Barnabas Blog Social and cultural commentary from the House

Thank you but not goodbye

8 September 2017  
Our Christine Hancock has stood down after 9 years as a Trustee. She was an early champion of what the house could be and was instrumental in founding our new model.  


21 August 2017  
On the Wednesday 9th August 2017, we celebrated our 10th Employment Programme Graduation! Jean's hilarious speech was the perfect comic relief to the tear-jerking sentiment of the occasion.

Participants’ plat du jour

17 July 2017  
This week our Employment Academy are taking over our club menu with a week of unique dishes inspired by happy memories. Nisha, our participant and Thursday's chef, has shared the recipe to give you a little taste of what's to come this week!

Funny Girl

12 July 2017  
Our participant Roshni recently took to the comedy stage, debuting her hilarious talents at our members' comedy night...and had the whole room laughing! She shares her experience here, read on to find out more.

ERSA Employability Awards – Innovation winners

10 July 2017  
We were honoured to win the award for Innovation at the ERSA Employability Awards last month! The awards champion best practice from across the employment related services sector. We caught up with Ceri Sheppard, our Employment Academy Director, to find out more.

A poet named John

21 June 2017  
We caught up with John Smallshaw, poet and Employment Academy graduate, to discuss his love of poetry, its ability to bring about social change and the healing ability of writing.

Justice. Period.

5 June 2017  
From the campaigns against tampon tax, to delivering free sanitary products in schools, issues surrounding menstruation continue to rise in the public consciousness. Our very own Ellie Goodchild explores 'that time of the month' in the lead up to our panel discussion 'Justice.Period.'

Michael Henley: ‘Drawing is the lifeblood of any artist’

26 May 2017  
London based artist Michael Henley is currently exhibiting in our Dickens Room as part of The Collective. We caught up with him to discuss drawing, what inspires him and how art can be a tool for social change.

GOOD WORK IS… With Teresa Clark

22 May 2017  
The future of work is a conversation that matters a lot to us at HoSB as work is the route that we have identified to break the cycle of homelessness. For the first in a series of blog posts on this topic, Teresa Clark from the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, starts to answer the question, 'what is good work?'

Plus, have your say. We'd love to know what you think makes good work.

Festival Embassy x Worldwide Festival

17 May 2017  
Our final Festival Embassy this Saturday will bring the magic of Worldwide Festival to our House in Soho. We caught up with our good friend and festival founder Gilles Peterson to talk all things music, culture and new talent.

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