Neil Kenlock | Lost Legacies of the British Black Panthers - 19th July - 30th August

GIVE partner, Photofusion have a new exciting exhibition of the prolific, Jamiacan-born Windrush photographer, Neil Kenlock. Hosted over two Brixton locations, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Photofusion, the exhibition showcases photographs that evidence the struggles of the Windrush Generation through portraits and civil protest photography. 

The dual site exhibition tells a story and history, portraying the community activism alive in Brixton during the 1970s and ‘80s. Photofusion displays portraits of the civil rights leaders, lawyers, activists and community icons of the time, while 198 hosts images of defining moments in the history of the civil rights struggle. Each site, at its core, represents the hopes and hardships of a generation.

Located on our 2nd Floor, Photofusion have been based in Brixton since 1991. As London’s largest independent photography resource centre, they provide the community with educational programmes and workshops as well as a full exhibition program and darkroom and digital print services. 

Entry to Photofusion is Via Brixton Recreation Centre on Brixton Station Road. 


Restart Party @ 3Space!

Do you have any broken electronics? Join The Restart Project on the 25th of June from 6:30pm-9pm in the Ground Floor events space to learn how to fix it! This is your chance to bring along a broken electronic device (from troublesome toasters to problematic phones) and learn how to diagnose and repair faults with your own and other peoples appliances. This event is FREE for anyone to join - just turn up!

They are also hosting a Rosie Restart Project on the 26th of June solely for women and non-binary people! 

The Restart Project was born in 2013 out of our frustration with the throwaway, consumerist model of electronics and the growing mountain of e-waste that it’s leaving behind. They bring people together to share skills giving people a hands-on way of making a difference. Their network has worked on 11,750 devices, preventing 17 tons of e-waste and 270 tons of CO2 emissions, while gaining insights on barriers to repair.

Location: 3Space International House, Ground Floor Event Space


Fabric Floor - a new Fashion and Textiles workspace in Brixton

We are excited to announce that GIVE partners Assemble have launched a revised Open Call for tenants for the Fabric Floor here on the 8th Floor; a new affordable fashion and textiles studio opening in August!  

The space is opening for viewing on a drop-in basis on the 3rd and 4th July from 3-8pm.

Assemble are looking for individuals and organisations to occupy a new fashion and textiles studio space in Brixton, run by Assemble as part of their network of workspace projects.

Currently under construction and opening in August 2019, Fabric Floor is designed to support a range of practitioners from different backgrounds, and at different stages in their development.

All tenants will have 24/7 shared access to a classroom, kitchenette and maintained workshop with communal machinery.

Assemble's aim is for the studios to become a local resource with an offer that extends beyond the provision of space. They will prioritise applications from those who demonstrate a commitment to providing opportunities for local residents and businesses.

To find out more about the space, submit an application form and arrange a viewing visit their website.

The deadline to apply is Monday 15th July at Midday and interviews will take place from Monday 22nd July onwards. Apply here!

Volunteers Week at International House

We are celebrating Volunteers’ Week this June, from 10th to 14th. There will be a variety of events taking place throughout the week, organised by Policy Centre for African Peoples, one of our GIVE tenants, who are located on the first floor as a part of the youth innovation hub run by Business Launchpad.

The week will commence with a tenants’ fair to showcase and celebrate some of the amazing organisations and volunteers supporting them that are based out of our offices. This will give tenants an opportunity to network and create connections in order to find out how they can better support one another within the building.

Among those showcasing are We Rise, a community business empowering future talent, KYND, a cyber risk prevention product, ActionPlus Foundation, an NGO supporting people affected by HIV, Policy Centre for African Peoples, promoting social engagement among African individuals and the general public through education and leadership development and Respeito, on a mission to reduce and prevent domestic abuse in the Portugese speaking community living in the UK.


On Thursday 13th there will be a free fitness and wellness session for volunteer tenants run by Sylvie Bradwell from the Policy Centre for African Peoples. The week will close with an award ceremony held in our event space to celebrate the achievements of volunteers.

