New East London Arts and Music (ELAM) campus officially opens in Bromley-by-Bow

New East London Arts and Music (ELAM) campus officially opens in Bromley-by-Bow

The East London Arts and Music (ELAM) campus has officially opened in Bromley-by-Bow.

The specialist arts academy was founded in 2013 in Stratford by one of half of Chase & Status Will Kennard (ELAM founding governor) (pictured) and his brother Charlie (ELAM principal).

The full-time academy is for students aged 16-19 years old who are interested in careers in the music, film, TV and games industries.

ELAM works closely with the music business including Universal, which helps run masterclasses and mentoring schemes. Last year, the school received a £314,000 gift from The BRIT Trust which went towards building a theatre on the new site.

The school has space for 300 pupils and 40 staff members. It features five world-class recording studios, three games design production suites and TV and film production studios in conjunction with YouTube.

Charlie Kennard, ELAM Principal, said: "We are thrilled with our new ELAM building and last night’s official opening was a great chance to celebrate our success with our trainees, industry partners, friends and team members - without whom none of this would have been possible. We are looking forward to bigger and brighter things in this new space."

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