Newton Perkins is a proud Board Member and Seed Partner to The Aldgate Partnership (otherwise known as TAP or Aldgate Connect).
TAP is an exciting development bid aimed at enhancing the area through internal investment, public realm improvements, infrastructure projects and general collaboration between all local stakeholders.
Aldgate Business Resilience Webinars
Join our webinar series on Thursday 22 October, where we'll be bringing together local experts to discover their views on how to create culture and a sense of place in Aldgate.
1. Creating Culture and a Sense of Place
When? 22nd October 2020, 2:00–3:00pm
About? Aldgate has a strong and diverse culture offer with art galleries, community festivals, museums, and restaurants providing cuisine from around the world, plus much more. How will this continue to shape Aldgate as a place post COVID-19? What has the sector been doing since lockdown and what are its plans for the future? How important is localism and how can it help to bring back tourists?
Please join us in discussion led by local experts to discover their view on how to create culture and a sense of place in Aldgate.
2. Night-Time Economy
When? 12th November 2020, 2:00–3:00pm
About? The night-time economy has been hit hard by the pandemic with all forced to close during lockdown. As we move out of lockdown how is Aldgate’s night-time economy recovering? What have businesses needed to do to innovate and continue to survive? What does the future look like and what support is available?Join our panel of local experts to find out more about the recovery of the night-time economy in Aldgate.
Information regarding the speakers will be updated in due course. More sessions are to be announced.
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Craft Club Toolkit!
Craft Club Activity Sheet Collection
The Aldgate Connect BID has collaborated with Sandra, our local master crafter, to host a series of Wellbeing and Mindfullness Craft Club workshops. Below you can download the Activity Sheets from the sessions and have a go at re-creating your own crafts!
1. Cereal Box Notebook
A notebook using some plain printer paper and a empty cereal box for a sturdy cover to keep all your pages protected. You can decorate your notebook with any embelishments you have in your cupboards. Sew on a button and some string to secure the book and add a little extra dimension and interest.
2. Exfoliating Coffee Scrub
This homemade coffee scrub made with essential oil can help nourish skin and lessen the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. The antioxidants in the coffee provide a temporary anti-inflammatory that helps skin appear firmer and help prevent premature skin aging. The almond oil and vitamin E will moisturize your skin leaving it silky smooth. Ideal for a Mother’s Day gift.
3. Father’s Day Gift Bag
Something special this Father’s day and show how much you care. Don’t just stop there. Use this idea for any occasion. It makes the perfect gift bag to use for those really odd shaped gifts that are so challenging to wrap. For different variations, use any leftover wrapping paper. Newspaper works well. Glue 2 sheets together to make it really strong.
4. LED Light Wine Bottle
Instead of throwing out those empty bottles, make good use of your old wine bottles by decorating them and then adding some LED string lights for illumination. This looks amazing at Christmas or dinner parties as a centre display to complement your table.
5. Tin Can Pen Pot
Early tin cans were sealed by soldering with a tin-lead alloy. Steel from cans and other sources is the most recycled packaging material. Around 65% of steel cans are recycled. However, instead of recycling your cans, you can reuse them and turn them into something quite useful.
6. Upcycled Plastic Bottle
A potplanter is the perfect project to recycle your empty plastic bottles. With such a big focus on plastic recycling and the negative impact on our environment, there are many other ideas to reuse and repurpose your plastic instead of throwing it out.
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