It’s Bike Week and Refugee Week 2016 – see below for events
Refugee Week launches in London on 19 June at the Southbank Centre as part of their world famous Meltdown festival. Under the heading of Refugees Welcome, there will be an entire day of free activity in collaboration with Refugee Week partners. Musicians, poets and dancers will pop-up across the site, and the marketplace will host activities and craft workshops in a day produced in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts.
The activity will culminate in The Boat We’re In, a free concert with Meltdown Director Guy Garvey, Mercury Prize nominated folk singer Nick Mulvey, Radio 6 Music favourite Nadine Shah, northern soul singer Josephine Oniyama and the Southbank Sinfonia amongst the performers.
Across the Royal Festival Hall there will be small boats installed as part of a project working with refugee communities.
Full details: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/refugee-week-at-southbank-centre
Welcoming Refugees: a wider community response
How host society responses can impact the mental health of refugees
Wednesday 29th June 6.30pm – 8.30pm Entrance is free and open to all.
Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA
Guest speaker: After 10 years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries Giles Duley now focuses his work on humanitarian projects. Although documenting challenging, and at times, horrific situations, Duley captures the
strength of those who fight their adversity rather than succumb.
An expert panel discussion will follow Mr Duley’s presentation. Renos Papadopolous (Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees); Gillian Hughes (Tavistock Centre) and Sarah-Jane Savage (UNHCR). Register online here
Camden Cyclists – 10th Ride All Around Camden
A free, fun, easy-paced bike ride to celebrate the Borough of Camden’s many fascinating places. Starting at Camden Town Hall, Bidborough Street, WC1H
19th Jun 2016 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
This is a friendly, easy-paced bike ride that covers 18 or 22 miles and gives you the chance to enjoy some of Camden’s wonderful sights and scenery. We visit every ward on Camden’s boundary, then cycle through the central wards and finish at Hampstead Old Town Hall. We break in Golders Hill Park, where you can buy lunch, or bring a picnic.
The ride will be marshalled by Camden Cyclists and Camden cycling instructors, and riders will be accompanied by Camden police officers. The ride is free and you do not need to register – simply turn up on the day with your bike!
I haven’t seen that in the Karma Sutra! Sex and disability
Thursday 7 July 2016, 7pm (following a drinks reception at 6pm)
With Prof Tom Shakespeare (Norwich Medical School) at Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ
In 1996, Tom Shakespeare worked with two colleagues to research and write a book called The Sexual Politics of Disability. They talked to 44 disabled people about their gender and sexuality, their self-image, their experiences of sex and love, and what they felt needed to change to enable them to participate fully in the world of relationships. Twenty years on, Tom and his colleagues have revisited some of these original participants to find out where they are now. Older, franker, and perhaps wiser, their reflections help us understand the extent to which disabled sexuality is still taboo, and what we need to do to enable disabled people to achieve intimacy on the same basis as others.
The lecture is free to attend but places must be booked in advance.
For further information call 01603 591926 or email email@example.com
Further details and booking link: https://www.uea.ac.uk/events/-/uea-london-lecture-sex-and-disability
Camden Deaf Group Invite you to Deaf Awareness Day
“Have you ever wondered what does Deaf Awareness mean for you?”
Tuesday, 28th June 2016 11.00am – 1.00pm
Wellington Close TRA, Willingham TRA Hall, Willingham Terrace, Leighton Road, NW5 2UY Free Refreshment
If you are interested in attending or further information, please contact Andy, the Chairman. Contact No-7722523798 (only Text)
Somers Town: What Future? On Today and Saturday 18 June
Organized by: Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum, Diana Foster and T.A.S
Chalton Gallery, 96 Chalton Street, NW1 1HJ
For decades Somers Town has been known for its innovative social housing. But suddenly its land has become subject to the dual pressures of vast infrastructure projects and the fashion for “intensification”. Somers Town: What future? invites you to come and learn more about the story of a community fighting for its identity, vitality and sanity in the 21st century. More information at London Architecture Diary
Volunteering with Voluntary and Community organisations in Camden
Camden Council aims to support volunteering across the borough as effectively as possible. To this end we’re undertaking a short survey that aims to find out what organisations are already doing and what – if anything – would best help them to recruit, support and retain volunteers in future. We will use this information to improve the support we offer. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and is confidential.
