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22.08.2014
New Stalls for Chrisp Street Market

 

A series of new stalls have been designed for Chrisp Street market, which complement the function of the classic stall – to trade – and introduce new uses that encourage visitors to spend time at the market.

The new stalls include dining tables for the market equipped with heaters and a Chrisp Street Market Menu, inviting passers-by to sit down and taste the rich variety of food on offer in the area. A radio stall broadcasts culture and music being produced in Chrisp Street.  In addition to this, two large circular stalls provide the infrastructure for concerts, screenings and other entertainment (such as boxing or cinema), serving as a platform to stage activities at the market square.

The design of the new stalls takes advantage of the particular spatial quality of the market: situated in an open public square at the centre of the housing blocks designed by Fredrick Gibberd. They can be rolled around the square to occupy empty pitches to improve impressions of the market, but their flexibility means that they can also be moved to the non-trading area of the square, adding to the market programme and allowing events to take place, that could bring new shoppers.

 

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street by The Decorators, London, UK, 06/05/2014 © Dosfotos

16.04.2014
Karaoke on Film

A short film by Pedro Lino #3 of 3.


16.04.2014
Karaoke at the Market

Last Saturday’s musical events brought a close to the Chrisp Street Market Show. Locals George Wood and Kylie Warren sang to Eastcast on The Open Mic Show. East London Radio‘s The Music Show had a visit from staff at Spotlight and some of the young people that make use of the space. Guests on The Future Market Show looked into the future and discussed alternative models for Chrisp Street Market and Maureen’s from Chrisp Street’s famous Maureen’s Pie & Mash shop told us the story of her restaurant and served up traditional pie, mash & liquor in the market square. The sun came out for our closing event which saw the many talented people of Chrisp Street take to the stage and sing their hearts out with Soulbrew Karaoke.

Pictures by Dosfotos

 

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10.04.2014
Film on Film

A short film by Pedro Lino #2 of 3.


10.04.2014
Film at the Market

In partnership with Poplar Film and in honour of Dame Angela Lansbury’s return to Poplar we screened Bedknobs and Broomsticks at the Chrisp Street on Air shop and two special London episodes of Murder She Wrote in the Market Square.

 

Pictures by Dosfotos

 

 

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10.04.2014
The Chrisp Street Market Show #2 of 3

Last Saturday the new stalls in the market were reconfigured to host the second in the Chrisp Street Market Show series, Film at the Market. At the radio stall we hosted the Angela Lansbury quiz for super fans, with fans travelling from as far as Tunbridge Wells to take part. East London Radio led us on a music hall singalong, and The Culture Show presented the East London Group. The Future Market Show posed the question ‘Who will own the market in the future?’ and Chef Richard cooked with the Men’s Shed on the Food Show to serve up soup and healthy chicken wraps.

 

Pictures by Dosfotos

 

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02.04.2014
Boxing on Film

A short film by Pedro Lino #1 of 3.


02.04.2014
Boxing at the Market

Last Saturday the Chrisp Street Market Show series kicked off with Boxing at the Market, a day celebrating the East End’s colourful boxing heritage. Alongside live radio broadcasts and locally sourced food, The Lansbury Amateur Boxing Club hosted a special outdoor boxing tournament in Chrisp Street Market Square.

Photos by Dosfotos

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29.03.2014
Live from the Market

Chrisp Street on Air’s mobile recording booth was rolled out into the market square for the first live broadcast of the Chrisp Street Market Show. The day’s radio hosts included East Cast, East London Radio, and Bow Arts.

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29.03.2014
Setting up for the Chrisp Street Market Show

Photos by Dosfotos

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20.03.2014
Stencilling the Market

Chrisp Street Market is getting some new signage in preparation for Chrisp Street on Air’s three big Saturday events – Boxing at the Market Sat 29 March // Film at the Market Sat 5 April // Karaoke at the Market Sat 12 April.

 

Graphic Design by Guglielmo Rossi

Photos by Sarah Chayeb

 

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15.01.2014
Chrisp Street on Air Launch

The Chrisp Street on Air shop opened to the public on 15 January, with a public broadcast of the first two podcasts of the Neighbourhood 9 series. Local resident Chef Richard took to the mic to welcome passersby into the shop.

