Un-establishment creative festival pops up in London and Manchester

The Kopparberg-sponsored n-establishment aims to promote the idea of DIY culture with free workshops, exhibitions, talks and parties.

The n-establishment is headed up by creative agency Margaret (opens in new tab) with contributions from Jotta (opens in new tab), Camille Walala (opens in new tab) and Matt & Dan (opens in new tab) - as well as from over 150 other creatives who are taking part in the various events.

n-establishment is split between London and Manchester. Just a few highlights from each city are given below:

n-establishment Manchester

Key dates: Friday 12th October to Thursday 18th October

Venue: 20/22 Dale Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1EZ

  • Friday 12th, 7pmThe Resident Advisor Exchange (opens in new tab) engages in a series of conversations with artists, labels and promoters who are involved in the electronic music scene.
  • Saturday 13th, 2pm – Have your Polaroid photo taken by The Impossible Project (opens in new tab) - the people aiming to keep the dream of analogue photography alive.
  • Sunday 14rh, 2pm – an afternoon of Kubb (Viking Chess) and Kopparberg (cider)
  • Monday 15th, 1pm – Electronic music artist Illum Sphere (opens in new tab) hosts a workshop where’ll he dissect one of his remixes and talk about programmes, techniques and his musical style.
  • Tuesday 16th, 1pm – Discover screen-printing tricks, tips and techniques with screen printer and illustrator Savwo (opens in new tab).
  • Wednesday 17th, 3pm and 7pm – Freelance writer, broadcaster and curator Phil Griffin gives guests a guided architectural tour of Manchester’s Northern Quarter followed by a detailed discussion on the architecture of Manchester as a whole.

n-establishment London

Key dates: Saturday 20th October to Thursday 25th October

Venue: 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PG

  • Saturday 20th, 2pm – ‘doodle bombing' with illustrator Hattie Stewart (opens in new tab).
  • Sunday 21st, 2pm – an afternoon of Kubb (Viking Chess) and Kopparberg (cider)
  • Monday 22nd, 12pm-3pm – turn unsightly holes in the capital’s roads into spectacular mini gardens with The Pothole Gardener (opens in new tab).
  • Tuesday 23rd, 1pm-4pm – Not-for-profit collective Super/Collider (opens in new tab) explores science through culture. Includes risograph workshop.
  • Wednesday 24th, 1pm-2pm – In Create Or Date? 20 creatives get to spend five minutes in each other’s company to “discover connections, synergy and potential collaborations…”
  • Thursday 25th, 2pm – Show and Tell with award-winning online lifestyle and design magazine We Heart (opens in new tab).
  • Thursday 25th, 7.30pm – Panel discussion on the future of the publishing industry, hosted by Crack magazine (opens in new tab).

For the full un-establishment line-up, check out its Tumblr page (opens in new tab).

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