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

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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A Model Gent

What first possessed you to get into the laborious world of stop motion animation? Growing up in Derbyshire there wasn’t that much around, so you

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Pent Up Anger

Artist Aida Wilde is angry. She asked for local legend Edwin’s iconic slogan, ‘SHITHOUSE TO PENTHOUSE’ – an artwork curated by her – to be

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Reinventing the High Street

From illegal-squat raves and graffiti to repurposed derelict buildings, Hackney Wick’s history is written on its streets. And while the near weekly-opening of new businesses,

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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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Events, Food & Drink

Wellbeing & Sports

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 & Innovation


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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