By day: The Hornbeam is an environmental zero waste community centre. We're more than just a cafe, we are a space to make things happen. We bring a unique, friendly, community spirit to Baker's Arms, E17. We encourage the sharing of skills & provide the community with environmental & social change themed classes, workshops & groups. We work alongside other ethical organisations such as HEET, FRP, OrganicLea, Stories & Supper, Food for London & more. We sculpture projects which in turn create possibilities for dis-advantaged groups in our area. We pride ourselves in sourcing from & supporting local independent businesses.
By night: Hornbeam Nights has been running for just over a year. We have a huge variety of events from educational film nights to pop up supper clubs. We have already run workshops on Permaculture, ethical business strategies, art therapy, herbalism and a kombucha making class. We host DJ nights, Open Decks, Live music, Jam Sessions, Open Mic, poetry and comedy.
What we'll deliver:
- A built in PA system
- A new shiny projector for film night
- A pair of decks and mixer for the DJ's
- A sustainably built bench outside
- Plant some small plants inside
- A black out screen for films
- Shelving storage area for the equipment
- Plants, plants, plants
Why it's a great idea:
This project will help the environment and our community. We can continue to share, educate & learn from ethical businesses, people in the community & provide the tools for positive social impact & well being. We can do this by running social events & skill building workshops at the cafe.
We provide a space for budding musicians to come & play, DJ's to spin the decks & music sharing skills such as drum workshops. All this excitement & talent is currently being held together with a "vintage" PA & some old-school beaten-up belt driven decks - which bring a new dimension to the word 'cross fade', basically there is NO fade.
We provide a space for aspiring chefs or already establish start ups to take over the cafe and make it their own for an evening. We'd love to be able aid this project with better equipment.
A magical make over will not only make the nights run more smoothly but will create endless possibilities to extend, expand and provide a more sustainable range of events.
Steps to get it done:
- Sourcing technical equipment & installation from local businesses
- Implementing ethical practices within buying products. i.e.)used, second hand, reliable sources
- Promoting the funding within our community through social events at the Hornbeam
- Spreading the word and the love within the borough to share our space with as many people as possible
WHY WE NEED YOU: We will be able to host & enhance the creative arts community further. Trusting & empowering people to springboard their ideas & projects. The space will be more accessible & we'll have the equipment to deepen our practices, inspiring environmentally & helping others be more green.
WITH YOUR HELP: The Hornbeam can be transformed into a wonderful space for events, with the ability to hire the space for individuals, pop ups & parties. We will be able to host top notch evenings with a large sway of activism & education, for a better community, environment & world.
Can't argue with that as a gift! You are donating to us, to provide for our community. Please help us, help each other.
If you do want to be flash with your cash then we've got a little something for you...
£100 - Entry to one of our environmental or social change workshops
£150 - Hornbeam Supper Club Dinner for two
£200 - Hornbeam Supper Club Dinner for two, a bottle of bio-dynamic wine