 

pictures by dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street On Air, London, UK, 15/02/2014 © Dosfotos

 

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Chrisp Street On Air, London, UK, 15/02/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street On Air, London, UK, 15/02/2014 © Dosfotos

10.01.2014
11 Market Way

Chrisp Street on Air has set up a temporary recording studio at 11 Market Way. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays to record the sounds and voices of Chrisp Street Market.

 

Photos by Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street On Air, London, UK, 15/02/2014 © Dosfotos

 

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05.01.2014
Chrisp Street Market Setting Up

Early starts at Chrisp Street Market. Traders start setting up for the day at 5am, Monday – Saturday.

 

Photos by Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street Market, London, UK, 14/02/2014 © Dosfotos

 

Chrisp Street Market, London, UK, 14/02/2014 © Dosfotos

 

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Chrisp Street Market, London, UK, 14/02/2014 © Dosfotos

 

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Chrisp Street Market, London, UK, 14/02/2014 © Dosfotos

21.12.2013
Chrispmas at Chrisp Street Market

The Chrispmas meal was our first market dinner in collaboration with three restaurants on the market – Ivy’s, the Curry Hut, and J.P.s. It was a taster of some of the great food Chrisp Street Market has to offer.

On the day the ‘Chrisp Street On Air’ stall handed out food boxes which served as meal tickets to receive a dish at each of the participating restaurants. With their meals complete, diners sat at a communal table to enjoy.

 

Menu

Brussel Sprout Bhaji with Tamarind Dip by the Curry Hut // Saveloy Sausage and Pease Pudding or Pease Pudding with Nutmeg and Fried Onions for vegetarians by Ivy’s // Belgium Waffle topped with Cream, Berries and a sprinkle of Cinnamon by J.P.s.

Photos by Rob Logan

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20.12.2013
Getting ready for Chrispmas
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13.12.2013
Gibberd’s Clocktower

“The Clock tower at Lansbury Market Square, Poplar, designed by Frederick Gibberd, has just been completed. The tower dominates the Market Square, providing a contrast to the comparatively low shop buildings surrounding the square, and it closes the vista from the principal road leading in to the square. In addition to its function as a clock, the building is also designed to provide a viewing point over the surrounding neighbourhood.

The tower is essentially two interlocking reinforced concrete staircases, above which the clock and its mechanism is mounted. The two staircases start at opposite  sides of the building, are placed parallel to each other, and go in opposite directions to meet at the viewing platform some 55 ft. above the ground. As the stairs only meet at the top and bottom it enables one to be used for going up and the other for coming down, the public passing each other in opposite directions.”

Contract Journal21 February 1952

Photos of Tower by dosfotos.

 

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06.12.2013
On Air soon
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Six Microphones - Robert Pietrusko (2013)

Six Microphones – Robert Pietrusko (2013)

 


13.11.2013
Views of Chrisp Street Market
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07.11.2013
Lansbury

The Lansbury Estate was named after George Lansbury. A socialist Labour Councillor for Poplar and grandfather of actress Angela Lansbury.

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30.10.2013
The Lansbury Estate, 1951

The 1951 Festival of Britain was the reaffirmation of faith in the nation’s future and so too was its programme for architecture. In 1949 Frederick Gibberd, architect-planner and Festival adviser, offered a new concept – ‘to take a bombed or cleared site of four to six acres as near as possible to the site of the main Exhibition [and] develop it as a cross section of a Neighbourhood’. Badly bombed Poplar was chosen as the ideal site.

One of the Plan’s great themes was the ‘neighbourhood unit ‘. With each unit built to create a viable and self-sustaining community with all the shops, schools, churches and community buildings it needed. The Lansbury Estate was neighbourhood number 9 in the plan and one of eleven neighbourhoods in total. It was built in the first phase of works to form a ‘live’ architecture exhibition for the 1951 Festival of Britain. In social democratic Britain, the Lansbury Estate was the exemplar for housing for the people.

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