Brixton Pound Hackathon

The Brixton pound (B£) is a local currency in the heart of Brixton community. It is designed to support businesses and encourage local trade and production, with the aim to empower the diversity of the high street and strengthening pride in Brixton.

The fundamental purpose of local currencies is to support smaller shops and traders who are under threat from the recession and larger chains, and to increase local trade and community connections in aid of saving the high street.

As one of our GIVE tenants, Brixton Pound are located on our Community Initiatives floor here at 3Space International House.  


To celebrate their 10th birthday later on in the year, they are re-launching their digital currency and are inviting businesses to attend one of their two business consultation workshops in our event space. The fully facilitated ‘hack day’ aims to gather a consensus on a solution that works for Brixton. If you are interested to find out more about The Brixton Pound and how it could work for your business then come along on Saturday 8th June. Attendance will only be required at one session, either 10-12:30 or 13:30-16:00. Free lunch will be provided as well as refreshments. Whether you accept B£s or not, they’d love to have your input to shaping the future of your local currency. To find out more, email vanessa@brixtonpound.org.

YouthConnect @3Space: Finance and Tech

This is the fourth in a series of monthly careers networking events run by We Rise in association with Business Launchpad, aimed at young people interested in developing their skills and knowledge within the finance and technology sector. The event will feature some inspiring speakers, both industry experts and apprentices at the start of their career from the likes of Zopa, IBM, and FleishmanHillard Fishuburn, as well as three of our tenants KYND, Resi, Nimbleappgenie

Both We Rise and Business Launchpad are GIVE tenants here at 3Space International House as a part of our BuyGiveWork scheme. Working in collaboration on these events, We Rise are a community based business aimed at empowering young people by creating life-changing experiences, building confidence, business awareness and knowledge of the world of work. Business Lauchpad are a Youth Entrepreneurship Charity supporting young business leaders, offering free business counselling and workshops.

BIG's House-warming Event!

Join BiG for a house-warming and networking event from 7-9pm on Wednesday 29th May in our event space!

This informal event will give people an opportunity to celebrate and learn about BiG’s journey and the inspirations and goals that the BiG C.I.C. has for the future, in particular the roll-out of their new proposed BiG Youth Social Action Volunteers Scheme.

The BiG C.I.C. is a social enterprise organisation with a mission to empower as many young people as possible to discover and unlock their full potential. The Youth Social Action Volunteers Scheme will provide opportunities for many of today’s young people to develop key employability skills, raise self-worth and gain a sense of belonging by having a voice and making valuable contributions to their community.

Come along to 3Space International House tomorrow to find out more. Book your tickets here!

Crowd Cash: a Productive Party on Crowdfunding

Learn how to fund your business idea on Thursday 23rd May in POP Brixton!

Presented by Business Launchpad, Crowd Cash is an event for aspiring entrepreneurs with a desire to learn the basics of crowdfunding. During the event we will hear from four social enterprises who have been part of a 6-month crowdfunding programme in collaboration with Business Launchpad, Crowdfund 360, Crowdfunder and 3 Space.

There will be an opportunity to network with and learn from founders, funders, business support organisations and the UK’s top crowdfunding experts. No matter the stage or sector of your company, the event will be bursting with entertainment and opportunities.

What to expect in addition to food and drinks:

• 6.00-6.30pm Arrival, Registration & Entrepreneur Exhibits

• 6.30-6.40pm Welcome from Business Launchpad & Partners

• 6.40-7.00pm Business Showcase

• 7.00-7.20pm Introduction to Experts

• 7.20-8.45pm Networking with Poetry, Music and Live Voting


Book your tickets here!

The Grit School Showcase @ POP

Come along to POP Brixton from 7-9pm this evening (22nd May) for a free music showcase event!

