Bethnal Green Businesses are set to play a big role in London Beer City Week 2015 which takes place from the 7th-16th of August. This is a week of celebrating the great beer that is available across London while offering opportunities such as food and beer pairing sessions, brewery tours, history walks and home-brewing sessions. Mother Kelly’s Taproom on Paradise Row will be one of the centrepoints of the week and will host the opening and closing parties. Mother Kelly’s is a fitting hub for the occasion as it has one of the best beer selections in London. Every day it has 20 different beers on tap as well as an amazing variety of bottled beers that can be drunk inside or taken away.
Later in the week on Saturday 15th August, Redchurch Brewery will be launching their burgundy-barrel-aged farmhouse saison as well as their new farmhouse ale. There will also be live music and a barbeque available. Redchurch Brewery makes a distinctive range of craft beers as well as limited edition experimental beer in the railway arches of Poyser Street. Their taproom is open every week on Thursday and Friday from 6pm-12.30am and on Saturday from 12pm-12.30am and sometimes on other days of the week for music events.
Lastly as part of the week there will be the 3rd London Craft Beer Festival held at Bethnal Green venue Oval Space between the 13th and the 16th of August. A ticket to the event includes a free beer from every stand (100+ beers in total), access to the various brewing teams, as well as a free souvenir glass.
Mother Kelly’s Taproom is on 251 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, E2 9LE.
Oval Space is on 29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT.
For more information about London Beer City Week go to: http://www.londonbeercity.com/
On Saturday 2nd August, York Hall will be hosting a massive vintage kilo sale with 5 tonnes of vintage up for grabs. The idea is that rather than paying for each item individually, you pay for the total weight of your items at a reasonable £15 per kilo which is equal to around 4 or 5 shirts or dresses. There will be a great variety of stock available; everything from denim, shorts, jackets and jumpers for both men and women. Doors open at 11am and close at 4pm and there is a small charge upon entry but it is advised to get down early so not to miss out on the best items. If you are a trader and want to come and shop for your business you can get in an hour early but you must email email@example.com and request your trade forms. For bargain and vintage lovers alike this event is not to be missed.
For more information go to http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk/events/east-london-vintage-kilo-sale-august-2015/
– By Jack Anderson
‘London’ is the newest exhibition at Gallery 320, curated by photographer and gallery director Sean Pines. The collection, displayed at the delightful basement space located off Bethnal Green Road, comprises a broad selection of photographs taken by 20 artists from around the globe, each aspiring to capture the essence of London life.
The show is the result of a specific call out by the gallery for images portraying the capital, and with entries from Italy, Germany, Poland, and even the USA, the response has exceeded expectations. Visitors to the exhibition can expect to be taken on a journey, experiencing London through the lens of both local and international photographers.
“We were looking for images that reflect and celebrate the capital for an exhibition which captures London’s diversity” said Pines.
“London is a city of contrasts and contradictions and coupled with its fluidity and diversity makes it one of the most exciting and provocative cities in the world.” This message is undoubtedly captured in the collection exhibited, with photographs of a wide range of subjects and locations, from classic landmarks and architecture, to festivals and street scenes. Whether you’re a local or simply a visitor, you’re sure to see London in a new light.
‘London’ runs at Gallery 320 until 31st July and is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. For more details see Gallery 320 in the directory, or visit www.studio320.co.uk.
– By Bridget Cox
If you have a business in Bethnal Green you can have a profile on the website for absolutely free. This is because the Love Bethnal Green website is an initiative of Bethnal Green Business Forum which is supported by Tower Hamlets Council and Oxford House in Bethnal Green. The aim of the website is to provide much needed promotion to the area of Bethnal Green and offer weekly news about what is going on in the area.
If you would like to add your business to the website just follow these simple steps:-
1 Go onto lovebethnalgreen.com
2 Hover your mouse above ‘home’ at the top of the screen and then click ‘sign in’
3 Then enter your email address and name below where it says ‘sign up now’ and then click register. This should direct you back to the home page and you should now be signed in. A password will be sent to your email so that you can sign in and edit your profile in the future.
4 Now to make your profile of your business; click onto ‘Add a Listing’
5 Then fill in the details to do with your business leaving categories that aren’t applicable blank and also upload photos of your business for your profile. Photos need to be in the style of the business directory and no bigger than 1MB.
6 When you’re finished entering the details of your business click ‘review your listing’ and then if you’re happy with how your profile looks click ‘publish’.*
*Please note that your listing will be previewed and published if all details are correct.
The walk below the railway bridge in Bethnal Green is a grey and not really welcoming gateway to bustling and bright Bethnal Green. We are sure that anybody who ever walked under that bridge (and had to avoid the droppings on the pavement) would agree that refurbishing and repainting the bridge with a bold ‘BETHNAL GREEN’ is a simple way to add a much needed repair and burst of colour and has worked wonders in Bruce Grove and The Cally.
If you would like to support initiatives like this one, make sure you attend meetings of Bethnal Green Business Forum, more info www.bgbusinessforum.org.uk
– Arpita Ashok
On 31st May 2015, Bethnal Green Station was incorporated into the London Overground network. This change involved several other stations along two suburban lines and was part of Transport for London’s plans to improve the connection of central London with wider rail services.
West Anglia main line, part of the Great Anglia franchise was overtaken by London Overground Rail Operations, introducing a total of twenty-five stations to the service. These provide links to Liverpool Street, ultimately giving easier access to east London dwellers, the demand for which has significantly grown since the introduction of the first east London branch in 2010.
As well as the addition of these stations to the Overground line, TfL also intend to improve the overall condition of the stations and lines, including the replacement of old worn out carriages with new electrical units.
– Bridget Cox