To say that Jerry has a wide range of job experience is something of an understatement. In recent times he has fitted security and mobility aids, delivered packages by cycle, worked as a carpenter and co-run a Portobello-based floristry and gardening company that had clients including Madonna, Brian Eno and Harry Enfield and his wife.
“We were taking a Sunday afternoon stroll along Portobello Road, when we came across the new homes being built. Before that we didn’t know anything about the scheme – ‘When did this happen?’ we thought! – but talked about it over a cup of coffee at a nearby café and thought it could be just the place for us.”
“Once Catalyst called, asking if I’d like to submit my ideas, I just had to get this commission. I really, really wanted this.” Artist Fiona Hawthorne is talking about her latest project, the newly-installed artwork covering the pedestrian ramp outside of Paul House, and it is immediately clear just how important to her this part of London is.
There’s no such thing as a typical day. I could be responding to residents’ questions, overseeing scheduled repairs or dealing with urgent issues as they arise. My job is to deal with whatever gets thrown at me!”
“We have between 800 and 1,000 people using our facilities every week. In a community that is so diverse, people of all ages and all walks of life come here to both learn and enjoy themselves. It’s a real success story, and one that’s at the heart of the community.”
On 17 December 2015 around 70 volunteers from The W10 volunteer project (funded by Catalyst and Comic Relief) enjoyed a celebration event at the Venture CentreRead More...
Next Two Weeks
- Latest on demolition of Telford and Wheatstone Houses
The demolition of Telford and Wheatstone Houses will start this month with the stripping out of the inside of the building.Read More...
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