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The Two Noble Kinsmen at Shakespeare’s Globe

Posted on 09/05/2018 - Filed under: Events & Forums

Inspired by the play’s Morris language and references, The Two Noble Kinsmenis set in pastoral ‘Merrie England’ and brought to life with original music composed by acclaimed folk musician Eliza Carthy, and dance choreographed by Ewan Wardrop.

‘The invitation to direct a play with so little stage history comes with great dollops of intrigue, relish and excitement. It is described in the Arden Shakespeare as ‘a Jacobean dramatisation of a medieval English tale based on an Italian romance version of a Latin epic about one of the oldest and most tragic Greek legends’!

This production will delight the ear with words and melodies. We’ll have merry May Day capers, and I don’t know how many dances there’ll be, but methinks the more the merrier. Come along, join in, and add to the history of a play that includes some of the last words Shakespeare ever wrote for the stage.’

These tickets are in the yard (standing), please be aware that the Globe has no roof and performances are subject to weather.

If you would like to attend please contact Yvonne Lubwama – These tickets are first come first served.

Carers Thames Walk 2018

Posted on 30/04/2018 - Filed under: Events & Forums

The walk starts at 10:00 on Saturday 9th June at Southwark Cathedral and you have the option to enjoy the 2.5 mile, 7 mile or 10 mile walk which takes in lots of the landmarks and sights of London.

Please let us know if you would like to take part, we have sponsorship forms which can be collected from the office.

We are hoping to raise £2,000 which can be used for carers activities and outings.

To register for the event please call 020 7708 4497 or email

Would you like to see a new play about carers at the Southwark Playhouse?

Posted on 25/04/2018 - Filed under: Events & Forums

The Fall takes a funny, moving and candid look at young people’s relationship to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing a crises of housing and care.

Written by Olivier Award nominated and Bruntwood prize winning writer James Fritz (Parliament Square, Ross and Rachel), The Fall was commissioned as part of National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary and premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2016. Directed by Bryan Forbes 2015 Bursary recipient Matt Harrison, whose recent assistant director credits include Kneehigh’s award-winning The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and the West End production of Lady Windermere’s Fan.

If you would like to attend please contact Dana Brennan – These tickets are first come first served and are strictly limited to one ticket per carer.

London Voices 2018: The London Citizen Journalism Competition

Posted on 18/04/2018 - Filed under: Events & Forums

What are the benefits?

  • It’s FREE to enter
  • No previous experience required, just an enthusiasm for citizen journalism!
  • Your work will get seen by a range of journalism experts
  • You could win amazing prizes and have your entry showcased on the London Voices website

See below for details of the awards and prizes on offer!

What are the aims of the competition?

London Learning Foundation is proud to be building on last year’s successful competition to support London’s aspiring citizen journalists (whether you want to be a professional, contribute to citizen papers, or just find a way to voice your opinion on London issues).

We want to support new journalism talent, and encourage all Londoners to have a go at producing news articles about the issues that are important to them. Whether you are interested in writing, video, radio, photography or working online, this is your opportunity to talk about stories which have caught your imagination. There are thousands of stories in London which are not being heard. This competition is about changing that!

We welcome entries from complete beginners, students and those getting started in the world of journalism, as well as anyone who wants to have a go at being a citizen journalist.

No previous experience of journalism is required. All you need is enthusiasm!

Please note we do not permit you as an entrant to use your entry as a platform to express discriminatory or prejudicial views or to incite hatred, violence or criminal activities whether this be actual, virtual or accidental. This is not a vehicle for political views or for lobbying.

Entrants must:

  • Be over 14 years old
  • Live, work or study in greater London
  • Not be in full-time paid journalism work


How can I enter the competition?

1.    Choose your theme
Your entry can be about anything that affects London, including sports, art, culture, politics, lifestyle, entertainment, community, environment, fashion, science, travel, or anything else that is important to you.
As a guide we are looking for a maximum of two thousand words for a written piece of journalism, 10 photographic stills, or 5 minutes of video or audio material.

2.    Choose your journalistic media
Your entry can use whatever media you are interested in. Last year’s competition entrants wrote traditional news or magazine-style articles, produced videos or audio articles, or told their story through photo journalism. You decide what works best for your story.

Click here to have a look at the winners from last year

3.    Download and complete the Competition Entry Form
Download the Competition Entry Form here.

London Voices Competition Entry Form – 2018

Competition Guidelines and Rules
Email your completed form to Amanda at

4.    Send us your competition entry form along with your entry by 5pm on Monday 21st May 2018
Email your written entry to, or send us a link if your article is published online. If your entry is a video or audio file, upload it to our Dropbox account at

Please note, by entering this competition, you are agreeing that your work can be freely exhibited and used for promotional purposes by London Learning Foundation and other partners. No personal details will be used or published without your permission.


What are the prizes?

Sponsors are still coming on board, but we have the following awards confirmed:


Award: Best Urban Video

Sponsor: Your News UK TV

Prize: You choose! Spend time on location with’s editor (and renowned international broadcast journalist) Rosie Hayes  or guest edit a day’s news. All this, plus see your winning video hosted on the news site, and take home £50 as well!


Award: Best Written Piece (either online or in print)

Sponsor: Journo Resources

Prizes: There are two prizes for this award, which can include a feature story, a news story or an investigation. Please click  Journo Resources prize for more information.

