Open East Festival †

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH JULY 2013

ADDRESS
, Olympic Park, Newham, London E20 2ST
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OPENING TIMES
From midday Sat & Sun
PRICES
£9.50 (Adults), £6 (Children 5-16) FREE (Under 5s)

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Open East FestivalThe Barbican Centre's most ambitious off-site event this summer, Open East Festival reopens the north section of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the first anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The weekend-long celebration includes live international music, the Real Food Festival and a Mini-Travelling Art Circus, presented by The House of Fairy Tales and featuring theatre, magic, music and games. The Art Car Boot Fair will showcase signed work by local artists; Caught By The River combines literature, angling, music and beer; Eco Design Fair put on an arts and fashion market, blending the best vintage and contemporary designs the capital has to offer. There's family storytelling from the Discover Children's Story Centre, performances and workshops from Theatre Royal Stratford East, Boy Blue Entertainment and Ida Barr, and family trails and riverbank picnics. A year on from the global sporting event that transformed east London, Open East Festival - which sees the Park work in partnership with the Barbican and Create London in part of the Beyond Barbican programme of events - aims to commemorate the creative legacy of London 2012, celebrate its landscape and bring it to life for everyone to enjoy.

About Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A year after the 2012 London Olympic Games, the former Olympic Park re-opened as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a site of over 250 acres of beautifully landscaped open space and 6.5 km of waterways. The opening of the north park on Saturday 27th July 2013 was the first phase of transforming the Olympic Park and the rest of the 560 acre park opened in spring 2014. More about Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Hackney Wick Overground Station
8 minutes walk
Stratford Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Homerton Overground Station
23 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
16 minutes walk

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Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £50† 36% off
196 High Street, E15 | 11 minutes from Open East Festival
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £71† 29% off
10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 12 minutes from Open East Festival
Feel at home as soon as you enter the contemporary lobby of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. This new generation Holiday Inn is located in ... More
The Westbridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £58† 30% off
335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 13 minutes from Open East Festival
The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that brings together luxury and comfort and adds a sense of style to east London. It houses ... More
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London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 3rd June 2017
Open East Festival, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 1 minute from Open East Festival
Original Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan continues to front the Essex-formed collective as it presents its synth-pop and new wave originals. The 80s cool definers continue ...More
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ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2017 - Various Times
Open East Festival, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
Created by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red sculpture and public viewing platform stands ...More
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Knickerbocker 13: Doom Day
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: Friday 9th June 2017 - 10pm-4am
Open East Festival, Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 7 minutes from Open East Festival
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The Yard
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 7 minutes from Open East Festival
The Yard theatre occupies a unique warehouse space - where the concrete floor and corrugated roof are clearly visible - located two minutes from Hackney Wick ... More
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Sugarhouse Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
107 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 12 minutes from Open East Festival
Making use of 107 High Street, Stratford, a building scheduled for demolition in 2013, Sugarhouse Studios is a cinema, cafe and bar with a programme of ... More
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Theatre Royal Stratford East
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 17 minutes from Open East Festival
Theatre Royal Stratford East opened in 1884 and became the home of the Theatre Workshop Company in 1954. The first performance ever held here was 'Richelieu' ... More
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Here East Olympic Park
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Olympic Park, E20 | Same location as Open East Festival
On the site of the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Here East ... More
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Stour Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 3 minutes from Open East Festival
Opposite the Olympic Stadium, Stour Space is an art gallery and exhibition space which offers 8,000 square feet of space and includes The Counter Cafe split ... More
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ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Attractions > Sights
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
Presiding over the former Olympic Park the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, was described by Mayor Boris Johnson as that "something extra" needed to "distinguish ... More
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London Centre for Book Arts
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 5 minutes from Open East Festival
Everyone, from beginners to professionals, can learn the disappearing artform of book art at the London Centre for Book Arts, a unique place where people can ... More
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Elevator Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 7 minutes from Open East Festival
Elevator Gallery is a contemporary artist-run space in Hackney Wick, London and is housed in the attic of a former chocolate factory, above Mother Studios. Curators ... More
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Bottle Apostle East Village
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Unit 7.2, 3-4 West Park Walk, E20 | 7 minutes from Open East Festival
Bottle Apostle is a lovely independent wine retailer where you get expert advice and the chance to try before you buy using self-serve enomatic wine ... More
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The Counter Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 3 minutes from Open East Festival
Set within a renovated warehouse and art gallery in the heart of Hackney Wick, The Counter Cafe was established by Tom Seaton and his sister Jess ... More
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Forman's Fish Island
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Stour Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
Forman's Fish Island in East London houses H. Forman & Son, Britain's oldest salmon smokers and suppliers to top notch places like Fortnum & Mason. This ... More
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Kerb Clubhouse
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105 Monier Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
London street food specialists Kerb move indoors to winter, hosting a Clubhouse in Hackney Wick. Every Friday and Saturday evening there will be a line-up of ... More
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 2.5 miles from Open East Festival
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.6 miles from Open East Festival
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 30 minutes from Open East Festival
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
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London Olympics BMX Track
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, E20 | Same location as Open East Festival
The adapted Olympic BMX Track, the home of the BMX Cycling competition in the 2012 London Olympics, reopens to the public on 4th March 2014, a ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Olympic Park, E20 | Same location as Open East Festival
A year after the 2012 London Olympic Games, the former Olympic Park re-opened as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a site of over 250 acres ... More
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The Jubilee Greenway
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Marshgate Lane, Stratford, E15 | 6 minutes from Open East Festival
The Jubilee Greenway is a flat, almost continuous and straight traffic-free walking and cycling route that carves through London and all the major London 2012 Olympic ... More
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 | 15 minutes from Open East Festival
A 'beer shop' with all-day dining , neighbourhood in East Village is the kind of place all neighbourhoods should ... More
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King Eddie's
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 17 minutes from Open East Festival
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
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King Eddie's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 17 minutes from Open East Festival
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
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The Fringe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 2 minutes from Open East Festival
A pop up private members' club in a former Victorian stable in Swan Wharf, a 100-metre walk from the Olympic Park, The Fringe is the place ... More
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Crate Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Queen's Yard, E9 | 7 minutes from Open East Festival
A craft brewery and pizzeria overlooking the canal, Crate Brewery offers a unique location to enjoy a pizza and a pint in a former print factory ... More
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Roof East
London > Nightlife > Bars
Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, London E15 | 15 minutes from Open East Festival
On floors seven and eight, at the top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, Roof East ... More
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.2 miles from Open East Festival
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.7 miles from Open East Festival
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
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Bistrotheque
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23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 32 minutes from Open East Festival
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park events

