Saturday, July 09, 2011

New Blog for NBLRA

The new NBLRA blog site is at:

Please visit the new site for the latest information and contact details for NBLRA. 

This site will no longer be updated.

Thank you for your interest in NBLRA and we look forward to hearing from you at

Sunday, April 03, 2011

It's not just grown-ups who need places to potter and tools to tinker.
Every kid deserves a bit of quality shed time. 
If you are aged 4 - 11 and want somewhere to hang out over Easter designing kites and kaleidoscopes, building rockets and robots, and learning to sort your pincers from your pliers, then this is the place for you!
The Kids' Shed is open 10.00 - 16.00 every day from 13 - 24 April 2011.
Find out more at
If you would like to volunteer at The Kids' Shed or want to find out more about the workshop programme:
For press or listings please contact Sophie on 07813776451/

Photos from the garden shed clear-up weekend on the 19 & 20 March

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Ruanna's Nutty Quinoa Salad
(from the Arnold Circus Centenary Cookbook)

Midsummer Dinner 2010

Midsummer Dinner 2009

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Below are photos taken at the Open Day that took place 3rd and 4th May.
Thank you to all of those who put in the hard work to make this happen.

All photos by Ruth.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


On Sunday March 30 the North Brick Lane Residents Association linked up Rhoda St Green, Brick Lane, with three other green sites, Friends of Arnold Circus (the bandstand) the Wonder Garden (Rochelle School, CSV, BBC) and St Hilda’s Garden (St Hilda’s East Community Centre).

A book trail took people round the corners of Shoreditch with writers, activities and surprises. They listened to writers and contributors Michael Palin, Deborah Moggach, Manju Malhi, Coral Rumble, Dan Cruickshank, Toby Huges, Linda Wilkinson & many others talking about the book they love!

There were games, puzzles, book swapping, tea and cakes and a Tea Dance organised by Johnny Vercoutre of 'It's Always Time for Tea'. Plus put together especially for the event 'The Rhoda Street Recipe Book' - how to cope with food ration. See also link to 'Turn Over the Page'.

Photos by Chris Love
What is the Block?
A series of buildings 4 to 25 storeys high on the site of Hannaford and Marshall stationery warehouse on the Bethnal Green Road. 360 residential units and 3,400 sqm of commercial floorspace. Architects Stock Woolstencroft. Developers Telford Homes and Genesis Partners (developers of the Mildmay Tower that was stopped last year) trading as Bishopsgate Apartments LLP.

This development would alter the character of the whole area at the north end of Brick Lane. It would block light from neighbouring properties and leave a stretch of the Bethnal Green Road in permanent shadow. The provision of public open space is low and of poor quality. This building is not needed for the regeneration of the area, as claimed by the developers. The scheme provides little for the local community.

It is premature until there is a publicly-approved masterplan for the whole area.

Who Is Save Shoreditch?
A growing group of people who live or work in the area, tenants' and residents' associations, small businesses and anyone with an interest or history in this neighbourhood. We say there should be immediate public involvement in the planning of the Shoreditch and Brick Lane area and that any development should respect the local environment and the real needs of the community.
Above images and text taken from Save Shoreditch website

North Brick Lane Residents Association is supporting the 'Save Shoreditch' campaign. For more information on how to get involved, the latest news and press coverage, how to download a poster and view the video, click on the link 'Save Shoreditch'.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sunday 4th November from 5PM

Things to bring;
- Food and drink for BBQ (If you are a vegetarian please bring your own BBQ to cook food on since we can not guarantee that the main BBQ will be meat free)
- Fireworks/sparklers

We are also holding a pumpkin competition, so bring along your pumpkins from Halloween (we will also use them to light up the garden) and then during the evening they will be judged on originality and creatively. We have a small eco friendly prize to give away too.