Events Coming up
Lambeth Links – Tuesday 17 August
The next in the series of talks from the founders of voluntary organisations working in Lambeth, hosted by Integrate. Christopher French talks about Lambeth Links, set up to act as a forum for Lambeth’s LGBTQ+ communities. To book, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance
To mark the 40th anniversary of the ’81 Uprising, individuals, community groups and organisations are coming together to create 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance. For an overview, see https://81actsofexuberantdefiance.com
The Human Library, Saturday 28 August: Tony Cealy of 492 Korna Klub invites you to their performance project at the Black Cultural Archives, 3 pm to 5 pm. It will feature 12 speakers who can be “checked out” for a unique one-on-one performance/ conversation about their own personal narratives of race, class and migration, within the overall theme of Windrush Generation. To book, go to: https://lnkd.in/d8-hNnK
Pearl’s Return – 3-19 September: Pearl Alcock’s Shebeen operated in Railton Road in the 1970s, and became a hub for an overlooked Black queer community. In September, BLKOUT will be hosting a series of events celebrating Pearl and re-imagining what Black queer space could be in 2021 and beyond. Collaborations with other groups welcomed. More details at email@example.com
Brixton Windmill open for tours again
Tours take place this coming weekend (14 & 15 August) between 1 pm and 5 pm, and there will be two open weekends next month, 4/5 and 18/19 September. There are still some restrictions, so we cannot take visitors up to the top floor at present. Please book in advance via the website, www.brixtonwindmill.org
Creative Workshops for over-50s
Brixton Community Base at St. Vincent’s in Talma Road SW2 is hosting a series of creative workshops on Thursdays and Fridays through August, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Sessions are free, thanks to funding from London Community Foundation – more details from Caroline on 07 958 448 690 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Music Events at Pop Brixton
A series of free music events in the Pop Box at Pop Brixton – more details at www.popbrixton.org/events
- Thursday 19 August – Kin Teet with guest DJ Jazz T, 8-30 pm to 11-30 pm.
- Friday 27 August – Just Vibez Carnival, from 7 pm.
- Sunday 29 August – B3 Carnival Special from Afarari Records, 12 noon onwards.
Events at Impact Brixton
The Dreamers Club is running a series of on-line sessions to support small and start-up businesses, supported by NatWest Business. Still to come:
- Thursday 12 August – Understanding your customer, 10 am start;
- Thursday 19 August – Responding to Change and implementing an action plan, 10 am start.
- Thursday 26 August – Set Goals: a long-term vision and manageable milestones, 10 am start.
- Digital Creatives Club will be a book club for curious creatives. Its first meet-up is planned for Thursday 9 September in the Black Bar at Impact Brixton, 17a Electric Avenue SW9.See more at https://impactbrixton.com
Events at Longfield Hall
- Music Recital, Thursday 26 August, 7-30 pm Emma Jungling and Yoojin Kim, tickets £14 or £12.
- Friday Jazz, 24 September, 7 pm – A return visit by Mac & Xvngo, tickets £8.
- Longfield Hall Community Choir is starting up again on Wednesdays, 10 am to 11-30 am from 8 September. Sessions are free and no booking required.
Many other classes and sessions are held at the Hall – for details, see their website www.longfieldhall.org.uk
Lambeth Heritage Festival will run through September
The borough-wide programme of 55 events will go live online from this weekend – see www.lambethlocalhistoryforum.org.uk or contact email@example.com
Saturday 4 September – Lambeth Local History Fair in St. Mark’s Church at the north end of Brixton Road, opposite Oval Tube Station.Open 10-30 am to 4-30 pm, including stalls and a choice of talks and local walks.
Funding, Training and Support
Grant offers closing soon
In recent weeks, Integrate has circulated details of several funding sources, but those listed below close for bids shortly. If you missed or lost the links, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Ownership Fund, closing date 13 August (but there will be further rounds).Mental Health Stability Fund, closing date 13 August.
Santander Foundation: Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund, closing date 13 August.
Co-op Community Fridge Fund, closing date 16 August
Peabody Community Foundation: Young People’s Fund, closing date 3 September.
Community Ideas Grants Fund, closing date 10 September.
LEAP Co-Create Fund to support work with children under 3 years old in Coldharbour, Vassall, Stockwell or Tulse Hill wards, closing date 20 September.
