ABOUT GROW, HACKNEY
An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Grow is an independent bar, kitchen and creative space carved out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and works in partnership with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups. Our events are free, from live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, open mic and art festivals. This year, we have Slow Fire London in the kitchen and BBQ.
Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and belonging. Everyone is welcome.
As an experiment without any investiment, it is not always easy to be financially sustainable but we make as many ethical choices as we can ( for example: when working with partners, the food and drink we offer and the use of the space for the community) that are motivated by collaborative good, not profit. The more established and solvent we become, the higher percentage of our supplies can be locally sourced, free range, organic, fair trade and sourced from organisations that neither avoid their taxes nor invest in ethically dubious business. We also pay London Living Wage.
Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN. Just two minutes walk from Hackney Wick Overground and 15 mins walk from Stratford.
Some of our Community Partners
Hackney WickED - an annual arts event and open studios when we work with local artists and musicians to share work.
Wick Radio - a group of artists who run a local radio station who sometimes broadcast our events.
Hackney Wick Bouldering Project - a climbing centre also found in Main Yard and we offer members 10% off food and drink.
Hackney Herbal - we dedicate a planter to this social enterprise who hold volunteer sessions and harvest the herbs to make tea.