Produced and presented by The Cockpit
JUST OFF CHURCH ST
An online channel and social platform; spotlighting the vibrant community of communities that lies just outside The Cockpit doors
All hosted by The Cockpit's very own Jennie Buckley.
Wednesday 15 July
We chat to The Cockpit's Director Dave Wybrow about what's happening in The Cockpit building, we've a short video from Marylebone Nursery and Pre-school telling you about what they offer, plus information on the
Dream Arts Church Street Summer Programmes - with zoom calls for young carers, and a project supporting year 6 school leavers in collaboration with Future Men.
More info here
There's also news of family fun from not for profit social enterprise Learning Unlimited . They are hosting an online workshop where you can learn to make flowers from recycled materials. Let your imagination run wild!
Plus news on the premiere screening of a children's theatrical film by theatre company Hanuman Tales.
Be back here on Wednesday 15 July to see the episode.
Wednesday 8 July
Featuring a chat with Murad Qureshi about the Site A Church St regeneration plans, a look at the work Active Westminster & Sport England are doing to encourage families to get outdoors following lockdown, MEWSo are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with an online event, and take and simple steps to learn IT with The Church Street Community Champions
Wednesday 1 July
Jennie Buckley chats to Hipster Spinster aka Victoria Fifield - an artist who works in Church st - about how working in lockdown has affected her, and Dave Wybrow interviews local resident and Lisson Green Tenants & Residents Association committee member Achim von Malotki regarding the Church St Site A regeneration plans.
And in our regular noticeboard slot we'll introduce you to Dragon Egg Digital presenting the Church St Legends, information about national charity Family Lives and their new outreach programme, and how Westminster City Council are encouraging all businesses to take part in their business survey.
Wednesday 24 June 2020
A chat with Labour Assembly Member Murad Qureshi about cultural heroes and Black Lives Matter, a short but informative video from The Church Street Community Champions, a community support video from Westminster City Council, details of The Cockpit's Theatre Maker, and some information about new family activities being offered by The Westminster Adult Education Service.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Health and wellbeing from Mosaic Community Trust, information on the employment project SWEET by Paddington Development Trust, and employment programmes and opportunities from Fantasy wings and CPJ Group.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Featuring a chat with Ismail Ali - Artist, writer and creative founder of Project ALCHEMY, workshop informations from Tree Shepherd, A look at the volunteeriing happening at London Business School, a informative, helpful video from The Middle Eastern Women's Society & Organisation , and a shout out video from our very own Michael about how you can get involved with New Stuff.
Wednesday 3 June 2020
A noticeboard broadcasts featuring: Church Street Community Champions, Pro Touch Sports Academy, The New-Pin Drop-in Centre and The Middle Eastern Women's Society and Organisation.
Because we love our theatre and our manor, we're setting up an online channel and social platform to celebrate the brilliant people and places behind and just around the corner from The Cockpit.
The community living and working around us are integral to what we do and why we do it. This is our chance to introduce you to the people that work so hard to make our theatre - and the streets around it - so unique. In our minds, the two are inextricably linked.
We're always on the hunt for people, places, organisations, businesses, charites, groups and all round heros to feature on Just Off Church St.
Want to take part? Know someone who deserves to be included? Got something you want to tell people about?
Participate [at] justoffchurchst [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Just%20Off%20Church%20Street%20-%20Website%20Enquiry) (Email Jennie) - She'd love to hear from you!
or you can send us your details for the Noticeboard by filling in this form.
Looking for something to do during the lock-down? We are all in this together and these folks can make staying home a better experience for everyone.
Includes an all culture choir, fit families workouts and emotional wellbeing.
Delivering sporting activity programmes across Westminster, with a focus in Church Street and Harrow Road wards to help, support and encourage potential young, gifted and talented football players.
If you are a parent / carer with a child under 5, you can experience Quality Play in a warm friendly environment.
Includes Arts & Crafts/Messy Play, Music Session, Drama Kids, Advice & Support, Active Kids, Family Play Drop-in, Parenting Programme and Parent Support Groups.
Middle Eastern Women's Society and Organisation
Helping Middle Eastern, North African and Asian women in London to rebuild their lives. Offering personal support, fitness and mindfulness classes and group support.
Fourth Feathers Youth and Community Club
With around 500 members at their Youth Centre, and on average 40 come to the Centre daily, with around 9,600 attending per year, this youth and community club is a thriving hub of the community. They welcome all young people between the ages of 8 and 19 from the local areas and further areas of London, with an upper age limit of 25 for members with learning difficulties.
Whether you’re looking to start up a new hobby, meet other like-minded people, or are after a confidential one-to-one chat seeking advice on issues, Fourth Feathers is here to help.
Mosaic Community Trust
Acting through the promotion of health and economic wellbeing, community leadership and a rights-based approach to community support, their mission is to empower diverse, socially and economically marginalised and disadvantaged communities, thereby enabling them to participate actively in strategic decision making at the community level and to access mainstream services and economic opportunities.
London Business School
London Business School’s academic strength and global outlook drives original and provocative business thinking. They challenge conventional wisdom, transform careers and empower our people to change the way the world does business.
Project ALCHEMY @ The Showroom - Community education and engagement by way of access to arts and culture Working with the kind cooperation of our programme partners: Royal Academy of Arts, Queens Gallery, Tate and V&A, Complicite Theatre Company, Improbable Theatre, Mousetrap Theatre Projects and The Cockpit Theatre
SWEET (Supporting Women into Employment, Enterprise and Training)
The SWEET project is designed to help women make changes in their lives and achieve their goals. It helps women from ethnic minorities in West London who would like to get a full or part time job or at least to take the first steps towards getting a job, for example by starting some training or doing a work placement. The Project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.
Through a combined effort of Fantasy Wings, airline pilots and leading aviation organisations, we are able to offer an exciting and proactive programme to launch BAME people and women into the aviation industry.
Providing high quality, employer led pre-employment training programmes within the contruction industry, giving local people the right skills to be site ready.
St Paul's Church
A church in the heart of Marylebone.
offering a friendly, professional waste disposal service at competitive prices.
A former member of the City of Westminster Council (1998-2006) and an Assembly member for The Labour Party.
Church Street Community Champions
A programme building on the skills and knowledge of local communities. They bring local people and services together to improve health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities.
City of Westminster Council
The local authority for the City of Westminster in Greater London
The Cockpit's community of classes, readings, scratch nights and performanace opportunities.
The Westminster Adult Education Service
Providing learning pathways that enable all learners to achieve their career aspirations and fulfil their potential.
Delivering a range of Government funded programmes to support people to make positive changes in their lives.
Site A Regeneration project by Westminster City Council
One of the major projects for the Church Street Regeneration Programme. Site A is located at the top of Church Street and will include new homes, shops, a garden street and the new Church Street Library.
Watch a video of the plans here
Dragon Egg Digital
Hatching new talent. A young not-for-profit organisation aiming to provide specialist digital skills and tech learning opportunities for young people, and help them find employment in the sector.
A national charity providing support in all aspects of family life.
A new service, activating the City of Westminster through Physical Activity, Leisure & Sport.
Marylebone Nursery and Pre school
A local nursery and pre school offering care and learning from children from 3 months.
Tranforming young lives through arts and therapy.
Inspiring boys and men to become dynamic future men, by giving them the confidence to discover what it means to be a man.
A not for profit social enterprise that specialises in adult and family learning, ESOL and integration, literacy, numeracy and teacher education.
A children's theatre company recreating ancient tales from India.
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