Regent’s Estate Dreams Drawing Factory

Regent Estate Dreams Drawing Factory is a community-led art installation organized by Marie James of The Pink Pony and Clear Village with the residents of the Regent Estate in East London throughout March 2014, and an inspiration for all to dream and craft a better way of living together in our communities! The event was […]

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This summer on Regent Estate

Lots of new activities have started or are planned this summer at Small Works Hackney! This month, Rich Hearn, founder of GenerationHackney, joined Small Works Hackney and set up free workshops for residents seeking employment. By partnering up with local businesses to offer at-risk teenagers work experience, the organisation aims to tackle the issue of […]

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Measuring impact real-time: How new data technologies could help us demonstrate our impact – by Robin Houterman

As described in a recent Working Paper by the Third Sector Research Centre, third sector organisations are making more and more of an effort to measure their impact on individuals, communities and society as a whole. Presumably, as is suggested in the Working Paper, this is a result of an (perceived) increased pressure to demonstrate […]

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October 2013

PROJECT NEWS BEDFORDS PARK WALLED GARDEN HARVESTING VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND AWARDS In September, we were thrilled to receive a ‘thriving’ award in the It’s Your Neighbourhood programme run by the Royal Horticultural Society. We received 80 out of a possible 100 marks, leaving many more established gardens behind us. Having digested this good news, we […]

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AUGUST 2013 NEWSLETTER

PROJECT NEWS SMALLWORKS VICTORIA SUCH A LOVELY CO-WORKING SPACE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF VICTORIA! More than 7 organisations are based full- time in the space together with community members from Vauxhall estate. Loads of activities are taking place in Small Works Victoria; from Wednesday’s film night, computer classes for adults, Photoshop workshops to sharing […]

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Small Works Victoria Open Day

  As significant as Independence Day, Small Works Victoria 4th of July open day went off without a hitch! A steady flow of people including residents of the Vauxhall Estate, member organisations and Peabody personnel spent the afternoon chatting, enjoying tea and cake and admiring the new and improved Small Works space! The afternoon was […]

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SMALL is WORKING in Victoria

The many spaces available on Peabody housing estates all over London, made available with the closure of estate offices, now left abandoned and unused, served as inspiration for the project. The acknowledgement that these places could gain great social value by turning them into places where communities could come together is the basis of Small […]

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