There have been six awards for the third round of People Going Places. You can read more about them below.

Jacqueline Otite


Jacqueline will be holding workshops in balloon artistry for those who don’t consider themselves creative, targeting parents on low incomes who are likely to want to learn this skill to save money on their own children’s parties. She will also develop a team from workshop participants to decorate events across the 50th anniversary celebrations. 



Kim is a fashion graduate who recently showed her ethically sourced, hand-made collection at London Fashion Week. She’s been tipped as Fashion Scout’s ‘one to watch’ will be providing creative fashion workshops across a range of design disciplines. She will also offer internships to local young people interested in working in fashion.



Cultural Connector Hajara Nassimba has been successful in gaining a People Going Places award to further develop the Refresh magazine and help spread more creative good news across the borough. Hajara plans to recruit more volunteers and train them in all aspects of putting together a magazine and engaging with local communities.



Botis is a talented dancer who works with Far From the Norm and is currently being mentored by Hofesh Shechter. He will undertake a 10-week residency at the Broadway Theatre bringing in some of his favourite dancers to teach local residents and holding sharing events and open performances in the Broadway foyer.



Susanna is a talented artist, crafter and community catalyst, with a vision for setting up new creative activities at Dagenham Starter Farm; a site where she has currently worked and volunteered.  She will be running workshops as well as an open day event, and working with some guest artists too.



Khushnood and Judith have proposed the creation of the Riverside Wellness Club, in Barking Riverside, an area with lots of new housing but not much infrastructure. This club will make use of the Rivergate centre, and will be bringing in both professional and emerging artists for workshops with residents.