Creative Careers & Student Special Edition


Read our back-to-school season guide to East London’s boundless opportunities for work and training in the arts and cultural sectors.


Autumn 2023, issue 11


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Creative Careers & Student Special

The Wick presents a guide to the boundless 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