|Arts and culture|
Village Underground is an innovative art project set in Shoreditch, London, that supports a community of creative practitioners, businesses and organisations through provision of facilities and workspaces – including transforming several derelict ex-London Underground carriages into rented workspace. VU also flourishes as an arts and music venue, and has hosted musicians from Annie Mac to Mary J Blige. In 2017 VU expanded to an additional venue in East London. EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) transformed a derelict cinema into a multi-arts space, with a music studio, all-day restaurant and two performance venues, with funding from Triodos Bank, Big Issue Invest, and The Arts Impact Fund.