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Take Stock Exchange: You, Me, the World & this moment

A space to: inspire and uplift one another; mourn what’s been lost; gather strength and look to the future.

After two years on zoom, community storytelling company, take stock exchange, are re-emerging and reconnecting with people from across East London, people they met before the pandemic and new people too. In libraries, cafes and community centres they’re having conversations and listening to what people have to say about how they’re doing and how things have changed. We’re living through an extraordinary moment, one which people are experiencing in wildly different ways. This project is about making space to reflect, to share thoughts, ideas, stories and experiences among people across East London.

On Sunday 19 June, take stock exchange invite you to join them at Poplar Union to share a meal and listen to some of the stories they’ve heard from the people they’ve met. They’ll also be producing a podcast so you can listen from home as well…watch this space. The event is completely free, but spaces are limited, so please book in advance. The performance is suitable for ages 12+, there will be alternative activities available for children under 12.

About take stock exchange

take stock exchange (Nick Cassenbaum, Olly Hawes & Anna Smith) are a London based community storytelling company. Since 2013, they’ve been making projects using storytelling and conversation to bring communities together, enabling people to increase their empathy and understanding and develop their sense of perspective and civic pride. They do this by delivering workshops and performances that stimulate local conversations and create what they call a ‘dialogue through difference’ – whatever that difference might be: age, body, economic, ethnic, political, religious or any other.

They work with communities across London, collaborating with arts organisations, housing association and community development programmes to deliver projects which enable people to explore, celebrate and question their commonalities and differences by facilitating conversation around people’s past, present and future and that of the places they live/work.

Previous partner organisations include: The Yard Theatre, Stratford Circus, Rich Mix, Culture Mile, The Barbican, Barnsbury Housing Association, Poplar HARCA, Poplar Union, artsdepot and Vision Redbridge.

Website: takestockexchange.co.uk
Instagram: @takestockx
Twitter: @takestockex
Facebook: takestockexchange

Sun 19 June 12:45pm-3pm

Age range: 18+

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