Day 4 – Tuesday, 13 March
Messy Play for Parents and the Under 5s
Children learn from messy play. This session will give you ideas and examples of how to make play fun for you and your little one. We will look at safe ways to engage through messy play. The sensory nature of messy play encourages communication and language as well as physical development and fine and gross motor-skills development.
Moving Hearts: a Clay Workshop
Current debates about migration often focus on the divide between those with and those without a right to belong. It is easy to forget the hearts we have in common. Moving Hearts invites you to help make 1000 clay hearts in free workshops held across London between 25 February and 18 March. Workshops are facilitated by Australian artist, Penny Ryan, and no prior experience in art or clay is needed. Each workshop allows participants to share their own thinking about how we are connected to people caught up in the immigration crisis. A procession of fired hearts will happen on Saturday March 24 to become part of an installation at the Migration Museum in Lambeth. Moving Hearts is a collaborative art and research project led by Professor Anna Reading, King’s College.
Learning without Barriers
Have you ever wanted to study something outside School, College or University, set your own learning aims and outcomes and work to your own timescales? Is the idea of around £9,000 per year daunting? Are you nervous to give up work fulltime or part time? If so, or if just interested in learning without barriers, come along and get involved in our initiative. We are local educators and trainers, setting up a study support group. We have access to WikiQuals (qualification), which was set up by academic and learning innovator, Fred Garnett in 2011 with a number of pioneering graduates. The learning aims are self-defined with the help of an affinity partner. The responsibility of learning will be down to the individual but group meetings will be regularly organised. Come along and hear all about it and the possibilities of this new way of studying.
Life Under Trump: Can He Be Stopped?
One year on, Donald Trump has been as dangerous and as racist as we feared. His aggressive threats to use nuclear weapons, the Muslim ban, the huge cuts to welfare, the homophobic, racist and sexist bigotry all threaten, women, gays, black people, anyone he considers to be ‘foreign’, indeed every living creature on the planet. What can young people, school students and sixth-form students in Lewisham do about it? What can be done to stop the global rise of the populist right. This is participatory workshop to discuss ideas and action. Please come along and get involved.
Relaxing Therapeutic Sound Bath
You are warmly invited to delight in the experience of a therapeutic sound bath, a space in which to unwind and release from daily life.
7:30-8:30pm £4 (£2)
The Lost Island of New Cross Road
The junction by the White Hart pub marks the divergence of two ancient trackways – now known as Queens Road and the New Cross/Old Kent Road. Major currents of London history, literature and mythology have swirled around it. It has been the location of a tollgate, and before it vanished beneath the waves of the A2 in 2010, of a traffic island whose toilets were both a grandiose example of Victorian public architecture and a place for illicit encounters. The lost island witnessed bombs, political protests and dreams of a New Cross pirate republic. All of this and more will be covered in Neil Gordon-Orr’s talk, illustrated with maps and photographs – including some images taken by Angel MacMahon in the last days of the island’s subterranean chambers. Neil is the author of Deptford Fun City: a ramble through the history of New Cross and Deptford (Past Tense, 2007).
Menopausal Mums: Peer Group Chat
Do you have a child with dyslexia? Have you experience with dyslexia and ways to deal with it? Do you want to share and explore different ways to manage it? What opportunities are out there to support learning? This is a peer-to-peer discussion, which encourages people with expertise to come and share their knowledge.