Evening Meets of Roman Road Festival 2014

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Roman Road’s shops and businesses stayed open late and turned Bow’s village high street into a string of pop-up stages, theatres and cinemas for a week of cultural events that showcased Bow’s talent. At a time when Roman Road’s high street is normally shut up behind metal rollers, The Roman was buzzing with evening activity.

We had a night of music (and jam sandwiches) at Bow Jam at the Roman Road Art Cafe; pop-up cinema nights at Costa Coffee and Muxima; spoken word from the stars of the future at Fiesta Cafe; a gig at St Barnabas church; readings at Best of India restaurant and Zealand Road Coffee Shop; orgigami art at SNAP; fashion shows at Gallery 504; pizza-making classes at Domino’s Pizza; late night Sip & Shop events at Zee & Co and Anchor+Hope, and dog portraits at Gina’s Closet quirky pavement shoot – there was even a clairvoyant evening at Roman Cars, the local minicab office. Heres’s a selection of photos – by no means comprehensive – of some of Roman Road Festival’s Evening Meets.

Simon Stephens, Jeryl Burgess
Simon Stephens and Jeryl Burgess at Sea Wall reading © Oliver Lynton
Simon Stephens at his reading of Sea Wall © Oliver Lynton
Simon Stephens at his reading of Sea Wall © Oliver Lynton
Borough Secondary Choir at Fiesta Cafe Roman Road Festival
Spoken word and song from local children at Word & Chips, Fiesta Cafe © Oliver Lynton
Tower Hamlets Secondary Borough Choir at Roman Road Festival
Tower Hamlets Secondary Borough Choir at Word & Chips © Oliver Lynton
A witchy performance at Word & Chips, Roman Road Festival
A witchy performance from Isabelle at Word & Chips © Oliver Lynton
Boys sketched by Sara Pitta at Word & Chips Evening Meets, Roman Road Festival
Boys sketched by Sara Pitta at Word & Chips © Oliver Lynton
Sarah Ainslie Pooch Portraits Evening Meets of Roman Road Festival
Sarah Ainslie shooting Pooch Portraits at Gina’s Closet © Andrea Vladova
Sara Pitta sketching for Pooch Portraits at Gina's Closet for Evening Meets of Roman Road Festival
Sara Pitta sketching for Pooch Portraits © Andrea Vladova
Louis Savy Movies and Mochas Roman Road Festival
Louis Savy introducing SciFi Short Films at Movies & Mochas © Andrea Vladova
Ronan Tynan Mothers Against the Odds Roman Road Festival
Ronan Tynan introducing Mothers Against the Odds at Muxima © Andrea Vladova
Mothers Against the Odds at Muxima Roman Road Festival
Screening of Mothers Against the Odds at Muxima © Andrea Vladova
Clairvoyant Evening Roman Road Festival
Clairvoyant Evening at Roman Cars © Oliver Lynton
Omer playing Bow Jam Roman Road Festival
Omer from Bow Belly playing at Bow Jam © Andrea Vladova
Bow Belly jam at Bow Jam Roman Road Festival
Bow Belly jam sandwiches all round © Andrea Vladova
Irene de Lorenzis, Bow Jam, Roman Road Festival
Bow Jam organiser, Irene de Lorenzis © Andrea Vladova
Jeryl Burgess The Post Birthday World Roman Road Festival
Jeryl Burgess reading from The Post Birthday World at Best of India © Andrea Vladova
Anchor + Hope Sip & Shop night for Roman Road Festival
Sip & Shop evening at Anchor + Hope © Andrea Vladova
Shopper at Sip Shop Anchor Hope Roman Road Festival
Trying it on at Anchor + Hope’s Sip & Shop evening © Andrea Vladova
Susannah Austin Chicchis Roman Road Festival
Susannah Austin at Chicchis © Andrea Vladova
Father Brian St Barnabas Roman Road Festival
Ellie Rose from The Howling Hepcats and Father Brian at St Barnabas © Oliver Lynton
Alice Barlow St Barnabas Church Roman Road Festival
Alice Barlow singing St Barnabas Church © Oliver Lynton
Alice Barlow on stage at St Barnabas Roman Road Festival
Alice Barlow on stage at St Barnabas Church © Oliver Lynton

Create & Make

The Evening Meets included a series of Create & Make events that encouraged young and old to try new skills and to discover new shops on Roman Road. From Domino’s hugely popular ‘make your own pizza then eat it’ workshop, through to the packed origami session at SNAP gift store and the Stitch & Sew night at Sew Amazing, these events really showed how much fun you can have on the high street.

Create & Make Roman Pizza, Domino, Evening Meets of Roman Road Festival
Create & Make Roman Pizza at Domino © Andrea Vladova
Create & Make Roman Pizza event at Domino Pizza Roman Road Festival
Let them eat pizza © Andrea Vladova
Create Make Origami Roman Road Festival
Origami workshop with Michael Trew at SNAP © Oliver Lynton
Create and Make Knitting and Sewing,Roman Road Festival
Girl learning to crochet at Sew Amazing © Andrea Vladova
 Jo Wheatley and Shelley Colney of Jakss, Roman Road Festival
Jo Wheatley and Shelley Colney of Jakss © Andrea Vladova
Cupcake creations at Roman Road Festival
Festive toppings at Create & Make Cupcake Decorations © Andrea Vladova
Create and Make DJ tunes at Roman Road Festival
Mixing tunes at Create & Make DJ Mixing © Andrea Vladova

 

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See more pictures from the week-long Roman Road Festival including pictures of the Opening Sunday and pictures of the Closing Sunday.