Open House: somewhereto_ x House of Vans

#Music #Art #Skate-BMX #Film

House Of Vans

Thu 14th Apr

FREE ENTRY11:00am- 6:00pm-

Looking for somewhere to exhibit your work, screen your films or simply a space to work alongside other creatives? We’re opening our doors to London’s creative community, allowing anyone from any discipline or skill level to use our space as it was always intended: a physical manifestation of the culture and creativity that has defined Vans since 1966.

To make OPEN HOUSE possible, House of Vans London are collaborating with somewhereto_ for a day of workshops, film screenings, live art, networking and of course – skate.

PLUS we will proudly host a pop-up residency of Reprezent 107.3FM - Sound of Young London, who will be live on air throughout the event.

So come down, hang out and use our tunnels as your studio for the day!

TUNNEL 1 / Gallery:

Live Art: Bertie Simpson & Chris Gharibi

Bertie Sampson and Chris Gharibi are video projection and mapping artists who are part of London based collective L.E.G.

TUNNEL 2 / Cinema Space:

Short Film Festival curated by Alex Browning

An hour long event featuring productions by filmmakers aged 16-25.

Film of interest: Sirus F Gahan (Director of Fully Falafelled, Pittas and Powerslides in Palestine)

Whilst volunteering in Palestine, Sirus helped teach kids to skateboard and assisted in the build of three new skateparks. This film documents his adventures.

Talks: Funmi Ohio

Fungi gives us insight on how to overcome barriers to success through the telling of her own story.

Gaming Session: Tanika McSherry

‘Gamers Guide Live’ will include the latest gaming news, events and releases as well as on air discussions and giveaways. All brought to you by gamer girl Tanika!

TUNNEL 2 / Vans Labs

Lab 1:

Exhibition curated by Pholio

Two graduates of Leeds College of Art, created and founded Pholio in 2010 in response to the problems they have encountered facing talented, emerging photographers.

Workshop: Analogue Photoshop Workshop (Alex Dickson)

Analogue Photoshop Workshop: learn new photo-editing techniques that don't require a mouse, graphics tablet, fancy software or even a computer!

Lab 2:

Exhibition curated by Josh Foxx

Vans T-Shirt Making/Heat Press Workshop

produce a one off t-shirt using heat pressed flock lettering to spell out their name or a simple message. T-shirts are free, one per customer, first come, first served, while stocks last.

Lab 3:

Artist/Photographer Exhibition - Curated by somewhereto_

Endz to Endz - Photography Workshop (Dennis Gyamafi)

Endz to Endz is a London based digital and online magazine founded in 2008 by young people, empowering youth through creative media. Tuesday will offer creative entrepreneurs a chance to try out photography techniques and gain tips into entering the media world.

TUNNEL 3 / Music Tunnel & Creative Hub

Reprezent Radio On Stage All day broadcast

Broadcasting across the capital since 2011, Reprezent FM is the UK’s only radio station presented by young people under the age of 25. We are broadcasting from 11am until 6pm live from House of Vans, bringing you the absolute best of underground music and chat.

Live Mag Workspace & Activities

Powerful documentaries, investigations, opinions and inspiring content - Live Mag UK has been empowering young people to tell the stories mainstream media can’t reach since 2001. Come down and work on an idea or video!

Raddulthood Magazine 

Raddulthood is a collaborative zine, edited by Ben Gore, about the philosophy of skateboarding and creativity within the skate scene. They'll be displaying past issues as well as working on their new issue from Tunnel 3.

Collaborative Art – Zine Club

A collage themed creative and collaborative workshop from 12-4pm. Make and submit your work to be shortlisted and featured in a limited edition zine. Materials provided.

Open Creative Workspace

Hot desks available all day, if you have a business to get off the ground, want to work on a project or a drawing, then come set up your laptop in our Vans workspace!

TUNNELS 4 & 5 / Skate Park

Open Skating

On all day from 11:00am - 1:00pm & 3:00pm to 6:00pm come over and put your skills to test!

Skateboard School feat. Vans Pro rider Kris Vile

Our infamous skateboard school is back for the Open House! From kick-push to landing your first kickflip, come learn thetricks of the trade with us this Tuesday!

The Wall SE1

Serving delicious snacks & soft drinks all day, on the house! Come say hi & get a piece of cake!

Get Involved:

Email to contribute or simply turn up and get involved!

OPEN HOUSE: somewhereto_ x House of Vans

11:00am - 6:00pm

All ages

Free Entry

Booking required for some activations





Location: House of Vans