The Grit School is a 7-week music industry and artist development crash course run by School Ground Sounds, who are based on our Community Initiatives Floor here at 3Space International House. The project is aimed at 16-24-year-olds in South London, who are looking for guidance and support for building a career in the music industry. Over the past 7 weeks, budding young creative artists have indulged in workshops and industry led seminars, including access to free studio time and rehearsal space.

This exciting experience will come to a close this evening with a live showcase event in Pop Brixton from 7-9pm, offering a chance for the young musicians to put into practice everything they have learnt over the 7-weeks. The event is free, and everyone is welcome to come and support!

The course aims to offer a practical and realistic view of the ever-changing industry, arming young musicians with the tools, knowledge and networks they need to stay inspired in pursuing a career path in music. It has been funded by the Arts Council England and is supported by Lambeth Sounds, Raw Material and 3Space.


Photofusion - May Gallery Launch Party

Photofusion are launching their first exhibition at their new home on the 2nd floor of 3Space International House. With works by the acclaimed Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins, In Brixton includes works taken from 1973 -1995, taken whilst Chris lived in Brixton reveal a personal exploration of the neighbourhood as vibrant then as it is now. Never before shown this selection of works shares the lives of Brixton’s inhabitants both young and old, public and private reflecting the verve and energy available in abundance.

To celebrate Photofusion would love to welcome you to their opening party tomorrow Wednesday 8th from 6:30pm.

If you can’t make the party the exhibition runs until Saturday 29th June, PLUS there’s an Artist Talk event with Chris Steele-Perkins on Thursday 23rd May 6-7:30pm, which you can book your tickets for here.

Photo: ©Chris Steele-Perkins courtesy of L A Noble Gallery / Magnum Photos Kids at the Lido swimming pool show off. 1995

Start-Up Stories : an evening of talks by Built By Us

Based on our Community Initiatives Floor Built By Us are on a mission to diversify the construction industry, by supporting companies to have more inclusive workspaces and nurturing diverse talent.

To that end Built By Us have launched a brand new mentoring programme called Shape. The one-to-one developmental programme aims to assist a diverse range of business types who are in the process of starting up or within 2 years of start-up and engaged in craft, consultancy or the development of buildings, spaces and places. They encourage everybody and especially diverse founders who are underrepresented in construction and the built environment to apply.


As part of the project they are hosting Start-Up Stories on 25th April, an inspiring evening of talks from entrepreneurs who have started and sustained their own businesses. It will be held at Build Studios (a dedicated built environment co-working space) 6:30pm-8:30pm. Get your tickets here!

Community Gym Launch today at the Rec!

Brixton Recreation Centre are launching their community gym today (Thursday 4th April) with a day of free activities for everyone!

You can drop-in and use the gym free of charge at the following times:

Group

Time

55 years + 10am-12pm

Inclusive 12-1pm

Parents 1:30-3pm

Juniors 4-6:30pm

Women 6:30-10pm

Plus, there’s a range of free activities to get involved in to! Check out below:

Club 55 years+

(Spaces are limited so please speak to reception to book onto the class.)

Chair Aerobics; 10:00-10:45 (a range of movements, all completed at your own pace with a chair for additional support, guided by our friendly, motivational instructor)

Total Body Conditioning; 11:00-11:45 (an exciting class combining cardio and conditioning for a high-energy workout)

Parents

Between 1:30-3 the adjacent studio to the gym will host a soft play area for your children to interact with while you try out the new gym – please note children must be supervised at all times, so buddy up and take it in turns to watch each other’s children.

Women Only

Circuit Bootcamp Training; 7:00-7:45

(3Space Tenants: If you want to learn more about our community membership and discounted rates with Better come down to reception and chat to us!)

Give tenant Photofusion relaunch this Thursday 4th with a Print Swap Party!

We’re so excited to welcome our latest Give tenants, both already pillars in Brixton’s community, the lovely Photofusion and Parallax Coop who have just taken up residence on our 2nd floor. Their entrance is around the back up past Brixton Rec.

