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Proms at home

Proms at Home: Proms at St Jude’s announce free online music and literary festival starting Saturday 13th June.

This year’s music and literary festival will be online and will raise funds for Toynbee Hall and North London Hospice. Despite lockdown, Proms at St Jude’s Festival of Music and Arts, a long-standing supporter of Toynbee Hall, have announced Proms at Home this year. They will be delivering a programme of performances online starting on…
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We want to commission a local artist to create an illustrated map of Toynbee Hall and Gardens

We want to commission an illustrated map showing Mallon Gardens, the surrounding buildings and people using the space to provide directions to visitors. Toynbee Hall has opened a new public garden, a rare bit of green space on the edge of the city, which we want to make a welcoming space and for the whole…
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Volunteers Week 2020 - Laura's Blog

Volunteers’ Week: My experience volunteering in the Free Legal Advice Centre

Laura S M Humayun has volunteered with us for two years. As we thank our volunteers this week, Laura writes about what she has gained from the experience. This week is Volunteers Week, where we take the opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication and contribution to our work and to the…
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Is online enough?

By Elizabeth Archer, Head of Service Design and Delivery at Toynbee Hall

The Launch of our Older People's Peer Action Research Project in September 2018

How to Plan an Event: Tips from the Barnetts

Planning a successful event is no easy job. If you’ve been tasked with organising your next corporate conference, or you’re simply looking to orchestrate a small reception, you should know that any event requires detailed planning and adequate time management. Although the COVID-19 outbreak has caused most events to be cancelled or postponed, this isn’t…
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Bee presenting at Community Research findings launch

“If I had a smartphone and Wifi…”: A call for digital inclusion

Bee is a member of Toynbee Hall’s Community Centre. She is also one of our community researchers taking action to improve safety and togetherness in Tower Hamlets. In this blog, Bee talks about her difficulties with data limits, what has helped her to get connected online, and learns from one of her friends who doesn’t…
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Eid gift donations

196 children’s gift donations sent out to celebrate Eid

The gifts will be included in food packages sent out to households without recourse to public funds To mark the Eid celebrations on 22nd and 23rd May, the biggest celebration day in the Muslim calendar, we asked our team of staff and volunteers to be part of making it special for the children in those…
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Live Webinar: COVID-19, Health and safety and our rights at work

Live Webinar: COVID-19, health and safety and our rights at work

Join us online for a free live webinar at 4pm, Thursday 21st May. This Thursday, Dave Busfield-Birch, Free Legal Advice Centre Supervisor at Toynbee Hall, will provide an overview of employment rights in relation to health and safety in the workplace, in light of COVID. The topics covered will include section 44 (detriment for health…
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Emergency Covid-19 Response Appeal launched with £20,000 target

Toynbee Hall has launched an Emergency Community Response appeal to support the households and families in our community who have faced the worst impacts as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The East End is among the country’s hardest-hit areas. Our frontline staff have seen how people who are already in precarious situations are…
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Thank you to all the amazing volunteers and mutual aid groups

#LondonTogether – Paying tribute to the amazing work of volunteers and community mutual aid groups

Since the lockdown began, we’ve been overwhelmed by the numbers of volunteers willing to help and want to pay tribute to them and the community mutual aid groups. As part of the #LondonTogether campaign. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is inviting Londoners to share he inspiring examples of courage, kindness and generosity being shown…
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