Sunday 21 November 2010
Saturday 18 September 2010
Thank you to:
Francis Du Pille
Jenny Miss J' Vaghela
Friends and family
Everyone that supported the event, it was an amazing weekend!
Monday 13 September 2010
A group of photographers will be displaying their work, inspired by their time volunteering overseas, as part of the Change Your World photo exhibition at the Croydon Clocktower Cafe between 6th September-1st November 2010.
The photographs, all by amateur photographers, were taken during their time on the government funded volunteering programme Platform2 in countries including Ghana, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, India and Nepal.
The exhibition, which has been touring the country, aims to highlight issues such as climate change, aid and sustainability faced by millions of people in the developing world, and features the best images taken by volunteers since Platform2 launched in May 2008.
One of the exhibition’s curators Jack Martin, 21, who volunteered in Ghana, August 2008, said: ‘I hope the photos inspire other young people, showing them how our trips abroad changed our world, and to make them aware of the issues out there in the developing world.
‘We need the younger generation to experience what Platform2 volunteers have, so we can make a change.’
Platform 2 is an programme funded by UKaid from the Department of International Development (DFID), which gives less advantaged young people living in the UK the chance to learn about global development issues such as poverty and climate change while volunteering in developing countries.
For more information see www.myplatform2.com
Viviane Williams, the curator of the exhibition www.vivianewilliams.com
Saturday 7 August 2010
Wakeup Campaign presents ‘Swhop shopping’. A social occasion happening for one weekend at the end of August held in Britain’s most influential theatre Battersea Arts Centre. People can bring in there old clothing and exchange them for others, all free!
In the Uk we throw away a staggering 1 million tonnes of clothes a year, 7.5 billion ends up in landfills so don’t throw it away, swhop it!
Wakeup Campaign has teamed up with brands such a People Tree, Izzy Lane, From Somewhere, Junky Styling and more to promote sustainability, recycling and ethical fashion.
The event will showcase clothing customisation- giving clothes a new lease of life in a creative way, clothes competition, cool products for sale, topped up with good music, drinks and nibbles.
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, Battersea
London, SW11 5TN
Date: 28th-29th August 5pm-11pm
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
Absolutely ecstatic. For those who follow us and support the social enterprise thank you so much, without your support we would not get the award so its been brilliant. 3 months its been established but its going from strength to strength so thank you all :-)