All posts tagged: event

Mums against plastic baby-wipes craftivist group

  Mums against plastic baby-wipes is a local group of mums who are protesting against plastic baby-wipes. They meet every week at Aneto café to embroider messages onto wipes*. These are sent to politicians asking for wet wipes to be considered as a single use plastic as they are made from polyester. They have embroidered them into a beautiful quilt which they take on marches. 1 in 3 wipes get flushed down the toilet 93% of fatbergs are wipes 200 years to biodegrade 300% increase of wipes found in rivers and seas in the last 10 years The craftivist group was started by art activist Kath Lovett (www.kathlovett.com) who used wet wipes for 6 years on her two children before realising they were made from polyester. Like most parents she was worried about the future of the planet for her children. She has also made a series of garments from wipes. This is a gentle form of activism based on community building and support for parents. If you are interested in knowing more about this community …

South London creatives use their art to fight mental health stigma

Helen Hayes MP urges for parity of esteem for mental health care. A group of south London creatives are using their art to promote honest discussion of mental health and challenge stigmas. Creative Voices, a south London creative collective, are holding an art gallery and performance at Dulwich’s Bell House. The gallery will be open from 5 – 7 July, showcasing art, poetry and photography. On 7 July from 4-7pm artists, performers and speakers will take to the stage for the main event. Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes, who is speaking at the performance, said: ‘I am delighted that Creative Voices have brought together such a diverse array of artists to raise awareness and challenge the way we think about mental illness. Waiting times for treatment remain far too long and many are still afraid to talk openly about their problems. We urgently need to begin treating mental health in the same way we do physical health conditions.’ Those performing at the event include Dave Neita (Poet, Lawyer, lecturer & motivational speaker), Tallulah …

The Catford Vegan Festival Returns! 

South East London’s Only All Day Vegan Festival Is Back On Sunday 14 July 2019.  Following the success of the inaugural Catford Vegan Festival last year, Catford Broadway will once again go car free and meat free and welcome south-east London’s premier vegan festival. Created by the team behind the Catford Food Market in collaboration with Plant Bass LDN who are behind popular vegan events at House of Camden and Vegan Nights, the festival builds on the growing love and support of plant based fayre and shopping across London. Whether you fancy a vegan doner kebab courtesy of Catford residents The Hippie Turks, Scandinavian open sandwiches from Daun’s Deli, or vegan cake endorsed by celebrity vegan Romesh Ranganathan from MissFlits Bakes Vegan, the festival will show that meat and dairy free doesn’t mean taste free. Other traders confirmed for this plant based love-in include The Green Grill, The Red Tent, Oh My Gulay, Renee’s Plant Powered Kitchen, Palace Culture, Terra Ferment and Beats & Grind. Catford’s favourite pop up shop Catford Cornucopia will also be there offering the much coveted Catford hoodies and t-shirts alongside other non food traders offering cosmetics, homeware, craft and plants. There’ll also be free …

Horniman Museum & Gardens – June events!

Library Open Day First Sunday of each month, 10.30am–5.30pm Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures. Free, drop in. Hear it Live! Mbira Music Duo Tuesday 25 June, 3.30-4pm Chartwell Dutiro and Jori Buchel will give a performance-demonstration of the mbira, an instrument traditionally performed by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Free. Welcome to the Horniman’ Tours Wednesdays and Saturdays 4pm, Sundays 11.30am Our Visitor Hosts provide a short introduction to the Horniman on these informal tours. Curiosity Talks Tuesdays, 4pm and Saturdays, 11.30am Enjoy talks on a range of fascinating objects and topics, delivered by our Visitor Hosts. Free, drop in. Plonk Crazy Golf – until 27 October Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (Daily during school holidays) 10am-5pm. Plonk is bringing back buckets of fun to the Horniman with a new exciting 9-hole family-friendly challenge. The course has wheelchair access and adapted putters, as well as putters for kids. Tickets: Child £4, Adult £6, Group £13.50 (up to 4 people) Exhibitions and Displays Grasslands Garden Now open Wander through wild landscapes in the …

Plastic Free East Dulwich

Plastic Free East Dulwich is a local community group working to raise awareness and drive behaviour change around the issue of plastic pollution. Part of Plastic Free Communities, a national campaign by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, involving over 500 communities across the UK. Plastic Free East Dulwich is working towards Plastic Free Community status for East Dulwich within four key areas: local governance, business, schools and community groups and events. Southwark Council have now committed to removing all single-use plastic from council premises and supporting all Plastic Free initiatives in the borough and council members sit on the steering group and regularly attend events. They have 9 local businesses who have already achieved Plastic Free Champion status, having removed or replaced at least 3 items of single-use plastic from their operations. Talks and assemblies are being run at all local schools and with other local community groups to raise awareness and encourage all schools, organisations and community spaces to reduce and ultimately remove single-use plastic from their premises. Community clean events are run …