Oliver Ashton of Jump!

Oliver Ashton of Jump!

‘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.

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Al Fresco Dining East London

Al Fresco Dining East London

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:

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John Sutton of Printville

John Sutton of Printville

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.

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Original Music Places

Original Music Places

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. 

 

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Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut of Music Hackspace

Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut of Music Hackspace

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. 

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