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In Celebration…

by · October, 21st 2015 · No Comments

of The Mighty Phoenix at Oxford House on 15/10/2015   It was a really nice event! Claudia’s film ‘Give Us Space’ was excellent, definitely worth a watch if you get a chance. We had some great music from a variety of Phoenix musicians and the food… well, we surpassed ourselves this time what a spread fromcontinue reading ›

Waiting List Update

by · July, 23rd 2015 · No Comments

Our Waiting List is currently closed, however we are currently taking names of people should our List need to re-open. If you have had Co-op living experience or if you buy in to the Co-op ethos then please send an email to, leaving your name, contact number, your current housing situation and your requirementscontinue reading ›

Just Defy! Benefit Rave for Focus E15

by · January, 7th 2015 · No Comments some friends of ours are organising this benefit night on 23rd January @ Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel in support of the Focus E15 group of single mothers who have been occupying the Carpenters Estate in Stratford as part of a campaign for affordable social housing .. this is an article about their campaign fromcontinue reading ›

Balfron Tower – 27 Storeys of Brutalust

by · December, 5th 2014 · No Comments

Here’s a little film I made about Balfron Tower for a uni assignment… a celebration of the building itself, the architect, its idealism in social housing and of the wonderful effect it had upon me! It is also about it’s imminent privatisation…The spontaneous interview running throughout is between myself and Erno actor, Nick Cowell, atcontinue reading ›

1000-odd housing co-op societies may be dissolved!

by · October, 21st 2014 · No Comments

1000-odd housing co-op societies may be dissolved! — By OUR STAFF REPORTER ,  October 04, 2014 12:06 am BHOPAL : The state government, sick of controversies plaguing the housing cooperative societies, might decide to dissolve at least 1000, if not more, of them. There are more than 5000 housing cooperative societies which are caught upcontinue reading ›

Tales of improvisation and rhythm

by · July, 17th 2014 · No Comments

Musician's of Bremen, cover

Once upon a time, sometime around the year 2005, perhaps slightly before, Horsemouth and Howard thought it would be a good idea to put together a CD by musicians from Phoenix Community Housing Co-operative. This went so well they decided to do it again to celebrate the silver jubilee of Phoenix’s founding. The CDs werecontinue reading ›

Housing – My Story

by · July, 14th 2014 · No Comments

May 1986, a 106 bus took me to my new place of work. All I knew was that I was to report to a local council office behind the L.E.B Building on the corner of Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green Rd. As a temporary clerical assistant I could have been placed in a number ofcontinue reading ›

What is and what should always be

by · August, 14th 2010 · No Comments

fairie grow, final result

We are really excited with the new look we want to give our concrete courtyard. And this year (we know it’s a little late in the season but never mind, we could always grow japanese greens, broad beans, peas, hardy salad leaves, spring onions… and of course get everything ready for next season) we intendcontinue reading ›