New Classes from Magpie Dance

Magpie Dance have launched new inclusive contemporary dance classes with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Classes start this Friday and continue till the end of November. They’re a drop in basis so no booking is necessary.

Magpie Dance drop-in: Royal Academy of Dance
Weekly drop in class from 21 September – 30 November (excluding Friday 26 October for half term).
Location: Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Square, London, SW11 3RA
Places available
Day/Time: Fridays, 17:45 – 19:15

Suitable for: 16+ Adults both with and without learning disabilities

These sessions offer adults over 16, both with and without learning disabilities, the opportunity to develop skills in contemporary dance technique. Our unique and highly accessible inclusive dance methodology is about facilitating dancers to express their artistic voice.

For dancers with learning disabilities, the session offers the opportunity to develop their dance technique while supporting them to collaborate with dancers without learning disabilities; giving them greater scope and confidence to engage in mainstream programmes and activities.

Cost: £8 per session, £7 for Wandsworth residents. No booking necessary, pay as you go.

 

BREXIT – a new online advice guide and crowdfunding campaign.

A Battersea resident’s NGO, Here for Good, has launched a new online advice guide and crowdfunding campaign.

Here for Good (http://hereforgoodlaw.org/) was set up to provide free immigration advice to European nationals and their family members living in the UK post-Brexit. It was co-founded by two law graduates – Isabella Mosselmans who is a Battersea resident and her friend, Tahmid Chowdhury.

Together with two leading immigration public law firms, Wesley Gryk LLP and Bindmands LLP, Here for Good has produced a new online advice guide to provide up-to-date and detailed information to European nationals and their family members about their current and future status in the UK. This Guide aims empower European nationals and let them know their rights. (https://hereforgoodguide.com/)

Isabella and Tahmid said: “European nationals deserve certainty and security from the country they call home. This guide begins to do that for them, and as a charity we will continue to strive to make sure that they can stay here for good.”

Co-author of the Guide, Liz Barratt, a partner and joint head of immigration at Bindmans, was recently named Immigration Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyer’s Directory. She said: “I hope people find our Guide helpful and that individuals will be able to support the important work of Here for Good.”

The charity has also launched a CrowdJustice Campaign to help it hire caseworkers across the country who can provide free legal advice to the most vulnerable EU citizens and their families.

Co-founder and Battersea-resident, Isabella Mosselmans, said “We have just over 2 weeks to reach our fundraising target of £25,000. This will be enough to employ one fully qualified caseworker for a year, who will change the lives of hundreds of families. We ask that people donate and share our CrowdJustice page as widely as possible. With your support, we can help European citizens stay Here for Good.”

To donate, please visit: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/here-for-good/

An Indian Abroad – Bread and Roses Theatre

What happens when a 19-year-old Indian student takes a gap year to Britain, in search of spiritual enlightenment?

Sacred places. Mythical structures with healing powers. Nando’s.
Stifled by his life in middle-class India, Krishnan is desperate to see more of the world. He takes a year out from his studies to visit the island of Great Britain.
Keen to seek out the locals, he wants to learn about life through their eyes.
What does Krishnan’s journey teach him about the world?
What might he learn about himself?

And what happens when he falls for one of the natives?

Sunday 23rd September at 7:30pm
Monday 24th September at 7:30pm
Tuesday 25th September at 7:30pm
Tickets: £10 | Concessions: £8
Running time: 60mins

Book now at https://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/an-indian-abroad.html

“A generous and hilarious writer and performer with a keen eye for detail and impeccable comic timing. He has a big future ahead of him” – Nikesh Shukla, Editor of The Good Immigrant

“An exceptional young talent. A sharp eye for social observation, a keen wit and versatile tone. I am particularly impressed by his light candour on stage. Time and space are all we requires to become a much heralded success.” – Dr Edson Burton, Writer and Historian

Gymnastic Summer School: 13 – 17th August

Location: St Marys RC Primary School, Lockington Road, SW8 4BE

9am – 12pm, new places just released. You do not have to be a member of Precision to attend!
A week filled with skills routines, floor, bars, beam, vault, games and making friends.
There will be video analysis in the classes also which you are welcome to have for free at the end of the course and we have a display day on the Friday where you can see everything that we have done!

For more info and to book please see: http://www.precisiongymclub.com/

Gymnastics Fun Day

Fun and games, stalls, food, gymnastics!, prizes

Monday 16th July at Latchmere Leisure Centre in the sports hall.

Events on the day:

See the squad tumbling,
6pm the raffle gets called out,
squad handstand competition (if you pick the correct gymnast you can win the box of chocolates.)

£1 entry for adults and 50p for children, most stalls are between 50p and £1 so everyone can enjoy something.

Things to Do

cakes (50p – £1),
beam wars (£1 for 3 gos),
hook a duck(50p a go),
building a house in 30 seconds (50p),
catch the balloon (50p 2 gos),
t shirts on sale (£7),
glitter tattoos (£1 each) ,
temporary transfer tattoos (£1)
bouncy castle (£2 for 5 minutes),
fairy and unicorn stall everything between (50p – £2)
Raffle (50p a ticket) with some great prizes, face painting you name it we’ve got it!! its such a great day out!!

Streatham Hill Ladies Who Latte

Ladies Who Latte is a networking initiative for all women in business.
It launched 10 years ago with Sharon Connolly, International Image Consultant shortly after joined by Mary Flavelle, who specializes in women’s networking events.

