Open East Festival  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH JULY 2013

ADDRESS
, Olympic Park, Newham, London E15 2EE
 
 
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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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LondonTown.com - Open East Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Stratford Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Homerton Overground Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  41% off
196 High Street, E15 | 18 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
 
 
 
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Patriot Square, E2 | 35 minutes from Open East Festival
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 4 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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Theatre Royal Stratford East
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 18 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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The Red Crate
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Theatre Square, E15 | 18 minutes from Open East Festival
Plans to construct The Red Crate, a new theatre opposite Theatre Royal Stratford East, are on hold. A striking 220-seat eco-theatre similar to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
Run by SPACE, an art support group founded by Bridget Riley, Peter Sedgley and Peter Townsend in 1968, The White Building, is a cultural venue with ... More
 
 
 
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White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
Located between Hackney and the Olympic Park, Queen's Yard on White Post Lane in Hackney Wick is home to a thriving arts community. Venues within Queen's ... More
 
 
 
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Glass Factory Studios
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Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
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Elevator Gallery
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Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 4 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
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Unit 7.2, 3-4 West Park Walk, E20 | 5 minutes from Open East Festival
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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 | 10 minutes from Open East Festival
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Number 90 Bar & Restaurant
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Wallis Road, 90 Main Yard, E9 | 2 minutes from Open East Festival
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Gotto Trattoria
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Canalside, Here East, E20 | 3 minutes from Open East Festival
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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 33 minutes from Open East Festival
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Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 6 minutes from Open East Festival
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52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 | 11 minutes from Open East Festival
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116 High Road, E15 | 18 minutes from Open East Festival
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People's Park Tavern
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360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 18 minutes from Open East Festival
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Mick's Garage
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Unit 8 Queens Yard, E9 | 4 minutes from Open East Festival
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The Fringe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 9 minutes from Open East Festival
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No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.6 miles from Open East Festival
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380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 2.9 miles from Open East Festival
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