Discover Poplar: a day of play on Cotall Street…
Join us on Sunday 3 September for a community street party, in partnership with Levitt Bernstein! We will be celebrating our first year of opening, the arrival of e5 Roasthouse Café, our partnership with Moo Canoes, and the new and improved plans for Bartlett Park led by Levitt Bernstein.
This free event will take place on Cotall Street, between Bartlett Park and the Limehouse Cut, where you’ll be able to take a walk through a pop-up tree-lined avenue to discover Poplar’s industrious past. Stop off at the interactive craft stalls, including biscuit decorating, print screening and soap making, and learn about the trade that kept the Limehouse Cut alive.
Watch live performances from local musicians, dancers and poets on the outdoor stage, or take to the water with a free Moo Canoe taster session.
Make your way to the e5 Roasthouse, who will be running their new roastery and café from Poplar Union from September. As well as roasting their own coffee on site, they will be serving a delicious seasonal menu and beverages throughout the day.
Walking through the café, you will reach Betty, Poplar Union’s large studio space, where you will be able to share your experiences of Poplar through Levitt Bernstein’s interactive pavilion. This will take shape over the day as people map their relationship with the area – creating a tunnel where you can learn about the neighbourhood.
Finish your journey in the gallery at the back of Poplar Union, where you can find the Men’s Cabin photography exhibition, Chrisp Street Market & Poplar Baths; Past, Present & Future.
The whole event is a celebration of the area, community and exciting times ahead, with an emphasis on the redevelopment of Bartlett Park, the plans to make the canal more accessible and welcoming, and of Poplar Union, the new creative heart of Poplar.
Sunday 3 September
Cotall Street, Poplar, London E14 6TL