Ladies Who Latte is flexible networking with a less formal approach, so whether you have fifteen minutes to pop in, or you stay for two hours, we hope that you will find it a well-earned break to share ideas and most importantly gain motivation, inspiration and confidence from other entrepreneurial women.

I set up Ladies Who Latte last year as I found there was limited information available for small businesses and if there was I didn’t know where to access services. We then moved into our new home at the new Streatham Space Project in June.

It’s a safe space for women to connect, share where they are on their entrepreneurial journey, what their business highs and challenges are and get to network with other like-minded women.

We will be there again Tuesday 10th July
https://www.facebook.com/events/1986403798339507/

There are no formal speakers, and no membership fees – just buy your own tea or coffee and mingle. Should any woman interested in starting her own business or those already in employment or home working require more information contact Angella Williams on team@angellawilliams.co.uk

Sainsbury’s Nine Elms launches search for new local charity partner for 2018

Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the tenth year and the Sainsbury’s Nine Elm store is calling for local charities to nominate themselves to be its next flagship local charity partner.

At the end of May, the store will shortlist three charities to go to customers to vote. The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store, which includes fundraising and awareness raising. Customers can vote between 11 – 24 June in stores and online.

Last year, Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme raised over £1.2 million, providing support to charities across the UK.

Rav Singh, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Nine Elms, said: “There are so many fantastic charities in the local area which do brilliant work in our community. We’ve had a great year working in partnerships with Tooting and Balham Sea Cadets and we’re excited to be offering a new charity the chance to receive support from our customers and colleagues.

The scheme is open to any UK registered charity, so anyone who works for a charity, or would like to encourage a local charity to apply can collect a form from the store. Nominations close on 29 May and the shortlisted charities will be announced in June.

For more information about Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme, visit www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/.

webuyanycar celebrates milestone in Clapham

webuyanycar.com is celebrating a milestone at its branch in Clapham.

The branch, situated on in the ShopStop Clapham Junction Car Park, Junction Approach, Clapham Junction, this week acquired its 5,000th car, making it one of the company’s top performing sites.

The Clapham branch is celebrating a successful year and is one of 13 branches in London.

Richard Evans, Head of Technical Services, said: “This latest milestone is a huge achievement for our Clapham team and is a demonstration that webuyanycar.com continues to be the preferred choice for thousands of car owners.”

The milestone for webuyanycar follows the automotive firm’s announcement of its millionth customer last year.

Battersea resident launches NGO

Battersea resident launches NGO to provide free immigration advice to EEA citizens and their families

Isabella Mosselmans, a 23 year old law graduate from Battersea, has set up a new NGO to provide free immigration services to EU/EEA citizens and their families during and beyond the Brexit process.

The NGO, known as ‘Here for Good’, says it will assist with the fight for a clear and fair policy on EEA citizens’ rights by providing a free and comprehensive legal advice to those most affected and in most need.

The charity’s launch coincided with the publication of ACT NOW, a free and comprehensive guide commissioned by Here for Good. The guide, written by immigration and public law experts, sets out the practical steps individuals should take to secure their rights in the UK. It can be downloaded from Here for Good’s website here: https://www.hereforgoodlaw.org/the-guide

The founder of the charity, and Wandsworth constituent, Isabella, is curently a trainee solicitor at the immigration and asylum law firm Wesley Gryk Solicitors – one of the firms that helped write the Guide.

After having conducted extensive research, Isabella found that there was a shocking lack of organisations that provided free, or even affordable, immigration advice to EU citizens and their families in the UK. This inspired her and her friend, Tahmid Chowdhury, to set up Here for Good.

Having launched their Guide, Here for Good is due to set up a free advisory service over the next few months. The Charity will employ full-time caseworkers across the UK to provide free high-quality immigration advice to the most in-need citizens, and assist them with applications to secure their status.

Isabella stated: “With extensive support from my law firm, Wesley Gryk LLP, and also Bindmans LLP, Here for Good has created a Guide that will help tangibly improve people’s lives. At best, EEA citizens and their families are facing uncertainty in the aftermath of the referendum – our guide combats that, and our proposed advisory service will further enable people to take action to protect their rights in the UK”.

Prior to embarking on a career in immigration law, Isabella attended the London School of Economics, where she was nominated one of the university’s top 20 inspirational women in 2015 for her volunteer and campaign work. In her spare time, she helps run free-evening legal advice clinics at the Wandsworth branch of South West London Law Centres, runs a charitable project that funds the education of children in Sierra Leone, and sits on the Policy and Programmes Committee of a leading UK NGO.

Here for Good is currently in the process of fundraising to implement its advisory service. If you are interested in supporting its work, or would like more information about the upcoming service, please email: contact@hereforgoodlaw.com.

Wash Doctors launches in Wandsworth

This service is an on demand car washing app. It is a simple and efficient idea, all you do is drop a pin on a map where you car is approximately parked, put in your registration and they will come and clean it. They therefore provide a considerably more convenient service than waiting in a long line at your local car wash!

They also feel they are much more environmentally friendly than any current car washing service! They are using new solution technology to clean a car with less that 1 litre of fluid with no run off into the water supply.

Wash Doctors, a group of 5 under-25s, was formed in 2017 and have so far had a great response from the local residents for the service.