March 2019

International Women’s Day @ Spotlight – Celebrating Women

Spotlight have some seriously inspirational women lined up to offer insights into their world, talk about their success and reveal the advice they would give to their younger selves.

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Wingz disability inclusive cycling sessions

Local community club Poplar BMX have launched their ‘Wingz’ disability-inclusive cycling sessions with the help of the charity Access Sport.

The sessions run from 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturdays, taking place at the Poplar BMX track (E14 6TQ) next to Langdon Park DLR station.

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Women in Focus Festival 2019 is here!

Intergenerational arts pioneers Magic Me, LGBTQ+ support organisation East London Out Project, British-Bengali women’s group Nari Chetona, young creative talents of Spotlight Sounds, Sunday Assembly East End, plus many more!

8, 9 & 10 March, Poplar Union

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Community HEROES!

Our Community Heroes (Spotlight Young Volunteers) were back at it again, this time transforming the LINC Centre outside space with new flower buckets to decorate the garden fencing. Heroes from across our 6 Spotlight locations came together to support the LINC Centre community day which was a huge success.

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West Ham United Foundation Disability football sessions

Players wanted. Mondays 4-5pm

The Linc Centre, 70 Fern Street, Poplar E3 3PR

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Young People’s Question Time

Spotlight is hosting a Young People’s Question Time, for 11-25 year olds to put questions to a panel of high level police, community and government leaders in a night of a night of open debate.

Friday 22nd March 5–7PM
Lansbury Spotlight 30 Hay Currie Street E14 6GN

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Free immigration advice – Teviot Centre & Linc Centre

Morgan & Wiseman Solicitors are a law firm specialising in Immigration and Family Law, and are running FREE advice sessions at various community centres, including the TEVIOT and LINC.

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Thames Water directly billing residents

From the 01 April 2019, Thames Water will be collecting water charges directly from the majority of our residents, if applicable the water charge will be removed from your rent account.

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Winter competition winner

Congratulations to Susan who won the Say IT Winter Competition! The answer was St Matthias Community Centre. Susan has lived in the Lincoln estate for many years and was thrilled to win!

Get your entries in for the new Spring competition…

Art in Church @ All Saints Church

Come along for an afternoon of Art. An opportunity to sit in the church and draw some of the beautiful icons, statues or anything else you like the look of.

All levels welcome.

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Celebration of Women

Mon 4 Mar 19 – Fri 29 Mar 19
The work on display is by local art group Art 4u2, a collective of artists from beginners to advanced who meet regularly to draw and paint.

Brady Arts and Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU

Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 10.30am – 5pm

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Relaxation and Mindfulness at The Cabin

Guided relaxation and breathing techniques to help you relax, unwind and relieve your stress.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Friday of the month, 6.00pm–7.00pm.

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Tiny Tots & more in Aberfeldy

Join St. Nicholas Church on the Aberfeldy for a range of activities for pre-schoolers on Wednesday and Friday mornings during term time. Everybody welcome.

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Spring time = Play time!

March means Spring is here and Play Association Tower Hamlets Friday play sessions will start moving outdoors again to enjoy play spaces and places around Lincoln estate.

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LIC Beginners Beekeeping course

Build a beehive, manage a colony & more. 15 week course starting 31 March, limited spaces. Cost: £75

To apply, please register your interest by Sunday 10 March)

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Living with Hearing Loss free course

Learn lip reading skills, information about hearing loss and tinnitus and much more. Starting April 2019 in Trinity Centre, Whitechapel.

Please contact Sumita Baines: 020 7790 9227 /

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Events at the BEEHIVE – March 2019

Everything from techno ambient industrial to thrash metal, plus the monthly comedy night on Friday 1st.

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Dates for your diary


Women in Focus Festival 2019 is here!

8, 9 & 10 March, Poplar Union

Art in Church @ All Saints Church

All Saints Church, 12–4PM

Young People’s Question Time

Lansbury Spotlight, 5–7PM
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