The EMI Archive Trust are introducing their new Memories of EMI Campaign. The strong legacy of EMI is a testament to the people who worked for the company across the years and would love to hear from previous employees, family members and friends of employees to learn about their stories of life working for EMI. Read more
The Old Vinyl Factory is hosting the world’s biggest pop up film festival, Future Shorts, on Saturday 23rd November 2013.Since November 2011, Future Shorts Festival screenings have taken place in over 541 cities and 178 countries with an audience of more than 75,000 people experiencing a showcase of the best short films, often alongside live music, DJs and art. Read more
Concrete Day, a free day-long celebration and critique of concrete, will take place on 28th November 2013. The day will include a guided bus tour of key Wallis, Gilbert factory buildings around West London by Tim Murphy of Purcell, and then lunch and an afternoon at The Old Vinyl Factory including an illustrated talk by William Hall, the author of Concrete (Phaidon) and a debate which promises to get everyone thinking and revisiting their prejudices about concrete. To register for the event click here To read more about this event and the special guests attending click here Blueprint Magazine is the media partner for this event.
A lovely story about The Old Vinyl Factory has been printed in this week’s edition of Property Week. We took Nick Johnstone around the site and informed him of our exciting plans for high-tech manufacturing, homes and leisure as well as celebrating the recent £7.7m investment from the Mayor of London. You can read the full story here. Read more
London Mayor Boris Johnson has given the strongest endorsement of all to redevelopment plans on site by announcing £7.7m allocation from the GLA’s Growing Places Fund to build the Central Research Laboratory (CRL). Read more
The Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA), which manages The Vinyl Canteen on site, has secured a £7,225 grant from the Hillingdon Community Trust to offer local people the opportunity to enhance their culinary skills and gain valuable work experience in the catering industry. Read more