The Orb Space

The Orb Space is a place to meet, learn and make friends. We are funded by Southwark's Neighbourhood Fund and The Corporation of London and offer free, or very low-cost classes, community projects and just simply a space to sit quietly with a cup of tea.

We are so happy to be able to begin sessions again, safely and with social distancing in place.

Creative Saturday! 24 July 2021

We are throwing open our doors on Saturday 24th July for locals to come and try something new. Choose from:

  • Introduction To The Sewing Machine 10-2pm
  • Introduction To Knitting 10-1pm
  • Wirework Jewellery 10-1pm

All aimed at absolute beginners! And free to Southwark residents. Email orb@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk.

Free Baby Massage courses for Southwark residents

5 week courses running throughout the year, designed for babies 2-8 months old. Learn to soothe and calm your baby and meet other local parents. Email orb@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk to register for the next suitable course.

Free Creative Writing courses for Southwark residents

6 week courses for anyone wanting to express themselves in writing, this can be poetry, prose, short stories or memoir. Small classes and a great tutor make this one of our most highly rated courses. Come along and give it a go.

Windrush 2021!

We have an exciting audio exhibition project planned for this summer and are looking for participants from some of the smaller Caribbean islands (Domenica, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent...) We will be working with a local school to record islanders' memories of arriving in London and highlighting the distinct cultures of these beautiful islands. Please get in touch if you, or someone you know, would like to participate. Email Alanna at orb@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk for more info.

Community Garden

We are looking for volunteers to help us design and plant our currently slightly unlovely terrace here at The Settlement. If you have some spare time and even slightly green fingers we'd love to hear from you!