Pop Brixton

We missed Pop Brixton's grand Phase 1 opening last week as the idea of another container 'Box Park' venture wasn't particularly appealing, but after having heard Carl Turner from Carl Turner Architects who build the project talk at a recent discussion ...

Cultivater: Martina Randle

When Martina Randle organised her first Jumble Trail in Clapton three years ago, she never anticipated its popularity. Now the organisation has become nationwide allowing people to organise their own events,  bringing communities together and spreading the joy of neighbourhood rummaging and cake induced sugar highs. ...

All for the love of Jam

Jam tasting and animated talk with French but London based 'Confiturier' Pierre-Louis Phelipot, who left his corporate job to concoct imaginatively flavoured artisanal preserves for this boutique company The London Jam Factory. Who knew jam could induce such passion! Useful Stuff The London ...

Independent London Store Guide

Photographers Effie Fotaki and Moritz Steiger have been compiling and publishing the 'Independent London'  guidebook series since 2006, celebrating and promoting London's independent shops and the people behind them. Their most recent 'East London Edition' was published late last year, they recently launched an...

(S)potted: Machines Room

Vyner street, known for it's contemporary art galleries, is now becoming the go to street for makers and hackers with the recent opening of Technology Will Save us at number 1 Vyner street, and a larger makers space, gallery and café: ...

Connecting creative communities: Ryan Bukstein from Atelier Ace

"..the connection to the local community and to the artists and the creators and the entrepreneurs, in these communities, that is what the work is, that is what we do and what we're interested in and the hotels become a very unique platform.." The Ace hotel group ...

Cultivaters presents Shopkeepers’ Stories at Hackney Museum

Cultivaters is launching the exhibition Shopkeepers' Stories at Hackney Museum. These audio and photographic portraits of six of the long-standing traditional shopkeepers from the area, explore stories of immigration, family business, local community and the effects of change. All of the shops featured here have existed for over 30 ...

Cultivater: Alistair Skitt (Hatch)

Founder and manager of multi-use space Hatch, Alistair Skitt transformed a dilapidated print factory into a co-working space. Although only open since May, Hatch is becoming somewhat of a hub for the more craft-based maker style small businesses that make up a large proportion of the new entrepreneur ...

Forge and Co: Making work more popular

The multi-use co-working space Forge and Co opened in Shoreditch in May last year with the view to add a fun social element to co-working and creating a home from home for Shoreditch's growing laptop enterprises. With the feel and decor of a members' club ...

Cultivater: Leo Lawson O’Neil from Eat Work Art

"To have the seeds of genius come from within the community, that builds community, to kind of plaster it all in in like some kind of patchwork of ready made objects in more like Frankenstein." Leo Lawson O'Neil Leo Lawson O'Neil got the building transformation bug 5 years ago when he ...

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