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YAY Regular Events

Monthly Meet Ups

In East London


An artist's network needs to be more than an expensive early morning fried breakfast from the Holiday Inn and a talk about the tax implications of Jaffa Cakes.

If you crave being productive, active and creative then join us and evolve our network:


Every Third Wednesday of The Month

18:00 - 19.30

Art Chat & Social, Evening Trips, Events & Exhibitions

Locations Vary

Register & Find All Details

On Eventbrite

Free To Attend


See you and your mates there!

IRL / Online

Market Sale!


Thanks to the support of London Community Response Fund, YAYmates have been selling members' work comission - free on their behalf in Romford Market and at local cultural events, including film festivals and craft markets.

Look out for selling opportunities in our facebook group, and support our local creatives by coming along to supporting events.

See you there!

We also have an online market on this website with items for sale. Again, the items are locally made and this is a comission free selling platform. If you are looking for a gift, why not buy one from us? 

Monthly Meet Ups

In Essex


Looking for a fun social jaunt in Essex?


On Wednesday 5th April, YAYmates is coming to Brentwood - in a BIG way!

Thanks to Brentwood Council and Axis Fund, there will be six months of networking, and artist learning and selling opportunities!


Our first session will be a fun intro with social artist and facilitator Lucy McDonald at The Brentwood Theatre! here we will socialise, bounce around ideas, talk about new local opportunities, have a go at some creative things.

Every 1st Wednesday of The Month

18:00 to 19:30

Art Chat & Social, Workshops & Guest Speakers

Brentwood Theatre Bar Area

Free To Attend

See you and your mates there!



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Spring 2021 saw our first tailor-made springtime online learning sessions.

Springboard sessions are created specifically to support artists and creatives to become more resilient in our changing economic climate. 

2021 saw workshops in sustainable partnerships, social media marketing and working mindfully among others and we will be speaking with the YAYmates facebook group soon to get the low-down on what you need to grow you creative business and work more productively.

Stay up to date and be part of the conversation through the facebook group: 

Remember to keep up to date and book in!

Thank you to our supporters:

London Community Response
BRentwood Borough Council
Romford BId
Seven Arches Investment
The Mercury
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