ISSUE 7

Autumn 2022

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
Environment & Public Realm

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 & Public Realm

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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Environment & Public Realm

Unstoppable Green Shoots

At first glance it might not appear to be the greenest of places, but Hackney Wick is bursting with plant life. From the roof gardens

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Health & 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 & Training

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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Uncategorized

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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Environment & Public Realm

The Great Outdoors

Plenty of Hackney Wick’s existing food and drink venues were already famous for their outdoor seating areas: Queens Yard being first port of call for

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Uncategorized

New growth, old roots

Chair of the Legacy Youth Board, Kaitlene reflects on HWFI’s identity coming out of the pandemic and why it’s time to celebrate…

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