Hackney residents are showcasing the creative skills they have learned during a series of ‘enterprise to employment’ workshops supported by Sanctuary Housing.
Having learned a variety of basic and more advanced techniques, as well as essential business and employment skills, participants are now showcasing what they have learned by running their own pop-up shop selling their products.
Located at The Hackney Shop, in Morning Lane, the shop is open from 10.30am-5.30pm daily until Monday 3 December, selling a wide variety of cakes, baked goods, soft furnishings and fashion accessories.
Oleander Agbetu, from Creative Lifestyle CIC, said: “We’re so proud of our talented participants, who have made such great strides in a short space of time.
“Running their own shop is a great experience and I would encourage everyone to come along and browse some of the wonderful items we have on sale.”
Toby Moore, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “This project is all about helping residents to learn new skills and equip themselves for the world of work and self-employment.
“The pop-up shop is a fantastic opportunity to showcase those skills and, from the variety and quality of items on offer, it is clear the workshops have been a big success.”
For more information about the courses or the pop-up shop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07538 321416.
This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.