Welcome to The Do Good Festival at Angel Central. Taking place across June 2023, The Do Good Festival celebrates the small steps we can all take towards a more environmentally sustainable future.
The festival brings together pioneers, experts, authors and creatives to curate a month-long event programme to help you recycle, renew and revive.
Little Angel Theatre
And if you love Little Angel Theatre? Then don’t miss out on these extra special free kids craft classes during our Do Good Festival. When released, you can book tickets via Eventbrite for Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.
UNIQLO Tate Play Workshop
Join us for a fun-filled family workshop on Saturday 10th June in the Angel Central Piazza. UNIQLO are inviting families of all ages to get stuck in with Originary Arts and take part in playful drawing and expressive mark making, encouraging experimentation using largely recyclable materials to create a giant artwork.
Block Printing Drop In Workshop
Back by popular demand we are lucky enough to have the Artblockers workshop here at The Do Good Festival on Saturday 10th June. Reconnect with making, bring your old favourite clothes and tote bags and refresh them with gorgeous new prints.There will be some of the most beautiful animal blocks plus words and symbols.available to use at this special event.
The original blocks are hand carved in wood then the patterns are shared to be lazer cut or 3d printed using ancient and modern technology together so that you can make gorgeous prints. Blockers use permaset textile printing inks so when you get your print home all you need to do is iron it with a hot iron and some paper and then it is permanently fixed and washable. Book a ticket here.
Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear with Bella Gonshorovitz. Join best-selling author, Bella Gonshorovitz, on Saturday 17th June at the Angel Central Do Good Festival, and receive a signed copy of her book Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear. Bella will be sharing how she learned to join the dots between what we grow, eat and wear.
MUJI Community Market
The MUJI Community Market is an initiative aimed at bringing communities together. The first Community Market of 2023, as part of our Do Good Festival, will take place at the Piazza on Saturday 17th June at 11:00–17:00.
There will be Japanese & Asian handmade food (bread, cakes, pastries & daifuku), fresh microgreens, plants, organic vegetables & fruits, natural dye textiles, ceramics, upcycled notebooks, and sustainable arts & crafts. Also, the MUJI team will organise FREE Origami Workshop on the day. Come along to learn to fold tulips (and others!) to celebrate the summer.
Lone Design Club
The Do Good Festival kicks off with Lone Design Club (LDC) popping up from Wednesday 17th May – Thursday 22nd June. Located on the Upper Street entrance at Angel Central, LDC will be bringing a rotation of the next generation of independent designers and brands with an emphasis on sustainability, ethical production, conscious design, traceability and transparency.
This will also include a representation of local Islington businesses, as well as a dedicated selling space for Islington MIND, the leading mental health organisation in the area. Join us at Lone Design Club for their exclusive events every Wednesday throughout The Do Good Festival, where you can indulge in designer-led experiences that are highly coveted. Visit LDC’s Eventbrite to RSVP.
Islington Climate Centre
Throughout The Do Good Festival, Angel Central will be partnering with Islington Climate Centre during Climate Coalition Big Green Week (10th–18th June) and London Climate Action Week (24th June–2nd July) to host a series of events.
Visible Mending Embroidery Workshop with TessaTheDresser
Join supportive and friendly teacher Tessa and learn decorative hand-stitching skills to keep your loved items in circulation. Visible Mending is a declaration of your care, a practical skill and adds a unique and personal touch to all types of clothing. Book a ticket for Thursday 15th June here.
Hive & Keeper
Join Hive & Keeper on Thursday 22nd June and Friday 23rd June for their pop-up in the Angel Central Piazza. Hive & Keeper fight against lazy sustainability, by using the UK’s natural materials and working with British heritage industries and artisans to give you the opportunity to choose authentically natural products that tread more lightly on the planet.
The industry norm is to keep the flawless parts and to throw away those with natural imperfections: stretch marks, knots, unusual colours and so on. Hive & Keeper are pushing against this culture of ‘perfection’ that leads to waste and mass production on one hand and a disconnect from nature on the other.
The Home Of Sustainable Things
The Home Of Sustainable Things is a unique store and a design-led platform specialising in products with zero or low carbon output. It addresses waste in the economy and demonstrate craft processes to tackle the issues.
HOST collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to design blurs the boundaries between design, technology and science to reveal a product range that explores the use of construction waste, food waste, paper and textile waste, agricultural waste, e-glass and biowaste amongst others as raw materials that demonstrate the possibilities of crafting not only aesthetically sophisticated and useful objects, but achieving it without putting more strain on global resources.
Join HOST for their pop-up at Angel Central on Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June.
Come and visit the Angel Central Sustainable Market in June on Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th and Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th, as part of our Do Good Festival. The Sustainable Market features a selection of London-based ethical and sustainable businesses, crafters and makers, all with their unique sustainable spin.
Join trailblazing fashion designer Amy Powney for an exclusive Q&A, plus viewing of her debut film Fashion Reimagined, at Angel Central on Thursday 29th June as part of our Do Good Festival. Tickets are £10.00 with all proceeds going to Islington Mind. Book a ticket here.
Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl is a rising star in the London fashion scene. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she won the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decided to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment, and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her own personal revolution became the precursor of a much bigger, societal change.
Fashion Reimagined tells this story and you can also hear and learn directly from Amy about her mission and how you can become a part of it. Find out more about the film here.
Love Not Landfill
What’s more? Love Not Landfill is returning to Angel Central on Wednesday 28th June – Sunday 2nd July, closing The Do Good Festival. A non-profit campaign founded by ReLondon, Love Not Landfill encourages fast-fashion fans to buy second-hand, swap, recycle and give to charity. A must for any fashion lover!
Saint Espresso Sampling
Join Saint Espresso for interactive tasting and live brewing demonstrations at Angel Central on 1st to 2nd July, as part of our Do Good Festival. In a market saturated with claims on sustainability, the award-winning Saint Coffee Roasters are doing their part in fulfilling this element of the speciality coffee industry. Their presence at The Do Good Festival will showcase not only their excellent coffee (sourced by current and two times UK Roasting Champion Diana Johnston), but the stories behind each coffee.
A large part of their purchasing strategy is to look beyond taste: and purchase coffees which exhibit high taste quality, as well as providing influence in their local neighbourhoods. For example, their current Peruvian offering, named El Oso, donates money towards the conservation of a local engaged species of bear called the spectacled bear; this is just one example of sustainability in coffee. After a coffee leaves the roastery, sustainability can still be aided, and all their coffees at the Do Good festival will be showcased using Batch Brewers, which are able to producer larger quantities of coffee in a short time frame, reducing waste of water, electricity, and paper filters.
Do Good & Donate With FRAME
Donate your pre-loved activewear at FRAME in Angel Central throughout June to get a free FRAME class pass. Your donations will then be sold at the Lone Design Club pop-up, with all proceeds going to Islington MIND.
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