More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Clapton Arts Trust is launched!

The Clapton Arts Trust (CAT) was launched
on Monday October 4 with the unveiling of its
new logo and declaration of it aims.

The main purpose of the Charity is to preserve the heritage of Clapton through its buildings and to support its art, crafts and culture, making them available to every resident of Clapton (and the wider community) to appreciate and enjoy.

 This exciting development, driven by residents, artists, councillors and others, aims to bring new life to Clapton and Hackney - to regenerate the locally unique Old Tram Depot, make it accessible to everyone rich or poor by making space available where artists, craftspeople, musicians, and others can come and perform and practice their art and where those same artists and craftspeople will be able to take classes and workshops -  open to everyone.

As well as the Tram Depot, the Trust is also looking to see new development with two other heritage buildings which have served the community for more than a century – The Clapton Cinematograph in Lower Clapton Road, E5, and the River Heritage and Arts Centre in the Old Schoolroom, Leabridge Road, E5.     

at the launch




...and some of the artists, craftsmen and musicians

For further information, please contact

Ian Rathbone (chair) 07890 654 068 

(Click on the 7th Oct 2010 article below to see it full size)

more to come

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