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European East Enders presents

Takeover 2018: Journey to the West

Sunday 5 August
Venue 2

This interactive workshop explores the concept of Eastern Europeans living abroad, and their tendency to camouflage their national identity. 

European East Enders’ journey has become a very typical story for many Eastern Europeans students in London. Having moved to London thirsty for new experiences, and most importantly not being aware of cultural shock, younger generations now face two extremes. On one hand, they experience complete immersion in Western British culture, and on the other, they cultivate national identity and hardly integrate into the new environment. 

Where is the middle point? How do you find a balance and become a global citizen, but not forget about your roots? 

As a part of a post-EU generation that grew up with a concept of an easy travel and fluent cultural exchange between countries, their identity questions might get tricky. This workshop will be a starting point to question what’s next for this generation and how to contribute towards shifting the perception of Eastern Europeans abroad.

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Suitable for ages 16+

This event is part of TAKEOVER. A festival inspired by East London. The most exciting new talent created by you, for you. Check out the full line-up here.

A limited amounts of free tickets are available to Tower Hamlets residents and community groups, please contact for more information. Any free tickets not collected 15 minutes prior to the start time will be released.

Takeover festival has been programmed with consideration for Tower Hamlets Youth Outcomes Framework developed by Partnership For Young London and the Centre For Youth Impact.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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