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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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Influencers blog: The V&A Museum of Childhood plan’s for the future

East End Influencer, Alexandra Mitrica, went to the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green last week to find out about their future plans to turn their museum into a world-leading museum of design and creativity for children and families. Last week, V&A Director Tristram Hunt revealed details of a new redevelopment project for the…
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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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The Fine Details…

Keith Greenough and Theresa Dhaliwal Davies – September 2018 The official opening of Toynbee Hall’s wonderfully restored old hall is fast approaching and finishing touches of the redevelopment are being put in place. The new entrance hall has wonderful and unique light wood furniture. The hallway surrounding the original staircase has an exhibit celebrating Toynbee…
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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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Lunch for £5? No problem, right?

The first blogs from the new East End Influencers 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…
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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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The 120th Anniversary of our Free Legal Advice Centre – a conversation with Julia Wookey from Howard Kennedy

There is […] a sense of pride in contributing to a service which has been delivering at a consistently high standard for so many years, and being part of the team that’s maintaining that. Julia Wookey in conversation with Rob Crich In October this year, we are celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Toynbee Hall’s Free…
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