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Takeover 2018: Launch Party

Friday 27 July
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

Join us to celebrate the launch of TAKEOVER! We've partnered with Hidden Gems Live for a jam-packed evening of live music, panel talks with artists featured in TAKEOVER, networking, and more!

Hear artists talk about their creative journeys and how east London shaped them and their artistic practises. The audience will be invited to ask questions and share their own thoughts on the future of culture in east London and beyond.  

The night continues with live music curated by Hidden Gems Live, the brainchild of UK based hip-hop artists LEMZIshowcasing artists that represent east London and urban music. The acts will range from Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop, Trap, R&B, Acoustic, Afrobeats and Spoken Word. With a live band and artists including LEMZI, Odd is Normal and EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIVE, the night will kick off TAKEOVER with a bang, celebrating the creativity, talent and energy of the East End.

Take Stock Exchange will be there to tell you stories they have collected from Tower Hamlets in exchange for your own. They ask everyone they meet the same questions, and by answering them, you will be able to hear what people from across the borough are also thinking!  

Plus! Meet our TAKEOVER Poet in Residence Rachel Cleverly. Throughout the festival, Rachel will be crafting short, written responses to document how arts events in east London are being changed and challenged by the ever-evolving creative scene.

Find out more

Follow: @hiddengemslive / @richmixlondon


Things you should know

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 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.