UEL: After Dark 2023

18 Hours collaborated with students of University of East London to produce a unique free community festival. UEL: After Dark illuminated the University’s Docklands campus in a dazzling display of light, art and movement.

For one night, UEL: After Dark lit up the university’s Docklands campus; welcoming families and local businesses; and provided 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 encompassed 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 featured a community Lantern parade, fiery dance and drumming performances, fun drop-in sporting activities along with an illuminated waterfront, and a number of magical installations at Docklands Campus as well as a cultural walking tour connecting to Stratford Campus.

We had:

  • Dance and Drumming Performances
  • ‘Midnight Run’ Cultural Walking Tour
  • The Living Snow Globe by The Show Globe
  • Free, fun sports actives for all ages
  • Family Lantern Workshops
  • Waterfront Light Parade
  • Interactive Installations
  • Fresh Street Food and Bar, and much, much more.