Bootstrap Shortlisted for Living Wage Champion awards

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We are delighted to be shortlisted in the London region for the Living Wage Champion awards.  The awards will be judged over the next three weeks by a panel of community leaders from Citizens UK. The winning organisations will be announced during Living Wage Week.


Printhouse Gallery presents; TURNING TOWARDS JUSTICE

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Photo exhibition exploring traditional Justice in post-war Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, justice is a journey. East London-based photographer Aubrey Wade explores the ways people access justice in a country with a diverse traditional justice system and few lawyers in an exhibition of vibrant colour photographs. Wade has worked in Sierra Leone for over a decade.

Opening night: 11 September 2014, 6.30pm - 9pm.

Exhibition runs 12 September - 29 October 2014

The Printhouse Gallery

18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL


About Us

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Bootstrap Company believes in the power of creative and social microenterprises to be a critical asset in the regeneration of communities - our core activities are focused on three things:

· Supporting Small to Medium size Enterprises – As well as providing high quality, affordable managed workspace, we also support our tenants by providing tailored business support, providing networking opportunities and promoting their work

· Piloting innovative educational projects – By leveraging the creative enterprises that are part of the Bootstrap community we develop programs that focus on creative learning and career building

· Creating a space for cultural exchange - Striving to push borders on re-imagining space and creating unconventional experience are central to our enterprise.   We manage a gallery showcasing up and coming artists, a bunker space used for a variety of art and dance performances and the Dalston Roof Parks various events.

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Meet the team

East Cast Radio step behind the scenes to meet some of the team responsible for managing Bootstrap day to day. 

With Sara Turnbull, Henry Trew, Ruth Hanahoe and Damion Thomas. 



Everyone must comply with the Bootstrap membership rules, we will not tolerate any of the following: drunk, disorderly, irresponsible or dangerous behaviour. No vandalising or damaging of the property. There is a zero tolerance policy on drugs and any disrespectful behaviour to any member of staff. Anyone who does not comply with these rules will be asked to leave and will have their membership revoked. Alcohol is only to be served to people over 18 years old.


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