Faraday is located on Trinity Buoy Wharf on the banks of the Thames, a short walk from East India and Canning Town stations, and just a stone’s throw from London’s only lighthouse!
The Wharf is a centre for arts and cultural activities on the River Thames. Home to London’s only lighthouse, it has also hosted a vibrant creative community since the regeneration of this Docklands site began at the beginning of the century. More than 500 artists, sculptors, photographers, music producers, designer-makers, and graphic designers now make use of its low-cost, innovative, workspaces and studios. Household names that have made a home here include: The Prince’s Foundation, The Big Draw, and English National Opera to name a few.
Faraday pupils benefit from many professional creatives teaching them. They have had art lessons with professional artist Angel Zartorski, weaving workshops with resident weaver Daniel Harris, sculpture work with Ros Burgin, poetry with Hussain Manawer, and filming with Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr Fox animator Tim Allen.
They have also entered competitions like The Big Draw and the Royal Academy Young Artists, plus the Fourth Plinth School Awards, in which two Faraday pupils won the renowned accolade. And recently, Faraday pupils took part in a Trinity Buoy Wharf Heritage Project run by the Thames Festival Trust called Bubbletown.