EAST Summer School 2022 is Back!  

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EAST Summer School is back for the fifth time delivering an exciting, FREE, interactive and high-quality programme from Monday 25th July until Friday 5th August, aimed at young people living or going to school in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

Eager to develop your creative skills or expand your current knowledge in a fun and interactive way? Look no further, EAST Summer School has designed a FREE programme to discover your hidden talents. Our face-to-face programme for young people aged 12 – 17 is tailored to perfection and here to create pathways into future opportunities. From fashion textiles, dance and digital architecture to skateboarding, inventing and climate change activism. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss out on.

How to get involved?

Anyone aged between 12 – 17 living or studying in East London, will need to select a course they wish to take part in from the timetable below and complete the online application form here.

You have until Sunday 10th July to apply. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the online form, you can get in touch by emailing the Summer School team at [email protected] or call 07811300019.

About us

Since 2018 we have been inviting young people in East London to sign up for our FREE, unique, interactive and high-quality Summer School.

EAST Summer School is supported by our world-leading East Bank partners BBC, UAL’s London College of Fashion, University College London, V&A, Sadler’s Wells, all soon to be based here in East London. The programme is also supported by Foundation for Future London, City of London, Culture Mile Learning, Mace, LMA, Staffordshire University, Bloom, and is being managed by London Legacy Development Corporation.

Please note that the EAST Summer School this year will be taking place in-person in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Before signing up please see timetable below to check that you will be able to make the dates for your preferred course. All courses will run from 10am – 4pm. Places will be offered with priority given to those who live in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest. If successful, you will receive an email confirmation of your chosen Summer School course no later than Wednesday 13th July 2022.

You can find last years film highlight here.

 

Programme

  • Delivery Partner: Here Us 
    Age: 12-14 
    Duration: 1-day 
     
    A fun, hands on, one-day design and make workshop with professional model-maker Isobel Irwin and creative practice HereUs.  
     
    The day will include an exploration of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and East Village, learning about art in the public realm, building your own large-scale model sculptures and designing playful public spaces for all.  
     
    Participants will work together to build large-scale prototype sculptures for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park using professional modelling techniques.
     
  • Deliver Partner: City Mills Skate / UCL
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 5-days

    During this week-long course you will learn how to skateboard, how to design skate parks, and how to shoot action photos and film!
     
  • Delivery Partner: Staffordshire University 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 1 Day

    Gain a greater knowledge of the exciting growing industries, through an interactive presentation from Staffordshire University London lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their sector. Develop your creative thinking and escape into a new explosive industry. 

     
  • Delivery Partner: Staffordshire University 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 1 Day

    Gain a greater knowledge of the exciting growing industries, through an interactive presentation from Staffordshire University London lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their sector.

     
  • Delivery Partner: MACE Construction 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 3-day 

    An exciting programme of industry wide engagement to inspire you to choose a career in construction and inform you of the varied roles within the built environment. The aim of this course is for you to experience what it is like to take on different professional roles; from project managers and designers to sustainability managers and the opportunity to experience the industry from the inside.  

     
  • Delivery Partner: Staffordshire University 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 1 Day

    Gain a greater knowledge of the exciting growing industries, through an interactive presentation from Staffordshire University London lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their sector. Develop your creative thinking and escape into a new explosive industry. 

     
  • Age: 12 – 14 
    Duration: 1 Day
    You will learn to thank like a built environment professional and design your own ecologically friendly and sustainable classroom. You will work as a team to understand how architects, engineers, surveyors and planners go about creating buildings in the real world. You will also learn how the construction sector is working towards a climate-friendly future!
     
  • Delivery Partner: London College of Fashion 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 3-days 

    London College of Fashion, UAL is home to all things fashion, we offer courses from business to design. As we look towards our move to the Queen Elizabeth Park in 2023, we want to share our skills and love for fashion with you, East London’s young creatives. Come and create with us to find out more about fashion design and

     
  • Age: 12 – 14
    Duration: 2 days
    You will be split into a groups to design your own social enterprise, you will learn all about business planning, marketing, budgeting and everything else that goes into creating a successful business, you will learn how to pitch your idea and then pitch it to a panel of judges!
     
  • Delivery Partner: UCL - Advanced Propulsion Lab 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 1-day 

    Gain knowledge on how fuel cells/batteries work and their applications to real world scenarios. By identifying green energy solutions and how this can have an impact on reducing

     
  • Delivery Partner: Staffordshire University 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 1 Day 

    Gain a greater knowledge of the exciting growing industries, through an interactive presentation from Staffordshire University London lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their sector.

     
  • Delivery Partner: London College of Fashion 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 1-day 

    This course will give you the opportunity to explore fashion business. Are you mad about fashion but not the best at drawing? Do you love colour and know the next big trend that is hitting the catwalk? Perhaps Maths and Fashion are your top two passions? This taster will give you an insight into the jobs in fashion business that keep the fashion industry ticking. 

     
  • Delivery Partner: London College of Fashion 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 1-day 

    London College of Fashion, UAL is home to all things fashion, we offer courses from business to design. As we look towards our move to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023, we want to share our skills and love for fashion with you, East London’s young creatives. Come and create with us to find out more about fashion business. 

