‘Nourish Whitechapel’ is a free healthy food festival taking place on Thursday January 28, which is hosted by Tower Hamlets Council and Barts NHS Trust. The aim is to introduce local people to healthy and tasty food options, as well as to inform them about regeneration plans which are set to transform the area over the years ahead. Major regeneration schemes include a new Whitechapel Crossrail station opening in 2018 and a new council Civic Centre opening in the Old Royal London Hospital site.
Thursday’s event, from 11am – 3pm outside Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, will feature street food and drinks stalls from across the world. There will also be a chance to take part in games and activities and enjoy live music organised by local music collective Box of Toys.
A pilot last September was so successful that it was decided to run a street food event again.
Councillor Joshua Peck, cabinet member for work and economic growth, said: “With Crossrail coming, Whitechapel is changing fast. We’re determined that we secure the benefits of this change for local people, especially in new jobs and opportunities for small businesses. This event is your chance to let us know how we can best do that.”
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