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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Pressing fresh Apple Juice in Workshop 44

The London Orchard Project held 2 ‘Juicing Day’ events on Oct. 26th and Oct. 31st, offering samples to passers-by and showing Regent Estate residents the benefits of having their own community orchard. This winter, the London Orchard Project will be facilitating the planting of several small community orchards around the Regent Estate with the help […]

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November 2013

PROJECT NEWS PLACEMAKING AWARDS 2013 SHORTLISTED x2 We’re delighted to say that two of our projects have been shortlisted for the Placemaking Awards 2013, which “recognise and publicise projects, plans, people and organisations that are making places better”. Our Alley Links project was shortlisted for “public participation in planning”, while Small Works Hackney was selected […]

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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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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 Opening

Mirela, ‘To me, Community is having neighbours that look out for you‘. James; ‘To me, Community is socially close and supportive‘. Hello I’m Small Works and to me, Community is opening my doors as a welcoming communal space. Small Works is a collaborative project between CLEAR VILLAGE and CIVA working alongside PEABODY on Vauxhall Estate, […]

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Make your square

On a beautiful, clear and crisp Saturday morning in Hackney, CLEAR VILLAGE and CIVA joined the community of Regent Estate and members of the Tenants and Residents Association for a day of design and making at Workshop 44. The plan for the day was simple; get together to share, exchange and have some fun while […]

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Art Exhibition: Family and Community Life

Children are taking out their utensils to show us how it’s done. Expecting a rainbow of color on the theme ‘Family and Community Life’ to brighten up our workshop. They have just another week to finish up their masterpieces and hand them over to a critical jury, the children’s council, who will pick the best […]

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BLC – Hackney 2012

‘Tackling interviews’ workshops for unemployed people at Workshop44. These free workshops encourage participants to improve presentation, confidence and practical techniques needed when undertaking interviews. Incorporating video projection, intensive and fully interactive workshops are facilitated using techniques in drama, video and sound to stimulate and engage participants to develop their practical skills specifically for the use […]

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Bikeworks

Bikeworks Bikeworks is a social enterprise that uses bicycle programs to engage with troubled communities and tackle social and environmental problems at a local level. For just one day, our workshop got turned into a bike repairing shop as Bikeworks showed up with their tools, rolled up their sleeves and started fixing peoples bikes but […]

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Screening of ‘La Haine’

The Other Cinema, from the creators of Secret Cinema, returns this May for its second edition and global launch with one of the most provocative, truthful and relevant films made about urban youth,’La Haine’, with a live score by Asian Dub Foundation. Screenings will be taking part in London and Paris in community locations affected […]

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Journalism Workshop

Poached Creative, a company specializing in writing and design for charities and the social sector, is running its six week training program at Workshop 44. The first session, ‘Introduction to communications’ started with a presentation showing how communication works, the barriers, the different forms of communication and how to identify your audience. By taking part […]

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