2015 has been a busy year. You can read all about it by clicking on the image.
The event was made possible by support and funding from the White Stuff Foundation.
Starring in the show were performers from Rathbone Youth Club’s, Made 2 Dance; The Old Library’s mainstream youth group, Bite Back, and the Diverse Adult group, B.Diverse.
During 2015 the dancers have been working creatively to discover new styles and music, and have been encouraged to take on the roles of choreographers, teachers, movement directors and even filmmakers. The show was a celebration of all the fun they had with experimenting and featured solos and duets created independently.
One of the highlights was the premier screening of WAVE – a dance film project created in the summer with filmmaker Owa Barua. This summer project was funded by Young Lambeth Co-op.
Rathbone’s long and bountiful partnership with Diverse Dance Studios bears yet more fruit this year with a wonderful showcase of their work and talent at Lost Theatre on Saturday 28th November.
We are pleased to celebrate Trustees’ Week with the news that Phil Kerry has just been confirmed as the newest Trustee at Rathbone. Phil’s full time job is Programmes Director at London Youth which makes him a perfect fit for our Board. If you have relevant skills or experience and would like to join Phil on our Board, or learn more about becoming a Trustee at Rathbone, please email email@example.com
We need Trustees!
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Rathbone Learning is a new project being developed at The Old Library in West Norwood.
We believe that quality training can be made more affordable locally. With a fantastic resource in The Old Library we are developing a social training enterprise called Rathbone Learning.
Tonight (Friday 25th Sept) was the soft launch for our new Table Tennis Academy. The Old Library, West Norwood.
Our VIP guest tonight was Darius Knight, International 2012 Team GB Table Tennis player, who is sponsoring us and supplying the coaches.
The course will last for 40 weeks.
Read more about it in our Youth Club blog
Over the Summer the young people at Rathbone worked on a new project idea called 50/50. The aim was to engage 50 boys and 50 girls in various skills workshops to benefit themselves and our local community.
On September 24th 5 of the young people presented this idea to 5 esteemed judges from the Mayor’s Fund at City Hall to gain the funding needed. The group did an amazing job and their hard work and determination paid off when the judges decided to award Rathbone £1,000 to carry out the project.
Now the real hard work begins as we work towards turning ideas into reality. Watch this space for some exciting new projects are coming soon.
Thank you to the Mayor’s Fund, to Santander, to all our supporters including our friends at London Youth, and really well done to everyone who took part