Searching for volunteers – The Nelken Line

Date: Sunday 22 April free dance classes

Where: THE HIVE, 1 Melior Place, SE1 3RS

Time: Choose a time slot either 10.30am – 1.30pm or 1.45 – 4.45pm  


Do you enjoy dancing? Whether it’s in front of the TV, in a ballroom or in your favourite club we want to hear from you.

Team London Bridge invites you join award winning dance artist Dickson Mbi to learn a simple and beautiful dance by the world famous Pina Bausch.

Have fun learning the moves before you are filmed in stunning locations around London Bridge. The film will then be sent out far and wide alongside other Nelken Line films from around the world.

You can take a look at what you’ll be learning on these two videos

Dress to be comfortable indoors or out.

Refreshments provided.

Maximum time needed: 3 hours.

To book a space please go to or for more information email

Kind regards

Henry Johnstone

Business & Operations Manager

Team London Bridge


Independent Review of Engagement in Southwark

Dear all

If you have not seen or completed this could I remind you about it?

Apologies for any cross posting.

The council is currently conducting an independent review of the way we engage with residents. An online questionnaire went live yesterday and we are seeking your assistance in circulating it as widely as possible so that everyone can have their voice heard. This is the link:

Southwark is an exciting place to live, and we want everyone who lives here to have a say in their home borough, in how it evolves, and how the council invests its time, energy and resources. We already have a number of ways for local people to get involved in our conversations and decisions, but in the fast-paced world we live in, we want to make sure that the opportunities to get involved are open to as many people as possible.  We want to improve how we involve council tenants, council homeowners and leaseholders in Southwark in decisions about their homes and neighbourhood, and we would like more people to be involved in making their estates even better places to live.

We already work closely with residents through Tenants and Residents Associations and there are a number of borough-wide and local opportunities for us to meet with representatives of tenants and homeowners to discuss both what is happening in your area as well as policies and concerns that affect all of Southwark. However, we know not everyone has a say, and we would like to make sure everyone can make their voices heard.

We want to know what you think about what we do now, what works well, what could be improved and what you think we can do to make it easier for you to take part.

By completing our survey you will help us to develop ideas about how we can we can do better. This survey will be just one of many ways we will gather information about what you think about the opportunities to get involved. We will also be holding focus groups, speaking to people face to face and researching what happens in other places.

Your voice will help shape the future of resident involvement.

Thank you for taking the time to get involved.

Kind regards

Eva Gomez

Resident Involvement Manager| Communities Directorate | Housing and Modernisation Department

Southwark Council | 160 Tooley Street | London | SE1 2QH

Tel: 0207 525 7246

Mob: 07932379590

TOMORROW – Free Event for Women and Girls at the Livesey Exchange


Free workshop session tomorrow afternoon for International Women’s Day 2017. This is a free event for girls to make their own toolbox and will be an excellent opportunity to learn some basic skills, make new friends, find out what is happening at the Livesey Exchange and go home with your own toolbox!

The session is open from 4pm – 8pm at the Livesey Exchange, Ledbury Estate, Bird in Bush Road SE15 1QP.

Child sexual exploitation workshop for people from T&RAs in Southwark

Dear Residents,

Invitation to a workshop for people from Tenant and Resident Associations in Southwark Council

Please reply to Kevin Dykes (contact details below) to say if you would like to attend the workshop. If there is no space this time we will keep you informed of future opportunities to get involved.

The small group workshop will be for about 10 people to have an in depth discussion about child sexual exploitation. Everyone will have the chance to talk about their ideas.

The government has said that the harmful effects of child sexual exploitation are serious and far-reaching for victims, their families and wider communities. The ideal is therefore to prevent the abuse happening in the first place.

To prevent the abuse happening in the first place we need to educate young people, parents & carers, and all of the local community.

Southwark Council is determined to educate people about child sexual exploitation, so that we all know the things to look out for and where to report concerns.

We would like your help to work out how to do this, and to work on the role the tenant and resident associations can play.

 Workshop details

7pm to 9pm, with sandwich refreshments

Monday 13th March 2017

Ground Floor, Southwark Council Offices. 160 Tooley Street, London, Se1 2QH

To book on, or if you have any questions about this invitation, please contact Kevin Dykes, Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention Co-ordinator for Southwark Council.

Tel – 020 7525 5601

Mobile – 07944 754977

Knife Crime – The Big Talk Event – Tuesday 28 February

The Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden will be hosting an interactive Big Talk event to engage both young people and practitioners about knife crime in London.

The Big Talk event will be held on: Tuesday 28 February, 6pm to 9pm at Sedgehill School, Sedgehill Road, London, SE6 3QW

You are invited to join us and participate at this event, which will be a good opportunity to hear directly from young people on their views on knife crime and youth violence, and, also for you to provide any insights which you would like to share. There is a strict maximum of 100 attendees, I would be grateful if you could register your attendance using the link below, but also confirming your attendance with myself.

ü The dialogue will be made up of 3 circles, the Outer circle: where participants will discuss the three set questions on social media, using #BigTalk01.

ü The Middle circle: observes the discussion and the Inner circle: participants sit and share their views. Once they have made their points, others can tap them on the shoulder and ask them to leave so that other people can have their say.

ü The only rule is you must enter the inner circle before you talk.

We really do hope that you can attend. Please register here for a free ticket. If you are unable to attend, may I ask that you share this invitation with a representative who could attend on your behalf. Also please do feel free to share this with any young people who you think would be interested in attending.

Kind regards

Naomi Simpson | Programme Manager | Pan-London Policy Area: Sobriety, Gangs & SYV – MOPAC Borough SPOC: Royal Greenwich & Lewisham | Area, Policy and Partnerships Unit | Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime | Telephone 0207 983 5662 | Mobile 07990 780 899 | Fax 020 7983 5999 | Email | Website | Address City Hall | The Queen’s Walk | London | SE1 2AA

Kick off the year in Tate Exchange and free private view for young people at Tate Modern

Exhibitions Events Membership Shop
Happy New Year! Kick off 2017 with an exciting line up in Tate Exchange. Join us as we celebrate American artist Robert Rauschenberg and check out a special pop-up performance from Meilyr Jones at Tate Britain, all for free.
Tate Modern
5 February 12.00–16.00
Explore global trends in music and visual arts through interactive installations and talks from Rinse and the Barbican.
Tate Modern
11 February 13.00–18.00
Watch live audiovisual performances and learn how to use emerging digital tools in a series of workshops with 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. Free, drop-in.
Tate Modern
13 February 19.00–21.00
Are you 15-25? Join us for a free private view celebrating American artist Robert Rauschenberg who created his own path and redefined what art could be.