For their (re)launch event and a chance to welcome you into their new space Photofusion are hosting a Print Swap Party on Thursday 4th April 6pm-10pm. There’ll be DJs, a bar, a free drink and the chance to pick up a great print - buy your tickets here and check out how it works below...

Many of you have been before – but just in case – here’s how the night goes:

  • You arrive at our shiny new space clutching a print

  • You hang your print on a numbered string – good chance to take a look around and pick your favourite spot!

  • Grab a drink (on us) and catch up with your friends

  • After an hour or so, everyone’s prints are up. We will invite everyone to pick a number from a hat, and find out what print they got

  • You get to take home the print with that number!

The rules….

  • You don’t need to be an award winning photographer (but you can be!)

  • All prints must be unframed and unmounted

  • You don’t need to bring a photographic print

  • Whatever you bring, it must be yours to give away

  • If you don’t bring a print, you can’t enter the swap but you can still come for the party!

Rosie Restart Party this weekend at 3Space International House

The Restart Project, Give tenants on our Community Initiatives Floor, are hosting a Rosie Restart Party this Saturday 1:00-3:30pm at 3Space International House.

Restart Parties are learning events where volunteers help people fix their own electronics. This event is only for women and non-binary people and is a fantastic opportunity to bring along a broken electronic device (from troublesome toasters to problematic phones) and diagnose and repair faults with your own and other people’s appliances. Please make sure you register your attendance here.

The Restart Project is a people-powered social enterprise that aims to fix our relationship with electronics. It began in 2013 out of frustration with the throwaway, consumerist model of electronics that were sold, and the growing mountain of e-waste that it’s leaving behind. As well as hosting Restart Parties – now taking place across the world – they run a school’s programme and use their collected “Repair data” to campaign for changes and better, more sustainable products

Disclaimer: Repair parties are a community self-repair space. Attending means that you take responsibility for your own gadget. Please back up your data. One item per person, and no microwaves please!

YFood Tech Wednesday at 3Space International House

We are very excited to this week be hosting our first YFood Tech Wednesday!

YFood Tech Wednesday is a free monthly meetup for Food Tech startups and future-preneurs, held every month, on a Wednesday, across multiple cities.

Started in London in 2013 the meetups were created by the YFood founders who were struggling to find support and solutions for the challenges they faced within their own Food Tech startups. Having looked to the tech and food communities separately to solve their challenges but finding that neither was suitable, they decided to build their own community, which evolved into regular meetups and the founding of YFood.

This Wednesday 27th March they are joined by Riya Grover, Founder and CEO of Feedr, a curated marketplace which allows individuals to order healthy, nutritious food from London's best artisan vendors at their workplace. After Riva’s talk there will be a Q&A session followed by a few drinks and a chance to network!

Register here for your FREE space and get to the event space at 3Space International House between 6:45-10 to ask your burning questions and meet and mingle with other interesting and like-minded people.

First in a series of cross-generational 'Great Debates' - Gentrification of Brixton

What are your opinions on gentrification in Brixton? Do you think food waste could be managed more effectively? Why do you think homelessness is such a prevalent issue?

Be Enriched and Compliments of The House have organised a cross-generational “Great Debate” for local people to discuss a variety of important issues and their local impact in Brixton. They are specifically advertising for ages 16-19 and 55+ to attend.

In the first of a series of debates, on Monday 18th March, discussion will be focussed on the gentrification of Brixton- if you’ve got something to say they want you to come along to the event space at 3Space International House. Those aged 16-19 are asked to arrive at 4:30 and those 55+ at 5pm. The debate will take place from 5:30-6:30, followed by refreshments and networking opportunities. To register your interest please sign up to the event here.

Both charities are based on the Community Initiatives floor of 3Space International House. Compliments of the House is a food redistribution charity working in Brixton Village and Be Enriched is a youth and community charity, one of their projects is Brixton People’s Kitchen, and they have also recently opened a new cafe in Vauxhall.  If you are interested in volunteering with either organisation please contact them through their websites or follow them on twitter @be_enriched.

