Sunday, 13 December 2009

Buxhall Bee Christmas Party

Buxhall residents are invited to a
Christmas Party

As part of the Buxhall Bee project there will be a Christmas party
for residents of Buxhall Crescent and their neighbours.
Some refreshments provided, please bring more if you can!

Monday 21st December 2009
Hackney Wick Community Centre, Eastway E9

DJs and musicians are invited to bring music
Keen cooks are invited to bring something to share
Anyone interested in a parents and children / young adults football match
please get in touch

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Hackney Wick walk, 28th November

A very bright cold day for the Hackney Wick walk, with Linda and Emmanuel.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Planting workshop 14th November

Many thanks to Sarah Peacock who ran a great bulb planting workshop on 14th November. We planted mixed daffodils inside the pots and topped them off with pansies. Some of the pots can be seen outside block 16-23 Buxhall Crescent and on the steps of the Community Centre. The nature walk was postponed due to terrible weather and will take place in February, details to follow. Also many thanks to James Robertshaw for the photographs.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Buxhall Bee: November events

Saturday 7th November

2pm-5pm Drawing workshop with Lucy Harrison
Hackney Wick Community Centre, Eastway E9

All ages welcome, come and create drawings of your local area and of life in Hackney Wick. A selection will be published in the Buxhall Bee newspaper

4pm Roving Reporters meet
Hackney Wick Community Centre

All ages welcome. Are you interested in writing articles and reports about your local area? A selection will be published in the Buxhall Bee newspaper. Come and meet Lucy and find out more.

Saturday 14th November

Nature based events with Lucy Harrison and Sarah Peacock

10am-1pm Planting workshop
Hackney Wick Community Centre, Eastway E9

All ages welcome. Plant a bulb for Christmas and decorate the pots. Free bulbs and materials!

2pm-5pm Nature walk on Hackney Marshes (weather permitting)
Meet outside Hackney Wick Community Centre.

All welcome. Get some fresh air and find out about plants and animals in the area.

Saturday 21st November

Photo shoots with Lucy Harrison and James Robertshaw

11am – 1pm Football / Fashion photo shoot
Hackney Wick Community Centre, Eastway E9

All ages welcome. Do you have a favourite outfit or want to show off your football kit? Local photographer James Robertshaw will take your portrait for the Buxhall Bee newspaper, you will also receive a free copy.

2pm-4pm Gardens & Balconies photos and interviews

If you’ve got a great garden or balcony, get in touch and Lucy and James will come and photograph it for the Buxhall Bee newspaper. (weather permitting)

Saturday 28th November

Photography workshop

Meeting place: outside Hackney Wick Community Centre, 11am

Do you like taking photos? If you’d like to take some to be published in the Buxhall Bee, come along with your camera to join a walk taking photographs of the local area. Even camera-phones will do!

You can join any events by coming along at the stated times, however it would help us to know how many to expect, so please RSVP to or phone / text 07964 878315

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Each resident of Buxhall Crescent is invited to send in the name of their favourite record. Lucy will be putting together a Buxhall Playlist during the next few months. Email with your choice, it's as simple as that.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Buxhall Bee launches at Hackney Wick festival

Thanks to everyone who came over to the stall on 26th September, it was nice to meet you all! Please remember to pass on the info about the project and get in touch with ideas for the newspaper.

Will be in touch again soon...

Buxhall Bee blog

Welcome to the Buxhall Bee* blog, which will be updated with info about Lucy Harrison's project at Buxhall Crescent, E9.

If you'd like to be on the mailing list email Lucy on

*Bee (noun): a community social gathering in order to perform some task, engage in a contest, etc.

Some things that will be happening, with your input:

The Buxhall Bee newspaper will be designed and produced by Lucy Harrison during the next few months. It will include features and information about Buxhall residents’ hobbies, interests and skills, plus anything else you’d like to share with other people. It can’t happen without you!

Lucy will be collecting your favourite tracks to put together a Buxhall Playlist for the end of the project.

What’s your favourite recipe? Doesn’t matter how simple or difficult to make, send it in to be included in a special recipe edition of the Buxhall Bee newsletter.

Guided walks & Nature Trails
A series of guided walks and nature trails are being planned, get in touch to get updates

What’s your hobby?
Do you have an interesting hobby? Are you ace at knitting or great at singing? Whatever it is, get in touch to include it in the newspaper.

Communal Lunch
Towards the end of the project there will be a communal lunch where residents will be invited to share food and drink and get to know neighbours.

For information about any of the above- or if you'd like to suggest ideas- please email

This project is being funded by SPACE and Newlon Fusion.
Lucy Harrison is a Hackney-based artist whose recent projects include The Stratford Grapevine, an alternative free newspaper containing articles by and about people in Stratford, given away in the station to passers-by as part of the Art on the Underground programme.