On Saturday 8th June there will be a London Fields Jumble Trail. The jumble trail concept is to have a huge 'car boot sale' on our streets. You can have a mini 'shop' in your garden or at the front of your house selling bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes, artwork, craft, food and drinks or whatever you like. Everyone is encouraged to walk around the trail, meeting neighbours, buying, socialising and having fun!
Your location and wares will be uploaded onto our interactive google map. There will also be a printed map with stalls that have joined in time that will be available around the trail. To find out more see http://www.londonfieldsjumbletrail.co.uk/
On Saturday 1st June there will be a wide range of children's activities taking place in Dalston for the Dalston Children's Festival. Highlights of the day include a Gypsy dance performance to celebrate Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month. To find out more please see http://www.dalstonchildren.org.uk/
Hackney Council is celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (GRTHM) this June with events exploring the culture of the largest ethnic minority community in Europe.
From 1 June GRTHM will help raise awareness of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and encourage residents of all ages to get involved with some of the great things it has to offer. There are an estimated 300,000 Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in Britain with a community of around 800 in Hackney including 400 children.
To help explore the history of one of Hackney’s oldest communities Hackney Council is working with Yagori Dance school to host a workshop and performance as part of the Dalston Children’s Festival on 1 June from 1pm, which will include dancers with twirling colourful skirts, live musicians and traditional singers.
Saeeda Kasym, Romany Gypsy Performer and Teacher at Yagori Dance School said: "Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month gives us the chance to come together and celebrate our wonderful community, bringing people together and introducing them to something new. I would encourage everyone to come along on 1 June to have fun and explore the Romany dance and music. Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month is a great opportunity for us to share Romany culture with others.”
Despite having a history in London spanning the last 500 years, most people know little of the rich culture of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. Experts believe that ignorance may lead to misunderstanding and discrimination with nine out of ten UK Gypsy, Traveller or Roma children reporting incidences of racial abuse.
Alongside the performance extravaganza in Dalston Square, Hackney’s libraries will be hosting a colouring competition around the theme of dance and music. The artwork was created by young Traveller Mary Reilly in conjunction with Hackney artist Claire Ward Thornton. Prizes will be available for the top three artworks.
History month events:
The latest get-together of the Clapton Friendship Club for Over 50s at Lea View House saw over 20 people get support from Hackney Housing staff to use their mobile and other digital devices. If you're over 50 and want to know about groups near you then you can find out more by emailing email@example.com
Hackney Council would like to invite you to the combined launch of its forthcoming Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Grants Programme 2020/21 and the new VCS Strategy.
This will be an opportunity to find out more about the grants and how your organisation can engage with the new strategy.
There will be a morning session and an afternoon session and organisations are invited to book onto either one of these.
Places are limited across both sessions, so only a total of two places per organisation should be booked in order to ensure that as many organisations are able to participate as possible.
Further details will follow after booking.
Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Venue: Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Please use the links below to register.
To register to the morning session click here
To register to the afternoon session click here.
In the past week the Kings Crescent Resident Group has been getting active in more ways than one. Firstly, it led on organising a meeting on service charges with Hackney Council for new and old residents alike with over 20 people attending. Then it held a gardening group meeting and seed growing session on Saturday which was attended by around 30 people. Some of the best plots from the gardening club are shown above. To contact the group email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clapton Friendship Club based at Lea View House Community Hall is going from strength to strength with a good turnout at the second session. The group did some arts and crafts creating some inspiring designs. And with the success of last week's session it is likely there will also be pilot groups formed in Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill in the months ahead. To find out more on how to get involved in the Housing Service's registered over 50s groups please contact email@example.com
Irene Lewington, Deputy Chair of the Stamford Hill Neighbourhood Panel, is celebrating her upcoming 91st birthday to raise money for St. Joseph Hospice by a paraglide in May and a 540ft abseil from Broadgate Tower in September!
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, the link is below.
This week saw a fantastic first Friendship Club meeting with 20+ older people at Lea View Community Hall. The group got to know each other, planned future activities and enjoyed some delicious cakes. To find out more about this group and learn more about over 50s groups in Hackney email the Resident Participation Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday the newly refurbished Gascoyne 2 Community Hub was officially opened by the Hackney Speaker, Councillor Clare Potter.
Fun was had by all with face painting, local singers and a mocktail bar amongst the attractions.
Housing Services Resident Participation Team worked with Public Health, Hackney Works and others to transform the Gascoyne 2 Community Hall into a thriving community hub for local residents.
Hackney Works will act as the anchor tenant for the refurbished Hall, with a team of staff located on site to provide employment and training advice alongside other public health and community initiatives, including local housing surgeries. The Hall is one of the borough’s largest community halls and is located in Hackney Wick. To find out more contact email@example.com and to book the hall for events contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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