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Source By: Studio Upstairs

This exhibition by artists from the therapeutic arts community Studio Upstairs celebrates 30 years of the diverse creativity and artistic skills of the Studio members, team and volunteers.

The charity Studio Upstairs was founded in 1988 to meet the needs of people moving out of the psychiatric health system, by providing a supportive community-based environment somewhat removed from the conventional clinical setting, where members can communicate their experiences through making art.  It is now celebrating its 30th year in London, has a branch in Bristol, and has recently opened in Croydon.

The exhibition will showcase work from members of the Studio Upstairs past and present and includes painting, print, sculpture and digital media.

Artist Statement: ‘As artists, we make art to explore our experiences of everyday life and use them as raw material in the creative process. In doing so we can make these experiences understandable or acceptable to ourselves and to the world outside.’

‘Studio Upstairs is a space to take some joy in colour, texture, and making art. For those of us who struggle to find a way to be with ourselves and others, this can the breathing space we need.’

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Financial Abuse Awareness Campaign

Source By: London Borough of Hackney

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Communicating about race equality

Source By: Race on the Agenda

Understanding the communication capacity and needs of the BAMER sector
and our allies

Race On The Agenda, The Black Training and Enterprise Group and
Runnymede Trust have secured some funding to work together to think through how we can work together to improve communications capacity and media outreach for the BAMER sector and those working on race equality and the anti-racism agenda in London.

We want to work with you to better understand the needs of our sector and find out whether there are opportunities to work together to change the narrative to improve race equality.

We know that capacity is stretched but this survey shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time. if you have any questions please email
Click here to complete the survey-

FREE Beginners English for speakers of other Languages (ESOL) course

Source By: Mansford College

Mansford College
Queensbridge Sports & Community
30 Holly Street
London E8 3XW
Office: 020 7275 8643
Fatima – 07809721746
James - 07517131919

Apply Now- Course starts 19th November 2018


New ASD supported living service in Hackney

Source By: Outward

Barnabas is a new supported living service providing people with autism the opportunity to have their own flat in the heart of Hackney in East London, where they can enjoy their own space, learn skills and develop their independence with the assurance of having on hand support from a caring and skilled team 24 hours a day.


The service is based in a refurbished townhouse, located in a quiet area of Hackney. It is close to Homerton Overground and the buses. The townhouse consists of four self-contained, one-bedroom flats. There is also an enclosed courtyard at the back, which staff and tenants will use for barbeques and other social gatherings.

To make a referral

To make a referral, or to find out more, email: Przemyslaw Paszkowski (Team Manager)

or Kirsty Horrigan (Support Coordinator) Alternatively, contact the Outward Business Team (020 8980 7101).

Click here for more information

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