From community events and business news to tips on maintaining your garden over the winter, here we have something for everyone. Our community is a busy, active one. We support residents in their own events as well as host special seasonal events in the park at De Beauvoir Square and in the De Beauvoir Block. We also get involved in wider community events such as the Hackney Half Marathon.
Our 'Insights' are written by our expert in-house team and our special monthly guest bloggers who cover some first-hand stories from people in De Beauvoir town. Our news will keep on coming - at The Benyon Estate there is never a dull day!
To get you into the festive spirit, there is plenty going on across Hackney and De Beauvoir Town this December.
‘Another Drop in the Ocean’ was a glorious evening of music and celebrations organised to raise funds for De Beauvoir Welcomes Refugees (DBWR), a group gathering support for Afghan refugees coming to De Beauvoir Town.
East London Mornings is a travel, food and drink blog run by De Beauvoir resident Katya Katkova.
During the pandemic, many people have found refuge in gardens and green spaces but none of this comes as news to De Beauvoir Gardeners Club. They have been sharing their love of gardening for a very long time.
In October, contractors from across the Estate gathered at the De Beauvoir Block to celebrate the hard work and successes of the past 18 months and beyond.
Acclaimed milliner Justin Smith of J Smith Esquire has created hats and headpieces for fashion weeks and runways across the globe, his work has been sold in boutiques and renowned department stores worldwide, and he creates bespoke pieces for private commissions.
To celebrate returning to our offices and to thank everyone for their continued support, we were pleased to welcome tenants and members to a glittering drinks party at the De Beauvoir Block.
Calling De Beauvoir Block tenants – the new members area on The Block website is now live!
Back by popular demand this month was the De Beauvoir Autumn Shopping Trail, with businesses, organisations and residents taking to the streets to encourage everyone to shop local.
Sharing her passion and knowledge for the local area, De Beauvoir resident and qualified local history guide Lesley Thompson offers guided walks in and around Hackney and Islington.
We spoke to garden designer Leon van Rooyen in August 2020, where he shared some advice on how to prepare your garden before the winter months set in. The Benyon Estate tenant Leon started his garden maintenance business ‘The Ultimate Plant Guy’ in May last year after his career in HR ended due to COVID-19.
A new wine boutique store and bar opened its door and we are happy to introduce you to our new commercial residents!
We’re pleased to have welcomed two new tenants into the fold, with STBY and The Liminal Space taking up residence at the De Beauvoir Block earlier this year.
Ambitious youngsters from in and around Hackney are benefitting from expert coaching at Impact Football Academy, a community focused, grassroots football club teaching boys and girls from ages 5 to 15.
Earlier this summer, across De Beauvoir and beyond, residents celebrated Swift Awareness Week, which aims to raise the profile of the plight of the birds - which have an amber conservation status - and educate people on how to care for them.
A new style of post-pandemic co-working space has been opened in Hackney’s De Beauvoir Town, in response to a growing demand for flexible workspace options.
Artist and designer Ayesha Mansour runs Aah Yes, an art and design studio based in the heart of De Beauvoir Town creating visual identities, marketing collateral, branding materials and artwork for a wide range of clients.
Swift Awareness Week is almost upon us - taking place on 3rd-11th July - to celebrate the birds and help to reverse their decline. Hackney and De Beauvoir Swifts Group have organised evening swift walks in the local area..
Following the success of the Christmas shopping trail in 2020, the De Beauvoir Spring Shopping Trail took place on Sunday 16th May, to encourage residents to shop local and support their neighbours.
After almost 20 years at the Benyon Estate, maintenance supervisor John Bell retired in March 2021.
Tucked away just off Southgate Road is De Beauvoir Workshops, a network of light industrial and workshop units designed for traditional craft and design businesses and individuals.
Over the past months, the creative community - our De Beauvoir Block tenants have been working on some remarkable projects. Here is a taste of just a few that you won’t want to miss.
In what has been a challenging year, it is encouraging to see many businesses in the De Beauvoir Block and across De Beauvoir Town innovating, adapting and doing what they do best. There is certainly no shortage of talent amongst the creative community.
To spread some much-needed festive cheer, the De Beauvoir community organised a magical Christmas Shopping Trail which took place on Sunday 6th December and saw hundreds of locals wrap up warm and turn out for the celebrations.