Smartphone video-activism workshop

Welcome to visionOntv’s revolutionary workshops, teaching you all the techniques for smartphone video-making.

The weekly programme uses visionOntv‘s cartoon templates for making video quickly and effectively with the tools you already have in your pocket.

Every Tuesday 6-8pm.

Create the news you don’t see on the news!

Please bring a fully charged smartphone (with its cables for plugging into computer).

If possible, please register at to help give us an idea of numbers, but feel free to just turn up too.

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Open Mic night 7-10pm every Thursday and Saturday

Come showcase your talents every Thursday and Saturday at our open mic night whether you sing, play or perform we’d love to see you. Show starts at 7pm and finishes around 10pm. Bring your own booze. Soft drinks, snacks and cakes available from our homemade cafe.

A few acts from a recent open mic night. Reckon you can do better or want to try out something new? Then get yourself down.

Brufut Education Project: from London squat to Gambian school

brufut project schoolRob from the impressive Brufut Education Project dropped in at the Hive this week to explain how a group of friends went from organising squat parties in London to setting-up a school in Gambia.

While many of us imagine ourselves setting up exciting new projects few of us get them off the ground let alone see them through. But eight years on 350 kids are going to school each day with eight local people employed to teach them thanks to their hard work. Continue reading Brufut Education Project: from London squat to Gambian school

Poem Written about the Freedom Exhibition

This wonderful poem was written by poet BRS after he joined us for open mic night on Thursday June 4th. It is now hanging in the exhibition with all the others.
In case you can’t read it in the photo, here it is:

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I took a walk near Haggerston
And found this brilliant place
With music, art and friendship
And freedom in one space
Good people to relate to
And lots of stuff to see
A mic to get your words across
And best of all it’s free.
So if you’re ever up near Dalston
Check out what I’ve just seen
It’s called Freedom Exhibition
You’ll find out what I mean.
A place to chill or council
Great art is all around
A message of true freedom
On walls, in life, and sound.