Category: News

Storytelling with Sinead

An Evening of Storytelling – Friday 30th November

On Friday 30th November, we’re hosting an evening of spoken word, storytelling and tales from the East End from a mix of London’s spoken word artists, storytellers and locals. Storytelling Night – Friday 30th November Then on Friday 30th November, we’re hosting an evening of Spoken Word, Storytelling and Tales from the East End from…
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4in10 Picking up the pieces event

Picking Up The Pieces – Toynbee Hall hosts event as part of London Challenge Poverty week

As part of the first ever London Challenge Poverty Week organised by the 4in10 network, we were joined by Matthew Ryder, the Deputy Mayor for Social Intergration and a range of voluntary sector orgainsations to discuss how we can support families affected by poverty. Organisations large and small supported the first ever London Challenge Poverty…
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Lord Neuberger -FLAC 120 event

Celebrating the 120th anniversery of our Free Legal Advice Centre

Sir Nicolas Bratza and Lord Neuberger join Toynbee Hall to celebrate the 120th anniversary of their free legal advice service. In 1898, Toynbee Hall launched the ‘Poor Man’s Lawyer’ service.  This offered free legal advice to those encountering employment, housing and consumer issues. Yesterday we held an event to celebrate the 120th anniversary of this…
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Channel 4 News highlight our fight against Britain’s poverty

Watch the Channel 4 News report on Toynbee Hall here Channel 4 News: The fight against Britain’s poverty This weekend Channel 4 News aired a report about the newly renovated Toynbee Hall and our fight against Britain’s poverty. We’ve been at the forefront of the battle against poverty for more than a century. We’ve helped…
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Introducing the new East End Influencers and their first blog post – The £5 Lunch Challenge

Over the summer we asked local people to share their experiences of East London, challenge assumptions and be part of our fight for a fairer London, by becoming East End Influencers. The Influencers will be asked to blog, vlog and create a range of online content for Toynbee Hall that reflects all aspects of life…
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Celebrating the reopening of our historic home

Dr John Sentamu, Matthew Ryder, Stuart Hobley and Rushanara Ali MP were the guest speakers at our official reopening event in the restored halls ahead of the public opening on Open House Weekend. After over two years of restoration, we were honoured to be reopening Toynbee Hall’s historic buildings part funded by the Heritage Lottery…
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Toynbee Hall to reopen to the public this weekend as part of Open House London Festival

After three years of renovation work, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’re opening the doors to the public this weekend as part Open House London, the world’s largest architecture festival. We’re returning to our original East End home and for the first time the building will include a new, free and permanent exhibition…
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New peer led research reveals the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets

Toynbee Hall today publishes You don’t really know people ‘till you talk to them: Participatory Action Research on the needs of older people, a report based on a year-long study into the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets, East London. The research project was developed to give East Londoners the chance to ask each…
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Toynbee Hall to pilot new online legal advice tool for The Jeanie Project

Toynbee Hall will be one of the first to test The Jeanie Project’s new ground-breaking technology that will help food banks and community groups provide wider access to legal advice. Working alongside The Jeanie Project and with support from the Legal Education Foundation, we will be testing a free online information tool that will provide…
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Welcome to the new Toynbee Hall website

We’re happy to tell you that you’re one of the first people to access our new website. One of our biggest strengths is the breadth of our work but that also presents one of our biggest challenges. We provide advice services, older people’s wellbeing and youth services, learning programmes, we conduct external policy and research…
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