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This month, the Kopparberg led ün-establishment presents a unique pop space, packed with free workshops, exhibitions screenings, talks, and parties hosted by some of the UK’s finest, convention-prodding creative talent:

Manchester, October 12 – 18
London, October 20 – 25

The space will pop up for a week in London and Manchester, featuring a packed line-up of ün-established talent from music, film, design, fashion and invention.

Date: October 12 – 18
Venue Address: 20/22 Dale Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1EZ

Date: October 20 – 25
Venue Address: 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, Spitalfields London, E1 6PG

Workshops and Talks
Step out of your comfort zone – embrace and be inspired by the extraordinary lunchtime and evening workshops. A unique series of talks and panel discussions with leading creative thinkers will inspire fans to get involved and follow their own passions. In both London and Manchester the team who resurrected Polaroid, The Impossible Project will be installing their Pop up Polaroid Portrait Studio. Throughout both weeks, they’ll be taking snapshots of fans and friends, for them to take away. Games of Kubb, the Viking game of chess will be played at green spaces across both cities too.

In London:

  • Doodlebombing with illustrator/artist Hattie Stewart
  • Create your own animated GIF with artist Margot Bowman
  • East London Street Art Field Trip with graphic artist Pure Evil
  • Field Trip with the Pothole Gardener
  • RISOgraph printing session with creative science collective Super/Collider
  • Experimental DIY exhibition by Jotta.
  • The Future of Publishing with Crack Magazine, GQ Editor Dylan Jones, Stack’s Steve Watson and Hanna Hanra of PiX
  • Live Exchange hosted by Resident Advisor and in their words, ‘One of the planet’s most popular DJs’, Seth Troxler
  • Fashionista Live debate with Let Them Eat Cake and some of the biggest personalities on the fashion scene.

In Manchester:

  • Music Production Workshop with Illim Sphere (The Young Turks label latest protégé)
  • How Not To Set Up Your Own Magazine with Editor of Flux magazine, Lee Taylor
  • Creative battle – ‘idea volleyball’ hosted by Eskimo Creative.
  • Field trip of Manchester’s Architecture with writer and Curator Phil Griffin
  • Live Exchange hosted by Resident Advisor with DJ Eats Everything before he plays at The Warehouse Project.
  • Screen-printing workshop
  • Yarn-bombing workshop
  • DJ skill workshop 

Screenings
Kopparberg cider will be available for the evening workshops and coffee aficionados, Look Mum Look No Hands will be on hand to serve coffees. Plus Big Apple hot dogs and in Manchester, Dirty Dogs will bring the best dogs in town. Kopparberg will screen limited release films over the weekend in London and Manchester:

  • Grandma Lo-Fi – 60 minute documentary of octogenarian Sigríður Níelsdóttir who began making music aged 70 from her living room in Reykjavik and released 59 albums of keyboard-playing, improvised percussion and pet noises over the course of seven years.
  • Shut Up and Play The Hits  – in 2011 LCD Soundsystem played their last show, concluding the journey of one of the most influential electronica bands of the time.

Parties
Each activity filled week will end with a specially curated secret party featuring ünestablished live bands and DJs. Fans can find out more and sign up to the guest list by following @KopparbergUK on Twitter.

Creative Partners
Creative partners in this event include: Margot Bowman, Pure Evil, Resident Advisor with Seth Troxler and Eats Everything, Crack magazine with Dylan Jones, Steve Watson from Stack and Hanna Hanra from PIX, Hattie Stewart, Camille Walala, Curator Phil Griffin, Jotta, Super/ Collider, The Pothole gardener, Let Them Eat Cake, Flux magazine, Something & Son, NTS radio, We Heart, The Impossible Project and more.

Get Involved
All events and workshops are free and places are available through Kopparberg’s Facebook page. You can also follow the ünestablishment on Tumblr.

Kopparberg believes it’s the people who have the courage and creativity to disregard the norms and make the world a more interesting place. These people are the ün-established and the ün-establishment is the place to feed their self-expression and to inspire newcomers to the fold.

The ün-established is a celebration of those who ignore the received wisdom, reject the status quo and followed their own passions – just as Kopparberg has done since 1882.

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