This weekend I attended an African dance workshop at the IRIE! Dance Theatre Family Learning Open Weekend (FLOW), which was held at the Moonshot Centre in New Cross. There were workshops and events going on throughout the centre and it was clear that all the participants were having a great time.
Today I attended the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association's International Women’s Day Celebration, where I answered a range of questions on everything from my work on climate change and equalities to my experiences in Afghanistan.
Whilst at a coffee morning in Telegraph Hill I met a group of local skateboarders who would like somewhere to practise in the area. Obviously this needs to be a location with community support, but I think that providing children and young people with activities close to home is a great idea and I hope that a location can be found.
Last week I joined Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock in unveiling the new mosaic at Brockley Station. This was part of the unveiling of three mosaics set up by Capture Arts at St Saviour's Church Hall, the Ackroyd Community Centre and at Brockley Station.
Today, in my capacity as Chair of the Brockley Common Round Table, I welcomed the news that work is about to begin on the Brockley Ramp. The work, undertaken by Lewisham Council, is anticipated to last for 14 weeks and will create a disabled access ramp and steps at Brockley Station.
On Friday the 27th of June I hosted the Deptford First Summer Tea Party at Lewisham College's Deptford Campus. The event enabled local groups and activists to meet, share their experiences and to make new contacts.
I have presented local young people with certificates of achievement for their work on small projects creating a better environment on the Pepys Estate as part of the Brighter Futures Project.
Today I supported the grand opening of the Deptford Action Group for the Elderly's (DAGE) new re-use shop and mini 'pop-in' facility.
On 14th December I visited the Somali group based at Evelyn Community Centre in Deptford. I met with members of the Somali community, including the group's chair, Mahad Abdullahi.
Today I met with the Pepys Community Forum to see their waste recycling project. This project involves members of the group collecting food waste and dry recyclables from the Pepys estate and taking them to an accelerated composter at their nearby facility.