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Christmas carols are coming to Paddington's Pocket Park

Performances throughout December
Community and schools choirs will be performing in Paddington's Merchant Square throughout December. We can't guarantee pipers piping but we can guarnatee to get you in the Christmas spirit.
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Food glorious food - Merchant Square collect, sort and store Food Bank supplies

Read Merchant Square's account of their volunteering day
Nine volunteers from Merchant Square constructed cupboards, collected food and cateogrised cans at North Paddington Food Bank in November. Read their account of their volunteering experience here.
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These are not just bags, they're bags of empowerment

Bags on sale 6 and 12 December, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Mosaic Community Trust are working with volunteers from Marks and Spencer in Paddington to support women from the Church Street community to develop a thriving social enterprise.
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Ready, steady, wrap!

St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre - Sunday 3 December
Five colleagues from the M&S Head Office in Merchant Square, Paddington, spent a morning getting into the Christmas spirit whilst wrapping over 100 presents ready for the St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre
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The Hyde Bar

This is a Paddington hidden gem, like a scene out of a James Bond film, with grand oil paintings, a roaring fire and cosy corner couches.
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Cath Kidston Paddington Pop Up

With the festive season just around the corner Cath Kidston have popped by to help you get Christmas wrapped up early this year with a very cheerful pop-up shop in Paddington Station.
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Your Guide to #GivingTuesday in Paddington

28 November 2017
#GivingTuesday is your opportunity to escape the commercialism and consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and give back to a cause you care about, whether in Paddington or further afield.
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Paddington in Paddington Competition

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2 in cinemas The Paddington Partnership has launched a competition ‘Paddington in Paddington’. Follow Paddington around Paddington to win £100 to spend at the Paddington shop.
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Will you be a Paddington Litter Hero?

Following the launch of Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean campaign, The Paddington Partnership Community Programme are now busy planning our own Spring Clean campaign for 2018.
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The Pilgrm

Have you ever started the day with slices of sweet potato “toast”, guacamole and spiced seeds; or kimchi rice with tea-poached egg, pickled veg and miso paste? Well trust us you should. Meet The Pilgrm, Paddington.
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Quirky Christmas Gift Ideas, all found in Paddington

Avoid the usual high street stampede and come to Paddington to buy your Christmas gifts this year. We don’t just mean the usual socks and perfumes either, check out our top picks to help you think outside the box.
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Darcie and May Green drop anchor in Paddington

Two new stunning canal barges have arrived in Paddington, Darcie and May Green, designed by legendary British pop artist Sir Peter Blake.
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Swapping Paddington desks for decorating

A team of international volunteers from Vodafone enjoyed a rare afternoon together, whilst transforming residents' corridors and a laundry room at a local women's shelter.
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The Draft House

Pizza lovers rejoice! A new addition to Paddington Basin, Draft House Paddington is one of the latest in a line of new Draft House venues to hit London.
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Take the Pawprint Trail around Paddington

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2 in cinemas The Paddington Partnership has refreshed the Pawprint Trail, the popular Paddington-themed family adventure around the Paddington area.
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When Pixie met Paddington

Pupils from King Solomon Academy treated to story time when Pixie Lott met Paddington Bear at Marks & Spencer's flagship store.
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Christmas in Paddington, our top picks

As Paddington becomes crisp and autumnal and the nights draw in earlier, check out our picks of the best winter spots to eat, drink and party.
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Cork & Bottle

You all know the legendary Cork & Bottle wine bar in London’s Leicester Square, well now they’ve launched a brand new venue in Paddington’s Spring Street.
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Poppies in Paddington

This Saturday marks 99 years since the end of World War One. Join a remembrance service in Paddington Station on Friday and reflect on the role of the Station in periods of war.
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Pop-up performances on Paddington's Pocket Park

Throughout December
Community choirs and musical groups are invited to take to the floating stage in Merchant Square during December and perform under the twinkling lights.
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News about the news

Launch of new Paddington Community newsletter
The Paddington Community Programme has launched a new monthly newsletter to raise awareness of the work of charities and community groups here in Paddington and how you can help make a difference
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Thinking Community at Christmas

Looking to escape the commercialism of Christmas, at least for an hour or two? We’ve plenty of suggestions for how you can make a difference to the community in the Paddington area this December.
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Paddington's Pop-Up London

To celebrate the arrival of Paddington 2 in cinemas on 10 November five interactive installations have arrived in London for intrepid explorers to meet their favourite bear. Find Paddington at Paddington Station and share your photos.
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National Mentoring Day

Friday 27 October
Ever thought of mentoring? We share some of the opportunities to mentor in the community in and around Paddington.
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Volunteering opportunity of the month: help launch a new Social Enterprise in Paddington

Help 15 women from the local BME community, looking to launch their own social enterprise selling recycled shopping bags. One-off workshops are needed in marketing, quality control, selling and business planning.
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Pergola Paddington Central is back!

25 October to 23 December 2017
Pergola is back for the winter, with a super new look – fully covered and fully winter-proofed for all you Paddington food lovers.
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Explore Paddington autumn/winter 2017

Parties, street food, fun on the water and beer festivals form this edition's highlights. Find out where to party this Christmas and discover Paddington's special occasion restaurants.
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PaddingtonNow BID scoops Gold at London in Bloom

PaddingtonNow BID has been awarded Gold by London in Bloom and also won the Business Improvement District Award, beating more than 50 BIDs to the coveted title.
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Heathrow Express cooks up a feast at the Marylebone Project

​A team from Heathrow Express cooked up a delicious lunch for 30 women at a homeless shelter in Marylebone in July.
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Rob & Nick Carter Opening in Paddington

Until 29 November 2017
Paddington's new experimental art gallery by Rob & Nick Carter features eight life-size photogram pieces focusing on traditional Sanskrit yoga postures.
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