The iconic Rose Lipman building, located in the heart of the De Beauvoir Estate, Hackney and is home to a bustling community of creative organisations, each providing a give back to the local and wider community in exchange for affordable rents and hire fees. Since opening the doors in 2013, we have had over 150,000 people through the doors from the local community, all creative industries and all cultural backgrounds.
The building houses a community hall // theatre space which hosts thousands of events and can be hired for private and community events. 20 creative small busiensses, resident charities, a fitness and wellbeing studio, a cafe (coming soon) and a nursery. Putting community first, the events program ranges from theatre performances, bingo, drag Christmas carols, dance workshops, live music, art and wellbeing classes and much much more.
The Rose Lipman building is owned by Hackney Council and operated my Mill Co. on a partnership bases.
We’re working on an updated Social Payback Model for the building so that we can show how revenue made from the studios and hall hires, gives back to the programme of events and the local community.
The Rose Lipman Building is operated on a Not For Profit basis.
Profit goes back into improving the building and funding events.
Community is at the heart of everything we do, the Rose Lipman is open to anyone to come in and see whats on offer, have a chat with one of out team, have a cuppa in the cafe, pick up a flyer for forthcoming events. We keep the community hall space free for 1/3 of the year to residents of De Beauvoir who’d like put on an event or hire the space for their own private event.
The below market rent studio spaces come in all shapes and sizes allowing the creative businesses the chance to grow and develop within the building. We have 19 creative businesses operating from the Rose Lipman, all of whom provide a ‘give back’ to the community.
We host a range of events in the community hall and have seen performances from Imelda Staunton and Toby Jones in the Royal Courts Circle, Mirror Transformation, yoga classes, dance workshops, pop up dining events, gigs, open mic nights, exhibitions… You name it, it’s been on at the Rose Lipman.
2021 sees the evolution of our focus on creativity for wellbeing. The Rose Lipman Building houses a diverse range of creative business and our pledge for the future is to ensure our future events are not just enriching creatively but also provide a sense of wellbeing too. We are working with local GP’s who are socially prescribing the arts as a form of wellbeing. We also welcome you all to come and join our classes at our resident studio in the vault for fitness classes and talks on health and wellbeing.
160,000+ people have visited the Rose Lipman Building since we took over in 2013. We think it’s way more than that but we can’t track every single visit.
100,000+ people have attended community workshops and educational events. Click here for events
17,000+ people have attended local community bookings in the hall. Click here to hire
45,000+ people have visited our public facing arts events.
CLOD ENSEMBLE create provocative, finely crafted performance and participation projects driven by movement and music. For over 25 years, director Suzy Willson and composer Paul Clark have developed a highly original performance language, in collaboration with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and orchestras.
THE QUEER ARTS CONSORTIUM (QUAC) is a collaboration between Raze Collective, Fringe! Queer Arts & Film Fest, The Cocoa Butter Club, Prim.Black and the Queer Youth Arts Collective. QUAC is an innovative model of collaborative working that seeks to preserve, develop and embolden its partner organisations.
MAKE HAPPY is a creative facilitation and innovation consultancy. They bring strategic thinking, complex problem solving and creative facilitation to the heart of every business. Working with a team of sector experts, they operate in close partnership with their clients to help them solve their biggest problems and take advantage of their opportunities.
TOMORROW PR is a London based communications agency working on design & architecture projects worldwide. With global expertise and an international perspective, Tomorrow PR creates campaigns that are insightful, engaging and strategic – but above all, campaigns that have impact and deliver results.
EUDON CHOI is a fashion designer who takes inspiration from art, architecture and historical figures, effortlessly combining masculine tailoring with a feminine sensibility.
Since launching his eponymous label in 2009, Eudon has become a regular fixture at London Fashion Week.
TROPICAL ISLES is a professional award-winning carnival arts organisation
Their year-round activity nurtures the artistic skills and creativity of the many young people they work with. It also provides a safe and supportive meeting place, a network of friends, and mentoring for young people from Hackney and surrounding areas.
FRAME is a family-run framing business that started in 2014. Their team is made up of highly skilled craftspeople who are either artists themselves, or have a history in the museum and heritage sector, including the British Museum, Royal Academy and Tate.
MICHA WEIDMANN STUDIO is a design studio working with creators of high-end products, offering them unique creative solutions through art direction and design. The Studio’s creative approach is based on their director, Micha Weidmann’s background in Swiss design and art direction defined through working with brands such as Prada, Tate Modern and Dezeen.
AMELIA KARLSEN is a London Based Photographer and Image Maker.
COLIN ROSSis a London based photographer and director specialising in still life. His clients include Harrods, Manolo Blahnik, Wallpaper, British GQ, Schon!, Google, Amazon, Mars, Nutella, Kinder, Cubitts, RIBA and Folk Clothing.
[FOREIGN AFFAIRS] is a theatre company that focuses on translation and international cultural exchange and collaboration.
Working with a multinational ensemble and creative team, they bring stories from around the globe into unconventional spaces.
SALUS is a gym which offers personal training and nutritional advice to promote optimal health and body composition through hormonal balance.