New Exhibition in Hub Cafe

DECEMBER EXHIBITION IN HUB CAFE
Creative Photography by Simon Braggins

Beautiful photographs inspired by local sights created by long-time resident of Tottenham, Simon.

All works for sale. Contact Simon on: [email protected]

See: www.simonbraggins.co.uk or on instagram  www.instagram.com/simon  braggins/.

Please contact Simon if you are interested in any of his work, to discuss size, framing and printing options or if you would like to commission him for any bespoke projects.

Class feature: Postnatal Yoga (new time!)

Postnatal yoga is a gentle way to ease yourself back into exercise and aid your recovery. It can help to reconnect with your body, bond with your baby and soothe your nervous system.

These sessions are suitable for everyone after the 6 week GP checkup, regardless of your experience with yoga.

Classes take place on Tuesday mornings, 10-11am and are £6 a session.

Babies & pre-crawlers welcome.

Feeding your baby is fine- whatever method you decide on.

All yoga equipment is provided, though please bring a blanket for your baby to lie on if necessary.

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Halloween at the Hub

Over 50 children enjoyed the Hub’s Halloween activities on Saturday 28th October.

We all made spookily decorated paper lanterns and then enjoyed a pinata. Then, when it was dark enough we all went for a lantern-lit walk around the dark rec and ended up with story with Mr Squash inside the ring of oaks at the top of the hill.

A great time was had by all!

Black History Month events at the Hub

The Hub hosted a number of events in October for Black History Month, including a children’s workshop and a variety of talks.

Comb workshop

Lots of children took park in our special creative workshop for Black History Month at the Hub. They worked with children’s author Kandace Chimbiri on visual ideas based on the history of the Afro-Comb. The silence of total concentration over the 2 hour workshop was amazing!

Going with the Flo

Local gardeners came to hear Flo Headlam, one of the presenters on TV’s Gardener’s World talk about herself and her work. After the talk we took her for a walk around our beautiful park and harmony gardens.

Carnival!

Sheba Montserrat, Dancer, Writer and Stand-up Comedian did a fascinating and enjoyable presentation on the History of Caribbean Carnival as an act of Rebellion and Liberation as part of the Hub’s Black History events on Sunday 29th October.

We ended the talk by all getting to our feet to feel for ourselves the liberation of the dance moves of Carnival!

Young, gifted and black

An inspiring young black teacher from South London, Tumaini Jospeh, came to talk at the Hub, as part of our Black History events. He spoke about the Criminal Justice System as it relates to young black men.

He gave us a look behind the statistics at the reality of people lives: what motivates people and how racism persists in Britain and impacts on black youth. He pointed to education as a key aspect in changing peoples lives and attitudes.

 

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!

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A very fond farewell

This time next week I will have just arrived at my new home in Malawi, which of course means that I won’t be at the Hub anymore. It will be one of the things I miss most about Tottenham. I have loved being part of establishing it and seeing the impact it has had in our community. The way it has brought people together has been fantastic and I never cease to be impressed by the huge love, effort and passion that so many people put into making it a success.

Making it a success is an ongoing struggle though and the Hub needs support from all of you reading this.  As yet we still do not have a Treasurer, so if you have any financial nous, or know anyone who does (they don’t have to be a Hub member) please do ask them to email me for more info: [email protected]

I want to extend huge thanks to everyone I’ve worked with establishing the Hub, and to those who are taking over from me. Albertina is going to be the Secretary and Tom is going to be the Web Manager.

Tom’s holiday and my leaving the country unfortunately coincide, so this will very likely be the last newsletter of the Summer and Tom will start it up again in September.