As a result of the clear disparities in access to digital equipment; software and data, BADU collaborated with SKY to open the BADU Digital hub. Launch night was filled with entertainment; great food from caribbean food caterers Juicy Jerk and stunning views across the Olympic Park. Special thanks to INCA productions for coordinating the event ensuring that guests were able to embrace this incredible new space for the community.

“This place is awesome!”

 

In March 2022, the BADU hub welcomed our partners, Sky, Patron Martin Tyler, the BADU community and local schools within the borough of Hackney to celebrate the amazing achievement of this new Badu location. After an official opening from BADU CEO Nana Badu, guests were invited into the hub for a tour around the space with a short into into the facilities and the journey of getting to this stage. Badu’s media specialist presented to the guest where he spoke fondly of the fact that the facilities that the hub provides was but a pipe dream and how it came to fruition over the years culminating in this new amazing space that will provide opportunities to all members of the community.

Launch day started long before the evening celebrations with a Sky filming team conducting interviews with BADU staff and beneficiaries, documenting the days progress and getting those last minute finishing touches in place. Meanwhile, there was a steady stream of students aged between 5 and 11 throughout the day. The hub was previewed by the direct beneficiaries of the space and the reactions were a real joy to witness and capture on camera.

 

Since opening the hub has hosted many other schools in the borough and has been rented out to a whole host of people and organisations from podcasters and musicians right the way through to photographers and educational providers. We’ve also had some larger organisations that have used the hub for various sessions and events such as the V&A, LLDC and even the BBC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep an eye out for events and workshops happening at the BADU Hub. You can stay up to date by following the BADU Hub instagram page.

Leaving you with some words that live on the Café’s windows and have inspired many a visitor and sparked thought and conversation with passers by:

 

“The Badu hub was the perfect venue for our annual new partnerships presentation. Utilising such a great location that is local to us feels really special.”

HUB USER, PRIVATE BOOKING