Explore the history of the Lansbury Estate further by joining one of the events and workshops hosted by the Micro Museum.
10am - 4pm every Friday & Saturday
Upcoming Events & Activities
Walls On Walls
Past Events & Activities
NEW FUTURES Launch
17 June 2017
The next instalment of the Neighbourhood Number Nine exhibition series launches at the Lansbury Micro Museum on Saturday 17 June. The new display New Futures will run until Sunday 17 September and will invite visitors to contribute their own concerns and hopes for the future of Poplar.
What if the community itself could lead urban change? What would ideally be preserved, and what would be encouraged to grow?
The opening will be marked with a walking tour and model-making workshop with illustrator Sebastian Harding.
Build-your-own Clock Tower Opened on 16 May 1952, Frederick Gibberd’s Clock Tower was designed as a focal point for the Lansbury Estate’s market square. Join illustrator and model-maker Sebastian Harding at the Lansbury Micro Museum on Saturday 17 June to construct your own Clock Tower in this creative workshop.
Take a tour Explore the Lansbury Estate’s architectural importance on a walking tour with historian Rosamund West.
2pm- 3pm (Meet at the Micro Museum)
New Horizons Panel Discussion and Walls On Walls Launch
29 April 2017
Continue exploring the history of the Lansbury Estate and join us for a series of free events on Saturday 29 April 2017.
Take a tour
Join architectural historian Rosamund West on this special walking tour of the estate, focusing on public and community-led artworks.
2pm- 3pm, Meet at the Micro Museum.
Meet the artists
Celebrate the completion of a new Lansbury Micro Museum artwork, made by artists Walls On Walls with local residents. See here for more info:
3pm, at the Micro Museum
Join the Discussion Join curator Marijke Steedman in conversation with Laurie Nouchka and Tullie Rennie (both, Walls On Walls), Loraine Leeson (Docklands Community Poster Project/cSPACE), Chad McCail (This Used to be Fields, Becontree Estate) and Alberto Duman (Fine Art Social Practice, Middlesex University) on the role of mural-making and community art practices within the built environment.
3.30pm- 5.30pm, at Trussler Hall (Grundy Street, E14 6DR)
Part of Poplar Film Club and in association with British Pathe
Join us for an evening of films exploring the theme of New Towns and social utopias, co-curated with filmmaker Christopher Ian Smith.
Smith will discuss his latest film New Town Utopia (a story of grand utopian dreams and harsh concrete realities) and give a teaser of the documentary amongst a screening of other films on the topic including the post-war public information animation Charley in New Town (1948).
Wednesday 26 April 2017
6.30pm, at Kafe 1788 (4 Vesey Path, Poplar, London E14 6BT)
We’re creating a new artwork for the Lansbury Estate and we want you to get involved.
Help design and produce a large-scale artwork for the Lansbury Estate. Join Laurie Nouchka and Tullis Rennie of Walls On Walls in creating a new artistic focal point for and about the neighbourhood at Chrisp Street Market.
Monday 3 April – Sunday 9 April
10.30am – 6pm, drop-in
All Welcome, FREE
At the Micro Museum and 11 Market Way
Laurie and Tullis will be at the Micro Museum on 31st March and 1st April, 11am-3pm, providing information about the project and how to get involved. Alternatively, contact Laurie (07886 102 825) or Tullis (07753 263 272), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walls On Walls have been commissioned by the V&A, with support from City, University of London
Walls On Walls is an audio-visual project celebrating the rich history and evolving identity of specific communities and their relationships with the urban environment. Project participants and artists co-create site-specific works of art and sound for a chosen location.
25 March 2017
Join architectural historian Rosamund West on a walking tour of the Lansbury Estate and explore its rich history. Meet at the Micro Museum at 2pm.
New Horizons 1950s-1980s Launch Weekend
25 February 2017
The next instalment of the Neighbourhood Number Nine exhibition series launches at the Lansbury Micro Museum on Saturday 25 February. The opening will be celebrated with a walking tour, panel discussion and drinks reception.
2pm- 3pm, Meet at the Micro Museum
Panel Discussion Working to live or living to work? Join Micro Museum Curator Ruth Lang in conversation with Ken Worpole, Ruth Potts and other guests about the role that industry plays in city and neighbourhood planning.
3pm- 5pm, Ideastore Chrisp Street
Teachers from schools on the Lansbury Estate, as well as those from further afield, were invited to explore the themes of the Micro Museum and the design of the Lansbury Lawrence Primary School in a special ‘satellite’ V&A Sanctuary.
Architect Alicja Borkowska of playful, multi-disciplinary design practice You+Me Architecture was invited to lead a hands-on investigation of the school site and its history, including a trip to the Lansbury Micro Museum and creative workshop in the Lansbury Lawrence’s dining hall. The teachers considered how the school’s spaces might be reimagined or animated to support learning activities whilst referencing and celebrating the site’s unique architectural heritage. For more about the session see here.
Lansbury Lawrence Year 6 Ceramic Tiles Project
09 January - 06 February 2017
In January, thirty Year 6 pupils from the Lansbury Lawrence Primary School visited the Micro Museum’s exhibition New Beginnings. Here they explored the architectural history of the Lansbury Estate and their Grade II listed school.
Taking inspiration from the Peggy Angus tile murals at the schools, pupils worked with artist Matthew Raw to design and create their own ceramic tiles. The group also visited the V&A in South Kensington, learning from the ceramics collections and from the tilework in and around the Museum. Read more about the project here.
Catch a glimpse of the pupils’ work on display in the Micro Museum as part of New Horizons 1950s – 1980s, and in the Lansbury Lawrence school foyer.
Over the past couple of months we have been welcoming local residents – as well as those from further afield- into the Lansbury Micro Museum at Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market to explore the history and architectural significance of the Lansbury Estate. This weekend we are inviting visitors to share and capture their own stories about the Estate, take a walking tour of the neighbourhood and join our panel discussion Planning the Dream.
Share your stories Hosted by Cultivaters
Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm
At the Micro Museum
2pm- 3pm, Meet at the Micro Museum
Panel Discussion Planning the Dream. Join Micro Museum Curator Ruth Lang in conversation with Gillian Darley, John Grindrod and John Boughton about the origins of the Lansbury Estate.
3.30pm- 5pm, 11 Market Way.
Lucia Scazzocchio, who heads production company Cultivaters and creates ‘Social Broadcasts’ set up a recording booth in the Lansbury Micro Museum on Friday 25 November and Saturday 26 November to capture the personal stories, experiences and insights of Poplar’s residents. Building upon the Chrisp Street on Air archive gathered by The Decorators in 2014- which encouraged reflection on the importance of the market as a civic space at the heart of the neighbourhood- a new set of recordings was sought in order to further interrogate Lansbury’s successes and shortcomings as a living and working neighbourhood.
The recordings have been woven together to form a unique sound piece for the exhibition New Horizons 1950s-1980s which focuses on work and local industry and compliments the archival photographs, drawings and artefacts on display.