With Red Gallery Last Days Of Shoreditch closing its doors for an Art’otel Hoxton development, this signals the end of an era for East London and leaves the gallery and entertainment venue in search of a new home. In celebration of eight years of creativity and entertainment, Red Gallery and Last Days of Shoreditch have programmed a month-long series of events from 8th July, bringing together friends, musicians, DJs and artists. Last Days Of Shoreditch The Enchanted Garden will remain open Thursday to Saturday until 29th July with further information via lastdaysofshoreditch.co.uk.
The extent of neighbouring Red Gallery’s remit and influence is vast. As a gallery, it has created an expanding archive of international subcultural movements (Ourhistory), curated numerous keynote exhibitions, events, screenings, and talks, and has been the host of local community workshops and UK university graduation shows. Its DIY ethos has innovated the ‘gallery’ format into a dynamic, community-driven space, nurturing strong European connections that have extended its reach to an international audience. The building’s exposed façade provided a canvas for promoting quality street art (e.g. Banksy, Roa Eine, Thierry Noire), attracting over 1000 visitors daily; and on the rooftops Red Gallery was one of the first to join the Urban Beehive programme.