Barnabas Blog Social and cultural commentary from the House

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.

Festival Embassy x Eat Your Own Ears

27 April 2017  
We've partnered with Eat Your Own Ears to bring you a flavour of London's much loved Field day! We caught up with the good people at EYOE to talk line-ups, songs we just can't stop listening to and paying it forward.

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.

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