Jodie Jackson talks to us about the importance of positive news. Rewriting the media narrative is essential to mental health and improving our wellbeing as a society.
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Forever Young is a unique course for older people that fuses parkour and dance for fitness and well-being. It brings together local people over the age of 60 to explore, create and learn movement in a safe and structured outdoor environment lead by qualified professionals. With a focus on play, connecting and adapting to our surroundings - community and self expression is at the heart of this program.
For the streets of London goes a man with a yellow violin. His name is Dmitri. You could find him in Chancery Lane, on the buskers stage in between the two escalators that lead you to the platforms.
Or at Sloane Square on a Saturday afternoon, when people walk around the stalls of the market facing the hard choice between noodle and fish and chips. Or again at King’s Cross. Or on million of other unconventional stages.
In this age of digital super-connection, it is possible to feel less connected to each other than ever before. One London startup is urging people to come together once more by simply starting a conversation. Those at Chatter Bags hope to get people talking in the most natural way, face to face, and celebrate London’s unrivalled diversity at the same time.
Hub Dot is disrupting the way women network. By creating a space for authentic connections, Hub Dot uses the concept of the Italian piazza to bring storytelling back to the centre of society. We remove preconceived societal labels – a title, a CV, a job description - and replace them with five coloured Dots as a way of giving women the freedom to explore and start a conversation that begins ‘What is your story?"
Thousands of underprivileged children are getting a top-quality Christmas gift this year thanks to The Kindness Offensive [TKO].
The group known for orchestrating large-scale random acts of kindness is run by four individuals from a small London office. It has managed to amass hundreds of keen volunteers and thousands of pounds worth of cash and presents to make this a reality – just because.
Rachel Rayner hopes to bring light into Londoners' lives this Christmas through her Secret Santa initiative.
The native New Zealander is bringing the concept of anonymous gift giving to thousands in the UK's capital city - a place where potential for loneliness is rife this time of year.
'London Secret Santa worked very well in New Zealand, and I thought it would be fun to import it now I live in the UK,' says Rachel.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly? Well with The National Centre for Circus Arts you can.They are a registered charity and one of Europe’s leading providers of circus education. Based in a magnificent Victorian power station adjacent to Hoxton Square, they involve thousands of people in the creation and performance of circus arts every year. Over half of the annual income needed to run the National Centre comes from grants and donations.