Setup a Social Enterprise, Swim Outdoors, Olympic Legacy walk & ABBA

Victoria Park Lido Bow London

Get help to run a Social Enterprise

Live in Tower Hamlets, Hackney or Newham? Looking to create a businesses which is both profit making and delivers serious social and/or environmental outcomes? Pitch your business idea to the Investec Beyond Business ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel. You could win £20,000 of funding along with some training.

The full details of the programme are on the Bromley by Bow Centre website. The deadline for applying is 10th May 2022. The scheme has already helped over 50 businesses.

Swimming out of doors

London Fields Lido, E8 3EU, is open 7 days a week 6.30am to 9pm. Book your swim here. It is a 50 metre, Olympic size pool heated to 25°C. ✔️highly recommended.

The Lido was proudly opened by the LCC in 1931. It was allowed to fall into disrepair and closed in 1988. Following a campaign by local residents Hackney Council reopened it in 2006, and has been further upgraded recently. Sadly Victoria Park Lido, opened by Herbert Morrison in 1936, was demolished in 1990 after a long period of decline and closure. It was on the east side of Grove Road. It’s in the top photo here.

Olympic Park Walking Tour Sat 30th April

Part of the London Open House Festival 2022

Nick Edwards leads a 3 hour tour across the Olympic Park looking at the story of the 2012 Olympic Legacy and the huge regeneration project. Read more and book tickets here

AABA’s Virtual Comeback Show is going live

It’s in a special theatre by Pudding Mill Lane DLR station. Auditorium seating is from £21 starting in September, dancing costs more. But the shows start at the end of May, and you can book now.

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