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Plymouth businesses demonstrate the circular economy of charity with Street Factory

Authored by Sarah Parker

A popular Devon-based fish and chip shop has just launched a brand-new addition to its takeaway menu.

The ‘Toby G Special’ pizza, (made up of a garlic base, onion and jalapeños, with a sweet chilli dip), was created to pay homage to Hip Hop legend, MBE Toby Gorniak as a celebration of his exceptional services to the community. The pizza is served in a special box, illsutrated by Sam...

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Street Factory’s Toby G MBE in line-up for prestigious awards

Authored by Mary

Plymouth-based Street Factory’s MBE Toby Gorniak has been nominated for the hugely prestigious Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award in the Lockdown Heroes category for his inspirational services to the local community and his herculean efforts to help the wider community during the pandemic. In addition to this, he has made it to the finals in the SME National Business Awards within the...

Expanding the Street Factory Kingdom – Plymouth’s force for good obtains official charity status

Authored by Mary

It’s official! Plymouth-based social collective Street Factory is delighted to announce that they have officially become a charity after more than a year of active campaigning to make the Hip Hop dream come true under the name “Street Factory Give Back”.

Street Factory, run by married couple Toby and Jo Gorniak, was set up 14 years ago and has since supported young people via access...

Street Factory keeping the community connected during COVID crisis

Authored by Else

Plymouth-based social collective Street Factory is delighted to have received funding from Devon Community Foundation which the team will use to keep members of its community digitally connected in this time of social distancing.

The funding/grant of £7,300 has already been used directly to purchase laptops, iPads, tutorials and mentoring on digital skills, all of which will be...

Plymouth's Street Factory very grateful to receive lifeline Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund COVID Grant

Authored by Mary

Plymouth-based Hip Hop Social Collective and Community Interest Company (CIC), Street Factory has today received the news that its application to the Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund has been successful. The £34,910 grant, funded using National Lottery resources, means that the organisation now has a COVID-19 ‘lifeline’ ensuring ongoing ‘pivoting’ of the Street Factory offerings,...

Keep happy and hip hop from home

Authored by Mary

During these unprecedented times when many have been forced to down tools, Plymouth-based Hip Hop Social Collective, Street Factory, creators of the UK’s first Hip Hop theatre, are continuing to reach out with their well-known positive vibe as they continue to stay connected with their community by providing elemental well-being support, mentoring, dance and fitness classes and encouraging...