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New Activities & Events - January - March


Quit Right
Friday 13 January, 4:00 - 5:00pm
If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.  Come and talk to Quit Right (NHS Tower Hamlets) and find a solution that works for you.

Pritchard Street Day Centre stall
Tuesday 15 January, 10:00 - 12:00pm
The Team from Pritchard Street Day Centre will be at Idea Store Whitechapel to talk to visitors about their services for people experiencing mental health issues


Idea Store Employability & Small Business Week
Monday 28 January - Friday 1 February

Idea Store is running a series of events and activities accross all the Idea Stores including Job Support Sessions. The full programme is here. Idea Store Whitechapel selected highlights below:

Employability and Business Open Day
Monday 28 January 12:00am - 4:00pm
Idea Store have teamed up with local employment, enterprise and training providers to showcase the opportunities available to you.  The event will promote the importance of developing skills, experiences and aspirations through training and volunteering. You can also join FREE workshops.
Join us on our FREE workshops, which will cover the following topics:
2:00 - 3:00pm CV writing 
A good curriculum vitae or CV is vital when looking for work, Learn how to write a successful CV.
3:00 - 4:00pm Interview Techniques
Learn the techniques that are needed  for a successful interview.
Workshop: Thinking About Starting a Small Business or Working in One?
Wednesday 30 January, 9.30am - 12pm
Delivered in partnership with COBRA, Complete Business Reference Advisor.
COBRA, which can be accessed free at your local Idea Store library or from home, offers easy to understand and comprehensive factsheets and guides for anyone thinking about starting a small business or working in one.The 'Business Opportunity Profiles' are ideal for the job seeker and for interview preparation, with detailed information on qualifications and skills, market and trading issues and useful contacts. The 'Business Information Factsheets' and 'Business Legal Library' cover trading issues such as raising and managing finance, marketing and trading abroad and trading legally.


Understanding Your Child’s Online World
Friday 8 February, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Part of Get Online Week. A series of workshops highlighting positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

  • These practical information session which will cover
  • Tips on the safe use of mobile devices
  • Raising awareness of technology and child development
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Social networking

Special Story Time [Under 5s]
Monday 18 February, 10:30 - 11:15am
Join us for a fun and interactive session of singing and rhyming.

Learn to Draw [Ages 5 - 15]
Tuesday 19 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Have a go at drawing characters from your favourite books.

Story Writing [Ages 5 - 15]
Wednesday 20 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Myths and Fairy Tales. Take some inspiration from our collection of books to write your own magical story.

Colours of Spring [Ages 5 - 15]
Thursday 21 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
It’s nearly  time for spring! Think of all the colours of Spring and create your own masterpiece.

Carnival Mask Making [Ages 5 - 15]
Sunday 24 February, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Get ready with us for the Carnival with your very own masks.

Queer Writers Panel
Thursday 28 February, 6:30pm
Bermudan Performer and Poet Andra Simons chairs a panel of peers through an intense discussion of some of the wilder issues of LGBT literary contribution


Wellbeing Fun Day for Spine Festival
Saturday 9th March, 10:30am – 4:00pm
This fun day is a free opportunity to explore different activities which encourage health and wellbeing in a fun and interactive way. From learning techniques in our baby yoga taster to mindfulness activities for families, the fun day aims to show how little changes in our lifestyle can help children and grown-ups improve their wellbeing.

Famished - A musical poetry reading by Cherry Smyth
Thursday 21 March, 6:30pm
Belfast poet and art critic Cherry Smyth explores female contribution to surviving the Irish famine in an extract from a long poetic sequence, with accompanying music

Idea Store Business Workshops and Seminars at Idea Store Whitechapel
Throughout the year
Idea Store runs a monthly series of seminars and workshops for small business at Idea Store Whitechapel. Whether you're just starting out, have a great business idea or need help with marketing or your online social media presence - we'll have a seminar for you -  and it's FREE.
See our current events