New Futurism

Our New Futurism programme runs a number of projects which all seeks to place tools into the hands of our communities to better equip ourselves to face our uncertain future. Stay tuned for our holiday programme Futureheads for 8-11 year olds addresses future living and future skills.

Thank You For Your Patience | 4 May

Partly set 100,000 years in the future, Thank You For Your Patience explores the legacy we are leaving for future generations. Haunting, folkloric, electric and arresting, Thank You For Your Patience directed by Hackney Showroom Co-Artistic Director Sam Curtis Lindsay will perform at the Ikonst Gallery in Malmo, Sweden on 4 May as part of the Festival of Perpetual Uncertainty, then NESTA’s Futurefest on 5 & 6 July.

Ideas Market | 11 August

Call for Arts, Science, Tech, Creative, Educational & Campaigning Organisations

  • Disco Loco in the Park | 12 August

Our free festival of culture for families Disco Loco in the Park is back on 11 August in Springfield Park, Hackney. Our Ideas Market is unique and innovative ‘trade fair’ hosting stalls by artists, activists, charities… anyone who wants to engage our local community in innovation and creativity or address future living and future skills.

We’re looking for participatory, interactive stalls that are engaging, proactive and fun – from practical demonstrations to mini workshops or competitions – whatever you think will really draw in the public.

We’ll supply you a ready made audience of 4-6,000, a beautiful festival site and you’ll get a covered market stall with optional table top, completely free for your organisation to run from 11am-7pm. You’ll also benefit from our full festival marketing campaign going out across Hackney in August and to our 9,000 mailing list and 2,000 social media followers. We also have a modest budget of £50 per organisation to enable smaller organisations to attend.

Check our short film of the festival – you’ll see Take Back the City, Chipper and Kiddesign at our first ever Ideas Market there.

If you’d be interested in getting involved then we’d love to hear from you so please get in touch –