Hackney Stream

About Hackney Stream

Community adventures led by citizens of the pre-digital era
(Not quite ready for launch - we need one more week to set up, and finish this stub description)

Digital technology and media for social inclusion and community engagement.

  • Phase 1 was ‘an audio adventure led by citizens of the pre-digital era’ — grassroots Internet radio — at the former Age UK computer centre in Matthias Road.
  • Phase 2 was based mainly at Open School East, where we organised weekly events for three years as local older people.
  • Phase 3 cannot be at Open School East because it has moved to Margate. We are looking for a new base. Meanwhile — you can keep in touch with us by joining our ‘interests.me’ Hackney Stream Email Noticeboard
By the way — Hackney Stream is not a service for older people. It's a community project run by older people for everybody.

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UnAge kicks off

UnAge is a new project envisaged by Christain Ahlert and Gini Simpson – two entrepreneurs with strong local connections – and impressive track records in business development, arts, and great ideas that actually happen.

This is how it’s going to work …
  • Recruit a bunch of older people like you (unemployed, part-time workers, or retired) who would like to be economically active. For an unemployed person, that might mean self-employment. For a retired person, it might mean a bit of extra income working with friends. For everyone, it means doing something useful for yourself and for other people.
  • Assemble a team of young volunteers to help them learn basic business skills and understanding.
  • Put them all together to work up ideas for individual self-employment, or small cooperatives.
  • Then make it happen.
We have started the UnAge project – it’s live now
Come to Whitmore Community Centre on Friday 3 March (after 2 pm) – to find out more – or join the group.

UnAge contact info
  • Email: UnAge@hackneystream.net
  • Phone: 07761 887927
UnAge is hosted by Hackney Employability Club
03 Mar 2017 at 2:00pm
until 03 Mar 2017 at 5:00pm
Whitmore Community Centre
2-4 Phillipp St
N1 5NU

Where is Whitmore Community Centre?

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City & Hackney Carers Wednesday morning drop-in

A weekly event at Whitmore Community Centre

If you are a carer — of any age, living in Hackney or the City — this is for you — every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm for tea, coffee and a chat. You can bring the person you care for, a friend or your support worker! And there will be volunteers on hand to help you with any IT issues (you can bring your phone, tablet or laptop).

Who is a carer?
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Are you a carer without even realising it? Are you a carer who could be supported by the City & Hackney Carers' Centre? This Wednesday morning drop-in would be a good way to find out.

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Artskickers Awards 2017

Hackney Stream is supporting the #Artskickers Awards ...
... and we think you should too.

Angie Gough has spent the past year giving herself and her kids she loves a #KickUpTheArts, documenting it on social media as @TheArtsCrusader. Now, she’s teamed up with Love East magazine to organise the #Artskickers Awards to celebrate, shout out and reward “people and organisations whose hard work, dedication, passion, slog and effort inspires communities to engage in and with the arts in East London.”

  • Website ( artskickersawards.com ) is live now
  • Nominations open Feb 4 – March 6
  • Ceremony happens March 29
Angie has put together a team of local volunteers, she’s got an amazing panel of judges (including her sister Denise Gough, Sharon D. Clarke, Lemn Sissay, Gavin Turk, Zabou…), she’s got the editor of the Observer to chair the panel, she’s got sponsors to give her the money and all the other stuff she needs to pull off a brilliant ceremony, she’s got brilliant, thoughtful prizes that people will actually want to win. It’s all ready to go, now she needs help to get the word out.

They want to reach as many #artskickers and future artists as possible, to make sure we’ve cast the net as wide as possible so we can unearth the unsung heroes and share their stories and remind people how brilliant and creative East London is.

How you can help
  • Share this information with your contact network
  • Distribute posters and flyers in your borough
  • Share details about the Artskickers on your social media (and with your mates)
  • Follow @TheArtsCrusader on insta / twitter / fb to see what it’s all about
  • Nominate an Artskicker!
If you would like, Angie will come to meet you to tell you more about it, she’s really keen to make sure efforts are co-ordinated so the awards can have maximum impact.

Getting nominated for an Award can boost confidence, opens doors and windows to all kinds of opportunities. The Artskickers are going to do that for East London artists and art facilitators, people working at grass roots, fighting to make sure everyone gets the chance to experience the benefits that participation in the arts brings.

Open East Radio on air

Your story is our story

Calling all Radio enthusiasts / Story tellers / Keen listeners / Citizen Journalists, Oral historians/ Conversationalists / Aspiring presenters, Producers, Radio DJs, Technicians. All ages, all levels of experience welcome.

Come join us one Saturday a month from 2 to 4 pm - meet new people, share stories and broadcast live to the world!

Open East Radio is an informal group of radio enthusiasts and conversationalists who co-produce, present and broadcast a live monthly internet radio show. The location, structure, topics and themes change month-to-month and guests are invited to contribute to the show. People of all ages and level of experience are welcome to join in. Free, and refreshments provided.

Open East Radio session dates at Whitmore Community Centre
  • Saturday 11 March, 2 to 4 pm
Open East Radio recent shows
During the spring and summer we will be taking the Open East Radio on tour for live sessions from Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Save The Date Café, Geffrye Museum.

Contact: Lucia Scazzicchio - lucia@cultivaters.com - 07757 535731