Help Build the Space

Collaboration, partnership and community are at the forefront of everything we do. There are various ways local residents can get involved in helping create Poplar Union.

Donate a book

Donate a book to our library and help curate our bookshelves with meaningful literature from the community. The shelves will be organised by genre and, after time, will emulate a fully functioning library where you can come and read to your heart’s content. If you have any books that need a home, bring them along and help contribute to keeping libraries alive.

Donate a record

We want to build a record collection for everyone to enjoy. Donate a vinyl or CD and contribute to our eclectic music catalogue. We want to encourage people to talk about their favourite band, song or album, sharing gig stories and treasured memories. Hey, you might even find a new favourite band!

Arts & Crafts Workshops

Are you a bit of an arts & crafts fanatic, rummaging through trinket shops and haberdasheries for a new project? We programme a range of craft workshops giving you the opportunity to learn new skills and create beautiful designs that we can use in Poplar Union. Join our mailing list and visit our What’s On page to keep-up-to-date with our arts & crafts workshop programme.

Stories of Poplar

If you have a photo or map of the local area, come in to one of our drop-in days and tell us the story behind it. We want to display imagery around the venue to celebrate Poplar’s diverse and fascinating history and heritage. We are always learning something new about the history of the local area and, through your donations, we will be able to share these stories and knowledge with the community.