The Hub | April Events
30 March 2010 - Impact Hub

There is literally so much going on at The Hub in April, we don’t know how you’re going to fit it all in!
Hub Cinema | Paradiso Series
Thursday 1st April, Hub Islington, 7-9pm

It is time for the second film night. For those who missed the last one, our film nights are held once a month either at Kings Cross / Islington Hub and is a very chilled evening for you, your family and friends to come and watch a free film that has been selected by previous attendees. We are aiming to include as many genres and film styles as possible, so if this one is not quite your thing, keep your eyes open for next months.
This month we are showing the film Perfume.  Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of eighteenth century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world’s finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.
Please bring your own food and drink for the evening. Last time we all shared food, so if you are up for that, then just bring along whatever you feel like. These events are free, but please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers: [email protected]

Hub Workshop | Come Sing
Wednesday 7th April, Hub Islington, 6.45-8.30pm

Hub member Idit Gold is founder and the musical director of, providing singing clubs around the capital. This workshop demonstration is about the joy of singing and the fun of sharing the experience. It will take you through a vocal warm up and voice projection. Afterwards, you’ll be able to choose between singing solo, duet, harmonizing or just singing a chorus line.
The workshop is open to all with no audition whatsoever! So come along and try it out.
Attendance is free to Hub members and their guests with request for a voluntary contribution towards costs. Please confirm your space by emailing [email protected] with the subject: Booking – Come Sing

Hub Clinic | Get More Done without Going Crazy
Thursday 8th April, Hub Kings Cross, 1-2pm

Personal productivity tips for getting things done and managing stress. In this training we will be brainstorming time management tips, looking at some effective systems for managing your workload and learning how to “centre” under pressure. Ideal for busy people who care about what they do, their sanity, and relationships.
Run by Hub Member Mark Walsh from Brighton based Integration Training.
This event is free for all, but bring some lunch. For booking email: [email protected]

Hub Workshop | Ubuntu Chocolate
Thursday 8th April, Hub Islington, 6.30-9pm

“Ubuntu” is an African concept that represents sharing and generosity. At this event, Ubuntu Chocolate would like to share our love of good chocolate with Hub members in an educational and enjoyable evening.
Hear about how we run a flat-structured and versatile “starfish” organisation. Learn about the chocolate making process from bean to bar, and the steps involved to making mouth-watering chocolate creations. Indulge in a tasting experience, and try some of our quirky sumptuous bars. Finally get your fingers dusted and make your own truffles then try out some chocolate cocktail concoctions.
Ubuntu Chocolate specialise in making delicious dark chocolate treats from high quality cocoa and natural ingredients. For more about Ubuntu Chocolate visit our website:
Attendance is free for Hub members and £4 for non-members, spaces are limited so please RSVP to [email protected] with the subject: Booking – Chocolate, or call 020 7841 8900.

Enterprise Manifesto Camp
Monday 12th April, Hub Kings Cross, 6.30pm

‘Manifesto Camps’ are for entrepreneurs to discuss face to face how entrepreneurship can be better promoted and supported in the UK. Hub Kings Cross has been housing Manifesto Camps throughout March, and continues to do so in April. Hosted by Enterprise UK, they are happy to swap drinks in return for Hub member’s ideas on subjects around entrepreneurship.
For more information on these events and to sign up visit here:
Hub Breakfast | Scoping your market with Michael Norton
Tuesday 13th April, Hub Islington, 8.30-10.00am

Michael Norton knows a thing or two about setting up new businesses in the social sector, bringing more than 25 years experience and a string of successful ventures to the table. By his own admission, not understanding the market for your product or service is a key failing for most social entrepreneurs. Join us for breakfast and we’ll explore how to do this simply and effectively.
Attendance is free for Hub members and £4 for non Hub-members, please email [email protected] with the subject: Booking – Hub Breakfast, or call 020 7841 8900.
Hub | Charity Quiz Night
Wednesday 14th April, Hub Islington, 6.30-9.30pm

