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New health project seeks Hackney families to appear in documentary film

Source By: Public Health Hackney

Blueprint Film Foundation have been funded by the Healthier City & Hackney Fund to enable young people from Hoxton to make a documentary exploring cultural and other influences on the health and well being of children and young people.

Calling Families in Hackney

Blueprint: Film Foundation are making a documentary about ‘Health in Hackney’ and we’d like to invite families with children and/or young adults to get involved.

We want Hackney families to help us to understand what would make a ‘Healthy Hackney’ and what is important to ensure children and young people are healthy and happy.

Some of our lines of enquiry could be…

What you enjoy cooking at home?
How easy it is to keep your family healthy in Hackney (what are the barriers?)
What your questions or concerns are around ‘being healthy’?
What the local council could do for the better health of your family
Or even, if, ‘being healthy’ is a big concern for you

Ultimately, however, this is an opportunity for the families we work with to express their views and opinions about what is important when it comes to their family’s health.

We can talk to you about your involvement, whether this is a short interview with one family member or a filming session involving the whole family. We appreciate any involvement, no matter how big or small.

The finished documentary will be screened in venues across Hackney, as well as used as an informative/educational tool for Hackney Council and other local organisations.

We are particularly interested to hear from families living in the Hoxton  West, Hoxton East & Shoreditch, Brownswood and Victoria wards of Hackney.

We’d love to hear from you!

Please contact Laura - or call the office on 0203 371 1060

If you’d like to know more about us and what we do, please go to our website

Plant-Powered Fitness with Adam Stansbury

Source By: Made in Hackney

Date: Saturday 21st July
Time: 11.00am - 4.30pm

Get fit on plants with personal trainer Adam Stansbury. The class will start with an hour’s animal flow yoga followed by principles of pre and post-workout nutrition, creating protein packed meals & work out snacks. You’ll get a free copy of Adams e-book. Read More


Source By: Made in Hackney 


Wednesday 5th September 6-8.30pm 


Learn with Fran how to bottle up that glut of summer fruit and veg to enjoy all year round by making chutneys, jams and pickles.


Sunday 9th September 12.30-3pm 

Healthy Desserts 

Vaida will teach you how to make a range of wholesome and healthy desserts and cakes to satisfy your sweet cravings.


Wednesday 19th September 5.30-7.30pm 

Foraging Walk 

Fancy foraging for your dinner?  Join Rachel de Thample, Author and Chef for a fun and enlightening foraging walk to identify seasonal wild food in Victoria Park.


Sunday 23rd September 12.30-3pm 

Healthy Polish 

Aga will show you how to prepare some Polish classics with a healthy twist including mini sweet potato pizzas, no-meatball pasta, dumplings and pâté.


Wednesday 3rd October - 6-8.30pm 

There’s More To Lunch Than Sandwiches 

Want to liven up your lunches and learn some delicious new recipes to impress your friends and colleagues? Fran will show you how.


Sunday 7th October 12.30-3pm 

Healthy Take Away 

Aude will teach you how to give your favourite take away foods a healthy makeover with no compromise on taste.


Wednesday 10th October 6-8.30pm 

Bread Making

Learn how to make bread with Fran including quick bake breads for when you’re in a hurry and how to master dough kneading. 


Wednesday 17th October 6-8.30pm 

One Pot Wonders 

Fran will teach you how to cook warming, satisfying meals without the need of fancy equipment. Just a hob will do!






Tel: 020 8442 4266 


Address: Made In Hackney, Food For All Basement, 3 Cazenove Road, London N16 6PA

Mayor names first community projects to benefit from Culture Seeds

Source By: Mayor Of London

£40,000 awarded to brilliant grassroots cultural projects in nine London boroughs

  • Grants of between £3,500 and £5,000 allocated to individuals and small organisations
  • Culture Seeds funding is available for two years and is part of the Mayor’s commitment to culture for all Londoners


The Mayor has announced the first nine projects to benefit from his £1million fund to support community cultural projects across the capital.


The Culture Seeds funded projects include visual arts workshops in Kensington and Chelsea for volunteers who helped the local community in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire; music and singing in residential care homes in Redbridge; and in Lambeth, a creative industries summer school for local children.


As part of the Mayor’s commitment to support culture in all corners of the capital, Culture Seeds will continue to award funding for community-led arts, culture and heritage activities on a rolling basis, with grants available from £1,000 - £5,000 until May 2020.


The first £40,000 of Culture Seeds funding has been awarded to:

  • Learning Through the Arts (Brent) who will run ‘Cultural Connections’, arts workshops for users of Ashford Place community centre to inspire and promote friendships.
  • Polkadots on Raindrops (Bromley) for their photography project, ‘Belonging’, which is aimed at young people facing exclusion from mainstream education.
  • Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation (Camden) whose Queens Crescent summer holiday project will provide healthy meals and training in music, visual arts and photography to young people from Queen's Crescent Estate.
  • Chantelle Clarke (Hackney) whose project ‘Echoes of Love’ will use monthly writing and storytelling workshops to help BAME women living in Hackney to share stories.
  • Quernmore Road Summer Festival (Haringey) who will host a one-day festival featuring music and dance performances, workshops for children and a performance from the local community choir.
  • Will Ashcroft (Islington) whose ‘Whitecross Street Mandala Project’ will unite residents of Whitecross Street Estate to create hand-painted wooden benches and planters.
  • Congo Great Lakes Initiative (Kensington and Chelsea) whose project ‘Soul of Art for our Beloved Ones’ will offer visual arts workshops to volunteers who helped in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire.
  • Bisoye Babalola (Lambeth) who will run a summer school for local children aged 14-17 introducing them to the creative industries.
  • Redbridge Music Lounge (Redbridge) for ‘Music of the Mind’ which will take music and singing activities to people in residential care around the borough.

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x3 HSCF Representative Roles- deadline 31st July 2018 at 5pm

Source By: HSCF, Hackney CVS

Health and Social Care Representatives work to represent the Voluntary and Community Sector on the various Boards, Groups and Workstreams that are part of Integrated Commissioning. They do not need to be experts in the area that they are representing, but they do need to understand or learn where to get information from so that they can understand the area they represent, and share information from Integrated Commissioning with the Voluntary and Community Sector.


We are recruiting for the following representative roles:

  • Communications



  • Engagement Enabler Group



  • Neighbourhood



These Representative roles only applies to individuals working in Voluntary Community Sector Organisations which is operating in Hackney.

The deadline for all applications is on Tuesday 31st July, 5pm

Application process- This will be a two stage process, stage 1 is application and stage 2 will be interviews.

If you have any queries in relation to these roles please contact Shamima on

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