Where London once established its reputation as the world’s greatest trading hub, today Goodluck Hope is home to a new generation of creative pioneers – a constantly evolving family of cultural traders demonstrating and sharing their craft and creativity.
There is a great tradition of brewing in East London, and a growing resurgence of breweries in the capital. The Wharf Brewing Company is committed to de-mystifying the craft by creating a very special brewhouse at Goodluck Hope where people can look directly into the process, learn more about it and even participate in it. The ales that will be created on site are a celebration of the heritage of the place, its history of import and export and its connection to the sea. The brewhouse will become a place for people to gather throughout the day: a drink with friends, a quiet hour with a good book, or a birthday celebration.
London Film School will be a welcoming, open access hub for everyone who wants to learn about the art and craft of film-making: from story idea to watching films on the big screen, and every stage in between. Residents and local communities will be invited into the space to share the joys of working with the moving image. As part of a creative hub the School will take this practice to the next level, engaging with local communities to champion and nurture diverse locally grown talent. Links are already being built with local partners in and around London City Island, including the English National Ballet, to combine efforts and make sure the School continues to take inspiration from other creative disciplines and seize on opportunities for collaboration.
Florists have always played an important function in a neighbourhood. They help people mark significant occasions. They’re a place that’s full of freshness, nature and the most intense colour, every day. They also help people introduce the unique shapes and patterns of nature into their homes with plants as well as flowers. A riverside location is a reminder of how flowers move through the world, and how the raw material of the florist’s craft reflects the seasons from summer field flowers to the muted colours of autumn. Working with nature, surrounded by water, Goodluck Hope is a fitting home for their art and science.
Homestead is an all-day dining destination created by Sven-Hanson Britt, Tris Hillier & Scott Ward. Carefully selected wines, craft beers and deli counter brimming with quality meats, homemade pasta and a tempting selection of cheese and fish, come to you directly from high welfare farms and day boat fisherman.
The English National Ballet’s new headquarters on City Island combines seven rehearsal studios, state-of-the-art training facilities and a unique production space to stage their captivating performances. With a staff that includes approximately 65 dancers and a symphony orchestra, their presence will be integral to the rich creative environment on the island.
The Line’s inclusion on the landscape of Goodluck Hope is part of the project’s ambition to introduce art into spaces that are free and accessible for people to enjoy, becoming part of a dynamic and changing environment at the heart of London’s urban regeneration. Goodluck Hope also connects the existing works on The Line across the Thames to follow the flow of the water along the Meridian. The Island embraces the project as part of a wider cultural destination where the three disciplines of film, art and dance inform and inspire each other. City Island is a place where ideas are shared within a thriving artistic community now opened up to the neighbourhood and wider audiences.