Our mission is to promote positive social change by creating opportunities for people to come together and play a more active part in their community.

There's a lot happening at St. Margaret's House:

A DIVERSE CULTURAL PROGRAMME  >> We host a wide variety of events, including  film screenings, gigs, open mics, spoken word nights,  theatre and comedy performances as well as special one-off festivals. 

ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS   >> Discover the great mixture of free weekly classes and one-off workshops suitable for everyone at our Create Place

VEGAN FOOD & DRINKS >> We're committed to making delicious food that proves that a vegan diet doesn't mean missing out on your favourite dishes. Gallery Café  has  many locally-sourced options as well as a choice of  drinks and baked goodies .

WELLBEING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS  >> Yoganest , our cosy studio provides our range of low-cost yoga, pilates, fitness, and dance classes .

SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING  >> Shop till you drop at Ayoka Charity Shop, our very own secondhand boutique, stacked to the brim with beautiful high street, vintage and designer treasures.

LOW-COST OFFICE SPACE & ROOM HIRE  >> We are home to more than 25 different community organisations and charities . We offer room hire facilities at low rates, as well as subsidised office spaces for rent. 

MONTHLY EXHIBITION  >> On the first Thursday of every month, the Gallery Cafe opens its doors late for a chance to see  art after hours. 

BOOK CLUB  >> Established in 2010, our club offers space to explore the pleasure and complexity of modern and contemporary fiction free of charge as part of a group of curious readers. 


What we've been up to lately..

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Welcome Juta Shoes!

In June 2018, we partnered up with Juta Shoes, a a shoemaking social enterpris. They work with unemployed women in the local community to create beautiful handmade products from reclaimed materials, and they provide support, training and well-paid employment along the way.

You'll find them in the Create Place, their new home !

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KEEP IN MIND

In aid of Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2018, we ran a week of events to encourage mental strength and resilience. This culminated in a day of workshops and talks, delivered by experts, to give participants tools to strengthen their mental health.  >>Find out more.

CELEBRATE WOMEN

This International Women’s month in 2018, we wanted to bring the global movement down to a local level, by shedding light on the huge impact made by women in our local community >>Find out more.

 

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Gallery Cafe's VEGAN CELEBRATION

If you haven’t already heard, our cafe turned  100% vegan at  the end of 2017. To mark the occasion, we  celebrated in style in January 2018.  Opening up our doors for an evening of gourmet vegan food and special guest speakers, the night was a testament to how great being vegan can really be! >> Find out more

STEP INSIDE 2018

On 20th January we partnered with Step Inside and we hosted a day of free wellbeing classes, talks and workshops to proactively improve the physical, mental health of the community. 

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EAST LONDON'S ONLY ETHICAL & FUNDRAISING COMMUNITY MARKET

The range of stalls including vintage clothing, hand-made jewellery, christmas cards, bathroom products, candles and much more. The market also supported WISH, with the £2 entry fee going towards this national, user-led charity that works with women with mental health needs . >> Find out more.

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DOWN THE GARDEN PATH 

Guests lounged in the shade of our mulberry tree  and enjoyed a blissful day of free music with  some of our favourite acts of the year. 

SUMMER JAMBOREE

We curated a series of  fun and accessible  activities for the families of Bethnal Green, with a special focus on creativity and wellbeing. We teamed up with long time friends to bring the community  an eclectic mix of free activities throughout the day . >>Find out more

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SPRING MARKET 2017

A series of stalls selling homeware, food, vintage clothes, kidswear, crafts, illustration and anything else in between !

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CHRISTMAS MARKET 2016

FAMILY DAY 2016