Benefacto – they DO make a difference

Podcast for Hackney Employability Club

A community conversation with Stevie Back from Benefacto, and Rick, Tom and Bintou (Employability Club). We are talking about how Benefacto’s employment volunteering scheme has been helping older people in Hackney since April 2014.

Click/tap the play button here (the yellow disk with the white triangle), or visit the podcast episode page: Benefacto – they DO make a difference

How we make a street-level podcast

Our podcasts are field recordings using budget equipment and software that most of us could afford. The conversations are unscripted, with minimal planning, and very little subsequent editing. This is how we talk when there is no microphone in the room.

Wednesday afternoon audio at Whitmore Community Centre

If you would like to learn how to make a podcast, please join us any Wednesday afternoon (2 to 5 pm) at Whitmore Community Centre — or contact us for more information

  • Email: info@hackneystream.net
  • Phone: 07761 887927

Zero Hours vs No Hours

Podcast for Hackney Employability Club

An unscripted community conversation between Lady Esther (a.k.a. Sistah 2C) and Kamye Miessen — who both have personal experience of zero-hours contracts in the UK. As always, the location intentionally has no resemblance to a recording studio.

Click/tap the play button here (the yellow disk with the white triangle), or visit the podcast episode page: Zero Hours vs No Hours

How we make a street-level podcast

Our podcasts are field recordings using budget equipment and software that most of us could afford. The conversations are unscripted, with minimal planning, and very little subsequent editing. This is how we talk when there is no microphone in the room.

Wednesday afternoon audio at Whitmore Community Centre

If you would like to learn how to make a podcast, please join us any Wednesday afternoon (2 to 5 pm) at Whitmore Community Centre — or contact us for more information

  • Email: info@hackneystream.net
  • Phone: 07761 887927

Is your date of birth on your CV?

Podcast for Hackney Employability Club

An unscripted community conversation led by Lady Esther (a.k.a. Sistah 2C). We are talking about our experiences in the job market – and our feelings about those experiences. As always, the location intentionally has no resemblance to a recording studio.

Click/tap the play button here (the yellow disk with the white triangle), or visit the podcast episode page: Is your date of birth on your CV?

How we make a street-level podcast

Our podcasts are field recordings using budget equipment and software that most of us could afford. The conversations are unscripted, with minimal planning, and very little subsequent editing. This is how we talk when there is no microphone in the room.

Wednesday afternoon audio at Whitmore Community Centre

If you would like to learn how to make a podcast, please join us any Wednesday afternoon (2 to 5 pm) at Whitmore Community Centre — or contact us for more information

  • Email: info@hackneystream.net
  • Phone: 07761 887927

Help arthritis research and learn about online shopping

A special event at Whitmore Community Centre

This is exactly the sort of event that was always successful at Open School East. It’s been set up by researchers from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and Arthritis Research UK — and it’s about online shopping, possibly a topic that already interests you very much.

Date and time

  • Tuesday 25 April, 2 to 5 pm.
  • The main workshop itself will start no later then 3 pm.
  • Starting at 2 pm, we will have some preliminary time to give you an informal overview of online retail, and perhaps get you started on the Hackney Stream laptops or tablets.

Why you should come

  • You would like to learn something interesting, and do something useful that will help older arthritis sufferers.
    • You don’t have to be an arthritis victim yourself (the researchers just want to find out how older people use online shopping sites).
  • You don’t have to be a Hackney resident, but you should be an older person (the older the better, but at least 50).
    • You have a general interest or curiosity about online shopping. Internet beginners will fit in very well.
  • You don’t have to be an experienced online shopper, and you definitely don’t have to know much about computers or the Internet.

What you will do

  • The main workshop will have up to ten people, who will be using laptops or tablets to access and test three shopping sites.
  • The workshop won’t all be on the Internet; there will be a paper exercise as well.
  • If more than ten people turn up (which is very probable), don’t worry — there will be plenty for you to do, separate from the main workshop.

Event links

Online flyer for this event