Barnabas Blog Social and cultural commentary from the House

Festival Embassy x Bestival

22 March 2017  
We caught up with Bestival's founder Rob da Bank to muse on music, festival magic, and how we're working together to open up culture to all.

The impact of the London Homelessness Awards

7 February 2017  
In October 2016 we won the London Homelessness Awards. Our Employment Support Officer Brian Beaton has written a few words about the Awards and what they mean for us.

Is exercise the new elitism?

26 January 2017  
From gym selfies to triathlons in your 50s, journalist Miranda Sawyer explores what it means to exercise in 2017.

Wise Crack!!

17 January 2017  
Our commis chef and Employment Academy Graduate Denise shares her thoughts on the humble egg.

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.

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