The Newham community has been invited to participate in the design of street décor that will adorn Green Street during the celebrations of Laylatul Jaiza, Eid-ul-fitr and Eid al-Adha for the next three years!
April 2023 saw the reveal of the first set of lamp post flags made with community participants who took part creative workshops exploring Islamic geometric patterns and ingredients and spices associated with these festivities.
With this project we want to not only celebrates Eid but also reflect the history and community of Green Street.
Come join our free family workshops this June, and help us decorate Green Street for Eid al-Adha!
You will create your own mirrored mosaics, celebrating the geometry and patterns of islamic art. Which you can then take home or donate to be part of a community artwork.
The workshops will be taking place at:
- 2-4pm on Saturday 10th at Green Street Library E13 9AR
- 1-3pm Tuesday 13th at Hamara Ghar E13 9JN
- 3-5pm Friday 16th at Hamara Ghar E13 9JN
- 2-4pm on Saturday 17th at Green Street Library E13 9AR
- 12-5pm on Tuesday 27th at Queens Market E13 9JJ
Workshops are open to all an apropriate for all age groups, so dont miss out!
Behind the artworks...
The designs on the banners for Laylatul Jaiza and Eid-ul-fitr 2023 were created from participant artworks, made during workshop held at Rosetta Arts. The themes of these workshops being:
The Art of Certainty
The term Islamic art not only describes the art created specifically in the service of Muslim faith, but its unique artistic language whose hallmarks include all over decoration and the use of vegetal and geometric pattern, such as Arabesque, among other forms creates an amazing and mesmerising illusion.
Artist – Aisha Naim
SPICE UP YOUR EID!
Green Street serves the wider community for food staples and is the place for South Asian spices. This workshop will focus on the ritual of food making and preparation as the starting point for art!
Artist – Sabba Khan
The materials produced by participants in the workshops were then incorporated into the banners designs by artist Sam Noble and Sabba Khan. The finished designs were then put to a panel of Newham council members and Green Street Locals for feedback.