London Met, Lavazza, and Arsenal team up for a fun-filled community event at the Emirates Stadium

University students, staff, members of the local community, and neighbouring Islington businesses are all invited to come together on Friday 5 May to celebrate a new inspiring mural.

Date: 19 April 2023

London Met, alongside Lavazza and Arsenal FC, are excited to announce a special afternoon event for the local Islington community at the Emirates Stadium on Friday 5 May. The event promises to be a fun-filled afternoon with activities for all-ages.

The event, held on the iconic Emirates Stadium concourse, will feature live performers including Gilbert Giggles, food stalls from nearby restaurants, and hot drinks from Lavazza's Fiat coffee van. Other features include:

  • Face painting
  • Balloon modelling
  • Free business consultancy services from London Met Lab's Small Business Clinic 
  • A cheerleading performance
  • Comedy shows, games activities, circus workshops
  • Free nutrition tips and sports massages from nutrition and sports therapy students

It is a fantastic opportunity for the local community to come together and celebrate a new five-year collaborative project between London Metropolitan University, Lavazza Coffee Company, and Arsenal FC. The project, called "Learn to Dream" supports North Londoners to pursue their dreams and ambitions. As part of the project, artist Gabriel Pitcher and arts collective Wood Street Walls recently created an eye-catching mural across from the stadium.

Through the power of art, the mural showcases two young people whose stories are tied to North London, London Met student Maria Epam and Islington local, Lee McEwan. “Being chosen as a subject for the mural is such an honour. I regularly volunteer to work on creative projects, so I feel deeply connected to community projects that seek to inspire young people.” said Maria Epam, Art and Design student at the London Metropolitan University.

Event organiser and Director of London Engagement at London Met, Sophie Cloutterbuck said “London Met University is committed to supporting the local community and creating opportunities for all. The university has a strong presence in Islington and is excited to collaborate with Lavazza and Arsenal FC to bring this event to the community.”

The event will take place on Friday 5 May, from 2pm to 6pm and is open to everyone, admission is free.

Learn to Dream event logo with Arsenal FC, Lavazza, and London Metropolitan University logos
Learn to Dream Event
Friday 5 May 
2pm - 6pm
A free event open to everyone in Islington.
Emirates Stadium
Hornsey Rd
N7 7AJ