     
  • Delivery Partner: Sadler’s Wells
    Age: 15-17 
    Duration: 5-days 

    Spend 5 days alongside artist Uchenna Dance, gaining insight into the company and its style of mixing Waacking,Vouge, House, African and Contemporary dance themes 
     
  • Delivery Partner: V&A East 
    Age: 15-17 
    Duration: 4-days 

    Good Waste design studio transforms so-called waste materials into interiors and functional objects through design and making. Join GoodWaste designer Rafael El Baz for 4 days of practical making and design.  Explore how designers can be part of the solution to waste and sustainability.  Have a go at creative, hand-on making and transform waste materials into an object.

     
  • Delivery Partner: London College of Fashion 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 2-days
     
    London College of Fashion, UAL is home to all things fashion, we offer courses from business to design. As we look towards our move to the Queen Elizabeth Park in 2023, we want to share our skills and love for fashion with  you, East London’s young creatives. Come and create with us to find out more about fashion textiles. 
     
  • Delivery Partner: Bloom Educational 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 4-days 

    In this dynamic, multisensory nature workshop we will explore how we can live in harmony with nature – and with each other. We’ll be based in the Blossom Garden, a living memorial to the pandemic, intended as a place where all can find peace.

    It’ll be hands-on all the way: building a geodesic dome; finding out about biodiversity; working with the gardeners in the Park; drawing; poetry; creative movement in harmony with nature. At the end you will make your own pact for the future 
     
  • Delivery Partner: X7eaven 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 5-days 

    Hip hop street dance sessions will be explored, as well as the rhythm and rhymes of rap and soulful vocals sessions, to create a classic hip-hop story based on the experiences of young people. Bring plenty of water, comfortable clothing for example tracksuits, leggings

     
  • Delivery Partners: UCL 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 2-days 

    Introduction to concepts involved in Sports Exercise Medicine (SEM), including functional anatomy, injury assessments, physical fitness assessments, exercise programming, and exercise implementation. Look at the theory and practical side of several jobs in the SEM field including physiotherapy/sports therapy, SEM doctor, Sport Science and Strength and conditioning. 
      

     
  • Delivery Partners: Sadler’s Wells 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 3-days 

    Spend 3 day with Sadler’s Wells Young Associate and 2015 BBC Young Dancer Finalist Vidya Patel dancing, creating, and learning all about the classical South Asian dance style Kathak 

     
  • Delivery Partner: UCL - Manufacturing Futures Lab 
    Age: 15-17 
    Duration: 1-day 

    You will be set a challenge, looking at an unknown water company that has been found responsible for polluting a natural water with an unidentified plastic. Using a state-of-the-art portable IR instrument help us investigate a solution.

     
  • Delivery Partner: BBC 
    Age: 12-14
    Duration: 2-days

    Love music and interested in finding out about jobs in radio? Want to make your own radio show or podcast but don’t know where to start? Take part in masterclasses with BBC Asian Network presenters, DJs and producers including Nadia Ali, DJ Limelight & Kan D Man, and content creator Mista Islah to find out more, before having a go at making your own show with others at Badu Sports’ brand-new music studio. Learn from BBC producers and audio experts, develop music production skills, and unleash your creativity.
     
  • Delivery Partner: Breakin Convention 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 5-days 
    Combining rap, acting & dance, young people will have a chance to create a short Hip Hop theatre piece with the help of artist mentors.
     
  • Delivery Partner: London College of Fashion 
    Age: 15-17
    Duration: 3-days 

    London College of Fashion, UAL is home to all things fashion, we offer courses from business to design. As we look towards our move to the Queen Elizabeth Park in 2023, we want to share our skills and love for fashion with you, East London’s young creatives. Come and create with us to find out more about fashion styling and photography. 

     
  • Delivery Partner: UCL Special Collections 
    Age: 15-17 
    Duration: 3-days 

    Would you like to explore activists through the ages? Design and create your own protest placard? Join Powerful Words to discover the impact of language and design in activist communication. Within this three-day Summer School we will explore extraordinary photographs, pamphlets and magazines of different social groups, from UCL Special Collections. You’ll discover how powerful messages are best communicated, combining language, colour, style and imagery to create social change.

  • Delivery Partner: Fusion Futures 
    Age: 15-17 
    Duration: 2-days 
    Learning an art form is a great foundation for your creative career, but developing the right supporting skills can take things to the next level. In these sessions, a creative professional, and a creative employer will help you supercharge your career opportunities by introducing you to ‘Fusion Skills’ - a set of transferable skills in great demand by creative employers, and of huge value to creative freelancers. 
     
    Join creative professional Dave Darch, a creative coder who fuses art, music, animation and game design, plus young entrepreneurs Nadia Abbas and Luke Hippolyte of Stööki (https://www.stooki.co.uk/pages/about ) for a series of interactive sessions that will let you loose on a mix of creative challenges. This two day programme will give you a valuable insight into working in the creative sector and help broaden your career opportunities.
     
    Supported by Foundation for Future London, City of London & Culture Mile Learning
     
  • Delivery Partner: V&A East 
    Age: 15-17 
    Duration: 4-days 

    The subversive stitch!  Work with artist Nicole Chui to create textile art and customise clothing using embroidery and textile skills.  Nicole’s work is messy, brash and disruptive!  Her clients include the likes of Adidas and Bimba Y Lola and her mission is to break boundaries and inspire others to embrace their raw emotions!  Join us for 4 days of disruptive and creative textile art and design