Want to meet brilliant people and share ideas about creating exciting projects in Newham? Yes! Then come along to our next Momentum Project meeting. We’ll be having a cup of tea in the Roz Cafe, 1 Pier Parade, E16 2LJ, between 11am - 12 noon on Wednesday 17th September.
If you can’t make it but would like to get involved, email email@example.com or text 07854928926.
We had a wonderful day of true cultural celebration in the Asta Centre, Silvertown last Sunday. Our Royal Docks world map traced the cultural heritage of Royal Docks residents to over 17 countries all over Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Yvonne taught us how to make hand-made jewellery, Amina and Jo led dance and flag-making workshops and young Newham students from National Citizens Service (NCS) taught us all the Candy Dance with help from Tracy, Shara and Yvette. Multi-talented NCS even helped put up a bench for the Asta Garden along with help from long-time Momentum Project volunteer and handiwork advisor Mick. Thanks everyone for coming!
If you’d like to try your hand (or feet) at the Candy Dance, join the NCS flashmob at Stratford Station on Sunday 28th September at 12 noon.
Culture in Your Community Fest!
Sunday 7th September, 12-4pm
Asta Community Hub 14a Camel Road Silvertown E16 2DE
Join the Momentum Project, the Asta Community Hub and volunteers from National Citizen’s Service with The Challenge at our Cultural Community Celebration day.
Add your photo to our Royal Docks world map, contribute to a global patchwork quilt and participate in dance and singing workshops. All ages are welcome. Food and refreshments will be provided too!
On Saturday 26th July, Pier Parade was transformed into a community market. Local people set up over 20 market stalls and began trading. They were joined by two of their Royal Docks Councillors, the brilliant RDLAC line dancers and the very inspiring and very sweet Royal Docks Singstars - who gave an excellent performance of Pharrel’s HAPPY. It was wonderful to watch such home grown local talent :)
The Momentum Project were there too - offering a free (but not very expert) nail salon and inviting the kids to let their imaginations run wild - whilst decorating cup cakes and biscuits with images from their dreams.
It was a beautiful day for everyone in the community and we cannot wait for the next one :)
Momentum joins The Future Watches the Airport
11am, Monday 21st July
Meet at 10.30am at the Roz Café, Pier Parade, E16 2LJ (see map)
LONDON CITY AIRPORT wants to expand. In July Newham Council will decide whether to let them.
The Airport has already outgrown its Docklands location. More expansion will mean more noise, more air pollution and more heavy traffic in the streets near the airport.
Meanwhile proposals to revive the Royal Docks by replacing the airport with sustainable developments are gathering support: http://www.neweconomics.org/publications/entry/royal-docks-revival
On Monday 21st July at 11am - the week that Newham Council will make their decision - action group The Future we will go and watch the airport.
The Momentum Project will join them in drawing a circle around our eyes to show that we are watching those with power and that we will judge them if they choose the toxicity of London City Airport over the health of local people and of London.
Groups of people from around the world have worn this symbol to show that we stand united for The Future.
Join the facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1470349646541925/
HacanEast, campaigners against noise and air pollution caused by aviation, are organising an Election Hustings - our chance to quiz candidates standing in Newham what they’ll do for the Royal Docks, and ask them how seriously they take clean air and improving quality of life in the Docks.
Election Hustings Meeting about City Airport: 12th May
Posted on May 3, 2014
Your chance to ask politicians about City Airport and the Royal Docks
· Have concerns about London City Airport?
· Want to find out what the political parties will do for the Royal Docks and for Newham?
May 12th at 7.30pm
Britannia Village Hall
65 Evelyn Road, West Silvertown, London E16 1TU
Hear what the political parties have to say!
Ask them questions!
A representative of all the parties standing at the Mayoral, council and European elections to be held on the 22nd May has been invited to the meeting.
Call for young singers, performers and life enthusiasts in the Docks to join the Singstars choir.
Every monday 4.30 to 6.30pm at Asta Centre, Camel Rd Silvertwon.
Join in to create original songs and perform at the Crystal during Tedx Newham on May 11th!
Thanks North Woolwich and Silvertown residents, we had such a great time Saturday!
Agatha and Janette made delicious cakes and Food For All prepared an incredibly tasty meal using exceeding produce donated by supermarkets.
We also had good food for thoughts as result of our public consultation.
What do we wish for our community? What do we want to see implemented?
Lots of great dreams to transform into reality in 2013!
Winter Feast in the Docks, delicious food cooked by Food For All