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UD to open its new home in East London, The Talent House, later this year

By | Published on Friday 26 March 2021

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Music development organisation UD has revealed more details about The Talent House, the new facility it will share with East London Dance in Stratford from later this year.

The new complex will include two dance studios, five music production/recording studios, a live room and two vocal booths, a large flexible rehearsal/events space and a tech lab for education and training. It will allow UD – formerly known as Urban Development – to expand its work supporting the creative and professional development of early career music-makers.

The new creative complex is part of a big property development in Stratford called Sugar House Island. UD and East London Dance say that The Talent House will “create opportunities for early career and more established dance and music artists to connect with one another, to be inspired and create, as well as encouraging the cross-pollination of talent, ideas, conversation and performance between art forms”.

UD Director Pamela McCormick says: “At UD, we understand that young people need the resources and space to create and explore their potential. The Talent House provides just that while UD continues to empower those trying to make it in the music industry to realise they already belong, while equipping those who are breaking through into notoriously competitive creative environments with the tools they need: Excellence, structure, confidence, opportunity and networks”.

Meanwhile, the CEO of East London Dance, Polly Risbridger, adds: “The Talent House is a building for the young people and artists of East London and their voices will be at the heart of all of our decision making”.

Adding that the new space will help the organisation facilitate a world “where creative talent is always met with opportunity, no matter where you come from”, she goes on: “Post-pandemic this space will be essential to help the creative community to reconnect, recover and renew their creative endeavours”.

You can check UD’s new website here, and read about the organisation’s decision to rebrand here.