Get Involved! Echo’s Summer Workshops

By Sarah Henderson

We’ve got something for everyone in the first of our summer workshops – discover East London’s vibrant canals and rich history on our latest Echo Photowalk, cook up a storm at our cooking masterclass with Gianne’s Kitchen and learn how to use LinkedIn to build your professional brand at our exclusive Here East workshop.


Echo Photowalk – Tales of the Hackney Marshes
Saturday 20th May, 12.00 – 16.00
Mother, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 

As the wildflowers bloom, we’ll be holding this weekend’s photowalk along the meandering waterways leading up to the Hackney Marshes.

Led by Echo member Simon Cole of Hackney Tours he’ll be sharing historic tales of past goings on, many stranger than fiction and we’ll be stopping off to meet some of the local characters that line the canals.

It’s a great way to improve your photography and celebrate local history and culture, suitable for photographers of all abilities.



Gianne’s Kitchen Masterclass – Cooking for Health
Thursday 22nd June, 18.30 – 21.30
Chobham Academy, East Village, E20 
Cost: 3 Echoes

Gianne’s masterclass will show you how to use the freshest ingredients to cook tasty dishes which nourish your body and leave you feeling energised.

You’ll learn about the nutritional and therapeutic value of different foods, and what makes a healthy, balanced meal without compromising on flavour.

Roll up your sleeves at your own cooking station, Masterchef style, and cook-along as each step is projected live on the screen behind her. Plus, take home your own tasty creation.



Building An Incredible Professional Brand & Business Using LinkedIn
Thursday 29th June, 18.30 – 20.30
Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 
Cost: 2 Echoes

Whether you’re an entrepreneur trying to scale quickly, a small business looking for new customers, or part of a large sales organisation this workshop will help you understand the value of social selling.

LinkedIn employee, Miguel Garcia will demonstrate how to grow your business by starting conversations, using advanced search and insights, creating content & improving your professional brand.


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