Which location should one of the UK's leading music education initiatives - Musical Futures - pick to host their annual #mufu2014: Work Hard, Play Hard? Some function suite of a West London Hilton, a large Premier Inn seamlessly integrated into the M1 / A14 Services near Rugby or an off-shoot of Glasgow's SEC...
...nah, none of above - too easy. The ever-progressive MF team choose 93 Feet East, the notorious East End London club located along Brick Lane. Infamous for its larger than life parties during the unrelenting rise of hipsterdom and closed after a massive Operation Condor drugs raid in 2012.
Now reopened with a clean bill of health and re-inventing itself as a day and night location, 93 Feet East offered a perfect venue for 60 music teachers from across the UK to collaborate, run workshops and listen to keynote speakers over a 2 day period. With so many rooms acting as break out spaces and Brick Lane supplying tasty catering, much work and fun was had by all.
Witnessing the club with its lights up and sunlit windows shining on was novel and it was refreshing to juxtapose the conference's attendees with the regular club backdrop. I've chosen a few frames to peek through.
Christmas decorations in late January. We were bemused too :-)