Sport and the Community

QMSU Community Sport heads up the Sport Leadership and Workforce Development Programme at Queen Mary, University of London. Through this programme, they develop a workforce of students who perform outreach in the...

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A Passion for Gardening

Chris Beard has been running the garden at Trussler Hall for years now. As a resident of Poplar for 15 years, the people at Poplar HARCA got to know him and his...

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The Benefits of Yoga

Eve Veglio-White teaches yoga at Poplar Union. We spoke to her about the benefits of yoga and teaching.

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Movement and Mindfulness

Jane Belshaw has been running various mindfulness, movement and relaxation classes and programmes for 20 years now, starting by offering massage to people who wouldn’t normally go for a massage. We spoke...

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Getting Involved in the Community with Linda

For the past few months, Linda has been working on the Wellone project to develop its strategy and direction. We spoke to her about what the project means to her, what health...

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The Importance of Play

Play Association Tower Hamlets have been providing free play for 5-15 year olds since 2001. We spoke to Eleanor Image, Play Development Manager at PATH, about the organisation and play in general.

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The Success of Poplar Singers

Poplar Singers are a Poplar based choir, running for about two years. These past two years have seen them go from strength to strength, growing in membership, confidence and talent. We spoke...

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Toddler Yoga

Alice Panascia is a trained pregnancy and post-natal yoga teacher. After her own daughter was born, she developed a way to work with toddlers and started teaching it at Poplar Union when...

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Health & Wellbeing at Feel Good Fridays

Every Friday morning, the Cabin hosts ‘Feel Good Friday’ sessions, working to boost the health and wellbeing of the women of Poplar. We spoke to the wonderful Chris who leads them, about...

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Moo Canoes

Moo Canoes have been getting the people of East London out onto the canals for years. We spoke to Alfie, one of the founders, about getting outside on the water and giving...

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The Langdon Park Festival

This year marks the third Langdon Park Festival! We spoke to Rujina, a Community and Partnerships Officer at the Teviot Centre about it’s history and the coming 2018 festival in July.

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Playing with Toy House

Toy House have been helping parents and young children in the community since 1979. We spoke to Julie from Toy House about the importance of play, the great work Toy House does...

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Getting in touch with nature, the community, and ourselves with WEN.

Women’s Environmental Network work in the borough to improve health, connectedness, environmentalism and women’s issues. We spoke to Clyo, a coordinator at the organisation, about what environmentalism, gardening and cooking can do...

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Hot Spots

Founder Penny, volunteer Lisa, and regular Mumtaz tell us more about Poplar's Menopause & Women's Wellbeing group.

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James’ Success Story

James has turned his life around in the past few years, and this is how.

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The Nutrition and Cooking Workshops are a Hit!

We spoke to a regular participant, Mohammed Sattar, to get his views on the class.

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Hind Grove Creativity Group

Art and friendship at the Hind Grove Creativity Group.

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Fitness and Art – Shakti’s Story

Learn about the artist behind Afrofun.

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Elizabeth’s Exercise Classes

We spoke to Elizabeth Stout, a wonderful fitness instructor currently running women’s exercise classes at the Aberfeldy Centre. She provides a safe space for women in Poplar to get fit, improve their...

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From Pots and Pans to Popular Fitness Classes: Lukki Lashley’s Journey.

From cooking in the kitchen of the Teviot Centre to leading two very successful fitness classes, and more plans for the future, Lukki Lashley's life has changed a lot in the past...

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