Arts Funding Streams
Paul Mellon Centre has launched its Autumn round of Arts funding, for events, research, publications and digital projects. Events can include lectures, conferences, exhibitions, training workshops and online events. Closing date for all applications in this round is 30 September. More details on their website at https://paulmelloncentre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants
Samuel Ross Black British and People of Colour Arts Grants: Ten grants of £2500 each are to be awarded in the fields of sculpture, painting, literature/ writing, fashion, photography, industrial design, furniture, fil, VR & AR. Grants will be awarded with advice from the Design Council, Royal College of Art and the British Fashion Council. More details at https://community.samuel-ross.com
Morley College in the north of the borough is urging Lambeth residents to enrol now for a variety of short courses which start in September. Subjects include Visual Arts, Fashion & Textiles, Digital Media & Photography, Humanities, Applied & Social Sciences, Dance, Drama and Music. For more details phone 020 7450 1889 or see www.morleycollege.ac.uk/short-courses
For Women in Business: News from Yvonne Thompson of WinTrade Global Network of some upcoming Masterclasses – free online at https://bit.ly/free-summer-masterclasses
- Saturday 14 August – Demystifying the route to the Boardroom, 9-30 am to 12-30, tips and tricks to help you arrive, survive and thrive on a board or committee.
- Saturday 28 August – How to increase your Public Profile, 9-30 to12-30, Are you a master of social media, and is it benefitting your business
- Saturday 11 September – The Power of Public Speaking, 9-30 to 12-30, to help you prepare for any public speaking opportunity.
Health and Social Care
Coronavirus Vaccination Update
Details of local clinic sessions often reach us too late to share widely, so we urge you to check directly for the latest news at www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/popupclinics This will include news of sessions just beyond the borough boundary.You may also notice the Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Bus popping up at various locations to fill gaps in cover, or where nearby health facilities do not have enough space – to see where it will be, visit www.lambethtogether.net/wellbeing-bus It can be made available for a wider range of health and advice services, so if you have suggestions to fill a local need, please e-mail the team at email@example.com
Advance Care Planning
If you are a grassroots community organisation supporting older people, a reminder that Integrate have arranged an online briefing session with the Lambeth Advance Care Planning Consortium on 23 August at 10 am on Zoom. To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Wellness supported by local pharmacies
Pharmacists across South-East London have arranged a series of on-line events to show people how to self-care and improve their wellness.The next session is hosted by the Church of God of Prophecy in New Cross on Sunday 22 August, between 11 am and 12-30 as part of their Sunday Service, via Zoom – ID 932 3961 6570. The final session is hosted by Black British Recommendation, a network for black-owned businesses, again via Zoom. This will be on Thursday 26 August, 7 pm to 8 pm. Zoom ID 337 945 0386 or enquiries to email@example.comRoots Restoration a wellbeing project at High Trees Comunity Centre Tuesdays 6 – 8pm, talk therapy for BAME comunity, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07845 815 202
In Other News
Reducing Food Waste – Trial Survey
Compliments of the House is a Brixton-based food charity working to cut food waste in Britain. Not to be confused with a Food Bank or soup kitchen, they are not seeking public food donations. Instead they aim to collect cooked food from local restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, and divert it to those in need, rather than it going to landfill.They have just launched a 5 minutes/ 5 questions survey to gather local attitudes to food date labels, and want to hear what Brixton folk think about them. In particular, are date labels on food products confusing, and does this increase food waste? Do you rely on food labels to decide if food is safe to eat?Take the survey at https://sjte5tdw6d1.typeform.com/to/e3TufSUd Enquiries to Alison on 07855 242 918 or e-mail to email@example.com
Libraries almost back to normal
Evening opening hours were restored from 19 July, but extra cleaning and social distancing are continuing for the time being because Lambeth infection rates are relatively high. An appointments system is still operating, to regulate numbers, so please phone or e-mail your local library to fix a visit or to book use of a PC. Overdue and reservation charges will come into force again from 16 August, so you are encouraged to return items before then if possible, to avoid charges. Libraries will again be sending E-mail reminders of overdue or reserved items.
Fenwick Estate Hub open again
Homes for Lambeth have reminded us that their information hub at 66 Willington Road SW9 is open again. For the time being, please book your visit via Margaret Amadi at firstname.lastname@example.org This includes sessions for use of their wi-fi or laptops, as well as for housing issues. A number of wellbeing workshops are also being run to support estate residents – contact Wendy Bohan on 07 507 644 645 or at email@example.com
Make the most of your Forum!
Future Forum Meetings
We had hoped to set up another Forum event by now, but ideas and requests for presentations have been slow to arrive. The next Forum meeting is still likely to be via Zoom, but we are also starting to think about “real” meetings before long. Forum officers have begun meeting people again for real, not just on screen, so a quick shout out to Stockwell Park Community Trust, Transition Town Brixton, Friends of Windmill Gardens, Lloyd Leon Community Centre (and Ubele), Healthy Living Platform and Millennium Community Services, among others. If you want to present something to Forum members, or to seek support for your bright idea, please contact the Secretary, Alan Piper, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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