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Younger and older family members will team up to create an origami style lampshade celebrating the shared experience of craft whilst encapsulating personal stories in the fold.

Made from translucent acetate, the shade will illuminate once lit emitting a vibrant, warm light.

We’ll be exploring special memories. Does the oldest person in your family remember the day the youngest person was born? What’s changed in your local area since then? What do you hope for your family and for the future? Can you decorate your lampshade with these hopes and memories too?

Memory and meaning will be threaded through the shade with the addition of decorative elements such as beads, personal mementos and lightweight keep-sakes forming a fringe of personal narrative around the bottom of the shade, casting light on to your memories.

Participating families will receive a PlayPack of materials through the post.

Ahead of the event you will receive a Zoom invite to the sessions which will demonstrate how to fold the material to create an eight sided 3D form. The completed lampshade can be attached to a pendant lamp with no additional fittings required!

The sessions will end at 4pm. We prioritise Tower Hamlets residents to ensure that we are supporting our local community. 

Photo credit: Pau Ros

This session is in partnership with Eeshita Azad and Art Hoppers.


Eeshita Azad is a creative industry expert and an arts management consultant with a career spanning over 15 years with the working knowledge of the third sector of London, New York and Dhaka. Currently she leads British Bangladeshi Poetry Collective (BBPC) based in London and she is a fellow of Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy (NPO).

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Art Hoppers design and deliver high-quality art activities for early years, primary school children and families in both educational settings and public spaces.

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