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Forever Curious turns six

This month, we played host to the sixth Forever Curious exhibition, displaying artwork created by kids from local schools (with a little help from their W+K buddies).

The Forever Curious platform has been developed over the last six years by W+K Account Director James McHoull and Creative Consultant Jodie Cariss. A series of workshops see local kids and W+K volunteers buddy up to explore creativity in an uninhibited environment. The programme aims to highlight the importance of creativity and celebrate the magic of being creative. It’s one of the things we’re most proud of at W+K London.

This year’s workshop, ‘My Creative Life’, was the final chapter of the three year programme for the Year Six group. The students from Millfields, Newport, Dawlish and St Anne’s Primary were invited into the building to view their work in all its glory.

Massive thanks to the local schools and teachers, W+K buddies and organisers, the lovely Jodie and, especially, the amazing kids who make Forever Curious what it is.

Greenbox festival takes root at W+K London

We’ve teamed up with YouTube live sessions channel Evergreen to launch Greenbox, a week-long music festival showcasing London’s hottest up and coming artists.

From tomorrow (Wednesday), our public facing Hanbury St window will be transformed into plant-based paradise to play host to a raft of local talent, each performing a 30 minute set of original music.

Acoustic sets, from the likes of rapper Ashnikko and soul singer Aanya Martin, will be live-streamed at instagram.com/wk_ldn weekdays at 6pm and at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Performances will also be posted to Greenbox’s YouTube channel.

W+K’s JJ Bender and Ayo Fagbemi said: “Working with Evergreen on this window for us, is a chance for us to highlight the wide range of musical talent this city has to offer. Too often music is not put on the pedestal it deserves – we want to make the busy streets of Shoreditch stop and take a break from their hectic lives and enjoy the creativity of the artists we’ve selected. It’s gonna be a great moment!”

Watch online or live at 16 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.

Full line up:

July 24 – 6pm: Alexina – InstagramSpotify
July 25 – 6pm: Kam-Bu – InstagramSpotify
July 26 – 6pm: Ashnikko – InstagramSpotify
July 27 – 2pm: Ayrtn – InstagramSpotify
July 27 – 2.45pm: Aanya Martin – InstagramSpotify
July 28 – 2pm: GeeJay – InstagramSpotify