous 'rough trade', Reg. Sally and Jack, a couple out on their anniversary, get caught up in Pat's mischief and the arrival of 'Miss Daphne' off a ship threatens their marriage.

Jonny Wooster (aka drag artist, Jonny Woo) presents work-in-progress readings of his play in an annex of the The Factory in Silvertown, re-purposed as a performance space. The play was inspired by a memory of Gay Liberation Front activist Stuart Feather about The Kent Arms, a North Woolwich pub frequented by gay men, sailors and locals in the 1960s. Jonny created the characters after talking to residents who remember the area in the 60s and senior gay men.

The staged readings of this two-act play will be presented by a full cast directed by Jo Tyabji and will be followed by a Q&A session with Jonny and contributors.

Co-commissioned by Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Royal Docks Team.

This event is supported by the Arts Council of England Lottery Fund

Ticket information: https://www.outsavvy.com/event/7059/silvertown-a-w...



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Newham Sparks at London Tech Week - 22nd September
Join us for Newham Sparks, a major data and digital anchor event hosted by the London Borough of Newham, as part of London Tech Week 2021. We

Combining thought-provoking talks and panel debates with leading voices from across the data and digital sector, Newham Sparks will cover an array of topics including technology and data for public good; education, skills and jobs of the future; sustainability and the green economy - including a keynote by Professor Emeritus Sugata Mitra from NIIT University, India.

For more information and to register please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/newham-sparks-at-london-tech-week-tickets-169858014895




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Art Exhibition
The Factory Project - October 9th - 22nd
We are very pleased to be hosting and supporting one of the largest curated art events taking place during LondonĀ“s Frieze week.

Conceived by curators Thorp Stavri, it features 10 exhibitions and 110 artists and takes place across various spaces in The Factory site and will include performances, talks and tours.
Tickets are free but you must book in advance, for more information please visit:

https://www.insidethefactoryproject.com/



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Upswing presents Circus Flavours
Video produced by Upswing in Unit E of The Factory, created to showcase and promote the next generation of circus artists.

https://vimeo.com/574879723

Upswing is a leading contemporary circus company, whose productions and creative engagement programmes use circus to unite people from different backgrounds, uncover the extraordinary potential in humans and explore the ideas and stories that can connect us as communities.



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March 2021
Brickfield Newham
A collaboration between Projekt, the V & A, the University of East London and which was part of Newham Heritage Month.

Space was given for free for the month of May, where Communities from across the borough came together to make bricks from local industrial waste materials and make performances from local histories of housing and brick making.

The clay came from a housing project in the Royal Docks. Dug straight from the ground, the clay took many stages to process until it was ready for brick making. Here ceramics students from CityLit
helped to break down the clay. Rosanna Martin, founder of Cornwall's Brickfield, brought her expertise in brick making to East London

Workshop participants also watched a new theatre performance crafted by BA Acting students from the University of East London about housing in the borough.

Royal Docks Activity and Learning Centre's afterschool club joined us for a special brickmaking workshop, led by Brickfield support artists Zenna Tagney and Bobi MacFadzean.

We also hosted a very special week for a group of individuals passionate about brick, ceramics and housing activism in collaboration with Newham Council's Youth Empowerment Team.

As the kiln fired bricks made by the local community, UEL MA Performing Arts students shared their newly devised performances about histories of brick and housing in Newham.

Stratford's Building Crafts College provided two days of training to Oluwadamilola Nogzi Oluwatobi Akinyosade for her performance.

VC x Herald BeginnersĀ“ Moto School
VC has been running monthly events and workshops to get womxn into motorcycles by providing supportive, friendly, spaces to give riding a go and to learn about motorcycles.

The VC X HeraldBeginners' Moto School exists to create a space where womxn can give riding geared motorcycles a try before taking the dive and getting their CBT around a bunch of like-minded people.

For more information please visit: https://www.vclondon.co.uk/vc-x-herald-beginners-moto-school/

For further information please contact:
The Factory Project
Factory Road
London
E16 2HB