Shuffle Festival is an annual event in Mile End. The festival exhibits creativity through film, science, performance, architectural installations, walks, food, and music. It is run on a small budget and use local talent and attract a majority local audience. Running for four years in the area, initially at the former workhouse and psychiatric hospital, St Clement’s, and at London’s most urban woodland, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
Shuffle is primarily a grass-roots, not-for-profit organisation that has evolved from local activism at the St Clements site and has taken root as an important part of cultural life and community cohesion in Mile End. It is a small to medium sized community festival started and run by a small dedicated team led by Kate MacTiernan and Lizzy Daish, and supported by film director and Mile End resident of 35 years, Danny Boyle.
When Shuffle first started, Frankie and her ladies were asked to perform bringing their honest and heartfelt sound to the E3 area. Shuffle is a fantastic event which does what it says on the tin, bringing the community together in their shared passion for arts and entertainments. Here are some of the images that came out of the event.