Barnabas Blog Social and cultural commentary from the House

The meaning of 21

22 December 2016  
Employment Academy graduate, Denise, is now working as a commis chef here at HoSB and has written some words she'd love share.

Finery London

13 December 2016  
We also caught up with Finery London's founder Caren Downie to discuss all things fashion and to talk about how we work together to support our female graduates.

GRADUATION – “My heart’s full of hope”

7 December 2016  
This week was the graduation ceremony for our 8th Employment Preparation Programme. One of our graduates gave a moving speech that we'd love to share with you.


22 November 2016  
We've teamed up with Benugo this festive season to help London’s homeless get back into work.

My meal memory

15 November 2016  
Our Employment Academy is taking over the menu in the club with a week of unique dishes inspired by special occasions and happy memories.

On the art of doing nothing

28 October 2016  
One of our Employment Academy participants has been working and learning with the culture team. She writes to remind us that all we need to do to be zen is remember that we innately are.

Mercy’s Adventures at Smart Works

31 March 2016  
Employment Academy participant Mercy visited Smart Works to find an interview outfit and practice her interview skills. She shared her experience here; read on to learn more.


16 February 2016  
We are delighted to be partnering with the Bertha Dochouse in the run up to London Fashion Week to present the UK premier of HOMME LESS, the astounding story of a fashion photographer who spent six years living on a roof in New York City.

Graduate, Employee and Artist: Introducing Andre Calleja

20 January 2016  
Graduate and Employee Andre is also a budding artist and has created a beautiful painting of HoSB.

Exploring the value of language at Art Social ’15

5 January 2016  
We caught up with graduate film maker Tony Mitsinga who filmed our festival of creativity and culture; Art Social '15.

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