We Rise’s Youth Connect Event @ 3Space International House

We Rise is a Brixton focussed community business based on the Community Initiatives floor of 3Space International House. They empower and inspire young people to develop skills and pursue new career paths. They work collaboratively and creatively with employers, experts and schools, to offer networking events, mentoring and projects to young people.

They are currently running a series of events encouraging young people to make lasting connections in various sectors. Last week our event space was transformed into a studio for a photoshoot, and today they will host a Youth Connect event delivered in partnership with Business Launchpad - who run our Youth Entrepreneurship floor in International House.  This event is specially designed to give young people essential hands on experience of professional networking within the entertainment and food industry.

So if you’re a young person - or know one who might be interested! - come to 3Space International House this Tuesday 12th (TODAY!) between 5-7pm to:

●      Find out about different jobs in the huge entertainment and events sector

●      Make connections with local businesses and professionals who can support you

●      Gain skills and confidence

●      Get advice and work experience

...there also might be pizza....

The Power of Apprenticeships for Creative and Digital Industries

This morning over pastries and coffee WhiteHat and Lambeth Council spoke to local businesses about providing exciting professional opportunities for young Lambeth residents and the support networks in place for those who do so.

The breakfast presentation focussed on the power of apprenticeships for the creative and digital industries, and with video production companies, architects and some of our very own 3Space tenants attending we’re really excited to see what prospects grow from this. After the presentation was a networking break out with the council answering further questions on how they can work with businesses to support any apprenticeship offers. We’re very happy to be using our event space at 3Space International House for such talks that encourage community and youth engagement with smaller business and it’s part of our continued cooperation with Lambeth Council to provide a space to do so.   

All of the leftover food was passed on to “Compliments of the House”, a not for profit based on International House’s Community Initiatives Floor, who will redistribute it for free from Brixton Village to local people.

This post will be updated shortly with how to find out more information about apprenticeships, if you missed the breakfast.

Urban Growth need your help this Saturday 16th!

Urban Growth, who are based on the Community Initiatives Floor at 3Space International House, are very excited to be announced as one of a handful of local city greening projects to have been awarded significant funding from the Mayors Greener City Fund. The Slade Garden rejuvenation project will further develop the popular adventure playground site at Slade (SW9 0DL), with an edible playground and wildlife ponds for hosting educational outdoor activity workshops for local children and the community.

They are looking for volunteers who are able and willing to help with the build and planting at the site. This Saturday 16th Feb they are welcoming volunteers at the site from 12pm-3pm. Sign up here or turn up on the day to help them convert this space into an incredible community space!  If you are an organisation looking for team building opportunities where your staff can get their hands dirty and have a real impact, then get in touch: info@urbangrowth.london

By working with the community to grow food and flowers Urban Growth & The Slade Gardens Community Play Association not only aim to improve wellbeing and increase biodiversity at the site, but also aim to up-skill, supporting residents into training and paid employment.

Urban Growth Learning Gardens is a social enterprise that improves Londoners' well-being by collaborating with them to create & maintain beautiful, biodiverse spaces


Compliments of the House Launch Event

Last night in the event space at 3Space International House Compliments of the House, who are based on the Community Initiatives Floor, celebrated the next stage of their venture as they open their hugely successful operation in Brixton Village.

This not for profit organisation, which started in Brixton, has implemented a tried and tested model whereby they will collect surplus food from commercial businesses every day in Brixton and distribute it free of charge to those most in need from a retail space in the Village.

Every year 7.2 million tonnes of food is wasted, of that 4.4 million tonnes could have been eaten. The initiative aims to reduce food waste and promote a greener attitude, whilst simultaneously fostering a safe and community-orientated space open to all. COTH also offers volunteering places to its regular visitors and encourages work placements in local businesses.

The event was attended by Lambeth councillors and the Mayor who all praised the hard work of COTH, and by a few of their regulars who highlighted how this not for profit was going deeper than simply providing a hot meal.

Find them in Brixton Village Monday-Friday between 7pm-9pm.