Alien to Social Media?

“What on earth is a tweet!?” Stemmed from a growing interest in the use of social media, Small Works Victoria has began providing workshops on a regular basis. Every Thursday at 3pm, members from the community and within Small Works Victoria itself gather in the community space to learn about the basics of social media. […]

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Experimentation and Prototyping in Community Building – by Marie James

Experimentation and prototyping, two design practices, can be powerful drivers to build trusting relationships with the local communities Clear Village works with.  As we have experienced, building prototypes of the projects and involving the local communities early in the process helps in building meaningful relationships with the members of those communities, as well as generating […]

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Guerrilla Gardening

Some words from community foot practitioner and local resident Jennifer Hayden on her Guerrilla Gardening activity in Pimlico… First year  after taking over this little space outside Pimlico Tube, near the C10,360 bus stop. Originally the box was planted up with lavender bushes and box trees.Sadly they didn’t do  well the box trees,died,the lavender as […]

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The Vauxhall Estate Easter Egg Hunt

We couldn’t shut up shop for the Easter bank holiday without a festive Easter Egg Hunt. Many thanks to the Victoria Easter bunny and the riddle put together by On Purpose’s, Kate for the children on the estate. Lucy and Patrick of Small Works, set out with the task to camouflage the eggs in the […]

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London Football Journeys

During the Easter school holidays, we were very proud to host a London Football Journeys young ambassadors meeting in April at Small Works Victoria and look forward to giving them the space again in May to develop their creative ideas for this fantastic project for young people across the boroughs of London. Follow London Football journeys on Twitter @LFJProject. […]

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St Patricks Day Celebration

Invitations went out in local supermarkets, libraries and on nearby estates for the St Patricks Day Ceili as they call it in the mother tongue, at Small Works on the afternoon of March 17th. In collaboration with SW1 Radio, we tuned in live to the St Paddys day show presented by Irish DJ Jennifer-  aka […]

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Health and Well-being Awareness Day

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, our newest member to SWV, Hope from Fresh Perception Therapy, hosted a ‘Health and Well-being Awareness Day’ on Wednesday 19th February. The event offered local community members the chance to participate in a variety of free health related activities: yoga and acupuncture; mindfulness and meditation; cognitive behavioural and massage therapy; as well as NHS […]

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Winter celebration at Workshop 44

Before the well-deserved end-of-the-year holiday all the Workshop 44 crew celebrated winter at the Workshop with home-made mulled cider cooked by Lewis from the London Orchard Project, and some craft activities for kids and parents! A few residents from Regent Estate joined us for the celebration. Kids and grown-ups played with the Now>Press>Play immersive learning […]

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The Workshop 44 Halloween celebration at Marlborough Square

On October 31st 2013, residents of Regent Estate in East London were invited to celebrate Halloween with the Workshop 44 (Small Works Hackney) team at Marlborough square, and to bring this odd space to life for one night. This is what happened. >> For even more terror listen to this very terrific Halloween playlist while […]

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Marlborough Square ..or what residents want

This Saturday we were catching the last beams of sunshine as Small Works Hackney presented the research and community feedback on Marlborough Square. Over afternoon tea, residents from Regent Estate gathered to discuss their ideas for the space, be it activities, structural changes or decoration. Some of the children took matters (and chalk) into their […]

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Books for Brikama

AlaSan Gent Ceesay is a volunteer at Small Works Victoria and is currently collecting books and other supplies to send back to his hometown of Brikama in The Gambia. His inspiration for the collection stems from a visit to Brikama’s only library last year where he saw that they did not have any books. This […]

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Here’s looking at you kid…

Small Works Victoria’s first black and white film night presented the 1942 classic Casablanca to residents of the Vauxhall Estate. Set in Morocco in the early days of WWII it delighted the audience with many twists and turns! Topped off with popcorn, cloudy pink lemonade and a selection of cakes it is an occasion to […]

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