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Council-backed White Ribbon to combat gender violence

Council-backed White Ribbon to combat gender violence

A campaign to combat violence against women was adopted by Croydon Council last night. The year-long White Ribbon initiative will start with 16 days of campaigning from November 25 to December 10. Croydon Council opted into the campaign, which aims to mobilise men in the fight against gender-based violence, at…

Whitechapel literary festival gives the WriteIdea

Whitechapel literary festival gives the WriteIdea

Tower Hamlets Council hosted a free reading festival over the weekend, featuring a variety of distinguished literary and political figures including Tariq Ali and Owen Jones. The three-day event was organised by Idea Store, a Whitechapel library service created by the council. The Writeidea festival, now in its sixth year,…

Conference shines light on gender-based violence

Conference shines light on gender-based violence

Puppetry may seem an unlikely campaigning tool against gender-based violence, particularly since popular puppet act Punch and Judy has been slammed for promoting domestic violence. But A Team Arts group’s innovative puppet show “Her Link”, which communicates with young people about “healthy relationships”, was met with a very positive response at…

Foodbank to support New Cross through “crisis period”

Foodbank to support New Cross through “crisis period”

The Trussell Trust is opening a new foodbank centre in St James Church in New Cross next week. The past 12 months have seen a record number of clients over the organisation’s 14-year history. From November 17, the new centre will be open between midday and 2pm every Monday. This will be…

TEDxYouth bring “ideas worth spreading” to Croydon

TEDxYouth bring “ideas worth spreading” to Croydon

Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Bill Clinton are just a few names to have graced the TED stage, now TEDxYouth is coming to Croydon aiming to inspire the next generation. TED conferences bring together speakers from technology, entertainment and design backgrounds to talk to a global audience. TEDxYouth is an…

Russell Brand opens charity mosaics in Hackney Downs

Russell Brand opens charity mosaics in Hackney Downs

Comedian Russell Brand revealed how community spirit can transform urban spaces when he unveiled the result of nine month’s hard work by a local charity in Hackney Downs yesterday. A “curious structure” in Hackney Park was transformed into an impressive piece of artwork by The Hackney Mosaic Project, a scheme…

£500,000 given to Hackney support service, Off Centre

£500,000 given to Hackney support service, Off Centre

A Hackney youth charity has been awarded £500,000 by the Big Lottery Fund. Not-for-profit organisation Off Centre offers innovative support services for young people in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs. The grant is the biggest that the organisation has received in its 40-year history. In particular, the award recognises Off…

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Night Tales will open tomorrow for a seven-weekend stay in Shoreditch in a transformed East London car park and underground bunker. Starting from 6pm on Friday, this weekend will feature music from Django Django DJ set and Low Life with Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. The music line-ups will be announced weekly, as will the special…

REBO wants a “Wimbledon champion from Hackney”

REBO wants a “Wimbledon champion from Hackney”

Andy Murray’s former coach, Mark Petchey, attended the launch last night of the REBO wall project, which provided a tennis practice wall for Hackney’s Concorde Centre. Days before the ATP World Tour finals at the O2, former British number one, Petchey, was joined by local children at the Concorde Centre…

St Mungo’s workers celebrate victory over pay cuts dispute

St Mungo’s workers celebrate victory over pay cuts dispute

A victory rally replaced St Mungo’s Broadway’s planned strike action today, after executives agreed to meet union demands. Workers at the homeless charity, which runs hostels in Hackney and Lewisham, were set to strike for ten days as bosses announced a £5,000, or 19 per cent, pay cut for new…

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