Poplar Works' First Birthday

To celebrate Poplar Work's First birthday, we're hosting a programme of exciting events running from 27th February – 16th March. Events include the launch of the Poplar Works business directory, spotlights on business members, film premieres, making workshops, panel discussions and seminars. Sign up for free below!

Programme of Events

Discover the full line-up below.

27 February – Poplar Works Birthday Programme Launch

28th February to 16th of March Meet the members (and your neighbours) – follow us on Instagram @PoplarWorks as we introduce you to a new member every day. Learn more.

1 March / 8 March / 15 March Make and Mend Mondays with Asma Begum. Learn more.

3 March – Instagram Takeover with Ana Maria of LOFO. Learn more.

8 March – 1pm: International Women’s Day at Poplar Works with Spoken Word Artist Sass Herbert. Learn more.

10 March – Instagram Takeover with Joao Maraschin. Learn more.

11 March – 1pm: Repair embroidery workshop with Carla Aesthetics. Learn more.

16 March – Birthday Events celebrating the people, place and programmes of Poplar Works

  • 10am: One Year On – Challenges and Opportunities with the Poplar Works Community. Learn more.
  • 2pm: Fashion Circle: Remodel and Repair. Learn more.
  • 4pm: Fashioning Places – Industry-led approaches to economic regeneration. Learn more.
28 Feb

Meet the members (and your neighbours)

28th February to 16th of March - Meet the members (and your neighbours). Follow us on Instagram as we introduce you to a new member every day.

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01 Mar

Make and Mend with Asma Begum – How to mend a tear

Asma Begum began her Make and Mend sessions at Poplar Works in 2020. Unfortunately, sessions are on hold until the restrictions ease. However in the meantime, to keep you making and mending, Asma has made a series of 'how to videos'.

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03 Mar

Instagram Takeover with Ana Maria of LOFO

Ana Maria of LOFO will take over the Poplar Works Instagram account for the day to show you behind the scenes of life as a fashion creative.

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08 Mar 1:00 pm

International Women’s Day at Poplar Works with Sass Herbert

1:00 pm

Spoken Word Artist and local resident Sass Herbert shares her latest work with the Poplar Works community on International Women's Day.

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08 Mar

Make and Mend with Asma Begum – How to sew a button hole

Asma Begum began her Make and Mend sessions at Poplar Works in 2020. Unfortunately, sessions are on hold until the restrictions ease. However in the meantime, to keep you making and mending, Asma has made a series of 'how to videos'.

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Meet the Members

Poplar Works is home to 39 small and medium-sized fashion, making and creative businesses, supported by The Trampery; London College of Fashion, UAL’s award-winning Making for Change programme, which supports East Londoners into jobs in fashion and textiles production; the Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s Fashion Accelerate programme, which is incubating 7 businesses on site. The café, open to the public, is run by local enterprise The Works. 

Discover the Members of Poplar Works