Think and Do Pop-up Space for Climate & Eco Action
Transition Kentish Town are co-designing a community space for climate and eco action with the council. It is located in the old Flap Jacks cafe on Kentish Town Road and there is a full programme of activities taking place. Achievements so far:
• Designed the Think & Do community space to be a welcoming space for the public to take part in climate and eco-action
• Refurbished the space with a new kitchen, fresh coat of paint and bright teal base for the frontage for the Think & Do logo
• Bringing the community together to curate an exciting programme of activities
Follow updates from Transition Kentish Town on twitter. Find our more about the background and aims of the project here.
Space to Connect
We are taking part in the Coop Foundation’s enquiry to help community organisations identify, improve and protect spaces where people can connect and co-operate. This is part of a national debate on public realm being led by DCMS, The Coop Foundation and Locality who have teamed up on the Endangered Spaces project and Save our Spaces campaign. Over the next 6 months we will start exploring ways that local challenges could be addressed through better use of space, and/or identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use. To kick off this initiative we are holding an initial event on 19th November (12 – 2pm) to gather ideas and prioritise areas to take forward. More info and booking at Eventbrite.
Free Trees for Community Groups
TCV and the Mayor of London are distributing free trees to London community groups school to host planting events, this year the trees are available in packs of 10, 20 or 50 and there are 25,000 trees left. Click here to order your pack or find out more about how TCV can support you to host a planting event.
Creating Easier Opportunities For Volunteering Workshop
For Volunteer Managers. Tuesday 26th November, 10am-1pm at St Pancras Community Association. Info and bookings at Eventbrite.
Meal & Celebration for anyone in need over Christmas
Hosted by Chalk Farm Foodbank, CAP and Revelation Church. 19th December, 4.00-6.00PM. Salvation Army Chalk Farm, 10-16 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BL. Sign up clients by 6th December.
Have Your Say About VAC
We are listening to our members and subscribers to get your views on VAC and find out what you think VAC should be working on now and in the coming years. It’s a short survey and as a thank you everyone who completes the survey has a chance to win £100.
All Ways Network Meet the Funders Event
26 November, 10.30 – 2.00. Osmani Centre, E1 5AW.
Aimed at small not-for-profit with an annual income of £1 million or less working with Muslim beneficiaries living in the UK. Info and bookings at Eventbrite.
The Caraf Centre Cultural Story Festival
Saturday 23rd November from 12.00 – 6.00 pm
Workshops, face-painting, young writers showcase and bookstalls. An event for the whole family to enjoy. At the Caraf Centre, Queens Crescent, NW5
Cheap Community Tickets to London Zoo
Looking for a great outing for your group? This is a fantastic offer with tickets from just £3 – £6.50. A trip to the zoo is usually ruled out by the high cost of tickets. Responding to local demand, ZSL London Zoo are offering heavily subsidised tickets to organisations or groups who work with people with additional needs and/or disabilities, families on a low income and older people.
To find out more or to apply for subsidised tickets please visit zsl.org/cas
Holborn Community Association 2019 AGM
13th November 6-8pm at Millman Street Resource Centre. Details. rsvp email@example.com Come try delicious in-house biryani and curry.
Kilburn & West Hampstead Pensioners Action Association & KOVE (Kilburn Older Voices Exchange)
Present Live Music Now – a Winter Jazz Concert with Michael Blanchfield Trio: 1.30 pm, Thurs 21 Nov at Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Road.
Refreshments provided – admission free – all over 60s welcome.
… and finally …in next week’s edition of the VAC e-bulletin we will be looking at the rules around campaigning in the light of the upcoming election.