Category Archives: Event

Capoeira

New class: adult capoeira

Bambinhos capoeira – led by local residents Ebony & Jonny Bamber – has been running capoeira classes at the Hub for four years. They have now added a new adult class to their regular classes for children aged 5+.

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art/dance form that combines movement, music and song. It is a great way for all ages to improve their fitness and develop strength, flexibility and musicality in a supported, relaxed and fun environment.

Both Ebony and Jonny have 17 years experience in capoeira and are qualified teachers (professors) with the Mojuba group of Mestre Poncianinho. They have three children.

Classes are on Mondays:

Kids: 5-6pm (£5 advance fees/£7.50 drop-in)
Adults: 7-8pm (£5 drop-in)

Contact:

[email protected]
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07809 771 759

Harvest Banquet at The Hub

Dont miss the Harvest Festival Banquet Fundraiser next Saturday, 21st October.

Join us for a fantastic 2-course meal at 7.30pm to celebrate all the good work that has been done in the park and in the Hub this year.

Veg and bean casserole with accompanying side dishes followed by apple crumble and custard with a free drink thrown in. There will also be live seasonal folk singing by a Hub regular and lots of good company.

It is a fundraiser for the Hub and costs £15 per head. Places are limited so if you would like to attend please email [email protected].

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RiverFest and Harvest Festival Saturday 16th

On Saturday, 16th September, we have two festivals going in the Hub and the Rec!

The Tottenham Ploughman Riverfest (funded by you – thanks) is running from 11am-7pm.

The 10th Tottenham Flower and Produce Show and Harvest Festival (run by the Friends and Women’s Association – thanks) is running from 11am-6pm. If you want to enter your flowers of produce in the competition bring them between 8.30 and 11am.

Both events are always massive and hugely enjoyable, so having them both together will be double the fun!

Full details:

See you there.

Birthday fun at the Hub

Thanks to all those who came along to help the Hub celebrate its third birthday last weekend.

The dancing went on it to the night …

Long after the beautiful sunset …

Help make RiverFest happen

RiverFest is Tottenham’s biggest and best free festival. This year the aim is to make it even bigger and better, but of course nothing’s really free. There are performers to pay, stages to build, equipment to hire, etc.

The organisers do it all voluntarily, but they need your cash to get it going.

Have a watch of this to see what they’ve got planned:

Pledge Now

Read more about all the beer, food, crafts and good times that are in store (with your support) on SeventhSister and www.tottenhamploughman.com

 

Great Open Day and AGM

Thanks to everyone who came along on Sunday for our Open Day and AGM. It was really positive with excellent suggestions made for how we could improve the Hub and a chance to share in some of the fantastic activities that are happening here.

The DRAFT minutes from the AGM are here: AGM draft minutes 2017-02-26

You can read (and comment on) all the reports here: 2016 Reports

In the future we aim to put on my informal, social events for members like this.

Potato murder

Multiple murders solved

Last weekend the Murder Mystery returned to the Hub with a slew of gruesome (and groansome) killings. Thankfully Tottenham’s finest detectives were on hand to solve the crime and put an end to the killing spree.

There was a crime scene photographer on hand so we hope to share evidence soon.

Thanks very much to Sue, Aya and all the cast for putting on a great couple of events. They raised around £800 for the Hub and had a fantastic time doing it!

If you have an idea for an event you’d like to run please email [email protected] and we’ll do what we can to help. It needn’t be a big production, it might just be setting up a regular group to play chess in the cafe, a poetry evening or a discussion group; whatever you are willing to get going.

A co-operative is as strong as its members

It’s taken me a while to write this post as I’ve been struggling to find the right tone, so the first word of the next paragraph has changed from ‘Today’ to ‘Yesterday’ to ‘Last Sunday’. I hope in the end I hit the right note. I am disappointed, but I’m also hopeful because I think we’ve found a positive way forward.

Today Yesterday Last Sunday was Lordship Hub Co-op’s annual general meeting (AGM), well, it was supposed to be, but the meeting couldn’t go ahead because of the 130+ members we have, fewer than 10 turned up. We need at least 15 for the meeting to be quorate. Now, this may seem like technicality, but the Co-op can’t legally function without an AGM. And the fact that the Hub is run as a co-operative is important. It means that it is owned by the community. But that ownership is not merely a one-off transaction – buying a share – it is about exercising the right to make decisions about something that we own collectively for the community.

To be more than just a nice cafe and venue, we need our members and we need them to be involved in making decisions about the future of our Hub.

A way forward

So on Sunday, rather than having our meeting, we discussed what we could do to get more members more involved in making decisions (and how we could have a functional AGM).

  • It was agreed that formal meetings are off-puting for some people.
  • The AGM should not be a meeting but rather more like an Open Day where we show off everything that’s happening at the Hub, give people the chance to drop in, offer suggestions and ask questions.
  • We should have a series of important questions posted up in the Hub and online and ask members to offer ideas and help make the decisions.
  • We need to be clearer about what the benefits of being a member are and who is and isn’t one.

Next steps

Open Day, Sunday 26th February

So on Sunday, February 26th from 11.15-13.30 we’re having an Open Day. It will be stalls and exhibitions from many of the groups, clubs and activities that the Hub hosts. You are all invited to drop-in, wander round and find out about what has been happening at the Hub over the last year, and to help form our plans for what should happen this year. There will be free refreshments.

During this day we’ll have a short AGM to approve those formal issues that have to be agreed to keep us legal.

Online discussion and decision-making

We’ll post all the reports about what has been happening this year on the website as a series of articles and we encourage you to ask questions and offer suggestions in the comments below and/or come along to the Open Day to discuss them with the people who wrote them.

We will set up a space online and a board in the Hub to allow members to post ideas, discuss and make decisions on issues concerning the Hub.

Am I a member?

Being a member means you have ownership of the Hub: you own one or more shares in it (you’ll have a certificate) and you take an interest in its success and a role in its decision-making.

If you are not sure whether you’re a member, please email [email protected] and I’ll let you know.

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Hub Co-op AGM this Sunday: Agenda and Papers

We hope all of you, both members and those interested in becoming members, are able to come to the Lordship Hub Co-operative’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this Sunday, 29th January from 11.15am until 1pm(The time has been updated, it will start at 11.15, not 11.00)

The Co-op runs the Hub and the AGM is our big annual meeting where we report on everything that has happened this year and decide on plans for the coming years. We also elected a Board of volunteers to represent the Members and support the staff.

Agenda

  1. Apologies
    1. Declarations of Interest
  2. Minutes of last AGM
  3. Chair’s introduction
  4. Reports from Board and staff members
    1. Finance – Asher
    2. Fundraising – Joan or a member of the fundraising group
    3. Membership – Asher
    4. Personnel – Alyson
    5. Publicity and Communication – Joan
    6. Lease – Dave
    7. Park and associated groups – Dave
    8. Youth involvement and community – Nefertiti
    9. Volunteering – Karen
    10. Building – Glynis
    11. Café and Hub activities – a staff member
  5. Questions and discussion
  6. Any other business (AOB)
  7. Date of next meeting (DONM)

Reports

Download short reports on most of the above issues here: Hub AGM reports 2017 all >>>