It's a new venue for East London...

East London venue space Hackney Arts Centre has revealed that it will be called EartH.

The space lay hidden in an art deco building on Kingsland Road for decades, before being 're-discovered' last year.

Undergoing a complete refurbishment, Hackney Arts Centre is set to open in a matter of weeks under the banner of Evolutionary Arts Hackney - or EartH for short.

Auro Foxcroft, Founder of EartH and Village Underground says:

“From the random chance discovery of this buried treasure in plain sight to uncovering secret rooms and repeatedly evicting thousands of wily pigeons, it’s been a bizarre ride. And in a way that’s going to continue, we’re starting to programme increasingly mixed art forms and genres, artists and perspectives. We want to fill the place with the kind of performances that make you think twice and hopefully leave with that feeling of inspiration, possibility and change.”

Initial performances include new shows from Kate Tempest, Art Matters with Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell, and Lauren Laverne, Neil Tennant In Conversation, a special performance by Lianne La Havas, and more.

Check out some behind the scenes footage below.

EartH kicks off on September 2nd with a record fair.

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