With Hub Host Holly both running the London Marathon at the end of April and loving quizzes, what better way to combine the two things than holding a fundraising quiz night! You’re invited to get a team together, come up with a sassy name, start the revision and decide amongst yourselves who will answer the ever so tricky tie-breaker question. Questions will cover all the classics; general knowledge, sport, music, history, food & drink, and of course, much more. There will also be a small bar and some tasty food to keep energy levels up, as well as a prize for the winning team. All money raised on the night will go towards Holly’s marathon charity, Children with Leukaemia.
Entry costs just £2 per person (no more than 5 in a team please!). To register your team please email [email protected]
Hub Partnership event with Net Impact | Green Business Leaders: Roadmap to 2015.
Thursday April 22nd, Hub Kings Cross, 7pm

Jeremy Leggett, Chair of Solar Century; and Scott McGregor, CEO of Camco, lead two of the most well known UK companies specialising in renewable energy and carbon management.
With weeks to go before the UK General Election, they will be sharing their personal views on how the politics of energy and climate change will create business opportunities over the coming 5 years, how companies – private and public – can be entrepreneurial in the sustainability space, and where in the world to expect low-carbon business leadership in 2010-2011.
We’ve made 5 free tickets available for Hub members and there is also set up a 25% discount for Hub members who sign up before 1 April.
For details and to sign up, go to For details of other upcoming Net Impact events, see here
London International Documentary Festival
Saturday 24th April, Hub Kings Cross , 11am – 4pm

Hub member’s London International Documentary Festival have a commitment to ‘Conversations in Film’ which creates a unique kind of film festival. The films within LIDF are the starting point for a series of programmed ‘conversations’ – panel discussions and workshops – that bring diverse audiences together to go beyond the films themselves in order to engage with social, cultural and political issues in the company of policy makers, academics, journalists and other cultural commentators.
The festival runs from the 23rd April – 4th May 2010 and a day of film, photographs, artistic support sessions, and discussion will happen at Hub Kings Cross on Saturday 24th April. For more information on content and tickets see: or contact [email protected]
Hub Celebration | Kids First presents Playground Partnerships
Wednesday 28th April, Hub Islington, 1-2pm

Playground Partnerships, the award winning flagship scheme run by Kids First Trust, is a cross curricular programme that helps children develop essential skills to enable them to grow into responsible adults.  Set up as a design competition, primary school children all over the UK are invited to redesign their play spaces via a design portfolio and potentially win the money to build them.
In 2009 Kids First Trust had to decrease the available prize fund from £150,000 to £20,000 due to the collapse of our corporate founding partner Woolworths Plc.  We are really proud to announce that despite this, schools and children have not lost their appetite for the scheme!
Come and join us over lunch for a viewing of the portfolios that we have received this year (including this years winners chosen by children that have previously participated in the scheme) and give us your feedback.
This event is free to all (donations to Kids First Trust will be more than welcome though!)
Hub Feast | in partnership with Food Stuff
Wednesday 28th April, Hub Kings Cross, 7pm

The programme of Feasts for 2010 is well under way now and this month, we’ll be looking at Guerilla Food. Across London, there are people running underground restaurants, growing things in weird and wonderful places, cooking in unpredictable locations and using food in ways previously not explored. If you want to meet these people and find out a bit more about what they’re up to, we invite you to come along.
As always, you can expect to sit next to people who love food, cooking it, talking about it and most of all, eating it. So bring both an open mind and a dish to share to eat with people that love all things food. An informal evening with a very loose agenda, we hope to create a feast where conversation about food, life, love and everything in between, can flow freely.
If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch with Eleanor at Hub Kings Cross ([email protected]) or Holly at Food Stuff ([email protected]).
Coming up in May:
14 May: Kid I wrote back and Little Show Off at the Hub Islington – Spoken word and performance: London’s up-and-coming monthly open-mic night.