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.
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
Celebrating and furthering the legacy of Adrian Howells in the field of intimate performance
Date Posted: 02 May 2018
Tara Fatehi Irani writes on her year-long project, making 365 performance-installations which shared micro-histories from her family archive from Tehran
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Watch an overview of the recent changes to Arts Council grants for artists
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
From July 2018 Finn Love will be taking over the position of Programmes Manager and Joseph Morgan Schofield will be joining us as Coordinator
Date Posted: 06 April 2018
New data laws mean that you need to reconfirm your subscription to receive LADA newsletters from May 2018
Date Posted: 21 March 2018
Diverse Actions Leadership Bursaries have been awarded to Victoria Sin and Zinzi Minott
Date Posted: 13 March 2018
A review of Empty Stages, Crowded Flats - Performativity as Curatorial Strategy by Beatrix Joyce.
Date Posted: 07 March 2018
LADA seeks a new part-time Programmes Manager
Date Posted: 06 February 2018
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