News and Blogs

Celebrating London’s Debt Advice Heroes

On Friday 4th May, Toynbee Hall hosted the annual Capitalise Conference at The Foundry in Oval, where all 28 debt advice providers who make up the Capitalise Debt Advice partnership get together. The conference is an opportunity to share experiences, highlight the successes and look at how we can provide better advice to people facing…
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The Cave is officially open!

Young people on Make it! have built their own crowdfunded indoor cave for the community to use all year round. On Thursday 26th April, the cave (which was completed over the course of a 3 day community project) was officially opened. This will now be open for the public to use for free in a…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – Residents’ Quarters….

By Keith Greenough and Xia Lin Recently I visited the apartments on the upper floors of the old hall. These will be home for the new residential voluntary workers. Work is nearing completion with painting, carpeting and fitting out of kitchens and bathrooms almost there. It is wonderful that the residential voluntary workers programme is…
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A New Adventure Everyday – My experience as a Heritage Volunteer at Toynbee Hall

By Henna Khanom, Heritage Volunteer As a lover of history, Toynbee Hall never fails to excite me. Working with Eleanor (Heritage Learning and Participation Manager) to digitalise Toynbee Hall’s extensive archive meant I could pore over record after record of Toynbee Hall’s associates. These date all the way back to the late 19th century and…
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Roman Road LDN features Toynbee Hall in their Good Causes

Roman Road LDN, a local social enterprise which produces an online magazine, highlights the work and future plans of Toynbee Hall. Roman Road LDN, a local social enterprise which produces an online magazine, highlights the work of Toynbee Hall and our future plans. Supported by Roman Road Trust and London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Roman…
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Toynbee Hall to re-establish Residential Voluntary Work programme

Interested in the Arts, Heritage or Research? Passionate about social action? You could become one of our new Residential Voluntary Workers. The application window is now open for the Residential Voluntary Work programme. This is a real opportunity for early career artists, storytellers, innovators and social researchers to be involved in an established charity. The…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – The Picture Gallery

By Keith Greenough and Eleanor Sier. Today I met with Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall. We took a tour of the new ‘Picture Gallery’ which is located between the old hall and the new extension at the rear. The gallery is a wonderfully light and airy space with glass paneling…
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New ‘Cavefunder’ to build all-weather play facility and tackle childhood obesity in Tower Hamlets

We’re crowdfunding for an all-weather caving activity created by young people, for young people. We did it! We are delighted to say that we have reached out target and the cave is soon to become a reality. Thank you to everyone who supported us and backed the project. This would not have been possible without…
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Eleanor’s Heritage Blog Part 3 – A Toynbee Hall Valentines Special

*Photo taken during performance of Romeo and Juliet at Toynbee Hall in 1939, donated by Jack Miles By Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall In this Valentines Day special edition of our Heritage Blog series, Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall, shares some stories of romance and…
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Sir Henry Brooke

We are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of one of our most passionate supporters, Sir Henry Brooke. We are sad to note the passing of Sir Henry Brooke, a tireless and passionate supporter of legal aid and access to justice. We were proud to count him as a loyal supporter and friend.…
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