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Spring 2024, issue 13


The Wick is 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. 

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Creative Careers & Student Special Series

The Wick presents a guide to the many opportunities that now exist in East London if you’re looking for work or training in the creative sector

Arts & Culture

A tale of two Olympic legacies

As the driving force behind the ‘Save Brick Lane’ campaign, Saif Osmani fights for East London’s marginalised voices. Here he argues that disaffection with the Olympic legacy has reinforced inequalities,
with the arts often used to cover-up social divide

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Events, Food & Drink

Upcycle, recycle, full circle

For some years, scaffolding boards and other ‘waste’ materials from the Olympic Park were used for mezzanine-building, warehouse modifications and much more in Hackney Wick.

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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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Wellbeing & Sports

Education & Innovation