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Spring 2024, issue 13


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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

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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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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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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Events, Food & Drink

Wellbeing & Sports

Education & Innovation


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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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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