Visit our Award Winning secret gardens on Saturday 9 June, meet your neighbours, and see what grows locally.

Open Gardens

Residents work alongside the charity’s gardener and horticulturalist to make safe, beautiful environments for people to share and enjoy as neighbours which helps foster a great sense of community.

Our gardens are a platform for workshops and social events enabling people to work in their own part of the garden, or to simply relax and enjoy.

Our sheltered housing gardens continue to win awards. For the London Garden Society Competition, in the Large Community Gardens category, Sycamore House won 3rd Place. However, our gardener Jackie, was particularly pleased to find out that, in the Small Community Gardens category, John Betts House came first despite the stiff competition and brought home the Challenge Cup.

Read more about our Secret Gardens here.

Tickets at the door, or if you want to visit other gardens, including gardens which are open on Sunday 10 June, visit Open Garden Squares Weekend website.

Hammersmith reflections

This time a guest blog by Sian Alexander (Lyric Hammersmith)

Welcome back to our blog “Hammersmith Reflections” where our Trustees share with us their thoughts about Hammersmith United Charities and our local area. This time we have a special guest writing for us: Sian Alexander, Chief Executive of the Lyric Hammersmith. Keep on reading to find out more about the Lyric (more…)

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Aunt Esther’s Story – Enigma Event

Last Saturday we had our second Enigma Event in partnership with “Women Make Change” who put together a great event for International Women’s Day. Women Make Change is a charity that promotes and protects the health and safety of women and girls affected by domestic violence.

Melanie Nock took the chance to introduce Aunt Esther’s Story. Esther Bruce’s autobiography written by Stephen Bourne tells the story of a black London Seamstress from 1912–1994 and provides a first-hand account of the life of a black Londoner in the pre-Empire Windrush years. When Esther Bruce was born in Fulham in 1912 only small black communities exited in Britain.

Another big announcement was the launch of the “Agents for Change” Women’s Leadership Programme that we founded in partnership with the H&F Council, the Imperial College and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Applycations are open now, find more information here: http://www.agentsforchange.wixsite.com/agentsforchange 

 

 

 

 

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Call out for disabled Artists!

JOY is a new strand to the Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Fest celebrating local disabled (more…)

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Women Make Change – International Womens Day Event

Where: White City Community Centre
When: Saturday, 10.03.2018 starting at 3.30 (more…)

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