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17 01, 2016

Jane Deakin – artist

Jane Deakin has become a settled part of Rotherhithe life. “It’s been more than 30 years since I first moved in round here,” she recalls. “Back then, the area was very different and I started out squatting with an artist community. I fell in love with the area and settled down. Now Rotherhithe has become [...]

30 12, 2015

Give Young Carers a Break at Chill Club

Could you support young carers to have time for themselves and socialise with their peers? Southwark Young Carers support children and young people who look after somebody in their family who has an illness, disability, mental health issue or substance misuse problem. Staff and volunteers at Chill Clubs support the young carers to come together [...]

30 12, 2015

Change a Child’s Life with Team Up

1 in 3 children from low income backgrounds will leave school with no qualifications - fancy a challenge? Team Up are looking for exceptional university students to join their leadership programme. The programme will run alongside your degree and you will: Learn: leadership and teaching skills Apply: tutoring children from low income backgrounds Develop: use [...]

30 12, 2015

Support Frail People with SWiSH

Southwark Wellbeing Support at Home (SWiSH) aims to enable vulnerable adults, 18 years and over to live independently in their homes avoiding unplanned hospital admissions with personalised support as and when needed. They are recruiting volunteers to be part of the team, to help them promote this new and dynamic service. You will be supported [...]

8 12, 2015

A New Theatre for Rotherhithe – perhaps

Many people have been saddened to see the Pumphouse at Lavender Pond left empty and vandalised since the Museum closed in 2011. Now the LB Southwark have launched a search for the next phase of its life. And one local has already come up with ambitious plans to convert the former industrial building and museum [...]

7 12, 2015

Support Volunteer – Surrey Docks Farm

Support Volunteer - Farm Produce Farm Produce is a weekly training project for adult students with learning disabilities interested in using the produce from the farm in cooking and craft work. Students use eggs to bake, plants from the dye garden to dye materials and bees wax to roll candles. Volunteer(s) are needed to provide [...]

6 12, 2015

Financial Inclusion – what’s that?

We all face financial issues at some point in our lives. Few problems however can be so devastating as money gone wrong. It might be falling victim to a clever scam, getting divorced or being made redundant, losing your home, retiring or simply trying to survive on fluctuating income. Many of our neighbours live on [...]

1 12, 2015

Dance in SE16: fitness, fun and glittery glam!

We are delighted to have another guest post from Polina Liu - local and a personal trainer – introduces us to some of the dance options in SE16 It is that time of the year again party season approaching, Strictly is on TV and in the press, and even if we grumble at the glittery cafuffle around us, we can’t [...]

29 11, 2015

Jonathan Petherbridge and London Bubble

The origins of London Bubble lie not in Rotherhithe but in Kentish Town! London Arts set up the company to tour theatre around the outer boroughs, delivering Ibsen and Shakespeare in drafty church halls. By the mid-1980s when it moved home to Rotherhithe London Bubble was touring in it’s own enormous tent that sucked up most [...]

26 11, 2015

Young Mediators at Bacon’s College

We know that there are always conflicts in everyday life. Parents and children fall out, a friendship reaches breaking point or neighbours fight with each other. Conflict does not need to be destructive and indeed can offer a chance for positive change to happen. For young people, learning how to mediate in disputes can offer [...]