The Tramshed Project brings three of our favourite things together, housed in a chic industrial space.
Opening on October 9, The Tramshed Project is poised to bring together big names from the worlds of art, food, and culture. A hybrid space that’s intended to function as much as a coworking space as a food court, and appreciate the power of community spirit in the wake of the pandemic, it’ll be opening on Shoreditch’s Rivington Street very soon. Here’s what you can expect!
Whilst art, music, and cultural events are all much loved here at Secret London, we’re obviously going to start with our all-time favourite subject: food. The Tramshed Project has lined up a stellar cast of chefs to cook up a storm in Shoreditch, with Zoe Adjonyoh – of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen fame – putting her modern spin on traditional Ghanaian cuisine, James Cochran bringing jerk-infused treats, and Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins mixing smoked meats and plant-based plates. To summarise in a word: delicious.
The kitchens will be open throughout the week and on weekends, and will set up inside The Tramshed Project’s main Hall, which can seat up to 120 people with social distancing, and – one day – presumably even more without. Whilst you’re dining, you’ll be able to enjoy artwork on loan from London gallery the Zabludowicz Collection, home to the largest collection of art in Europe.
The Tramshed Project is the brainchild of Dominic Cools-Lartigue, whose previous contributions to London life have included bringing Street Feast’s food markets – think Dinerama, Giant Robot, Model Market, and Hawker House – to town. It’s all housed inside a Grade-II listed building, and there’ll be plenty of little nooks and crannies to explore. Upstairs, a pretty spot known as the Library will host food and drink events and celebrity chef takeovers for 40 lucky guests, whilst a trip downstairs will bring you to the Basement Gallery, which has been earmarked for exhibitions, talks, and workshops.
Putting the music into The Tramshed Project is Black Flamingo, a jazz and dinner club that’ll pop up every Friday night, and has been inspired by 60’s black culture magazine Flamingo. Black Flamingo is intended as a space for black culture, cuisine, business, and education, and to underline this point, The Tramshed Project are making Black History Month the subject of their first festival, running from October 23-25. Pop along, and you can expect a steady diet of talks, music, documentaries, food, and much more.
Just to add the cherry on top of The Tramshed Project sundae, you’ll also be able to pitch up your laptop and work in the venue’s collaborative workspace. The plan is to use it as a creative hub for entrepreneurs, professionals, and creators, so if you’ve got a winning business pitch, it wouldn’t be a bad place to hang out and strike up a conversation. Said Cools-Lartigue, “Among the many lessons of lockdown, we learned the power of purpose. We heard countless tales of communities coming together to do good and help their neighbours in need. That same spirit of togetherness is at the heart of our approach to opening The Tramshed Project.” Touching stuff!
Find The Tramshed Proejct at 32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LX from October 9. Nearest station is Old Street.
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