We’re having a party!

Working for yourself doesn’t mean you have to work alone! And it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the Annual Christmas lunch and party.

Join us on Friday 14th December 2012 at lunchtime for our first EVER Christmas Party!

KindredHQ is on a mission to bring freelance and independent professionals together and enjoy all the same benefits as employees have, but without the office politics and 9 to 5.

Come and join lots of other free-spirits, freelancers and independents from all walks of life as we celebrate a year of survival in the freelance jungle, supporting each other and being our own boss.


  • We’ll be serving a lovely warming, three course hot lunch including a glass of wine – buffet style – so you can mingle
  • Our take on Secret Santa – instead of a rubbish present, offer a small chunk of time or experience to someone else.
  • Games Storming

We can’t promise you’ll get much work done, but we can promise you’ll meet other like minded, friendly independents and new friends.

Food will be provided by the gorgeous Miriam Nice, food blogger, and all round food guru.

If you want to join in the preparations and if you want space to display your work – just get in contact at hello@kindredhq.com

Please bring a bottle of whatever you are drinking to share!

Kindred Sprit Members will receive a special invitation to join us for free. If you want to join KindredHQ, you can find us here.

About Hanbury Hall

Built in 1719 as a French Hugeonot church it stood back from the road behind a paved, tree-planted, courtyard in which there was a pump. In 1740 La Patente church moved into the building. Their plaque of the royal arms, signifying the patent granted by James II, is still mounted in the hall. The Three Crown Court church in Wheler Street then joined La Patente and by the 1750s the congregation ws noted for being large and prosperous. During this time John Wesley preached here. In 1787 it became a German Lutheran church. The Baptists then moved into the building and renamed it Jireh Chapel and during the period that it was occupied by the United Free Methodists

Charles Dickens used the building for public readings of his works. In 1864, the building was extended to cover the courtyard and the original stone facade was destroyed. Christ Church bought the building in 1887 and it was converted for use as their church hall. The building was used by the matchstick girls to hold their strike meetings in 1888 organised by Annie Besant and Eleanor Marx-Aveling (Karl Marx’s daughter). These led to the establishment of the British Trade Unions. As Christ Church Hall it has, in many way, served the needs of the church and community in Spitalfields over the past century.


Who is Alex Butler

Hello, I'm Alex Butler and I founded the KindredHQ community and blog back in 2011 after I re-started a freelance career. I LOVE freelancing and I wouldn't swop the freedom, control and joy of working for myself for anything. But I realised how much I missed the company and energy of other people - of having a team around me. So, I got a few people together one day with our laptops, a jar of coffee and some jelly babies and we sat and worked together one afternoon. We've been doing that every week in London, UK since then! I am still 100% freelance and I like to share the everyday highs and lows of being a freelancer here on the blog.

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