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About The Hosts

Olyinka and Coby are amazing at all things fabric… they will be turning their skills and attention to creating a collaborative lampshade installation at the Warehouse, one that represents all the people who come to the Warehouse and live in Barking & Dagenham.

Revamp a Lamp!

Wednesday 30 October | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Thursday 21 November | 10.30am - 12.30pm

The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, IG11 0HQ

Learn how to sew a new lampshade cover, using hand techniques and sewing machines to give old lampshades a new look and be part of the installation!




Imagine The City

In November 2012, creative studio Beforelight and non-profit organization Imagine The City created an urban installation from 150 lamps donated by Pitakki Street neighbors in Athens.

The project brought a new identity to the street, which got everyone involved in the design and making of the new loWok to their street. It meant that people met their neighbours and were brought together whilst creating something beautiful.


Rue de Mail

A street in Paris (rue de Mail) was decorated with linen lamp shades to create an illuminated walkway.. Created by the neighbourhood with the help of Club Masters of Linen, people chose materials and created designs together using materials and fabrics that would have otherwise gone to waste!