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100Embracing the cycling legacy created by the London 2012 Olympics, Prudential RideLondon 100 allows keen amateur cyclists to take on the leg-testing route faced by the pros. Taking place just hours before the world's top cyclists compete in RideLondon Classic, an estimated 25,000 participants cycle in the 100-mile race. The route starts at Queen2017-07-30T00:00:00+01002017-07-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, † Olympic Park† † † E20 2ST
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fundraising Event
PRICINGFree to watch
DATESRunning from †Sunday 30th July 2017untilSunday 30th July 2017
VENUEQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Embracing the cycling legacy created by the London 2012 Olympics, Prudential RideLondon 100 allows keen amateur cyclists to take on the leg-testing route faced by the pros. Taking place just hours before the world's top cyclists compete in RideLondon Classic, an estimated 25,000 participants cycle in the 100-mile race. The route starts at Queen...†More about this event
Guns N' RosesGuns N' RosesAxl Rose leads the raw, attitude pumped, hard rock proceedings.2017-06-16T18:15:00+01002017-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, † Olympic Park† † † E20 2ST
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The Great Get Together: The Big Lunch at the Olympic ParkThe Great Get Together: The Big Lunch at the Olympic ParkThe Great Get Together: The Big Lunch at the Olympic ParkA flagship event of the Great Get Together, the Big Lunch at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park invites everyone to come together for a huge picnic and free entertainment. This year's Big Lunch is part of a nationwide event with the Jo Cox Foundation to bring communities together to celebrate connections and that which unites us. It's the perfect opportu2017-06-18T00:00:00+01002017-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, † Olympic Park† † † E20 2ST
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DATESSunday 18th June 2017
VENUEQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park
A flagship event of the Great Get Together, the Big Lunch at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park invites everyone to come together for a huge picnic and free entertainment. This year's Big Lunch is part of a nationwide event with the Jo Cox Foundation to bring communities together to celebrate connections and that which unites us. It's the perfect opportu...†More about this event

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