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is an acoustics engineer with an experimental arts background and has been working and living on barges for over 13 years. He has a keen enthusiasm and involvement in waterways use and on its promotion.


is a graphic designer and a photographer who has been working and living on boats for over 13 years.


has a long history of working in creative events production both in the UK and internationally, curating public events and workshops with a diverse network of arts organisations and charities.


is an artist working to transform spaces and communities using various disciplines including gardening, sculpture and music. He’s very good at getting people together and inspiring them to make a change.


We have years of experience in space making and community projects revolving around a diverse network of creative disciplines. We recognise the untapped potential of this part of east London. Collectively we have a wide range of experiences and skills, from all things barge-related to horticulture, events curation, performances, third sector team leadership, community workshops and design.

By forging new and long-running relationships with stakeholders to achieve better moorings infrastructure, we’re eager to help transform Bow Creek into a hive of sustainable creativity and a vision for a rejuvenated barge and moorings led future.

Surge Co-operative is passionate about creating a self-sustaining water space that includes the local community in the very nature of it’s set up as we strongly believe that people make places.