Scanner’s Inc presents Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop
21 – 25 August
Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop is a pop up festival of hip hop culture featuring the world famous Popinʼ Pete (Electric Boogaloos, USA). Building on the success of the 2013 Pop Shop at Box Park, itʼs back and is bigger than ever!
Along with dance workshops from American artist Popinʼ Pete, Scannerʼs Inc will be taking some of the top British Hip Hop artists into the heart of East London. DJ Biznizz (Tha En4cers) representing British Hip Hop since the early ʻ80s spinning hip hop classics and everything else in between. Artwork by Londonʼs Mr Dane (Vop Stars) will transform the empty Londonewcastle Project Space into a vibrant, funky location. Poppers Dickson Mbi (Fiya House Crew, Russell Maliphant Dance company) and Vicky ʻSkytilzʼ Mantey (Boy Blue Entertainment) will be dancing up a storm alongside Pete himself.
This is a space takeover! Animating a 3000 square foot gallery with workshops, art, DJs and parties for the whole family.
Special events include a Youth Takeover programme introducing young people to the artforms; popping workshop and freestyle for 5-10 year olds and a series of events designed to bring the whole community together to enjoy, learn history and create the future.
For more details and how to book go to http://www.scannersinc.org/product/popin-petes-pop-shop-2/
The Pop Shop workshops are also touring to DanceXchange, Birmingham (26 August) and Bam Bam Boogies Studio, Essex (27 August).
Kate Scanlan, Scannerʼs Inc
“Popinʼ Peteʼs Pop Shop is pure positivity and Iʼm delighted that its back for 2014. Weʼre back bigger than before with more artists, workshops and a 3000 square foot space to transform. Throughout the project there will be opportunities to learn, share and have fun with the dance. We are also doing workshops in Birmingham with DanceXchange and in Essex with Bam Bam Boogies Studio. That combined with our travel bursaries means that we can reach a lot of young people and dancers in the UK.”
Popin’ Pete, Electric Boogaloos
“I am very excited about this yearʼs Popinʼ Peteʼs Pop Shop, seeing that last year was so good. I know this year is going to be even better, I love teaching the youth and giving back to the community. I’ll also be doing workshops in Birmingham and Essex. Let’s get the UK popping.”
Popinʼ Peteʼs Pop Shop is conceived and produced by Scannerʼs Inc in association with East London Dance, London: Newcastle Project Space, Young Hackney, Diabolical, CIDA and The Realness. It is supported with National Lottery funding through Arts Council England with support from Young Hackney.