JAGUARSHOES COLLECTIVE believe that making something, makes you happy... 

We create beautiful and unique exhibitions, events, media content, publications... within a constantly evolving, world renowned venue where people who share that belief can relax and have a great time in good company.

Listen to our radio station SHORT WAVES HERE.

The arts organisation was born out of much celebrated Shoreditch bar and exhibition space: Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes in London in 2002. The unusual name of this founding business is derived from the two 1980’s bag and shoe wholesaler signs that hang on the buildings original shop front. JAGUARSHOES COLLECTIVE constitutes a group of creatively motivated businesses and individuals working in art, film, fashion, music, publishing and design. We provide many platforms for creative talent; from exhibitions and events, to collaborative products and retail opportunities. We believe in, and aim to motivate positive change through creative output. The studio is located in Shoreditch, East London where the close proximity of our related businesses has formed a hub for creative output that draws like-minded people from all over the world. The businesses in our collective include acclaimed bar and exhibition space Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes located in Shoreditch, British folklore inspired pub Hand of Glory just off Hackney Downs, pub and live music venue The Victoria in Dalston, radio station Short Waves👋🏻, publication PosterPaper, boutique record label BigDirtyEngine and online store.


By way of an update… We are doing all we can to get through this health / existential crisis.

It is proving very tough for many of us. If you are in need of food or drinks please think of your friendly local. Our food delivery is simple, fast, safe, high quality and a huge help towards keeping your love of live music & nightlife alive to enjoy again in the near future.

Surviving 20 years now, DREAM BAGS JAGUAR SHOES is the last remaining original Shoreditch institution, and it maintains the heart and spirit that defined the area; not giving a damn who you are, where you come from, how you look or who you love… Just like every bar, pub, restaurant in the country, JaguarShoes Collective operates a ‘very high overhead vs. very high turnover’ business model. So in view of the situation we have been very much cut adrift along with many other restaurants, pub and bars.



– Invest in our BEER BANK® and we will THANK YOU with interest.

– Send us your messages and stories about fun you’ve had in our venues. Sounds sentimental but this really helps a lot on those blue days. We would very much love to hear from you.

– RE-POST, RE-SHARE our posts and stories, spreading the word is a BIG BIG help.

For those who don’t know, JAGUARSHOES is a fully independent family business, constituting 3 pubs. We have made it through the big crash, 7/7 and the numerous terror scares, we make it because we are hands on and are not afraid to get our them dirty and make sacrifices…. but the current CoVID19 pandemic is the toughest fight we have faced yet! We know we can all make it through this and be back enjoying the arts, music and parties with you again soon.

As a creative team, the collective have curated, produced and funded 100s of exhibitions by many artist including past alumni like Matt Furie, JR,  Nobrow Comics, Peepshow Collective, Pure Evil, Mcbess, Marcus Oakley, The Dilly, Valerie Philips, Chrissie Abbott, Jiro Bevis, Will Sweeney, Carnovsky, Rosy Nicholas, Toby Evans, Charlie Kwai, Rose Pilkington, Patrick Savile, Tom Kavanagh, Charlie Sutcliffe, Puck Collective… and many many more.

We will find the ability to subsist and continue to employ all our staff, suppliers, promoters, artist, bands, event programmers, cleaners, producers, DJs, door security, designers, sound engineers, curators, maintenance contractors, chefs, book keepers, photographers, mixologists, copy writers, gardeners and all of the other people our ecosystem supports…

So, if you have enjoyed our business and it’s contribution to the arts and to music over the past two decades, and if you can.. please help.

Big Love to all in our wonderful community, both in Hackney and those now spread all over the world xxx


Membership is absolutely free and as a member you receive invitations to exclusive events and private views, member discounts and special offers on food, drinks, prints, clothing and other products.

You can find more details and join the membership HERE.


Better interest than any bank!!! Purchase credit in advance and receive instant interest up to 30% to spend on drinks IN ANY OF OUR VENUES. In other words, buy below and we’ll open you an account (totally free of charge) or issue the credit to your existing account. We’ll automatically apply interest so you’ll be getting a higher return on your drinks than you’ve invested. Invest HERE.

For donations please visit HERE.


Dive into what we’ve been up to and what’s happening HERE.

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