LADA at The Garrett Centre
LADA has been based in the East End since it was established in 1999. After five years in The White Building in Hackney Wick, we moved into a former Unitarian mission The Garrett Centre, Mansford Street, Bethnal Green in September 2017 to begin a new chapter in our history.
We received a ‘Small Capital’ grant from Arts Council England, which helped support the costs of the new space.
With 85% more space, LADA’s Study Room continues to host individual users, but also an expanded public events programme (including our regular LADA Screens series), more space for Study Room Resources and events, a Thinker in Residence scheme, our first physical Unbound shop, and a ‘desk space’ scheme for Live Art Producers, curators, researchers and artists. Our new location also offers opportunities for more local engagement with individuals, communities and neighbourhood organisations.
Our new landlord is a charity, The Chalice Foundation, which is developing the building around a group of new tenants who share many of LADA’s values and concerns around issues of equality, feminism, displacement, study and research.
LADA is wheelchair accessible, and provides gender inclusive bathrooms.
The Garrett Centre
The Mansford Street mission began as a centre for social action in the late 19th century. Founded by Unitarians — a bit like Quakers and also committed to working for liberal causes — the building has been a hub for working with local communities and has recently relaunched as The Garrett Centre, intending to host arts, ethical and community focused groups and social action projects. It has housed Simple Gifts, a community project working collaboratively with local people since 2012.
Date Posted: 16 October 2018
LADA’s co-founder and co-director Lois Keidan was part of the Anti Festival 2018, international prize jury
Date Posted: 18 September 2018
This is an unprecedented opportunity for a dynamic individual to join LADA and significantly contribute to shaping its future
Date Posted: 09 August 2018
Helena Walsh’ presentation at 'Border Patrollers' event on 19 July 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
What happened at Border Patrollers on 19 July 2018?
Date Posted: 24 July 2018
The second of a series of blogs charting the development of 'Future States' a Live Art project looking at the relationship between Ireland and the UK, especially in the context of a post-Brexit future
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
A blog charting the development of 'Future States' a Live Art project looking at the relationship between Ireland and the UK, especially in the context of a post-Brexit future
Date Posted: 17 July 2018
James Zatka-Haas review for Disability Arts Online on LADA's series of discussions about arts and mental health in June 2018
Date Posted: 12 July 2018
Read Thinker in Residence Hester Chillingworth's text on Kids, Families, Gender and Live Art from an event at LADA in May 2018
Date Posted: 15 June 2018
LADA’s 2017/18 Annual Review is now is available to view online
Date Posted: 30 May 2018
Everyone who has some kind of history with LADA is invited to donate their own plants to be part of a collective planting
Date Posted: 17 May 2018
LADA has updated their Ethical Funding Policy & Procedures
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
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