Spice update Sep 2012

Joan Roach, coordinator for Spice credit system in our area shared the following update:
Every month brings me in contact with amazing people doing amazing things that I am truly blessed to witness.  Please do check out Lewisham Time Credits on Facebook to see some of what has been happening during September.
The October menu offers even more opportunities for spending Time Credits and organisations are actively seeking people who can give a little time to support them in the delivery of their aims.  Take a look and do please spread the news.
  • Breaking news!  The Albany have agreed to accept Time Credits at the current AfroVibes Festival – check the attached Time Out Menu to see what is available.  There is a show on tonight if you can spread the word to your volunteers.  Thank you for working with us on this David.
  • Blackheath Halls has also offered an extensive range of performances throughout the season and we are in talks about how people get involved there too.  Many thanks to you Helma and Hannah.
  • Telegraph Hill ward had a Come and Look day open house event it was a great opportunity to visit organisations that operate at a local level. Brilliant day in the sunshine!  Lewisham Homes and Honor Oak Tenants and Resident’s Association volunteers helped to organise a very popular mini olympics event watch out for future athletes. 
  • Honor Oak Community Garden is now officially open – this is a fantastic example of a neglected space being rejuvenated by the efforts of local volunteers and local community organisations.  Well done to all involved.
  • Leemore Day Centre is now involved in creating opportunities for more involvement by service users in the design and delivery of their services.  We had a great time at the Day Centre Users Forum, thank you for the invitation Dermot.
  • The GROW project based at Ladywell Day Centre offers a range of gardening skills training for and we are developing ways to involve the wider community. I will keep you posted. Thank you for this opportunity David.
  • As the programme is developing it is great to be invited to be part of some inspiring new projects Grow Wild has recently launched and I look forward to working with them in future

Once again thank you for your support and if you have any ideas or suggestions on how the project can develop please do let me know.

Warm regards,

Joan Roach
Localities Co-ordinator – Lewisham, Spice
Mobile: 07429 449163

NXDFFF Free Films! 27.04.12 to 06.05.12

As you draw breath after the whirlwind of the Telegraph Hill Festival, get ready for the next social-cultural neighbourhood extravaganza… The first local Free Film Festival starts soon and includes events at the Hill Station, Common Growth and New Cross Learning.

NXDFFF full event programme at www.freefilmfestivals.orgFor more information contact Cinetopia@hotmail.co.uk.

From Friday 27 April to Sunday 6 May the NXDFFF will be screening films in some very unusual places including two parks, an adventure playground, the walls of the tiny white-tiled prison cells at Deptford Old Police Station and from a 40ft lorry turned mobile cinema. Events include bike-powered open-air family screenings, film-based discussions on topics of local/global concern, and screenings of local filmmakers work. The New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers with guidance and support from the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festivals group. If you would like to support us please make a donation at http://www.sponsume.com/project/new-cross-deptford-free-film-festival


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