ISSUE 8

Winter 2023

OUT  NOW

Hello! Welcome to The Wick, your local collaborative media platform.

We use print and digital storytelling to unite the creative, business and residential communities in Hackney Wick & Fish Island plus the other neighbourhoods in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Want to get involved? Drop us a line at info@thisisthewick.com
Art & Culture

The Wicked One: Annette Zera

From preserving artist studios by co-founding Mother X to her work running the UK’s Bangladesh Education Trust, we meet a true local artist and activist

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Art & Culture

Guest Editor: Jonzi D

The UK’s leading advocate for hip hop dance shares his dance story and tells The Wick about the Hip Hop Theatre Academy opening in the Olympic Park

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Environment

Meanwhile in East London…

Over the years, Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s glut of ex-industrial units and vacant lots have afforded numerous actors – from community organisations and artists,

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Environment

Losing the Plot

In cities, we have less opportunity to stare aimlessly at the sky or find ourselves experiencing the particular pleasure we get from walking amidst blossoms,

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing in the Wick

Kevin Hempsted is a born and bred Eastender, and runs White Post Lane therapy and counselling centre A Balanced Life. He talks about how the pandemic has impacted

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Education

Esports Explosion

The esports industry has grown astronomically over the last few years, and the popularity of computer and console gaming has been the main driver. Since

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Environment

Fit out to public house

It’s said that the celebrated photographer David Bailey’s grandmother collected glasses there and was paid in gin. Certainly printers, mechanics, scrap metal merchants and more

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Uncategorized

A Seat At The Table

When London was selected as the host city for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games it came with the promise of creating a legacy that

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