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Bombed and rebuilt St Barnabas Church was built in 1865 in a Gothic Revival style. The church was badly damaged by bombing during World War II, after which the steeple was removed and the church rebuilt. Chelsea’s finest Chelsea Pensioners are former soldiers who live in sheltered accommodation at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. see below News as it was last painted some 30 years ago. The work could cost up to £50,000 and although some funding has been secured, more is needed. The concert starts at 7.30pm, and costs £8 on the door, or £5 with concessions. There will be refreshments and a raffle, with all proceeds going to the refurbishment of St Barnabas. For more information see www.facebook.com/stbarnab asanglicanchurch, or follow St Barnabas on Twitter at twitter.com/StBarnabasBow Champion awards TEN people received awards for their voluntary work at the first ever Canary Wharf Community Champions Awards, held on November 3. The recipients and their families attended an awards ceremony in Canary Wharf, which featured a short presentation about their achievements, and a three-course dinner. Winners, including Shamim Azad, Rita Bensley, Shamis Dirir, Sister Christine Frost and Myra Garrett, were presented with certificates along with cheques for £250 to donate to a community organisation of their choice. Other winners were Dolly Islam, Margaret Phillips, George Pye, Derek Spicer and Crissy Townsend. Zakir Khan, head of community affairs at Canary Wharf Group, said: “As a company we very rightly celebrate the achievements of young people but realise there are long-standing and committed members of our community that are often overlooked. “The community champions ceremony provided an opportunity to highlight and acknowledge the contribution of these individuals and show our appreciation.” Artistic pop-up SEVEN independent artists and designers have collaborated to showcase their handmade creations at a pop-up shop opening this week. The Laura Lea pop-up shop will be located at 363 Roman Road, Bow, from November 18 until December 23. “We want to encourage, support and enable talent to grow in a col l e c t ive environment, sharing ideas and nurturing new talent,” Laura told East End Life. For further information about the shop, visit www.lauralea design.com AFTER attending a Remembrance Day service at Canary Wharf on Tuesday, November 11, three Chelsea Pensioners visited Poplar for pie and mash. Brian Boulter, owner of Eastenders Pie ’N’ Mash in Chrisp Street Market, said he felt privileged that the visitors had chosen to visit his restaurant on such a significant day. News in brief Classical concert RESIDENTS are invited to banish the winter blues with a concert at St Barnabas Church. On Friday, November 21, the church, in Roman Road, plays host to an evening of classical music performed by local professional singer and teacher Alison Wells and her students. Ms Wells said: “These talented young people are students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and are all heading for a career in opera. “So come and see the stars of the future, and support the work of St Barnabas.” The musical evening is part of a growing concert programme at the church, which requires extensive refurbishment. Wiring needs to be replaced and the lighting requires improvement. The church is also in need of complete redecoration, 12 NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 17 – 23 NOVEMBER 2014


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