Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop

Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop is a space takeover; a pop up festival of Hip Hop culture in London. Staring American artist Popin’ Pete from the Electric Boogaloos – star of iconic dance movie Breakin’, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Chris Brown’s Yeah x3 music video. Some of the top British hip hop artists feature alongside Pete. DJ Biznizz (Tha En4cers, Live2Break Crew) has represented British Hip Hop since the early ’80s and is at the forefront of Hip Hop culture and music production. Graffiti artist Mr Dane (Vop Stars) is behind all the artwork and design for the Pop Shop. They are joined by poppers Dickson (Fiya House Crew) and Skytilz (Boy Blue Entertainment).

First launched in March 2013, the Pop Shop was conceived and is produced by Kate Scanlan of Scanner’s Inc. The Pop Shop is a festival of hip hop culture that transforms empty spaces in local communities.

Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop is all about having fun as a community, learning and sharing the love we all share of music and dance.

This year we are doing Street Impact lead-in events in Plymouth with Street Factory Studios and in Leeds with Speak to the Streets. We are also working with Unite the Scene in Nottingham.

Here is what went down at Street Impact: Plymouth

and Street Impact: Leeds

Films from last year by our Young Filmmaker commissions – Loi Xuan Ly made this film of Pete on the Pembury Estate

And Connor Wan captured Popin’ Pete’s humorous side with aPOPcalypse

Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop 2015 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and from Leeds Inspire, Split Infinitive, Plymouth Dance, Street Factory Studios, Unite the Scene, Southbank Centre. It’s produced in association with Londonewcastle, East London Dance, Phoenix Dance Company, Unite the Scene, Street Factory Studios, Speak to the Streets, Hackney Council, Young Hackney, Rich Mix, Southbank Centre.

Popin’ Pete’s Pop Shop is available for UK or international bookings. Get in touch to book or find out more by emailing kate@scannersinc.org