Discover a wide range of regular weekly activities and events, for all ages, on offer at your local Idea Store.
Job Support Sessions
Delivered in partnership with Krypton Training Ltd, a specialist Careers Advice and Employment Support service provider. Helping you with the skills you need to get back to work, including creation of CVs and covering letters and support with application forms and interview technique.For more information or to book an appointment contact 020 7375 3843 or email email@example.com
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 10am - 5pm
Drop into our free workshops for help with finding employment or starting your own business. Use our online resources:
· Self-assessments on Universal Skills
· Create or improve your CV
· Tips on interview questions and answers
· Apply for Universal Job Match
· Online applications
· Apply for volunteer roles with Idea Store
· Access and download eBooks, magazines, newspapers, music and audiobooks
Fridays 11:00am - 12:00pm
Do you need help with legal matters? PopLaw is FREE legal advice clinic run by qualified solicitors who will offer initial legal advice on all areas of the law except family and immigration. This is a drop-in service, no appointments necessary.
Tuesdays 6 - 8pm.
Citizens Advice Bureau Service
Information and Advice on all general enquiries in Tower Hamlets. If you need some help, support or advice, call this number for information about our services: 020 7247 1050
Thursdays 10.00am - 1pm
If you wish to gain advice in Chinese, you can book a session on
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm
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Make the Most of Your Tablet, Your Computer and the Internet
Learn and practice basic computer skills at your own pace.
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Councillor Bex White – Surgery
Do you have any questions or concerns about local government? Come along to speak with Bex White to discuss the issues. No appointment required.
3rd Friday of every month, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Councillor Muhammad HM Harun – Surgery
Come along to speak with Cllr Harun to discuss your issues. No appointment required.
1st Saturday of every month, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Councillor Kahar Chowdhury – Surgery
Come along to speak with Cllr Chowdhury to discuss your issues. No appointment required.
2nd Saturday of every month, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Mayor John Biggs - Surgery
To book an appointment to see the mayor of Tower Hamlets and for further information please contact; 0207 364 4993 / 0207 364 4890 or via email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Thursday of every month, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Making reading fun and rewarding! We aim to create an enjoyable shared experience in our new monthly book group. All titles can be borrowed from the Idea Store. Borrow the book and come along to the book group to discuss it. Free refreshments provided.
Second Monday of every month, 7 - 8.30pm
Book Break Group
Sit back and relax as we read stories and poems together and enjoy the shared reading experience. Talk about the issues and topics raised over a cup of tea and biscuits.
Tuesdays, 2 - 3.30pm
Rhymes, stories and fun for Under 5s, plus time to choose your favourite books!
Monday to Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am
Our shared reading sessions are a great opportunity to get into reading. Share an exciting story, meet new people and discover new authors, books and characters with a different story every day. If you like the story, you can borrow the book and finish reading it at home!
For children up to 11 years.
Monday to Friday at 3.30pm
Boys' Book Club
Especially for boys to get together and share their reading experiences. Snacks and drinks provided.
For boys up to the age of 11 years
Mondays at 4pm
Girls' Book Club
Especially for girls to get together to have fun with reading. Snacks and drinks provided.
For girls up to the age of 11 years
Tuesdays at 4pm
Would you like to learn to make your own computer games? At Code Club you can learn to make cool games, animations and websites too!
Fun for ages 7 - 11 years
Wednesdays at 4pm
Teenage Book Club
Enjoy an exciting range of activities for teenagers, as we read stories together, explore a range of resources and take part in discussions. This month we shall be reading from a range of comic books, such as The Simpsons, Classic Comics and Marvel.
For over 12s.
Thursdays at 4pm
Homework to do? We will help you find the answers with Britannica Online and other online and printed resources.
For 16 years and under
Fridays at 4pm
Time for dads to share books with their children.
For dads with children up to 4 years old
Saturdays at 11.15am
Family Reading Group
An opportunity for families to read together and share stories. Meet new families and make new friends. Fun for all the family Saturdays at 2.15pm
Explore your creative side, find out about famous artists and look at how illustrations complement a story.
For children between 6 - 12 years
Sundays at 2.15pm
Aaj Kal (Current affairs in Bengali)
Discuss local / international news, views or even a book and learn basic computer skills over tea and coffee.
Wednesday, 11am - 12pm
Meet new friends and practise your English at this free and friendly conversation club.
For speakers of other languages.
Mondays, 10:00 - 11:00am
Join the fun and learn something new or just have a chat over tea biscuits.
Fun for the over 50s.
Thursdays, 10.30am – 11.45am
Freedom Pass Application Service
Apply for your Older Persons Freedom Pass. This service was previously provided by the Post Office.
Thursdays, 10am - 12noon
Pink Recycling Sacks Collection Point
Recycling bags and starch liners are available every day.
Residents can collect a roll of recycling bags by showing proof of their address such as a utility bill, council tax bill, bank statement or driving licence.