“Only if we free ourselves from the existing held view on art and disability in our society, can we be part of the creative process more successfully.” Wolfgang Stange

Disability Arts Festival

Wolfgang Stange has an international reputation for creating integrated performance involving artists with and without disabilities, creating stunning work together. With this commission, any artist of any age with a disability living in the Borough will be invited to an open workshop. Wolfgang will choose participants at random and work with them over the next few months to create a 30 minute piece of theatre, dance and circus inspired by 400 years of Hammersmith United Charities.

This will be premiered at the ArtsFest in June. Finally, at the end of September, JOY will hold a weekend of celebration to rejoice the efforts of the project in the past year. This will be held over 2 days at the end of September in the ballroom of the town hall.

This grand event will bring together all the work across the whole spectrum of JOY (work in schools and adult community groups) and ArtsFest 2018 to be curated and programmed into a spectacular celebration.

Hammersmith Reflections – the first few months of new CEO Victoria

In November I was proud to be appointed as the new CEO of Hammersmith United Charities. (more…)

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New deadline for grant applications

And grants awarded January 2019

You have now time until the 24th April to submit your grant application.

You can find more information and the new application form HERE.

For the list of grants awarded in January 2019 please have a look on the right.

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What’s new at Hammersmith United Charities

our brand new newsletter!

As part of our 400th celebrations last summer, we asked everyone who participated in the “big party” to write a wish for the charity’s future. A very clear message which came out of those wishes was for the members of the charity – residents, staff and trustees – to work more holistically together.
This newsletter – looking at all aspects of the charity and jointly produced by residents and staff – is our first initiative to put that aspiration into practice.

You can read it here – let us know what you think!

 

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Trustee Adam Matan awarded an OBE

We are delighted to announce that one of our Trustees and member of our Grants Committee, Adam Matan, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list for services to the Somali community.

Adam is Managing Director of the Anti Tribalism Movement a non profit organisation tackling tribalism and inequalities within communities. The organisation is working towards a cohesive and dynamic society where every person’s rights are protected regardless of tribe, clan, gender or political belief. He is also Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham’s new resident-led Policing and Crime Commission which will examine the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour in the neighbourhood.

 

Congratulations Adam!

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