Bear Mother House
Pearl Wise discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Fourthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House.
Jumble Trail: From Clapton To The World
When Martina Randle organised her first Jumble Trail in Clapton 3 years ago, she never anticipated its popularity. Now the organisation is nationwide and bringing communities together and spreading the joy of neighbourhood rummaging and cake induced sugar highs.
Saturday 29 November
11am – 6.30pm
Since launching on Berwick St in May 2011, Independent Label Market has brought together the founders of over 180 of the World’s greatest independent record labels on both sides of the Atlantic to sell their fresh vinyl produce directly to the public at that traditional goods exchange – a market stall.
As the music industry embraces mp3s and a more digital strategy, Independent Label Market is proving to be a valuable reminder of how music retail can be a social affair; people hanging out together as a community and buying records.
Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields E1 6AA
Nia Charpentier talks to Amanda and Jonny from I Can Make Shoes, and say they can teach you to make your own shoes at home, with no specialist equipment whatsoever. Details at icanmakeshoes.com
Edited by Ana Xavier
Tuesday 22nd July, 3-10pm
Free nail bar plus film, spoken word and music
Gillett Square, Dalston
Get your nails done for free, plus take in music, spoken word and film – Beauty exhibition offers a wide range of activities which you can participate in all for free! The exhibition takes place in Gillett Square, The Vortex & The Vortex Downstairs. It is part of a programme which helps raise awareness for young people with mental health issues and petition David Cameron to properly fund mental health services for children and young people.
For more details go to whatbeautymeanstome.com
Sarah Bagner started presenting her collection of vintage items for sale using themed walls on her website ‘Supermarket Sarah‘. The idea caught people’s imaginations, creating opportunities for her to create walls for department stores, publish a book and develop a space for designers to sell their wares online.