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Photography Last-minute place!

Photography with VICTA - Last-minute place is available

A Last-minute place is available!

Try photography with VICTA and the London Institute of Photography

Join VICTA and the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) in trendy Brick Lane, East London, an area now extremely popular with London’s edgy and artistic crowd, to learn how to take stunningly creative photographs in your own signature style.

Who: 18 to 29 years
When: 6 to 10 November 2019
Location: Brick Lane, London and Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes
Cost: £100

Please apply ASAP if you would like to join us!

Find out more and apply

During the day you will be inspired by professional photographers to explore the key elements of lighting, composition and styling. You’ll learn how to create a series of photographs inspired by the constantly changing street art at Brick Lane, as well as conducting your own still life shoot on location in the studio – The Old Truman Brewery. The second stage of the course will take you through the process of post-production and how to make your photos print ready.

When not immersed in the camera you will explore the culture and atmosphere that London has to offer. From its many tourist sights to cutting edge art galleries, restaurants and bars.

On Saturday, we will leave the city to head to Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes, for VICTA’s annual firework party! The activity will end Sunday morning at Caldecotte Lake.

Within the cost of the course you will take home a 1m by 2m printed banner displaying your fabulous photos. Plus, you will gain the Arts Award Explore qualification – an entry level 3 award.

All participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from the meeting points at the start and end of the trip.

Find out more and apply

 

Photography Last-minute place!

Photography with VICTA - Last-minute place is available
Venue:
Brick Lane, London and Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes
Time:
TBC - Please apply ASAP if you would like to join us!
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
06th October 2019
Cost:
£100


A Last-minute place is available!

Try photography with VICTA and the London Institute of Photography

Join VICTA and the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) in trendy Brick Lane, East London, an area now extremely popular with London’s edgy and artistic crowd, to learn how to take stunningly creative photographs in your own signature style.

Who: 18 to 29 years
When: 6 to 10 November 2019
Location: Brick Lane, London and Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes
Cost: £100

Please apply ASAP if you would like to join us!

Find out more and apply

During the day you will be inspired by professional photographers to explore the key elements of lighting, composition and styling. You’ll learn how to create a series of photographs inspired by the constantly changing street art at Brick Lane, as well as conducting your own still life shoot on location in the studio – The Old Truman Brewery. The second stage of the course will take you through the process of post-production and how to make your photos print ready.

When not immersed in the camera you will explore the culture and atmosphere that London has to offer. From its many tourist sights to cutting edge art galleries, restaurants and bars.

On Saturday, we will leave the city to head to Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes, for VICTA’s annual firework party! The activity will end Sunday morning at Caldecotte Lake.

Within the cost of the course you will take home a 1m by 2m printed banner displaying your fabulous photos. Plus, you will gain the Arts Award Explore qualification – an entry level 3 award.

All participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from the meeting points at the start and end of the trip.

Find out more and apply

 

Public Votes & Metro wins £6,000!

A Huge Thank You to who Voted at MCF Awards!

Metro Blind Sport is to receive a £6000 Community Award from the London Freemasons following an unprecedented public vote.

The charity was one of many to be nominated by Freemasons in London, with local people voting to decide the level of their Award. They were part of 178,801 people who voted across England and Wales.

The Community Awards are a major part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, with the public vote deciding on the range of Awards from £4,000 to £25,000.

Roy Smith, Director of Sports development Officer at Metro Blind Sport  said:

“The grant of £6,000 which we have been awarded following the public vote is hugely important. We are very grateful to all of our friends who took the trouble to support us.

We plan to use this money to increase our offer of a wide range of activities, for all ages of blind and partially sighted people living in the greater London area and to help towards our training video project aimed at a variety of vision impaired sports.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons, their families and friends.  It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.

The Provincial Grand Master from London Freemasons said:

“We are delighted so many people voted in London. Metro Blind Sport was one of the charities nominated by local Freemasons and I know they will use their £6 thousand grant to continue with their outstanding work.”

About the Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.

The MCF also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief.  In total, MCF support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally. As well as providing grants to charities, the MCF supports Masonic families with a financial, health or family need. Visit www.mcf.org.uk

 

Invitation to London Disability Swimming Club!

Venue:
London Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ZQ
Time:
8.30 am - TBC
Phone:
Venue tel. 020 8536 3150
Date:
27th November 2016
Cost:
Free


Invitation to London Disability Swimming Club!

  • Do you live, work or study in a London Borough
  • Do you have classifiable disability
  • Can you swim at least 50 metres

If the above applies to you, then the London Disability Swimming Club invites you to try out for the Swimming club

Date: Sunday the 27th November Time: 8.30am
Venue: London Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ZQ
For more information please contact Emma
Contact 
 Email: emmaldsc@gmail.com
Venue Telephone number: 020 8536 3150

London Disability Swimming Club  is a competitive swimming club for people with a classifiable disability from all across London. we meet once a month at London Aquatic Centre, where our swimmers receive an hour and a half of training from our specialist coaches.

The club attends the London regional swimming championships once a year. We also travel to represent the region at Nationals.

assist-Mi – Help improve rail travel for people with disabilities!

assit-mi Survey

assist-Mi, a Disabled Peoples User Led Organisation, are hosting a number of focus groups and we would like to invite you and anyone that you feel would want to get involved, to come along!Our groups take place in London, Coventry and Sunderlandand are being held to help shape an exciting new project to create an accessible rail travel solution for passengers with disabilities. We want to hear about real-life experiences; what do you find challenging when travelling on trains?

The new project is called SMART (Spontaneous Mobile Accessible Rail Travel) and uses a smartphone app called assist-Mi. assist-Mi offers users the ability to communicate real time with service providers and even request assistance from service providers in advance of arriving. The project will use this technology to help overcome the challenges that passengers with disabilities face in rail travel and help us to make 24-hour notice and pre-booking trains a thing of the past.
Whatever your experience of using trains, whether you are a regular commuter or very infrequent traveller, disabled user, friend, family or carer – we want to hear from you! Come by and get involved in the discussions around how rail travel for passengers with disabilities can be improved.

Please  REGISTER HERE, for one of our Focus Groups below (Spaces at each event are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment):


LONDON

Friday 20th May 2016, 14:30-16:30at:
BloomsburySuite B,Friends House
173-177 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ

COVENTRY

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 14:00-16:00at:
Diamond Room 2
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

SUNDERLAND

Wednesday 8th June 2016, 14:00-16:00at:
Sunderland Software Centre
Tavistock Place
Sunderland
SR1 1PB

If you are unable to attend but would still like to get involved, you can provide us with your personal experiences by completing our online SURVEYhere.

We will be offering snacks, refreshments and assist-Mi goodies to all participants on the day!

Please do pass this onto anyone you think would be interested in getting involved, and if you have any further questions, feel free to email keeley.walsh@assist-Mi.com.