Wednesday 8 February 2023, 5pm till 8:30pm
Join us for a free Winter Festival and be inspired by some of the world's most dazzling artists and installations!
For one night, UEL:After Dark will light up the university's Docklands campus – engaging students across all our sites; welcoming families and local businesses; and providing opportunities for everyone to watch or participate in a range of art, light and movement-based activities.
The festival is produced in partnership with UEL students, and encompasses two weeks of creative workshops ahead of the event, for joint skills development with local schools and the wider East London community.
The evening itself will feature a community Lantern parade, fiery dance and drumming performances, fun drop-in sporting activities along an illuminated waterfront, and a number of magical installations at Docklands Campus. Throughout the evening a range of fresh street food and drinks will be available. We will also be running a night-time walking tour, facilitated by poets and artists, that will journey past iconic sites as well as lesser-known nooks and crannies of the city as we celebrate a return to cultural activity. Spaces on the walking tour are limited so please book your place.
Registration is optional and no tickets are required for UEL:After Dark. However, if you sign up, this will give us a helpful indication of how many people are likely to attend.
Due to the large number of attendees expected, we unfortunately cannot accommodate car parking on site. We recommend that you travel via public transport or the nearest public car park is Gallions Reach Shopping Park or ASDA.
- Family Lantern Workshops - Book your place
- Dance and Drumming Performances
- 'Midnight Run' Cultural Walking Tour - Book your place
- The Living Snow Globe by The Show Globe
- Free, fun sports actives for all ages
- Waterfront Light Parade
- Interactive Installations
- Fresh Street Food and Bar, and much, much more.