There are many wonderful youth arts programmes at Hoxton Hall with a large number of local participants from 7 years to 19 years. As the programmes have grown we now need more capacity. We have listened to our participants who want to have more digital art and music recording classes, workshops and general hang out space. We have two physical rooms available either side of a lovely unused courtyard, but they are in disrepair and not used. We need to decorate them, make them useable, buy the furniture and install infrastructure, hardware and software. We would then like to open our facilities to other members of the community in the evenings and during the day and offer specific media skills training for young adults. All our programmes are FREE. Hoxton Hall is a working theatre and has committed and qualified practitioners who can keep the programmes running - we just need a capital injection to make these spaces available.
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This idea was inspired by the tragic events of a local young person who was stabbed to death nearby. The death was a result of gang rivalry that had partly been attributed to the use of diss tracks to insult each other. In response we wanted to create something positive that could have a useful impact on the lives of local young people. It is a great idea because: -It makes use of unused space in a beautiful heritage landmark venue -It has been developed by the local youth participants - it's what they want -It offers useful training for future employment -It offers a safe space for young people to hang out -It offers a creative outlet for experimentation -It offers opportunities to meet new people and make new friends -It creates some new jobs and volunteering opportunities -It helps to boost self esteem and independence
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Over and Out! Our final thank you and farewell! We are officially open and working! And it all works.... Hopefully you have received our impact report and will stay in touch and use our fabulous facilities in the near future. We can't thank you enough for getting us here, it has been a momentous 10 months. Happy Hoxton Team
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OPEN HOUSE on Saturday 21st April 1pm to 2pm We are opening up the basement areas for you to see during our lunch break on Saturday 21st April from 1pm to 2pm. Please swing by to have a look! We will be open! If you are interested in using the spaces for any creative projects please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you so much once again for your incredible support The Hoxton Hall Team
Now it's the great upload - photoshop, logic pro, anti virus, admin levels - no one said running a computer room for digital art and music producing would be easy! Thanks again to our generous IT sponsors Macnamara for looking after this. The recording studio is now the proud owner of, not exclusively but including: a Midas M32 Digital Console, a keyboard-controller for all our virtual instruments, piano-style sustain pedal, various speakers and isolation pads to decouple monitor speakers and eliminate vibrations/resonance, a Shure SM7B Studio micro, dynamic speaker and Recording Microphone, a tuner/metronome, a reflexion filter, a collection of 50 effects for mixing and mastering, a USB and Firewire Audiointerface.... at this point your messenger lost focus in the enormous list. We also bought a lot of cords. Our music teachers are itching to get started, our tech team is carefully documenting each item and we can't wait to share these amazing facilities with you! Whether you are a budding Mariah Carey or Carolyn Davidson or Jamie XX - you will be able to create great things at Hoxton Hall. With grateful thanks Hoxton Hall Team
We are on the final leg of our journey! We would like to thank the amazing people at Good Gym who have twice run round to give invaluable support with moving, making, decorating, clearing and building. In their own words: "We are a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. We stop off on our runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can't do on their own. It's a great way to get fit, meet new people and do some good. As long as you're up for getting sweaty, everyone's welcome." And you can sign up here www.goodgym.org Special thanks to Lucy Jeczalik and Laura Williams and the Tower Hamlets team! We just have the courtyard and recording studio to go... Many thanks as ever for your support 😊 Hoxton Hall Team
We can only post one image with these updates, so we thought that the fuel to keep going should be formally recognised. Thank you to Natalie for sharing her delicious birthday cake! Last week the digital art room and music practice room walls were painted and the cabling for the computers was ever so neatly installed. Thank you to Macnamara IT! We are progressing to the recording studio and music practice room now for sound proofing, new fire doors and recording equipment. The computer bureaus are being made and in January we get raid the sales for indoor and outdoor furniture. Thank you again for your incredible support. Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year from the Hoxton Hall Team.
Wonderful supporters! We have officially started with clearing the basement and painting! This is round one. Next it's cabling. Then music studio. Then furniture and computers. Then courtyard. Then it will be 31st January and we will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS! This is a fabulous Christmas present and we are forever grateful for your support and help. For more images of the past two days please see our Facebook page. HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Hoxton Hall team