3Space Re:THINK, 1st-3rd May 2013

A celebration of how we think about and use resources in our towns, cities, and our lives, the 3Space Re:THINK festival was a fantastic three days of fun, learning, discussion and creativity.

Our 3Space Blackfriars community hub played host to over 50 organisations, running workshops, panels, talks, exhibitions and interactive experiences - everything from hands-on, collaborative art with 21 Artists, to town planning workshops with This Big City and getting the low-down on guerrilla gardening from the Edible Bus Stop. Thanks to everyone who got involved - presenters, visitors, artists and general revellers; it was a truly inspiring couple of days!


From 1st - 3rd May, 3Space’s new hub in Blackfriars will be transformed into an interactive playground for Re:THINKing the ways that we use our cities and resources

We’ll be hosting exhibitions, interactive displays, workshops, talks and discussions, panels and parties, all of which are designed to get you and your organisation exploring, promoting and celebrating new ideas for the ways that we interact with our environment. 

Check out the full schedule below, register for FREE tickets and keep an eye out for festival updates via #3SpaceRethink and on Facebook.

We’re still in the process of fitting out our Hatch Brighton space, so we’re not accepting formal applications yet, but if you’d like to register your interest or find out more about our plans for the space please do drop us an email at info@3space.org - looking forward to hearing from you!

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A wonderful interview, which involves Hatch members of three sorts: Zach, who helps out part-time; Joy, who includes him in her Made With Joy team and is based here; and Jess, who runs Think Fresh and holds events and coaching sessions in the space! 

An all-round Hatch-themed article, and the interview was even held here, as you can tell from the snazzy artwork in the background.

win £1,500 with 3Space's high street highjack competition_

3Space, a charity who negotiate with the owners of empty property to allow other charities and community projects access, have an exciting competition.

Read on to find out how you could win up to £1,500 and free access to an empty store for your dream charity project!

Empty shops blight our high streets, it’s estimated 30% won’t be used for retail ever again, yet charities funding is being cut and community centres are closing.

Which is why 3Space are delighted to announce ‘High Street Hijack’, a competition to reward charitable organisations who can come up with innovative and creative ideas about how they can temporarily use these vacant spaces. Yes, that’s right we’re looking for charity pop-ups, community projects or anything else that you can come up with centred around the occupation of one of our empty units.

All you have to do is come up with something truly original and impactful. To balance this we want to see applications that are feasible and that you’ll be able to get off the drawing board. Past projects have included social enterprise incubation, drop in centres and community education workshops. More examples of past projects in our spaces can be found at our website.

Not only will the winning project get FREE use of an empty retail unit, but you’ll also receive up to £1,500 to help you pull off something that is not only memorable but that will also be of a real benefit to the surrounding community and your organisation.

So what are you waiting for, get planning how you could take over an empty shop to benefit the community!

Register your interest by emailing us at highstreethijack@3space.org and keep an eye on www.3space.org and @3spaceorg for updates on how to apply.

Preliminary details:

  • You must be a registered charitable organisation or social enterprise based in the UK
  • All entries must be submitted by 10 November 2011 
  • The judges will select the top 5 entries, and then there will be a public vote for the overall winner from 23-30 November 2011.

Projects will be judged on:

  • Originality & creativity
  • Reach & benefit
  • Community involvement

The winner will be announced on 1 December 2011


The Tech City Town Hall was lots of fun the other week - it was inspiring to see how far Croydon Tech City has come in the past 3 years, from an idea to an event like this with over 200 people! There was even one of our other hub members, Han Son from the very lovely LOAF App team having some stage time telling their experience of Croydon, and they were kind enough to mention how 3Space has helped them through offering free space for them to work on their App

Croydon has become a real hub for the tech community, with over 1,000 different tech companies based in the borough of Croydon. The 3Space team had a stall at the event as one of the ‘space providers’ in Croydon at this moment in time, and we had a brilliant time meeting lots of fantastic companies and people from in and around the Cronx.

We’ll be very interested to see what happens over the next year for Croydon Tech City in this ever-changing borough, and with all the hard work the team and their volunteers put in, it can only go onwards and upwards! 


somewhereto_LDN’s Youth Enterprise Hub has LAUNCHED!

Do you want to share a workspace with likeminded people? Are you starting up a project or business but not sure where to go for help? Do you need somewhere to start rehearsing the play you have been planning for months? Or perhaps you just need a change of scene!

In partnership with our lovely friends at 3Space, somewhereto_LDN have launched a 2 week pilot of the Youth Enterprise Hub on Victoria Embankment from Monday 15th until Friday 26th April.

The hub will be open from 10AM – 5PM for hot desking, meeting/rehearsal space, internet and tea and coffee making facilities - bookings will work on a first come first served basis. Whether you have have work to do or just looking for advice or a second opinion, we are based here for 2 weeks so come on down and chat to us!

To book into the space email Hatty or Natalie to request an application form avgc@somewhereto.org.

Don’t forget to share this opportunity with your friends and talk to @somewhereto_LDN us on Twitter too! #YouthEnterpriseHub 


Indoor Growing at 3Space Blackfriars

We’ve being experimenting with some alternative ways to brighten up our Blackfriars hub and have started our very own communal herb garden in the foyer.  We’re lucky enough to have lots of neat indoor window boxes here are 3Space Blackfriars so last week we began the process of growing, lining some of the boxes with plastic sheeting, filling with compost and sowing some seeds, starting with mustard!

We’re keeping them watered and have them covered at the moment to help protect them from the chilly weather but keep checking back as we chart their progress.  Hopefully we’ll have some sprouting photos to share soon!

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Engineers Without Borders

Our first users are moving into the building, and so far we’ve got a brilliant mix of non-profit organisations making use of our flexible hot-desking office space. The charity Engineers Without Borders are making great use of the space so far while they wait to move into new permanent office space later on in the year.