NEW JOB ROLES PAVE THE WAY FOR CITY’S HOMELESS IN 2021

Standing Tall, Charity PR

A Birmingham-based charity, which launched in October, has already confirmed three job roles to help rough sleepers off the streets and into full-time employment. Standing Tall has secured M. Lambe Construction, Norton’s and Soho Road Business Improvement District as its first employer partners for the new year. These three vacancies have been created in partnership with the organisations and will be given to three individuals experiencing homelessness, who will be supported by the charity. Their salary will be covered by Standing Tall for the first three months, funded by public and private donations, with the hope that each organisation will

OUTREACH WORKER JOINS HOMELESS CHARITY TO OPEN DOORS FOR CITY’S ROUGH SLEEPERS

Tabor House, Derek Clarke, Charity PR

Digbeth-based accommodation project, Tabor House, has welcomed a new Outreach Worker to the team to help more of the city’s rough sleepers off the streets. Joining from national charity, Shelter, Derek Clarke has already supported over 30 of the city’s homeless community since taking up the role.  This brand-new position at Tabor House, which is run by iShelter in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, sees Derek building relationships with people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness across Birmingham. Through daily visits to those rough sleeping and in temporary accommodation, his role is to identify their priority needs and

THE SECRET TO A HEALTHIER 2021? IT’S CBD

Orange CBD oil

There is no denying that 2020 has been turbulent for many, and with COVID-19 still playing a huge role in our lives as we move into the new year, more and more people are making health-conscious decisions and lifestyle changes. Studies show one in five of us will make new year resolutions centred around our health, and with the rise of CBD, there is no doubt that 2021 will see more people turning to natural products. CBD oil has taken the UK by storm, with a 50% increase in sales on last year; and it’s only expected to become more

CARTOONS BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH CASTLE FINE ART’S EXCLUSIVE HANNA-BARBERA COLLECTION

Castle Fine Art has unveiled its new collection comprised of rare animation cels from the studio of Hanna-Barbera. The iconic compilation includes original pieces, which were first released in the 90’s and early 00’s, but have never been available to buy until now.  These exceptional, hand-painted animations are the creations of William Hanna, Joseph Barbara, Bob Singer and Iwao Takamoto, all of which were creators and designers of some of the most iconic comics and cartoons. All of the pieces within the collection come with a certificate and are each hand signed – the majority by Hanna and Barbara themselves.

CURATOR HELPING ARTISTS BE SEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD

When it comes to creative ways of getting through the pandemic, it’ll come as no surprise that one award-winning creative is trailblazing new ways to highlight the work of fellow artists. Gita Joshi, host of the podcast The Curator’s Salon and writer of the book Show Your Art, is well known in the industry as a mentor and coach for those looking to showcase their art without having to rely on a gallery. Having worked on more than 30 ‘real-life’ exhibitions across the UK, she is now joining forces with Create! Magazine to curate an inaugural global online event. The virtual show will feature

Property PR Case Study: Centrick

Property PR, Centrick

If there’s one thing EAST VILLAGE. loves, it’s an independent business that has the determination and dedication to challenge the big players – after all, we like to think that we are one of them ourselves! It’s these values that make our property PR partnership with Centrick such a fruitful one. EAST VILLAGE. was initially instructed to lead and deliver Centrick’s property PR; to get its work, team, and expertise more widely recognised across the region and property trade media. Less than 12 months after starting together, Centrick then tasked EAST VILLAGE. with replicating the same success on its social

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TO SECURE HOPE FOR THE REGION’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Coronavirus hospitality PR, Coronavirus advice, EAST VILLAGE PR

The Midlands’ hospitality industry has launched a campaign calling on the Government to deliver urgent support to venues affected by the latest tier three restrictions. ‘Hope for Hospitality’ sees local business owners come together with Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, and Downtown in Business Birmingham, to secure the sector’s survival. Restaurant owners including Alex Claridge, Aktar Islam, and Glynn Purnell are amongst the names to feature in a new video urging Rishi Sunak to extend his provision for the hospitality sector. As venues struggle to cope with mounting rent, rates and staffing costs, more financial support is needed

Business hots up for Love Logs after successful 2020

The UK’s first plastic-free, fully-sustainable firewood retailer Love Logs has ignited a whole host of successes since its launch just four months ago. Now, the independent business is celebrating its latest significant business milestone, with the planting of its 1,500th tree this week. Working with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant two trees for every order, Love Logshas been supporting the charity since its inception back in August. Most recently, the eco-company turned Black Friday green by pledging to plant 10 trees for every order, helping it over the line in its goal of planting 1,500 seedlings before the end of the year.  Co-founder of Love Logs, Heather Emery, is tremendously proud of Love Logs’

FIRST OF FOUNDATION’S £3.1M HOUSING PROJECTS UNVEILED IN COVENTRY

St Basils Coventry’s Lorna Esien Court has opened its doors this week, ready to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Built following a £1M grant by Heart of England Community Foundation’s housing project, Building Better Lives, the 32 newly completed service-managed apartments will be ready to welcome their first guests this month. Fitted out with cutting-edge equipment, a community garden funded by construction firm, Engie, and energy-efficient and sustainable materials, the Lorna Esien Court is St Basils Coventry’s first site in the city.  After receiving an anonymous donation in December 2017, Heart of England chose St Basils

Christmas comes early for two local charities thanks to the Zeus Group

Award-winning local manufacturer, The Zeus Group, is spreading cheer this year by awarding two Birmingham charities with generous donations, just in time for Christmas. Pledging 100% of December’s profits raised by sales of its Cerberus range to Birmingham Dogs Home and 1,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to homeless charity, St. Basils, The Zeus Group is hoping to make a tough year a little brighter for the two causes. The Zeus Group’s contributions will guarantee both a hearty Christmas Dinner for more than 150 homeless pups, which are housed in the Dogs Home’s West Midlands-based centres, and provide essential PPE to staff and residents