Please return the completed survey by Friday 8 July 2016 – many thanks.
If you would like to know more about volunteering in Camden or have any queries about the survey please contact Frances Connelly on 020 7974 6457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing for all?
Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 – 10.30am to 4.00pm at The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP
This workshop will provide an opportunity:
~ to hear a position paper on the work undertaken so far
~ to contribute to strategic discussion about strategic housing policy, social inequality, options in later life and ‘intergenerational justice’
~ to share experiences of home-life, public involvement, policy development and campaigning and relate them to course design.
Keynote speaker: Michael Edwards, Teaching Fellow , Bartlett School of Planning, University College, London
To register contact Caroline Holland email@example.com, Jonathan Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org. Or John Miles email@example.com.
Charity Meetup No.6 – Future Funding
The theme will be around Funding for the Future and we will be inviting charities an social enterprises to share what has worked for them. We will have a panel of experts, activities, group discussions and networking.
Expert Panel: a panel of 4 experts from the social enterprise and charity sector on the future of fundraising. They will then take questions from the audience.
At the Impact Hub King’s Cross, 34b York Way, King’s Cross, London, N1 9AB
Tickets and more information available online here.
Torriano Meeting House – A Wave of Dreams by Louis Aragon
Tuesday 28 June 7.30. A Wave of Dreams by Louis Aragon with spoken word from Alex Walker and music from Tymon Dogg and Alex Thomas. Special guest performance by Parisian chanteur Thomas Baigneres. Pay what you can.
10 June, 2016 at 2:30 pm http://wp.me/p1TZkl-io
Camden Climate Change Alliance – Advanced Carbon Footprinting Workshop
Join carbon footprint experts to build on your environmental reporting skills and expertise. Quantifying your footprint can help you win contracts, attract new customers, save you money on your energy bills, increase employee productivity and more!
This half day workshop will help CCCA and ISEP members accurately calculate their organisations’ carbon footprint across all scopes emissions.
Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 13:30 to 17:00 at Wellcome Trust – Gibbs Building 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE. Tickets available on Eventbrite
Reclaim our Spaces, Saturday 25th June 9.30 – 4.30
The Ubele Initiative – Just Space – Spark
Our lives are shaped by the spaces in which we live. When we give away important community space for another transient pop-up cafe or block of luxury flats, we give away part of our lives. We give away London’s cultural and community history. The planning system is not currently equipped with the policies required to protect these spaces and London’s skyrocketing land values are used as a trump card against arguments for competing uses. As a result we have lost many spaces and others are coming under increasing threat.
It doesn’t have to be this way. On Sat 25th June we aim to start building a coalition as well as celebrating the diversity of movements and campaigns across London, learning from successful campaigns and mistakes.
Together we can change the status quo. We can better influence a planning system to connect it to people’s lives and livelihoods, instead of it threatening the very spaces which give rise to London’s diverse communities. Free event, everyone is welcome.
Conway Hall – 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. Book at Eventbrite
This is a Big Lottery funded project that will continue to deliver free workshops, health groups, job clubs, travel groups, financial capability training and one to one support until 2018. The end of February saw the completion of our first year. We are now well into our second year. These are for the deaf community, aged 18-65, living in any of the London boroughs. If want to know more information about Deaf Achieve please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seize the Day: Life Experiences Through Dance
An art-science dance performance that explores stories of an unexpected disease diagnosis and how it changes person’s perspective. The dance shares a journey through diagnosis, challenges, triumphs and hope.
The evening performance is a collaboration between Movement for Hope, UCL (Neuroscience) and Tanztheater Adrian Look. After the dance, there will be a question & answer session with researchers, dancers and patient-advocates.
Tuesday 21st June 2016, 7.30pm at Bloomsbury Studio Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH
Free training, outings and events for unpaid carers in Camden
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