The Orb Space

Funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Orb Space is a community pop-up cafe open to all. Come and get involved in activities, volunteering, meeting local people or just come for a cuppa and cake.

To register for any of these FREE courses and events please email Alanna on: orb@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk

One-off events

18:30 Tuesday 10 March
FREE screening of Hidden Figures, the incredible untold true story of the brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who were the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. No booking necessary.

18:00 Friday 13 March
Vanessa Wolf of London Dreamtime will be weaving an inspirational TRUE tale of women, triumph and courage. Join a friendly crowd for a night of live music and adult storytelling at its absolute best. Food available and a small pay bar. No booking necessary

14:00 – 16:00 Saturday 14 March
Fast Fashion & Climate Crisis - A subversive catwalk; personal stories; fast facts for fast fashion; listening circles. Come and explore how women are targeted and exploited by the fashion industry, directly impacted by the climate crisis - and what we can do about it. Renuka Bhakta (mental health activist); Maggie Scott (textile artist/activist); Olivia Vincenti (race & woman activist) and Leah Thorn (poet/activist).

Regular events:

Mondays
10:30-14:30 Healthy Cook & Eat

Sign up for FREE Cookery Sessions with experienced and friendly chef Ela. Spaces available until March 2020, join in any week!

Alternatively Join us at 13:00 in a relaxed, community setting for a delicious, vegetarian lunch prepared by chef Ela and their team of trainees.

Mondays
11:00-13:00 Spoken Word
(followed by a free vegetarian lunch!)
Discover your creativity and the power of your own words and story! This group is for single people to develop their own material about living in the city and a chance to make connections with others through poetry and speech.

Tuesdays
13:00-15:00 African Print Sewing

Learn how to use a sewing machine (or hand sew if you prefer) and help make colourful cushion covers that will be used in the Orb Space Café.

Tuesdays
16:00-18:00 Communi-tea

Come and help prepare and serve some simple refreshments to our pre-cinema drop-in crowd and adult learners.

Tuesdays
18:30-21:30 FREE Film Night