Manor House Grand Opening
Here at Areaworks we love all you creative types, so for our first ever event we wanted to create a space for the talented people of Manor House to showcase their art and share their ideas. Thus, on Friday 9th of March, we threw open our doors to the entire community for an evening of homegrown art, music, food, and beer!
Weeks of prep went into creating the perfect evening. From the start, we wanted to include the local community in the preparations for the event. We put out an advert asking local artists and businesses if they would like to be included in the event, and we were overwhelmed by the response we received. We were contacted by local artists, musicians and entrepreneurs who were all willing to take part. It was a hard job, but we managed to narrow down the list and we chose some truly talented people who helped us to transform our space for the evening.
The event itself was an evening of stories and exchange of ideas. Music was provided by local musician Josh Carr, which gave a laid back open mic feel to the evening. All of this was set against a background of amazing local art. Alongside some good London grub, local brewers Seven Sisters Brewery, who have come a long way from brewing beer in their kitchen in Islington: https://www.facebook.com/sevensisbrew/.
Our coworking space in London was truly buzzing with energy all through the night.
The event was free flowing, which gave people the chance to come and go as they pleased. It was a great opportunity for the local artists to show off their work and for the local community to find out about the talent that surrounds them in Manor House and Haringey.
Artists who took part in the event were:
Kirsty Amy Anne
Kirsty is a Visual Artist and a Participatory Arts Practitioner. Check out some of Kirsty’s stunning work here: https://www.instagram.com/kirsty_amy_anne/
Graeme K Cunningham
Graeme is an award-winning photographer who has held numerous exhibitions in London and Edinburgh. Graeme’ work is heavily influenced by music, subcultures and cinema. Find out more about Graeme here: http://www.graemekcunningham.com
Elly has been described as the ‘Queen of Pattern’, and it’s easy to see why. Elly describes her style as ‘bright and playful’. Elly displays her designs as paintings and as larger scale pieces. Check out Elly’s work here: https://www.instagram.com/elly.maddock/
Margaux is a costume designer. Her creations are absolutely jaw-dropping and spell-binding. We were very lucky to be able to display one of Margaux’s pieces as part of our Manor House Showcase. View Margaux’s creations here: https://www.instagram.com/colnardmargaux/
A photographer who grew up in rural Yorkshire specialising in portrait and editorial photography. See more about his stuff here: http://www.willcorder.co.uk
An artist who uses a variety of media to create breathtaking pictures and sculptures, check out more of her stuff here: https://www.instagram.com/lazyoptics1/
The evening was full of fun and it gave us a chance to showcase our co-working and event space and for everyone in Manor House to meet the amazingly talented folk who inhabit this area. It was also a chance for us to raise money for our chosen charity, Mind in Haringey. For every beer that was given out by Seven Sister Brew, a donation was made to Mind in Haringey. (http://www.mindinharingey.org.uk/)
Areaworks – Manor House, is now officially open! Please drop in anytime – we’d love to meet you.
Areaworks is a provider of open supportive coworking office spaces in accessible areas throughout London. We don’t believe in stuffy central locations, long commutes, impersonal and uptight environments. We believe there’s a better way of working, and we’re here to make it happen: in our areas, with our areas. We believe in opening up communities that inspire progress and open up opportunities. We offer complete turnkey work place solutions for start-ups, creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. We design our desk coworking to feel open, to encourage collaboration and productivity, to inspire you to think differently. Areaworks currently has two coworking spaces in prime London locations. The first resides in Manor House, an area very close to our hearts (and where it all began). Our second space recently opened in Hackney, one of the fastest growing areas for all things innovation, in London. If you are looking for a coworking space in London, which provides you with the environment and the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, then we have the perfect place for you.