Author: David Allsey

Community Research group decide to focus project on tackling anti-social behaviour

Local people decide to make tackling anti-social behaviour focus of research project

After discussion workshops and talking to 100 community members, our community research group has decided to do focus their project on anti-social behaviour. At Toynbee Hall we put local people at the centre of the work that we do. This is no different for our research, where we are committed to supporting local people to…
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Toynbee Hall Community Open Day

Join us on Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th June for a free festival of activities

Come along to Toynbee Hall for an activity-filled three day event to test our new outdoor space. This Thursday-Saturday we will be holding an open event packed with free activities to find out what we should include in a new community garden. As part of the redevelopment of Toynbee Hall, we’re building a community garden…
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Mayflower Primary School Social Change Workshop

Social Change Workshop with Mayflower Primary School

Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming children from Mayflower Primary School to Toynbee Hall for a Social Change workshop, having learnt about our history and the Matchgirls Strike of 1888 in a puppetry session delivered by our Resident Storyteller. The children were given a tour of our newly restored historic building to learn…
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Festival of communities at Stepney Park

Festival of Communities 2019

This past weekend, Toynbee Hall attended the Festival of Communities which took place in Stepney Green Park and was organised by Queen Mary University London. The annual Festival of Communities celebrates the culture and diversity of the extraordinary borough that is Tower Hamlets.  It was fantastic to be part of such a vibrant event and…
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We’re home! New Advice and Wellbeing Centre now open

All of our operations have now returned to our original East End site as we open our brand new advice and wellbeing centre. After three years away from our original site, we are thrilled to return all of our services and office back to 28 Commercial Street, our historic home since 1884. As the redevelopment…
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Volunteers Week 2019 – A thank you to all our amazing volunteers

This Volunteers Week, we would like to take the opportunity to thank every single volunteer for their invaluable efforts across all of our work and celebrate their immense contribution. Last year over 300 volunteers gave up nearly 17,000 hours of their time to help us deliver vital services, such as our Free Legal Advice Centre,…
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One of the first walking in their shoes tours

Walk in their Shoes – A personal history tour

On Tuesday 28th May, the Walk in Their Shoes tours began with local volunteers sharing and leading their own personal history tour of the East End. After establishing a route around the East End as a group, with Toynbee Hall at the centre, volunteers chose their favourite spots and places that have impacted on their…
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Our Community Researchers meet for the first time to help improve Tower Hamlets

Community researchers meet for the first time to tackle local issues

On Friday 17th May, newly recruited peer researchers for our two new community-led projects came together for the first time to start designing research into the issues that are important to them. At Toynbee Hall we believe that above all, putting people with real experience of these issues into the heart of the research is…
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One of the students performs their creative response to Toynbee Hall's history

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories Creative Showcase

17-18 year old students from New VIc College have performed an anthology of their own creative pieces at a showcase event at Toynbee Hall. This anthology is a celebration of New Vic College’s students highly original responses to Toynbee Hall and its historical archives. This follows a unique collaboration between Toynbee Hall and London Metropolitan…
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Debt Advice

April E-Newsletter – Our ambition: a debt free London

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