Poplar Union Digital Arts Festival | Community Commission

Following the success of our debut digital festival and first ever commissioning scheme in August, we are proud to launch a second round of commissions to contribute to the winter edition of Poplar Union Digital Arts Festival.

The programming team at Poplar Union have selected 15 submissions from an open call out to receive a micro-commission to create a piece of work in response to the theme: ‘looking out, looking in, looking up’.

This commission will celebrate and showcase the creativity of our communities; both those who do and do not consider themselves ‘artists’. The work will be presented through a digital, two-day festival in the form of music, dance, exhibitions & talks, running on Friday 27 & Saturday 28 November.

At 7pm each day, there will be a live streamed Q&A via Facebook with the artists whose work was shown that day. So get your questions at the ready!

All videos will be captioned or BSL interpreted.


10am: Julia Collar
11am: Bright Copper Kettles
12pm: Irina Drytchak/ Sign for All
1pm: Alejandra Carles-Tolra
2pm: Victoria Muldoon
3pm: Destiny Agugu
4pm: Amith Dey

7pm-8.30pm: Q&A with Will Roper (Poplar Union’s Music & Community Programmer)

10am: Gwenllian Spink
11am: Sanjoy Dey
12pm: Donna Rodgers
1pm: The Sign Collectors
2pm: Clare Smith
3pm: Allissa Tai
4pm: Theo Hartmann
5pm: Akshay Bhoan

7pm-8.30pm: Q&A with Beth Watton (Poplar Union’s Artistic Director)

All day: You, Me, the World & Poplar podcast premiere

The Q&A will be live-streamed to our Facebook page via a Zoom webinar. Questions can be sent via the comments feature on Facebook. Both sessions will be BSL interpreted. If you’d like to join the Zoom webinar directly, follow this link and enter passcode: 167902.

This commission is supported by Arts Council England 

Jazz Herstory, Poplar, Poplar Union, Arts council England funded, community, art, culture, east London, women in jazz, jazz music, live jazz, gigs

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