Author Archives: Jane Williams

Voices from lockdown 2

  Mama K is an asylum seeker. She is a victim of trafficking, she was smuggled to this country when she was a child.  Now she has claimed asylum, and is housed by the home office. Although those placed in … Continue reading

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Voices from the crisis

  Let us live, let us help! Our beautiful Mama M is an incredible person, with sparkly trainers, an easy bright smile and the best behaved children you could ever meet.   She is a natural leader. She is a … Continue reading

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COVID 19 RESPONSE

We are co-ordinating our response with The Renewal Programme  Bonny Downs Community Association, West Silvertown Foundation and Alternatives Trust. You can donate to any one of our hubs, volunteer to sort and pack and we will deliver to our mums and minis who are … Continue reading

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What does our dancer in residence do?

I find myself struggling to describe the magic and the miracles that our dancer in residence Louise Klarnett creates every time she comes to work with our mothers and minis. To fully know the effect she has it is important … Continue reading

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Bethany Williams hands her spotlight to Magpie Mums and Minis

 Collection: “No Recourse to Public Funds” (NRPF)   We were over the moon to be asked by the prestigious and prize-winning menswear designer Bethany Williams to collaborate on her latest Autumn Winter collection. Bethany Williams is not a fashion designer, … Continue reading

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We won! London Homelessness Award and £30,000

  The Magpie Project, a community response to the problem of homeless families in Newham has been announced as the first prize winner of the London Homelessness Awards 2019.  The team, based in Newham, work with mums during their time … Continue reading

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 Louise Klarnett, Dance Artist in Residence

 Since January 2019 Louise Klarnett has been dance artist in residence one day per week for The Magpie Project in partnership with Dance Art Foundation, funded by Awards For All. Here she explains her practice.  “What do dancers do that other … Continue reading

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