Prize one is for those with no formal journalism training or experience. Win a one-on-one clinic with the founder of Journo Resources, Jem Collins to go through your CV, and get advice on how to pitch ideas to outlets. Journo Resources will also take a professional byline photo for you, and chat about routes into the industry, plus provide free coffee!
Prize two is for those who are studying journalism, or have had some training / experience (eg. student media). Win a pair of tickets to Byline Festival, an independent journalism festival on the bank holiday weekend of 24-27 August.


Award: Best Multi-Media Journalist

Sponsor: London South Bank University’s Journalism Department

Prize: Win a day in the Elephant Studio Newsroom, gaining work experience and learning from the best!


Award: Best Young Journalist aged 14-18

Sponsor: Update News

Prize: Guest editing a live broadcast on the BRIT live TV show, along with work experience in the Update News studios. Plus get advice and guidance from Jamie Moreland, the Producer of both Update News and The BRIT Live. For more information on this prize, please click here.


Award: Best Audio Journalist

Sponsor: Panda Radio

Prize: You choose! Spend a week with the breakfast show on Panda Radio, or benefit from some mentoring from the team

Young Carers Conference: Barriers to Employment

Posted on 17/04/2018 - Filed under: Carers News,Events & Forums

Bringing together young people, policy makers, practitioners, employers, researchers and academics, the conference will present cutting edge research and debate youth-led initiatives locally from in the borough and wider afield from across the EU.  The conference proceedings will contribute to reforms required to better support young people into work, training and further education.

The conference is organised within the framework of the DCLG supported project “Young Carers Matter” and will draw from the findings of this project and the previous Erasmus+ KA2 funded Care to Work project that explored the needs, challenges and opportunities of young BAME carers in their transition to responsible adulthood and their fair access to employment, education and training.  The conference will also inform the future Care to Entrepreneurship (C2E) project, funded under the Erasmus+ KA2 scheme which launches next month.


The conference has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.  CPD certificates will be awarded on the day to all delegates who have registered, donated and attended the whole day.

For young people the conference will qualify for Youth Mark accreditation.

There will be opportunities for young carers and employers to network.


To register for the event, please click here.


Canda Water Library, 20 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
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Neighbours Known, Neighbours Unknown

Posted on 14/03/2018 - Filed under: Carers News,Events & Forums

We have been working with the acclaimed The Choir with No Name, who run choirs for homeless and marginalised people, on a singing project that brings together their members with people from our local boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

To book a ticket please email

New support for living with dementia in Crystal Palace and Gispy Hill – and their carers

Posted on 01/03/2018 - Filed under: Carers News,Events & Forums

We meet at 10.30am-12.30pm at the Goodliffe Hall, Christ Church, 1 Highland Rd, SE19 1DP

The second support we offer is in collaboration with St Christopher’s Hospice ‘Compassionate Neighbours’ programme.

We match local volunteers, who have been specifically trained in dementia, with people living with dementia and their carers, to regularly visit them and offer friendship and support. [This is only available for people living in Crystal Palace or Gipsy Hill.]

Half Term Treat / Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic

Posted on 06/02/2018 - Filed under: Carers News,Events & Forums,News

The V&A will be drawing extensively from its own collection of drawings, letters, photographs and manuscripts to tell the story of the tremendous success of Hundred Acre Wood’s world-famous resident.

Southwark Carers will cover the costs for parent carers to take their child(ren) to the exhibit.

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL.

Please contact the office on 020 7708 4497 to find out more.

Blue Monday: Random acts of kindness

Posted on 15/01/2018 - Filed under: Carers News,Events & Forums,News

It can reduce stress, improve our emotional wellbeing and even benefit our physical health.

Last year, we explored The truth about Blue Monday. We know that there is no evidence behind ‘a most depressing day of the year’ and that people experience mental health problems all year around. However, we can focus the extra attention this day brings on actively doing something within our schools, workplaces and local neighbourhoods to help people and communities thrive.

The good news is that doing good doesn’t need to cost a lot of time or money. Small changes can make a big difference.

Today why not…

1) Carry out a random act of kindness for somebody else
2) Note a random act of kindness someone does for you

How it works

Simply click or tap the random number generator button in our blog, find the corresponding act of kindness in our list, and complete it on the day. Alternatively, pick any act of kindness to carry out or even come up with your own!

Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin’s Final Expedition.

Posted on 19/12/2017 - Filed under: Events & Forums

129 men, under the command of Captain Sir John Franklin, left England in 1845 to navigate the Northwest passage, through the Arctic to Asia. But they were never heard from again. What happened to them — did the ship sink? Did they freeze to death? Or did they starve and resort to cannibalism?

Death in the Ice at National Maritime Museum examines this fateful voyage and the many expeditions that attempted to find Franklin and his men. It starts with the tour de force that was Lady Franklin calling on everyone she could find to recover her husband’s expedition, and goes right through to the recent Canadian expedition which found the remains of the two ships of the expedition — Erebus and Terror.

As tickets are so limited we can only offer 1 ticket per carer, to request a ticket please call the office on 020 7708 4497, passes must be collected by Friday 22nd December at 12:00 noon.

Exhibition runs until 7th January.


The National Maritime Museum, Park Row, London SE10 9NF 6TE
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