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Regular Activities

Discover a wide range of regular weekly activities and events, for all ages, on offer at your local Idea Store. 


Job Support Sessions
National Career Service and Employment Support service provided in partnership with Krypton Training Ltd. Helping you with the skills you need to get back to work, including creation of CVs and covering letters and support with application forms and interview technique.For more information or to book an appointment contact 020 7375 3843 or email
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 10am - 5pm

Temporarily based at the Shadwell Centre, 455 The Highway, E1W 3HP

Do you need help with legal matters? PopLaw is FREE legal advice clinic run by qualified solicitors who will offer initial legal advice on all areas of the law except family and immigration. This is a drop-in service, no appointments necessary.
Tuesdays 6 - 8pm.
Temporarily based at HARCA, 1
67a East India Dock Road, E14 0EA
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Citizens Advice Bureau Service
Information and Advice on all general enquiries in Tower Hamlets. If you need some help, support or advice, call this number for information about our services: 020 7247 1050
Thursdays 10.00am - 1pm
Temporarily based at Island Advice Centre, Island House, Roserton Street, E14 3PG
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If you wish to gain advice in Chinese, you can book a session on
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm

逢星期三早上10時至下午1時在Chrisp Street Idea Store提供諮詢服務。
如要預約時間,請於星期一至星期五上午10時至下午4時致電 0207 247 1050,我們每次最多只能接

Book Groups

Book Group
Making reading fun and rewarding! We aim to create an enjoyable shared experience in our new monthly book group. All titles can be borrowed from the Idea Store. Borrow the book and come along to the book group to discuss it. Free refreshments provided.
Second Monday of every month, 7 - 8.30pm
Disover this month's Book Group title!

Book Break
Sit back and relax as we read stories and poems together and enjoy the shared reading experience. Talk about the issues and topics raised over a cup of tea and biscuits. 
Tuesdays, 2 - 3.30pm


Story Time
Rhymes, stories and fun for Under 5s, plus time to choose your favourite books!
Monday  to Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am

Reading Aloud
Our shared reading sessions are a great opportunity to get into reading. Share an exciting story, meet new people and discover new authors, books and characters with a different story every day. If you like the story, you can borrow the book and finish reading it at home!
For children up to 11 years.
Monday to Friday at 3.30pm

Boys' Book Club
Especially for boys to get together and share their reading experiences. Snacks and drinks provided.
For boys up to the age of 11 years
Mondays at 4pm

Girls' Book Club
Especially for girls to get together to have fun with reading. Snacks and drinks provided.
For girls up to the age of 11 years
Tuesdays at 4pm

Code Club
Would you like to learn to make your own computer games? At Code Club you can learn to make cool games, animations and websites too!
Fun for ages 7 - 11 years
Wednesdays at 4pm

Teenage Book Club
Enjoy an exciting range of activities for teenagers, as we read stories together, explore a range of resources and take part in discussions. This month we shall be reading from a range of comic books, such as The Simpsons, Classic Comics and Marvel.
For over 12s.
Thursdays at 4pm

Homework Club
Homework to do? We will help you find the answers with Britannica Online and other online and printed resources.
For 16 years and under
Fridays at 4pm

Dads' Club
Time for dads to share books with their children.
For dads with children up to 4 years old
Saturdays at 11.15am

Family Reading Group
An opportunity for families to read together and share stories. Meet new families and make new friends. Fun for all the family Saturdays at 2.15pm

Art Club
Explore your creative side, find out about famous artists and look at how illustrations complement a story.
For children between 6 - 12 years
Sundays at 2.15pm

Current Affairs

Aaj Kal (Current affairs in Bengali)
Discuss local / international news, views or even a book and learn basic computer skills over tea and coffee.
Wednesday, 11am - 12pm

Language Skills

Conversation Club
Meet new friends and practise your English at this free and friendly conversation club.
For speakers of other languages.
Mondays, 10:00 - 11:00am

Older People

Prime Time
Join the fun and learn something new or just have a chat over tea biscuits.
Fun for the over 50s.
Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Freedom Pass Application Service 
Apply for your Older Persons Freedom Pass. This service was previously provided by the Post Office. 
Thursdays, 10am - 12noon


Pink Recycling Sacks Collection Point
Recycling bags and starch liners are available every day.
Residents can collect a roll of recycling bags by showing proof of their address such as a utility bill, council tax bill, bank statement or driving licence.