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New Chess Group!

New FREE chess group for adults – Fridays 12-2pm! Up your game by dissecting past moves of the world’s best players!

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Ocarina classes for kids!

Kid’s OCARINA classes are back again from 12th July for another 6 weeks in T&T2! Hooray! £20 for 6 classes.

Not sure what one is? Have a gander at this video 🎶

To book email: jemmabicknell@timeandtalents.org.uk

Processions 2018: Representing 131 years of T&T Women’s Talents!

We had an amazing time at the #processions march on Sunday! Thanks to all the groups who creatively added to our banner, & to the trustees & friends who joined us on the march. It was a privilege to celebrate both 100 years since the first women’s vote and the visionary women who set up T&T back in 1887! Lovely to meet so many great women & other community groups along the way too! Volunteers included Truly Johnston and Wei Lei, our amazing trustees, as well as fabulous T&T staff Jemma and Rochelle, and good friend and collaborator Annabel from Sands Film Studios and Bron from Community Southwark.

A big shout out to Trevor, a dedicated member of the Green Team, who helped us transport the huge banner to the procession, and of course to the many many people at T&T who contributed to this banner: the Happy Mondays, Tiny Talents, Create Space, Crafty Beasts, Rainbow Arts & Crafts, Adults with Autism and many many more!

Our resolution for this year: more celebration of our progressive history, more celebration of our amazing feminist heritage, and more promoting the kind of progressive vision of the future that spurred us on at the start.

 

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1940s Rotherhithe

One of our friends from Rainbow Arts brought in this photograph of the 1940s. Does anyone recognise it? To the far right, with a play park on top (notice the railings to stop the ball going over the side – or the kids!) is one of T&T’s former buildings.

Back then, T&T owned several buildings – these days, we don’t own any, but are very happy to be in our beautiful Old Mortuary which we rent from Southwark Council.

Do you have any memories of playing at those old buildings? Tell us more!

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Comments: 
Mark Whalebone Could be the old Fisher Downside club Druid street
Elaine O’Shea If there was a pub visible we’d soon know exactly where this is 😃

Processions 2018

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A big T&T welcome to Sasha, who has just started as our new Programme Assistant. As you can see, she is already showing off her talents!

She’s putting the finishing touches to the banner created by all the fabulous women in various groups at T&T ready for the Procession 2018, celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote.

As an organisation set up by visionary women in 1887 – who were ardent supporters of women’s rights, and their amazing talents – we’re very proud to be taking part.

We’ll post again with some pictures from the procession on Sunday. Meanwhile: congratulations and more power to everyone taking part!

 

Green Team: It’s Not About Plants, It’s About People

Our Director, Alex Evans, recently wrote a blog entry for NHS research charity King’s Health Partners about our Green Team. Interested? Come along any Tuesday or Friday!

Green Team: It’s not just about plants, it’s about people

Alex Evans, Director of Time & Talents, a local charity which is increasing mental and physical wellbeing in the community, blogs about how gardening and outdoor activities can have a positive impact on our wellbeing.

Come round the corner from the Rotherhithe roundabout, and it’s like being in a different world. Surrounded by housing estates, and some of the most deprived areas in the UK, Time & Talents (T&T) is based in an old mortuary (yes, an old mortuary) built in 1868 – which is much nicer than it sounds. Surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, on the edge of a picture postcard square which looks like it comes out of Downton Abbey, and yet encircled by traditional social housing, our Green Team gardening club meets twice a week.

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Every session sees up to 15 people coming together, from their 20s to their 80s, a mixture of men and women, with different accents and origins. At first glance they seem to have nothing in common.  That changes when the gardening starts – or, some would say, when the kettle goes on.

Read more here…

Big Lunch – and the London Bridge Anniversary

A year ago today, the London Bridge attacks a mile down the road horrified us all.

The day after, we said all we could do was keep doing what we do: strive to build a world where everyone feels part of a community. Today, our Big Lunch, where we welcomed friends from across that community as well as new friends from Eden Project and Big Lottery Fund carried on that work. We’re sending out a huge thank you to all our volunteers, and love, fun and friendship to all.

More than ever, we believe in fun, friendship and mutual support. Join us at T&T and help us make it happen.

Love from all at T&T xxx

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

**WE REGRET THAT ALL T&T VENUES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED**

 

We know that this is a hugely difficult time for our community, and we are doing everything in our power to support our users and wider neighbourhood. Click here to find out more about what we are doing.

 

We are so grateful for the many applications to volunteer – we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can, and we welcome further volunteering applications.

 

If you need us, you can contact us as normal on 020 7231 7845

 

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb (Director) and the T&T team

 

31st March 2020