Presented By Variable Matter

World Kiosk

29 August - 1 September | 12pm – 6pm | Queen’s Square, Green Street, Newham , E13 9JJ

Duration: Stay for as little or as long as you like (Durational)

A magical kiosk pops up in Green Street offering a haven of calm and connection. 

Take a seat, put on your headphones and be transported to a place where stories come aliveSip tea while making new connections and help yourself to the special edition of World Kiosk’s Newspaper. You’re invited to find out about your global neighbours in a whole new light. 

World Kiosk at GDIF is supported by the London Borough of Newham and Arts Council England and is presented in association with Newham Bookshop and Hamara Ghar. World Kiosk is supported by Without Walls and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Commissioned by Brighton Festival and Havering Changing.

Variable Matter

Established in 2020 by award-winning artist David Shearing, the practice collaborates with world-leading individuals working across design, architecture, digital, policy, academia and community practice, to deliver perspective shifting event-based projects.

Variable Matter’s  approach is simple, they place people at the heart of everything they do. The company’s aim to bring about change: environmental, political and social, through high quality and rigorous artistic enquiry. They question their own sustainability and those who they work with to find new ways to use materials. Variable Matter  believe in the power of design to inspire new forms of connection and experience. They produce their own projects, but also work with others across different sectors.

About Newham

Newham is the beating heart of London culture and a key player in recent regeneration. With talented residents at our core, we host events that celebrate our diversity. We believe that cultural engagement benefits everyone and fuels the creative economy. Find out more on Instagram @NewhamCulture or our website:

More information

Promotional photography will take place at this event.

If you do not wish to be featured in our content, please ask one of our volunteers (easily noticeable, in their pink t-shirts) for a no photography sticker.

Site Access

Free. Just Show Up.  

Assistance Dogs Welcome.  

Level Access  

There is level access across the site.  


Seating with and without arms will be available.   

Accessible Toilets 

Queens Market  

Blue badge parking  

Queens Market Car Park, Selsdon Road, Upton Park, E13 9BA 

Drop-off point 

Green St, London E13 9AU 

Accessible Transport  

Forest Gate is the nearest station with step-free access. The 330 and 58 buses go from Forest Gate to Queen’s Market. Please note Upton Park does not have step-free access.  


For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935    

Show Access

BSL with local Deaf hosts available at all times.  

BSL videos as alternatives to audio stories at all times.  

Live Audio Description available at all times. 

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