Saturday 13th January saw Spotlight grow one year older, and celebrate its fourth birthday! Though still young, the organisation has seen many changes over the last year, with the opening of five new centres across the borough. Spotlight’s membership is growing fast, and the service has now engaged over 3,000 young people. Spotlight staff and young people celebrated Spotlight’s birthday with a birthday cake.
Join V&A Museum of Childhood to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018, the Year of the Dog!
On Saturday 10 February, there will be Chinese mask making, dressing up, calligraphy, basic Chinese language and abacus along with performances by traditional and modern instrumentalists, singers, dancers, Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstrations and the highlight of the day, the spectacular Lion Dance.
Saturday 10 February, 11.30–16.30, Drop in, All Ages V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA
A collaborative event with Mothers’ Bridge of Love
Free play sessions in Lincoln for 5 to 13 year olds
Play Association Tower Hamlets (PATH) currently has after school play sessions based at Linc Community Centre, Fern Street, E3 on Wednesdays and Fridays during term time from 3.30pm – 5.30pm.
Sessions are free to attend, experienced playworkers plan creative indoor and outdoor activities for children age 5-13. Younger children are welcome if a parent stays with them. PATH also delivers play based and other training and would like to work with local people to plan playful events in the summer months.
For more information about PATH play sessions see the PATH web site www.playtowerhamlets.org.uk or call Majeda or Eleanor on 07966 396 115.
Rob Trimble, Chief Executive of pioneering east London charity the Bromley by Bow Centre, has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for services to the economy. Alongside an extensive range of grassroots community projects, the Bromley by Bow Centre houses one of the most dynamic social business incubation projects in the country.
On the 19th February, 6.00pm-8.00pm at the Osmani Centre, the Home Office are coming to Tower Hamlets to hold a community round table event and meet with local residents to discuss the Prevent strategy. It is an opportunity to meet with senior officials face to face, ask questions and discuss the agenda, share local community experiences and air any concerns.
East End Community Foundation have recently published the Vital Signs report, which is a health-check of our communities on important social issues. 10 social themes including healthy living, housing and homelessness and education were researched. Over 770 surveys were completed by people living or working in Tower Hamlets, Hackney or Newham.
Get involved with projects, debates, campaigns and influencing what happens in your local area. For ages 16 to 25 years in Tower Hamlets. Monthly meetings at Spotlight – 1st Wednesday of the month 6.30-7.30pm. For further information, please email/text/Whatsapp/call: Wei Du email@example.com / 07507 552307
Discuss books with fellow readers at free, friendly and informal Book Group meetings at Ideas Stores.
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood Set in the 1930s, Goodbye to Berlin evokes the glamour and sleaze, excess and repression of Berlin society. Monday 12 February, 7:00 – 8:30pm Idea Store Chrisp Street >
Waterline by Ross Raisin From Ross Raisin, the highly acclaimed author of Out Backward, comes the moving and story of an ex-shipyard worker’s journey of grief and reclamation in the wake of his wife’s death. eBook copies available Wednesday 7 February, 7:00 – 8:30pm Idea Store Bow >
Short story competition for 6 to 10 year olds
Bow Brew book fest has lots of fun in store on Sat 7 April, get your tickets in advance at St Paul’s Way Centre. A short story writing competition for 6 to 10 year olds is open to entries until Tues 27 March. Categories are:
Pick your own theme
Name, Age, School and Theme to be clearly stated on Title Page – No more than 1 double sided A4 page.
This way up could help you move towards your goals like improving your work situation, getting into training, improving relationships, or taking up new activities. You would get 1 to 1 life coaching session and group mindfulness classes. Free places available 17 April to 22 May 2018.
This month, join The Men’s Cabin and Bluebird Care to gain more understanding of dementia and look at how we can develop dementia friendly communities. Other activities at The Cabin this month include Hotspots, the monthly menopause and wellbeing group, free counselling, gentle exercise classes, boxercise and the Cabin Classic cinema club….
The Art for the Environment exhibition is now open. See the listings for an interactive and hands-on workshop that aims to increase our awareness of plastics, and a panel discussion on how art and design can creatively contribute towards a cleaner and more sustainable society.