If you're intent on a bit of fashion retail therapy, here's a few tips where to start. Celebrating London Fashion Week, running today through to the 22nd of September, we've tailor-made a list of six designer boutiques here in the East End, then picked standout British names currently stocked in those stores.Read More
‘Give me a break!’ Oliver Ashton and the team at Jump Programmes give this phrase a new lease of life, facilitating young people, often aged between 16 and 18, into work through organised apprenticeships with partners who want to develop their next generation of workers in a way that benefits everyone.
We dropped in to Jump! HQ at ContainerVille, London E2, for a 101 on what makes Jump! tick.Read More
While office hours keep us confined in the shadows, at lunch and dinner the city heads towards the last of the sunshine like bees to flowers. Keeping the buzz of summer alive, here's a curated selection of five al fresco dining spots in and around the Shoreditch area that will keep Vitamin D levels maxed out and bellies happy:Read More
Lad about town turned local man of business; John Sutton began his career in printing at 16, after being signposted by the job centre near an estate in Islington where he grew up. Now in his 40s, he's a little surprised to see himself having launched Printville, an innovative pocket sized printing firm with clients aplenty based in ContainerVille.Read More
Paul Vowle's contemporary decor and interiors firm Woven is not just watching the trade in innovative contemporary decors market change, it's leading the way and causing the change. As part of our Meet the Tenants series we sat down with Paul and talked internet, rugs, ethics and creativity.Read More
Amongst the creative people of 80's and 90's Shoreditch were some of the most notable DJs, musicians, producers and promoters to work in Britain in the last 30 years. Here, along with links to a few of the tunes are the musical Shoreditch Originals.Read More
Our new Shoreditch Originals Music feature comes in two parts with this, part one, focused on the places the parties rocked. One-time Blitz kid, now music producer and Shoreditch face Ian Tregoning filled us in on the role Shoreditch played in the massive acid house and post punk scenes that boomed and thumped here, changing the face of London nightlife for good.
It’s no secret that East London is stomping ground to some of the most esteemed creatives in the world but it is also home to a trove of 3D visualisers, architects and product designers that deserve recognition. Here’s the low-down on the most interesting urban and cultural landscapers currently gracing the E postcodes.Read More
Festival season is upon us as we are finally blessed with the ability to spend more than ten minutes out in the fresh air. As usual East London is the vanguard of alternative entertainment so here's a curated list of jamborees and fiestas in 2015, celebrating music (a must of course) and so much more.Read More
A charming Frenchman in buzzing Hackney, Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut, know to most as JB, has been here in London for over a decade. First gaining his doctorate at Queen Mary and since has been realising his vision to establish Music Hackspace as the place in east London to "share thoughts, knowledge, technologies, processes and aesthetics on music and audio". Based at ContainerVille, JB was the winner of a year's lease having entered our short film competition.Read More
Whether it’s partying in a rabbit outfit or bunny-eared runs, west end gospel or gorging on organic cacao; folks, friends and families will find there are a bounty of great events to hop to in and around Shoreditch this Easter.Read More
Since the first tenant moved into ContainerVille back in mid 2014, word has ricocheted through the blogosphere, into a few short films and found its way into both electronic and paper world of news. Here's a quick roundup with some of the highlights of ContainerVille in the headlinesRead More
So Fresh Cakes are one of our newest and tastiest tenants. Founded just six months ago and now supplying many local cafés with wonderful, organic cakes, from their unit at ContainerVille. We talked with co-founder Semih Lekesiz about perfect baking and running a start-up.Read More