STOUR SPACE is also involved in the research, development and presentation of practices relating to contemporary art and design, creative businesses and social development schemes. With a focus on the local neighborhood, the economy and local regeneration STOUR SPACE endeavors to support and promote the art sector and public innovation to people of all abilities and experiences.
This page gives you some idea of the things Stour Space gets up to, as well as some of the innovative and creative enterprises we are involved in.
Hackney Wick is one of the areas in the UK to receive Lottery funding for local regeneration. Over 10 years the Trust will distribute the money with the aim: “To enable people to make their communities better places to live in, now and in the future”
Stour Space is interested in hearing from the local art community and your thoughts on what creative projects deserve some funding. We want to know what you feel is vital in the community, anything you might want to change, and most of all what you want to spend some cash on!
Bombard us with questions, raise some issues, lets get the ball rolling and make sure that artists, and the unique art sector in Hackney Wick can be successfully represented and given the support and opprtunity it deserves.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the last Saturday of every month Stour Space opens its doors for local produce, craft, design and creative entrepreneurship. Packed full of innovative designs the Designers Market is the perfect place to find fancy treats, snazzy gifts, eclectic music and belly warming delights. 2 years running, Stour Space Designers Market is a platform for creative independent makers / artists / enterprises to sell and promote their work
Stour Space have represented the views of the artistic and residential population to the Local and Olympic Development Authorities during public consultation about the future regeneration of the area, and have contributed research to a London Development Agency funded project ‘ Made in Hackney Wick & Fish Island’.
‘Made In Hackney Wick & Fish Island’; an inventory of light industry, social enterprise and cultural production authored by muf architecture/art, documents the role played by small business and cultural sector enterprise to defining the character of the area.
The full document can be downloaded Design for London Website.
Independent research studies have also included:
‘Working Landscapes – A Study of Fish Island’
‘The Temporality of Practice Space Towards a Theory of the Live/Work Community on Fish Island’
‘The Art of Living – art in social education and empowering communities.’
‘Examining the role and uses of art practices as a emancipatory tool for education and social empowerment’
We love Hackney Wick. It’s the most unique, innovative and special community, and we are proud to be part of it! Consequently, we do our best to get involved in the local festivals and happenings in the area. Check out the “Friends of Stour Space” page for info and links of local groups we work alongside. In the meantime though, here is a little list of some vital local projects that keeps the spirit of the Wick alive, and that Stour is proud to be associated with.
Hackney Wicked - www.hackneywickedfestival.co.uk
With a combination of permanent galleries, pop-up group shows, street performance, music, theatre, stalls and open studios, Hackney Wicked festival is a buzz of energy that can top the Capital’s more established art fairs
Hackney Wick Festival - www.hackneywickfestival.org.uk
Hackney Wick Festival is a FREE community event, which brings together the Wick’s rich and unique diversity. Dedicated volunteers who are all local residents have worked throughout the year to bring you this two day festival – an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy activities, music, dance, theatre, art and design, food, the canal, recycling and more
The Counter - www.thecountercafe.co.uk
The Counter Cafe is fast growing a reputation as one of the best cafes in all of East London. If you want a nice foamy coffees, all day brunch, freshly made sandwiches prepared with only the freshest quality foods, or a treat like Jess’s World Famous chocolate brownies, then this is the place for you.