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Posted: June 18, 2011 in Home

“Save Well Street Market”

Many local shops on Well Street in Hackney, some of which have been serving the needs of local residents for over 20 years, are facing closure because of rent increases of 200%.

These shops include several local charities and have a well- established place as the heart of the local community. They provide affordable and essential services for residents who would otherwise have to travel much further for them, and they are what make the Well Street area a real East End community.

The proximity of Tesco’s over the roads means we get a nice talking point with locals – yesterday we were informed Mr Jack Cohen himself used to sell bent tins on the Well Street Market before stepping up his game and opening up the first ever Tesco – named after his daughter Tessa.

Please sign the petitions in the shops and join the Facebook Group to show your support.!/group.php?gid=15475569121321…

Check some great photos from our area here



Richard Tyrone Jones wows the packed crowd at our inaugural ‘WellFurnished With Poets’

Our first spoken word event took place on Friday 10th June with over a dozen performers taking the floor – including turns from inhouse comperes Catherine Brogan, Furious George and the Captain of the Rant getting things going. Also tearing things up were Alain English, Richard Tyrone Jones, Mel Jones (no relation), Dave Flores, Mooza Mohd, Stephanie Dogfoot, Charlie Dupre, Ofir of the Turbans, Olah Nora, with spontaenous interpretative dances and jam sessions bursting out in an epic poetry session that ran from 8pm until 1am!

Captain of the Rant makes friends with the adult education gremlin, played by Richard Tyrone JonesStephanie Dogfoot kicks out the jams infront of our upcycled backdrop

Charlie DUpre freestylin’ with Ofir of the Turbans
Be sure to check out our upcoming schedule including a COMMUNITY POETRY wordkshop on Monday 20th June, where we will use poetry to capture the voices of our local community, and the WORD SOUND HAVE POWER benefit gig on 2nd July for arts-for-social-cohesion charity Fallen Leaves UK.
Thanks to everyone who helped out and came along, it was totally bonobo.