Alien to Social Media?

“What on earth is a tweet!?” Stemmed from a growing interest in the use of social media, Small Works Victoria has began providing workshops on a regular basis. Every Thursday at 3pm, members from the community and within Small Works Victoria itself gather in the community space to learn about the basics of social media. […]

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Guerrilla Gardening

Some words from community foot practitioner and local resident Jennifer Hayden on her Guerrilla Gardening activity in Pimlico… First year  after taking over this little space outside Pimlico Tube, near the C10,360 bus stop. Originally the box was planted up with lavender bushes and box trees.Sadly they didn’t do  well the box trees,died,the lavender as […]

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The Vauxhall Estate Easter Egg Hunt

We couldn’t shut up shop for the Easter bank holiday without a festive Easter Egg Hunt. Many thanks to the Victoria Easter bunny and the riddle put together by On Purpose’s, Kate for the children on the estate. Lucy and Patrick of Small Works, set out with the task to camouflage the eggs in the […]

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London Football Journeys

During the Easter school holidays, we were very proud to host a London Football Journeys young ambassadors meeting in April at Small Works Victoria and look forward to giving them the space again in May to develop their creative ideas for this fantastic project for young people across the boroughs of London. Follow London Football journeys on Twitter @LFJProject. […]

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St Patricks Day Celebration

Invitations went out in local supermarkets, libraries and on nearby estates for the St Patricks Day Ceili as they call it in the mother tongue, at Small Works on the afternoon of March 17th. In collaboration with SW1 Radio, we tuned in live to the St Paddys day show presented by Irish DJ Jennifer-  aka […]

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Health and Well-being Awareness Day

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, our newest member to SWV, Hope from Fresh Perception Therapy, hosted a ‘Health and Well-being Awareness Day’ on Wednesday 19th February. The event offered local community members the chance to participate in a variety of free health related activities: yoga and acupuncture; mindfulness and meditation; cognitive behavioural and massage therapy; as well as NHS […]

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Handcrafted toys for Vauxhall Estate children

SISK are an Irish construction company, who are involved in building 25 new affordable homes for Peabody and in the run up to Christmas they held an event at Small Works Victoria where they donated handcrafted timber toys to six children. This was the first time that Sisk has donated Toys anywhere other than Ireland, […]

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Books for Brikama

AlaSan Gent Ceesay is a volunteer at Small Works Victoria and is currently collecting books and other supplies to send back to his hometown of Brikama in The Gambia. His inspiration for the collection stems from a visit to Brikama’s only library last year where he saw that they did not have any books. This […]

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Here’s looking at you kid…

Small Works Victoria’s first black and white film night presented the 1942 classic Casablanca to residents of the Vauxhall Estate. Set in Morocco in the early days of WWII it delighted the audience with many twists and turns! Topped off with popcorn, cloudy pink lemonade and a selection of cakes it is an occasion to […]

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Photoshop Success

Wednesday the 17th of July saw the launch of Small Works Victoria’s first Photoshop workshop. Skills covered included an introduction to the package, photo selection and basic editing techniques; some very interesting images (Including Jay-Z’s head embedded on the body of an eagle!) were created and everyone involved has requested a monthly workshop from now […]

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Up and coming at Small Works!

Following the success of the open day Small Works Victoria is proud to present three new workshops… +CV drop in and careers advice – Fortnightly Thursday 2-4pm with On Purpose +Photoshop session +English lessons with Ievgeniia – Fully qualified ESL teacher offering English lessons for all abilities

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Small Works Victoria Open Day

  As significant as Independence Day, Small Works Victoria 4th of July open day went off without a hitch! A steady flow of people including residents of the Vauxhall Estate, member organisations and Peabody personnel spent the afternoon chatting, enjoying tea and cake and admiring the new and improved Small Works space! The afternoon was […]

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Some thoughts on sharing…

Share [verb] to use, occupy, or enjoy (something) jointly with another or others The act of sharing is something children are actively encouraged to do from a young age and is seen as an essential life skill; children are encouraged to share their possessions, interests and thoughts with others around them and are praised when […]

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