After Dark Festival

Art & Culture

After Dark Festival

This year’s UEL After Dark festival celebrates the Olympic and Paralympic year, as well as our very own Year of Science!

Join the University of East London at its Docklands campus to be inspired on this special winter evening. Dazzling, world-renowned artists will light up our skies, and a range of immersive activities will showcase the power of technology.

We’ll be welcoming students, staff, families and local businesses, providing the opportunity to illuminate, create and participate in a variety of artistic, scientific and movement-based activities, all free of charge.

The evening will feature a parade with giant puppets created by UEL students under the guidance of War Horse and Life of Pi puppet-maker Charlie Tymms, African dance and drumming performances and magical installations. A variety of fresh street food and drinks will also be available.

Event venue:
University of East London
University Way
E16 2RD
Nearest DLR: Cyprus

Time & date

Thursday 29 February 2024
17.00 – 20.00


University of East London University Way London E16 2RD


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The Girl of Sandwich

Primarily a takeaway, this sandwich shop is popular with locals and workers alike.

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Top 1 Forever

Modern British restaurant overlooking of the water, with a wood-fired oven.

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Airline Cafe

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